PSU hockey heads to Arizona State for two-game series

UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Penn State men's hockey team is off to a somewhat bumpy start, but there's plenty of time to right the ship.

Two weeks ago, Penn State fell to Mercyhurst 7-4 in the first matchup of the series on Friday night. Penn State then came back the next night to defeat the Lakers 7-5, splitting the series.

Penn State hockey: Looking back (and ahead)

UNIVERSITY PARK -- It was a bit of a bumpy start for the Nittany Lions as the Wolverines scored the first two goals of the game within the first six minutes of play.

Penn State hockey raises banner, wins opener

Thursday night's season home opener at Pegula Ice Arena was not like any other as the Nittany Lions unveiled not only one, but two banners for Penn State's mens hockey team for the first time in the history of the program.

Penn State's offense shone as they battled American International College (0-5-1) after being on the road for the past two weeks. 

"We have to recalibrate things a little bit defensively," Head coach, Guy Gadowsky said after the game. "All-in-all, very happy to be back, happy to get a win." 

Time is right for Pens-Flyers at Beaver Stadium

The Winter Classic is taking place today in New York.

Could a Winter Classic at Beaver Stadium work? You bet it could. This year's preseason game at Pegula certainly set the stage.

If you were one of the 6,222 at Pegula Ice Arena on Sept. 19 for the NHL game between the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins and Terry Pegula’s Buffalo Sabres, you know how electric the atmosphere was.

And it was a preseason game.

PSU hockey announces 2017-18 captains

UNIVERSITY PARK — Last year, James Robinson donned the 'A' for the Penn State hockey program but this year he will be wearing the 'C' as he was selected as captain of the team for the 2017-2018 season.

The program announced senior forward Robinson as captain along with the alternate captains, junior forward Chase Burger and senior defenseman Erik Autio, on the program's Snapchat account Tuesday afternoon.

Penn State Wins Big in Wrestling and Hockey

Last weekend was all about the Nittany Lions, with huge victories for both Penn State wrestling and men's hockey on Saturday.

The day started out with the Penn State wrestling team earning its sixth national championship title in seven years. Later that night, the Penn State hockey team earned its first Big Ten championship title ever, sending them to the NCAA tournament for the first time ever.

No. 1 Ranking Just the Beginning for Nittany Lions

In the early days of Pegula Ice Arena, the Penn State men’s ice hockey team held an open midnight practice in their home rink.

The event drew a good-sized crowd, and head coach Guy Gadowsky skated toward the student section, where the fans had gathered. Gadowsky thanked everyone for coming out, and then the team went through some drills as folks snapped photos and nibbled on the first offering of hockey inside the state-of-the-art arena.

Sure, it was just a glimpse, but standing inside the building that night, I remember that I couldn't shake this feeling:

Penn State Hockey Is No. 1 for First Time Ever

For the first time in program history, the Penn State men's ice hockey team is ranked No. 1 in the nation.

Following their home sweep of Michigan State last weekend, the Nittany Lions (16-2-1) jumped from No. 4 to the top spot, earning a whopping 30 first place votes in the latest USCHO poll. Denver received the second-most first place votes with just 16.

Player to Watch: We Sit Down With Freshman Goaltender Peyton Jones

Peyton Jones’ first time in goal for the Penn State ice hockey team went pretty well by most standards — or actually, by any standard.

The tall and lanky freshman from Langhorne, Pa., became the first Nittany Lion freshman goaltender to earn a win in his first career start. After giving up an early goal, Jones settled down, stopping 28 of 30 shots overall, including all but one of the 23 shots he faced in the second and third periods.

Hockey Program Proves Success

In one form or another, here’s the question that awaits the Penn State men’s ice hockey team this season:

What’s next?

Head coach Guy Gadowsky and the Nittany Lions have already proven that the program’s success is sustainable, along with the fan support from the university, student body and at-large community.

As evidence, season tickets are again sold out, though you can join the waiting list. Ticket information is available on the team’s website.


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