Penn State hockey is back in action
With some disappointing results in football these last few weeks ardent PSU fans might feel empty handed. But do no fret! Hockey is also in season. So get fired up and attend some of the upcoming home games!
The men’s hockey team has had an impressive season so far with six wins over Brock, Clarkson, Niagara, Princeton and Arizona State University. The one loss was to Arizona State in a close and exciting rematch that saw the Lions lose 3-4 in overtime. Currently the team is ranked eighth in the nation.
There are several more games to enjoy and they are sure to be extreme!
- Friday Nov. 9 Lions vs Robert Morris Colonials 7:00 p.m.
- Friday Nov. 16 Lions vs Michigan Wolverines 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday Nov. 17 Lions vs Michigan Wolverines (TBD)
- Friday Dec. 7 Lions vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday Dec. 8 Lions vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish 7:00 p.m.
Tickets for men’s hockey can be purchased on Ticketmaster through the Penn State Athletics site: https://gopsusports.com/sports/2018/8/8/tickets-m-hockey-tickets-html.aspx. If you haven’t gotten a hockey seasonal ticket you can still enjoy the event through the sale of single game tickets. Price might vary depending on opponents. Premium seating costs $60 while bowl seating varies from $30 in the center ice zone to $15 in the standing room only (purchased only by calling 1-800-NITTANY).
Home games will all be hosted at the Pegula Ice Arena. The arena is located at 828 University Drive opposite the Bryce Jordan Center. It offers some of the best amenities with two ice surfaces: a main rink, for the varsity hockey programs, and a community rink with 300 seats. There are also multiple establishments for food and beverages. It is also important to remember that the arena has a no bag policy in which no backpacks are permitted and all bags are subject to search.
General parking lots for the arena exist on the west side of Beaver Stadium and the east side of the Bryce Jordan Center. These general parking lots accept parking vouchers or $5 upon arrival. Premium parking is located on the sides of the arena and only accept premium season ticket holder passes.
Hungry? Where to eat before a game
Hockey games end pretty late so as new or old fans you’re going to want to grab some food beforehand. Up next we give you three places to grab a great dinner before the game.
Snap Custom Pizza & Salads
This new pizza place just opened on College Ave! Let me tell you, there are days when the line goes down the block. At this location don’t expect anything else but fresh ingredients. The dough and cheese are made fresh every day. And the best part is, you decide what you want on your pizza. So go on ahead and play with those combinations for the most flavorful meal ever. This will definitely carry you through an entire hockey game.
The Deli & Z Bar
The Deli is a great combination to those who still want to grab a few drinks beforehand but still get a complete meal. The menu is vast and full of traditional favorites. One of their bestselling dishes is their hearty potato soup (it runs out on football weekends) so make sure to grab a bowl. At the Deli you can also treat yourself to world class desserts all made from scratch. From apple pie to a three tier chocolate cake, it’s your call.
Underground Burgers & Crepes
Underground is the place to go for either a conventional or innovative burger. You can build your own or choose from the varied menu with options like the Jerusalem Lamb Burger or the Falafel Burger. Crepes are also a great option with either savory or sweet options. There is something for everyone at Underground.