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Penn State Falls to Wisconsin in Big Ten Tournament

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The sixth-seeded Nittany Lion men’s hockey team was unable to continue its Big Ten Tournament experience, falling to the third-seeded and sixth-ranked Wisconsin Badgers Friday afternoon at Xcel Energy Center. Matthew Skoff (McKees Rock, Pa.) made a bevy of incredible saves to keep the game tight and Curtis Loik (North Vancouver, B.C.) scored his seventh goal of the season to briefly put Penn State ahead.

Skoff finished his first Big Ten Tournament with 84 saves and allowed just three goals in 152 minutes and 39 seconds of work. His save percentage was a robust 96.6 with a goals-against average of 1.18.


Penn State, Cornell to Face Off in The Frozen Apple at Madison Square Garden

Nittany Lions and Big Red to play at the “World’s Most Famous Arena” Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; February 19, 2014 – The Penn State men’s hockey team will face off against Cornell in The Frozen Apple at New York’s Madison Square Garden Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014. Opening faceoff at the World’s Most Famous Arena is set for 8 p.m.

The Nittany Lions, who have played at National Hockey League venues in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, will make their first appearance at the home of the NHL’s New York Rangers. The teams will face off during Thanksgiving weekend for the first time as NCAA Division I foes. During Penn State’s early varsity years, the Nittany Lions and Cornell met in Ithaca, N.Y., Feb. 5, 1944.

We’re excited to play at the World’s Most Famous Arena for the first time with the support of Penn State’s passionate alumni and fans in the area,” said Penn State head men’s hockey coach Guy Gadowsky. “Cornell is one of the top programs in the country, and it will make for an exciting night of hockey for everyone involved.”

“This is a terrific opportunity to play one of the most talked about college hockey programs in the country at such an elite venue,” said Cornell head coach Mike Schafer. “We're extremely excited to play Penn State, which has been building a great program and will surely be a perennial national contender.”

Ticket information for Penn State fans will be announced when available.

Article courtesy of Penn State Athletic Communications

Men’s Hockey Television Schedule Announced

Nittany Lions to make at least 10 appearances on national broadcasts

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; September 16, 2013 – The Penn State men’s hockey team will have at least 10 games televised to a national audience, including seven games on BTN, during the 2013-14 season, the Big Ten Conference announced Monday.

The Nittany Lions will appear on BTN, which is available to more than 75 million homes throughout the United States and Canada, six times during the regular season and at least once during the Big Ten tournament. Penn State will play on national television at least three additional times with contests on either ESPNU or ESPNEWS.

7 Photos to Prepare You for the Opening of Pegula Ice Arena

A new era in Penn State athletics is set to begin. On October 11, which is also the start of Homecoming Weekend, the Penn State men's ice hockey team will face Army at 8 p.m. in the first game ever at Pegula Ice Arena. 

Public skating sessions on the community rink will officially begin on Sept. 20. at 8 p.m. Prices and rink availability are available here

We're fired up for hockey and can't wait to go enjoy this fabulous new facility and cheer on the men's and women's hockey teams. Get ticket information for the men's team here and information about the women's team here.  Check out some photos we've compiled below of this state-of-the-art facility.  

Men’s Hockey Unveils 2013-14 Schedule

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; June 27, 2013 – Highlighted by at least 19 games against teams that have reached the NCAA Frozen Four since 2009, the Penn State men’s hockey team’s complete 2013-14 schedule was unveiled Thursday. The Nittany Lions will play a 34-game regular season, including 18 home contests at Pegula Ice Arena, during the team’s historic first year in the Big Ten.

Under the direction of second-year head coach Guy Gadowsky, Penn State will face a challenging non-conference slate that includes marquee home matchups against 2013 Frozen Four participant UMass Lowell (Nov. 14-15) and five-time national champion Boston College (Jan. 25). The Nittany Lions will also welcome RIT, which made the 2010 Frozen Four, Oct. 25 before hosting 2012 national semifinalist Union for a two-game series (Nov. 30, Dec. 1).

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