PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS HOCKEY
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Conference: Big Ten
Home Arena: Pegula Ice Arena
Head Coach: Guy Gadowsky
Penn State Nittany Lions Hockey TicketsPenn State has long had an ice hockey team, but from the 1970s to the 2010s, the sport remained at a club level. The evolution of the Nittany Lions program has been very recent. Penn State fielded its first varsity men's and women's hockey teams in 2012. Today, the Penn State Nittany Lions hockey team plays in the Big Ten, one of the most competitive conferences in Division I. For such a young program, Penn State fares very well when going up against more established schools like Wisconsin and Michigan. In their first season, 2012-13, the Nittany Lions put up a respectable 13-14 record. These days, they're doing better, and fans are loving it. For example, in 2019-20, the Nittany Lions posted a record of 18-9-3. The Penn State Nittany Lions are one of the most exciting and fastest-growing programs in all of NCAA hockey. The Nittany Lions are particularly known for offensive production. StubHub is your source for Penn State Nittany Lions hockey tickets.
Where does the Penn State Nittany Lions hockey team play?The Nittany Lions play their home games at the Pegula Ice Arena. This is a fully modern arena, complete with several concession stands and other amenities. Built in 2012, the Pegula Arena features two ice surfaces. One is a community rink, and the other is used for Penn State men's and women's varsity hockey. This venue seats over 5,700 fans.
What conference do the Penn State Nittany Lions hockey play in?Penn State's Nittany Lions play in the NCAA's Division I, in the Big Ten conference. This is one of the most competitive hockey conferences in the NCAA and includes teams like the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame, Michigan's Wolverines and Minnesota's Golden Gophers. Penn State captured the Big Ten tournament championship in 2016-17. They have not yet won a regular season title.
Who is the Penn State Nittany Lions head coach?Guy Gadowsky is the head coach of the Nittany Lions. Gadowsky has decades of experience coaching NCAA hockey. Prior to his arrival at Penn State, he was the head coach of the Princeton Tigers ice hockey team. Guy Gadowsky also has an extensive background as a hockey player. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Gadowsky played college hockey at Colorado College. Following that, he was a professional in leagues including the IHL, ECHL and AHL. This playing experience helps Gadowsky connect more authentically with his players. He's overcome a lot of the same challenges they face on the ice.
Who are some notable players from the Penn State Nittany Lions?Penn State's Nittany Lions are some of the best college hockey players in the world. The team includes several NHL draft picks, including Kevin Wall and Clayton Phillips. In 2018-19, Alex Limoges led the Nittany Lions with 23 goals and 27 assists, for 50 points total. Casey Bailey became the first Penn State alumnus to play NHL hockey when he debuted for the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 2014-15 season.
Do the Penn State Nittany Lions have any historical rivalries?Penn State's Nittany Lions are one of the new kids on the block in the world of NCAA Division I hockey. However, over the years, they've established some rivalries, particularly within the Big Ten conference. When Penn State faces off against Notre Dame, the competition is always fierce.
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