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Penn State to Play Army on Friday

After almost a week a speculation, Army will indeed travel to Happy Valley this Friday to take on Penn State in the Pegula Ice Arena opener. College Hockey News reported yesterday that Army received the okay to travel to Penn State, citing two sources. Army Hockey confirmed this report today by tweeting out a statement on their official Twitter page. Army will open the 2013-14 season this Friday at @PennStateMHKY. Puck will drop at 8 PM at the new Pegula Ice Arena! #GoArmy #PennStatebound — ArmyHockey (@army_hockey) October 9, 2013 Penn State’s games next weekend with Air Force are still …

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Report: Penn State Seeking Replacement for Home Opener

With the government shutdown in full effect it’s unclear whether or not Army will be able to travel to Penn State Friday to play the Nittany Lions in the Pegula Ice Arena opener. Mike McMahon of College Hockey News reported Monday on Twitter that Penn State was searching for a replacement team and may have actually found one. Kyle Rossi of Thank You Terry examined a couple possible solutions Penn State can go with should Army not be able to travel to University Park. My hunch is that Penn State will open Pegula on Friday as scheduled.  It won’t be …

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Will Penn State prove the naysayers wrong this season?

The Wisconsin Badgers, as voted upon by the B1G coaches, were chosen as the preseason favorite for the inaugural B1G hockey conference. Not much of surprise, since the Badgers return nine seniors and seven juniors after reaching the NCAA tournament last year. The Minnesota Gophers were voted to finish second, with Michigan slotted for third, Michigan State and Ohio State projected to tie for fourth and Penn State to finish last. Penn State fans may object to where their team is ranked, but in all honesty, it’s where they should be right now. The key word is right now. Like …

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Penn State Men’s Hockey Television Schedule Announced Monday

Penn State hockey fans in the Delaware Valley and across the country will have ample opportunities to see their beloved Nittany Lions on national television this season. The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Penn State will appear at least 10 times on national broadcasts for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Penn State fans will have the chance to watch the Lions’ christen the brand new Pegula Ice Arena on Friday Oct. 11 versus the Army Black Knights at 8 p.m on the Big Ten Network. BTN will televise six Nittany Lion games in total during the regular season, including home …

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Ranking the Flyers’ prospects: Goaltenders

For the past two weeks I’ve ranked the Flyers’ top prospects as I see it. In case you missed the first two installments, click here to view my forward rankings and click here to view my defenseman rankings. Today I’m taking a look at the Flyers’ goalie prospects. Flyers’ fans know that the position of goaltender has been an enigma for the franchise for some time now. Philadelphia has not seen a goaltender of high caliber since the Bernie Parent days in the 1970’s and the Pelle Lindbergh/Ron Hextall days of the mid-1980’s. Names such as Robert Esche, Jeff Hackett, …