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Penn State Welcomes No.1 Minnesota to Happy Valley

It’s been well-documented that year two for Penn State as a Division I hockey program hasn’t gone according to plan. The Nittany Lions have struggled mightily this season as they’re 4-10-1 overall and sit last in the Big Ten Conference. It’s safe to say it’s been a disappointment thus far given the talent on the roster. Penn State is coming off of a 8-2 thumping at the hands of Boston College two weeks ago at the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh. It doesn’t get any easier for Guy Gadowsky and his squad as the Lions’ are set to host No. …

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College Hockey Roundup: BC Recruit Demko shines; Quinnipiac keeps unbeaten streak alive

Remember the name Thatcher Demko. Demko, a Boston College commit who plays goalie for the U.S. Under-18 team, stopped all 23 shots that were thrown his way as Team USA beat Penn State 3-0 on Saturday to salvage a split in a weekend exhibition series. The San Diego native has been excellent so far this season in exhibition games against Division I schools. He made 35 saves in 2-2 tie against a highly touted New Hampshire squad back on December 9 and made 39 saves on October 26 against a powerhouse University of Minnesota team that features the likes of Nick Bjugstad …