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The Penn State men's ice hockey team will take part in two inaugural hockey events in coming weeks in Pennsylvania's eastern and western ends: the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff and the Three Rivers Classic in Pittsburgh.
Three Rivers Classic—Dec. 28–29
Four NCAA Division I men's hockey teams will be squaring off on the Pittsburgh Penguins' ice at the CONSOL Energy Center the weekend of Dec. 28–29: Robert Morris, Ohio State, Miami (Ohio) and Penn State.
The Nittany Lions will play against Robert Morris at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. Immediately following the game, there will be a meet-and-greet with hockey Head Coach Guy Gadowsky and some of the hockey players to give the fan base an opportunity to meet them up close. Be sure to check for the location on the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter's website later in December.
All four teams will be able to play in two games. On Saturday, Dec. 29, the consolation game is at 4:30 p.m. and the championship game is at 7:30 p.m. From 3:30–9:00 p.m. on Saturday, alumni can enjoy good company in the Lexus Room at the CONSOL Energy Center. This gathering, free to all Penn Staters and friends, will be jointly supported by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club, and co-hosted by the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter, the Smeal Business Club—Pittsburgh (Affiliate Program Group of the Penn State Alumni Association) and the Alle-Kiski (Penn State New Kensington) Alumni Society. Food available for purchase on levels three and six and may be brought into the exclusive Lexus Club, where guests can savor picture-perfect views of downtown Pittsburgh. For more details and ticket info, click here.
"Hopefully this will be an annual thing," said Tim King '81, vice president of the Alumni Association's Greater Pittsburgh Chapter and an organizer for the alumni reception. "We would like to show the Penguins that the hockey team has a good following here in Pittsburgh. If we generate enough alumni interest here, they'll want to invite the Penn State men's hockey team back in future years."
This is Penn State's first season at the Division I level. Robert Morris has just finished the two-best seasons in its program's history. In the past 10 years, Ohio State and Miami have combined to make 12 NCAA Tournament appearances. Click here to read the goPSUsports.com story about the Penn State men's hockey team's participation in the Three Rivers Classic.
Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff—Saturday, Jan. 19
For the first time ever, the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia will be hosting NCAA Division I hockey teams in its inaugural Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff. Game day for the Penn State men's hockey team will be on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., when the Nittany Lions will take on the Vermont Catamounts on the Philadelphia Flyers' rink. This will be the first meeting ever between the two teams.
Tickets can be purchased online here. Be sure to include one of the following PSU promotional codes and secure your seats with other Penn Staters in some excellent locations:
Promo Code PSUS119 for Penn State students
Promo Code PSUA119 for non-students
Join other alumni to help pack the Wells Fargo Center with blue and white. To order tickets by phone, call 800-298-4200. Game-goers can review or buy advanced parking tickets at this site.
Click here to check out the Nittany Lion getting ready for the game in Philly.
Be there, be loud and help create the feel of home-ice advantage for the Nittany Lions!