Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Penn State sets 2013-14 opener for Pegula Arena

Courtesy of Penn State Athletics
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Pegula Ice Arena, the state-of-the-art, $90 million facility that will serve as the home to Penn State Hockey, will host its first game Friday, Oct. 11 when the Penn State men's hockey team opens the 2013-14 season against the Army Black Knights. 

The Friday night contest, which will be the weekend's lone game, will take place during Penn State's annual homecoming weekend.

The 2013-14 campaign will mark a historic venture for the Nittany Lions as they will also begin competition in the Big Ten with traditional powers Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Each Big Ten opponent will travel to Happy Valley for two games apiece for a total of 10 conference home games. Penn State will also host several non-conference matchups.

The Nittany Lions will close out Greenberg Ice Pavilion, which opened in January 1981, this weekend with two exhibition games against the ACHA's Oklahoma Sooners. Penn State will then conclude its inaugural season with a two-game series at No. 18 Wisconsin Feb. 24-25.

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