Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Penn State-Vermont to clash in Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff

PHILADELPHIA - Penn State and the University of Vermont will clash on the ice during the Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday, November 29.

Penn State will be entering its fourth year as an NCAA Division I ice hockey program and its third year in the Big Ten Hockey Conference. The Nittany Lions finished 18-15-4 last season, including a run to the quarterfinals in the Big Ten Tournament. Head Coach Guy Gadowsky earned Big Ten Coach of the Year for the team’s achievements, which included the program’s first national ranking.

Vermont finished the 2014-15 season with a mark of 22-15-4 including post-season play in the Hockey East playoffs for the ninth time in the last ten seasons. Vermont advanced to the semi-finals of the Hockey East playoffs. A program-record 15 athletes from the 2014-15 squad were named to the Hockey East All-Academic Team.

The Nittany Lions won the third College Hockey Faceoff by a score of 4-2 after overcoming a two goal deficit, claiming the all-time series lead 2-1 against Vermont.

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