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Joe Battista

From ice hockey to Intercollegiate Athletics and Smeal, JoeBa has been an integral part of the Penn State and State College communities. Battista was an influential player in the effort to bring varsity ice hockey to Happy Valley. He is now Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Buffalo Sabres.

Articles by Joe Battista

Gadowsky at Penn State: Search for Men's Hockey Coach Took Team Effort
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Gadowsky at Penn State: Search for Men's Hockey Coach Took Team Effort
175 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Joe Battista and other key university athletics players spent Easter weekend sealing the deal to bring Guy Gadowsky—a "super coach, recruiter and proven builder"—to Penn State. [Read More]
Surprise Penn State Hockey Gift, Augusta National Trip Complete 'Masterful' Week
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Surprise Penn State Hockey Gift, Augusta National Trip Complete 'Masterful' Week
177 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
On a trip that includes a pilgrimage to golf's mecca and a stop in St. Paul for the Frozen Four, Battista gets word of another gift to the Penn State ice-hockey program. [Read More]
Hockey Trails Wind from NCAA to NHL, Showcase Sport's Broad Appeal
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Hockey Trails Wind from NCAA to NHL, Showcase Sport's Broad Appeal
179 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Where in the world is Joe Battista? Penn State hockey's No. 1 ambassador has been busy visiting the legends and future leaders of a sport that's "for everyone." [Read More]
Literary Picks Help Personal, Professional Growth for Penn State Hockey Leader
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Literary Picks Help Personal, Professional Growth for Penn State Hockey Leader
181 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
"Where you are five years from now is directly related to the people you meet and the books you read," Lou Holtz wrote. Here's a look at the titles that influence Joe Battista. [Read More]
With Pegula Leading Buffalo Sabres, It's 'Another Great Day for Hockey'
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With Pegula Leading Buffalo Sabres, It's 'Another Great Day for Hockey'
183 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Joe Battista says we're witnessing a new era in hockey, one led by two people who "genuinely (care) about the people who work for them." [Read More]
Penn State Ice Hockey: Honoring the Past, Anticipating the Future
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Penn State Ice Hockey: Honoring the Past, Anticipating the Future
185 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
A recent Icers alumni weekend made one thing abundantly clear to Joe Battista: It's an unprecedented time in the history of Penn State hockey. [Read More]
Remembering Lois Boller and Lou Gatto: Local Gems Who Brightened State College
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Remembering Lois Boller and Lou Gatto: Local Gems Who Brightened State College
187 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
In the past two weeks, Joe Battista lost two friends (and State College fixtures) to cancer. Both left big impacts on the Penn State and State College communities. [Read More]
A Nod to the Icers' 'Chief Counselor'—an All-Star Volunteer to Penn State Hockey
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A Nod to the Icers' 'Chief Counselor'—an All-Star Volunteer to Penn State Hockey
189 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
The Penn State Icers didn't have an official advising office, but they had Ruth Hussey: a selfless volunteer and de facto team captain. [Read More]
NHL Winter Classic a ‘Rip-Roaring’ Time on Heinz Field
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NHL Winter Classic a ‘Rip-Roaring’ Time on Heinz Field
191 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
Dear Minnesota: Consider your title as the "State of Hockey" officially up for grabs. Sincerely, Joe Battista [Read More]
Penguins, Icers Home Openers (and Celebs) Mark the Start of Hockey
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Penguins, Icers Home Openers (and Celebs) Mark the Start of Hockey
203 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Joe Battista
From the christening of the Pens' Consol Energy Center to the first Icers home game, it's been a busy few weeks for Joe Battista. (Did we mention lunch with an Olympic skating medalist?) [Read More]
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