Penn State Hockey: 2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule Released
Penn State hockey is one step closer to its second full season of Division I and Big Ten play with the release of the 2014-15 non-conference schedule Wednesday morning.
“After our first season in the Big Ten, the coaching staff and team are excited to see our continued growth as we enter the next chapter of Penn State Hockey,” said head coach of the mens' squad, Guy Gadowsky. “The 2014-15 campaign will bring forth its own set of unique challenges, while the opportunity to continue our relationships in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and experience Madison Square Garden for the first time will give our alumni and fans the opportunity to witness Nittany Lion hockey on some of the biggest stages.”
Penn State will open the season at Pegula Ice Arena Oct. 10-11 with a two-game series against new Hockey East member UConn. After the series, the Nittany Lions will travel to junior Casey Bailey’s home state to compete in the in Brice Alaska Gold Rush, hosted by Alaska Fairbanks, Oct. 17-18. The Nittany Lions will face Alaska Anchorage Oct. 17 before playing Fairbanks the following night.
The Nittany Lions will then return home for a pair of series against Atlantic Hockey opponents. The Nittany Lions will host Holy Cross for a Friday-Sunday series (Oct. 24, 26) before welcoming Bentley Oct. 30-31.
At the completion of the four-game home stand, Penn State will visit two-time defending Hockey East tournament champion and NCAA tournament participant UMass Lowell Nov. 14-15 before opening Big Ten play at Michigan (Nov. 21-22).
The full schedule can be read here in PDF form and includes the previously released conference schedule.