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Penn State Hockey: 2018-19 Schedule Released As Nittany Lions Open Against Clarkson

by on May 22, 2018 2:40 PM

Penn State hockey will look to make it three-straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament and will start that quest on Thursday, Oct 11 against a Clarkson team that finished the season ranked 10th in the PairWise. The Nittany Lions finished 11th.

The complete schedule was released by Penn State in conjunction with the Big Ten's conference release on Tuesday afternoon. The full slate can be read here.

For those looking to get a closer look at the Nittany Lions before the season begins, the fourth iteration of the International Game will take place against Brock on Sunday October 6,

Penn State will then begin its 2018-19 slate with eight-straight home contests culminating with a home-and-home series against in-state foe Robert Morris during the second weekend in November. Penn State won’t have to leave the state of Pennsylvania until Thanksgiving weekend as the Nittany Lions play their first 11 games in the Keystone State with 10 contests at Pegula Ice Arena.

The first weekend in November brings Arizona State back to State College as the teams meet for the third-straight fall on November 2-3 followed by the aforementioned home-and-home series with Robert Morris.

Penn State then returns home the following weekend to begin Big Ten play as the Nittany Lions host Michigan on November 16-17 before back-to-back road weekends at Ohio State and Wisconsin.

Penn State wraps up the first semester of play with what ought to be an exciting series between the last two Big Ten Tournament Champions as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish visit Pegula Ice Arena on December 7-8 followed by a short trip to Philadelphia to conclude the season series with Princeton in a single contest at Wells Fargo Center on December 15.

After a long slate of Big Ten games in the second half of the year, the Nittany Lions finish the regular season against Notre Dame on the road, the first two days of March.


Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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