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Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Finish With No. 8 Ranking In Final Polls

by on April 10, 2017 3:22 PM

Penn State hockey's historic season will add one more notable moment to its long list as the Nittany Lions finish No.8 in both major polls, up three spots from No. 11 weeks earlier in the and US Today rankings.

The Nittany Lions ended the 2016-17 campaign with a 25-12-2 record and a Big Ten Tournament title, and first round victory over Union in the NCAA Tournament. Penn State fell 6-3 to eventual national champions Denver in the second round.

Of the teams ranked in the final polls, Penn State is second highest in the Big Ten coming just behind Minnesota (No. 7) and ahead of Ohio State (No. 14) and Wisconsin (No. 17). Future Big Ten member Notre Dame finished the year at No. 5 after a Frozen Four appearance two weeks ago.

Penn State broke or tied 65 program records including most wins (25), points (425), goals (160), goals per game (4.10), assists (265), shots (1,719) and shots per game (44.1) in a season among many others.

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