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Penn State Hockey: Pegula Ice Arena Set to Open Oct. 11 Against Army

by on February 13, 2013 5:00 PM

The puck will drop in Penn State's $90 million hockey facility Friday, Oct. 11 when the Nittany Lions' men’s hockey team opens the 2013-14 season against the Army Black Knights, the school announced Wednesday.

The Friday night contest, the weekend’s only game, will take place during Penn State’s annual homecoming weekend.

The 2013-14 campaign will mark the first year for the Big Ten hockey conference, with Penn State joining traditional powers Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Each Big Ten opponent will travel to Happy Valley for two games apiece for a total of 10 conference home games. Penn State will also host several nonconference games and travel to a few neutral site games as well.

Penn State has gone 12-13-0 during its inaugural NCAA Division I season, with victories against Ohio State, Michigan State and Vermont. The Nittany Lions will finish the season with two games against No. 18 Wisconsin in Madison later this month.

The Nittany Lions will close out Greenberg Ice Pavilion, which opened in January 1981, this weekend with two exhibition games against the ACHA’s Oklahoma Sooners.

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