PEGULA ICE ARENA
FUTURE HOME OF PENN STATE HOCKEY Pegula Ice Arena, which broke ground in early February 2012, will feature two ice surfaces: a main rink, home to Penn State’s varsity hockey program, and a community rink. The main arena will feature 6,000 seats, including a 1,000-seat student section. The two-sheet facility will be home to the Nittany Lions beginning with the 2013-14 season and will feature a 5,000-square foot weight room, hydrotherapy training room, steam room, team lounge and locker room area. When visitors come to Hockey Valley, they will experience some of the best amenities college hockey has to offer. Pegula Ice Arena will feature an interactive history of Penn State Hockey, as well as concession stands, suites, loge boxes and club seats. In addition, the arena’s ability to house state-of-the-art media and broadcasting facilities will allow it to host National Hockey League and American Hockey League games, bringing hockey’s best to State College. The Centre County community will also be able to take advantage of the community rink, which will be open approximately 360 days per year for public use. The rink will seat 300 fans, feature eight locker rooms and host local youth hockey and skating programs. The facility was brought to fruition by an initial $88 million donation—the largest in University history—from Terry and Kim Pegula, who, through their gift, helped elevate Penn State’s club program to the NCAA Division I level. At the ceremonial groundbreaking on April 20, 2012, the Pegulas added $14 million to the project to lift the total donation to $102 million. Pegula Ice Arena will be located near the corner of University Drive and Curtin Road, across from the Bryce Jordan Center. It will be completed in time for the 2013-14 season, coinciding with the men’s team second year at the NCAA level and the first year of the Big Ten Hockey Conference.
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“Pegula Ice Arena will be a state-ofthe-art facility that will provide our student-athletes the best amenities college hockey has to offer. ” Guy Gadowsky Penn State Head Coach
Construction Groundbreaking: February 2012 Ceremonial Groundbreaking: April 20, 2012 Opening: September 2013 (Projected) Capacity: 6,000 (Main Rink); 300 (Community Rink) Size: 200,000-square feet
Two NHL-sized (200’ x 85’) ice surfaces Main Rink will offer: - 6,000-seat capacity - 1,000-seat student section - First-rate varsity locker rooms - Team lounges and dry changing room - Strength and Conditioning center - Shooting gallery - Suites, loge boxes and club seats - State-of-the-art television and radio broadcasting facilities - Press box and media center - Concession stands with café - Videoboard Community Rink will offer: - 300-seat capacity - Eight locker rooms - Skate rental center Pegula Ice Arena will have the ability to host National Hockey League and American Hockey League games, as well as professional ice shows and local hockey and figure skating programs.
Table of Contents Table of Contents
pegula ice arena.............................................. Inside Front Cover-3 Inaugural NCAA Season............................................................... 5 Media information.......................................................................... 6 2012-13 Preview & Schedule........................................................... 7 Preview........................................................................................8-9 2012-13 Schedule.......................................................................... 10 hockey staff................................................................................... 11 Head coach Guy gadowsky................................................12-13 Assistant coach Keith Fisher............................................... 14 Assistant Coach Matt Lindsay............................................. 15 Support Staff........................................................................16-17 Associate athletic director joe battista........................ 18 2012-13 nittany lions.................................................................... 19 Roster/Pronunciation Guide................................................. 20 seniors.....................................................................................21-26 juniors.....................................................................................27-32 sophomores.............................................................................33-37 Freshmen.................................................................................38-41 TV/Radio Roster......................................................................... 42 2012-13 opponents......................................................................43-48 history............................................................................................. 49 Hockey in happy valley.....................................................50-52 1940-41 // 1941-42........................................................................... 53 1942-43 // 1943-44 // 1946-47....................................................... 54 Big Ten............................................................................................... 55 Big Ten Hockey.......................................................................56-57 Big ten Network........................................................................ 58 penn state university................................................................ 59 president rodney A. erickson............................................... 60 acting director of athletics dr. Dave joyner................ 61 academics................................................................................62-63 athletic accomplishments..................................................... 64 The Pennsylvania State University..............Inside Back Cover
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY Location University Park, Pa. Founded 1855 Enrollment 44,034 President Dr. Rodney Erickson Acting Director of Athletics Dr. Dave Joyner Assoc. AD/Arena & Hockey Development Joe Battista Assoc. AD/Business Relations & Comm. Greg Myford Assistant AD/Communications Jeff Nelson Nickname Nittany Lions Colors Blue & White Conference Independent Home Venue Greenberg Ice Pavilion Rink Capacity 1,300 Rink Size 200’ x 85’ Rink Manager Chris Whittemore Website GoPSUsports.com
The Penn State Men’s Hockey Yearbook is provided as a service to the media. The public may purchase copies by forwarding a check or money order, payable to Penn State, in the amount of $8 per copy, to: 2012-13 Men’s Hockey Yearbook, 101D Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pa. 16802. Online orders may be made through the Publication Store at www.GoPSUsports.com.
Credits: The 2012-13 Penn State Men’s Hockey Yearbook was compiled and written by Matt Caracappa, editor; Stephanie Petulla, executive editor; Erin Ehman Douglas, cover design; Michele Kopec, inside template design; Jeremy Fallis, Pegula Ice Arena and break pages design; editorial assistance by Jeremy Fallis and Brian Hoerst. Historical contributions from Lou Prato, La Vie, The Daily Collegian archives. Photos by Mark Selders, Steve Manuel, Jason York, The Daily Collegian courtesy of The Pennsylvania State University Archives, Comcast-Spectacor, Dylan Lynch/Hockey Canada, Gregg Forwerck/ Carolina Hurricanes, Jim Naprstek, Princeton University, USHL. 2012-13 // PENN STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
HOCKEY STAFF Head Coach Guy Gadowsky (first season) Alma Mater Colorado College ‘89 Record at Penn State 0-0-0 Career Record 173-198-37 (.469/12 seasons) Assistant Coach Keith Fisher (first season) Alma Mater St. Cloud State ‘00 Assistant Coach Matt Lindsay (first season) Alma Mater Williams ‘01 Volunteer Assistant Coach Josh Hand (first season) Alma Mater Concordia ‘08 Dir. of Operations/Video Coach Bill Downey (first season) Alma Mater Penn State ‘04 Strength & Conditioning Coach Robert McLean Equipment Manager Adam Sheehan Athletic Trainer Justin Rogers Team Physicians Dr. Peter Seidenberg Dr. Paul Sherbondy Academic Support Mark Hinish PROGRAM HISTORY First Varsity Year 1940-41 Varsity Seasons 5 (1940-44, 1946-47) All-Time Varsity Record 13-13-1 (.500)
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Inaugural NCAA Season NCAA DIvision I Hockey Comes To Penn State On September 17, 2010, Penn State Hockey began a new era with the largest private gift in the University’s history - $88 million from Terry and Kim Pegula - to fund a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose arena and establish an NCAA Division I men’s hockey program. The Nittany Lions will play the 2012-13 season as an independent before joining the new Big Ten Hockey Conference in 2013-14.
What they Said Around the NHL “Penn State’s move to Division I is the most significant event for the sport in years. Adding Penn State’s brand to hockey will make Pennsylvania one of the top hockey states in the country ... This is a perfect environment for hockey recruits who will love the location, the academics and the atmosphere.” - Craig Patrick, senior advisor of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets and former general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers
“It is always good news for hockey when another opportunity for elite players is developed. The fact that the program is being created at an institution with the academic and athletic legacy of Penn State makes it that much more special. This program has the potential to equal and surpass any other college program in the United States.” - Pierre McGuire, NHL on NBC/TSN analyst
“Adding another Division I hockey program in our state is a great step for hockey in Pennsylvania, so we salute the Nittany Lions for this achievement. Pennsylvania amateur hockey is producing more and more Division I players and pro prospects, and this will give more of them an opportunity to stay ‘home’ in Pennsylvania, get a great education and play a high level of hockey.” - Ray Shero, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager
“When you have a world-class institution with the prestige and name recognition that Penn State carries, anyone at any level of hockey will be thrilled to hear that they are joining the ranks of Division I.” - Mike Milbury, NHL on NBC analyst
Since their initial gift was announced on Sept. 17, 2010, Terry (right) and Kim Pegula have donated $102 million to the arena and men’s hockey program. 5 2012-13 // INAUGURAL NCAA CAMPAIGN
Media Information MEDIA CREDENTIALS All requests for working press credentials for 2012-13 Penn State men’s hockey home games should be made at least one day prior to the game. Please direct all credential requests to Matt Caracappa, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 814-865-1757.
PRESS FACILITIES The press area for game operations and writers will be located on the balcony section of the arena. Home and visiting radio broadcasters will be stationed at the top of Section C at center ice. Wireless internet is available within the arena. Writers will be able to file stories from the press area after games.
Please include your name, affiliation, cell phone and e-mail address on all requests. All credentials can be picked up at the will call area at the Greenberg Ice Pavilion main desk.
RADIO/TV Radio/TV wishing to broadcast or tape a game must contact Matt Caracappa. Radio broadcasts must be able to use wireless internet as phone and internet lines will not be available. The home and visiting radio broadcast areas are located at the top of Section C at center ice. TV cameras can set up at the top of the stairwell near Section D and around the glass of the rink.
INTERVIEW POLICIES All interviews with student-athletes and coaches must be arranged through the athletic communications office. Studentathletes should not be contacted directly and have been instructed not to grant requests unless facilitated through athletic communications. Student-athlete interviews will take place on Thursday either before or after practice. Interviews conducted before practice must be completed no later than 20 minutes prior to the start of practice. Interviews for student-athletes and coaches may also take place on different days and must be arranged through Matt Caracappa. Postgame press conferences will be held in the Greenberg Ice Pavilion auxiliary room on the main level of the arena. Head coach Guy Gadowsky and select student-athletes will be available after the 10-minute cool down period. Postgame interviews with the visiting team head coach and student-athletes should be arranged through the visiting team athletic communications contact.
PHOTOGRAPHERS Photographers wishing to shoot games at Greenberg Ice Pavilion must also request credentials. Photographers may shoot from the area behind the glass in the west, southeast and east corners of the rink. Photographers may also shoot from the press area and along the stairwell near Section D, as long as they do not interfere with any media members or spectators. GoPSUsports.com For the most up-to-date information on Penn State men’s hockey, please visit GoPSUsports.com. Game notes will be posted no later than one day before the event. SOCIAL MEDIA Breaking news and information will also be disseminated via the team’s Twitter (@PennStateMHKY) and Facebook (Facebook. com/PennStateMensHockey) accounts.
Athletic Communications 101D Bryce Jordan Center University Park, Pa Office: 814-865-1757 Fax: 814-863-3165
Men’s Hockey Contact email@example.com 814-777-7805 (cell)
Secondary Men’s Hockey Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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2012-13 Preview & Schedule
2012-13 Season • The Nittany Lions will compete as an independent in their first NCAA Division I season. • Penn State boasts five players — Max Gardiner (Minnesota), Taylor Holstrom (Mercyhurst), Nate Jensen (Mercyhurst), Bryce Johnson (St. Cloud State), Justin Kirchhevel (Alaska Anchorage) — who have NCAA Division I experience. • The roster breakdown includes six seniors, six juniors, five sophomores and 10 freshmen. The average height is just over 6-foot-0 and the average weight is 192. • Nine players played in the United States Hockey League in the season prior their arrivals at Penn State. The Nittany Lions represent 17 different states and Canadian provinces. • The Nittany Lions will play games against teams from all five NCAA Division I conferences — Atlantic Hockey, CCHA, ECAC Hockey, Hockey East, WCHA — and fellow independent Alabama Huntsville. • At least three teams that participated in the 2012 NCAA tournament appear on Penn State’s schedule. The Nittany Lions will host Air Force (Nov. 9-10) and will visit Michigan State (Jan. 25-26) and Frozen Four participant Union (Nov. 24-25). • Penn State will play at four neutral site venues, including two NHL arenas. The Nittany Lions will compete in the Pittsburgh College Hockey Invitational Dec. 28-29 at CONSOL Energy Center and will play Vermont at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 19.
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Freshman Curtis Loik captured the RBC Cup as Canadian Junior ‘A’ national champions with the BCHL’s Penticton Vees in 2011-12. The North Vancouver, B.C., native is one of 10 freshmen on the Penn State squad.
â€œThe most important thing, as far as the coaching staff is
concerned, is the foundation that is built, not only in on-ice objectives, but how we represent ourselves as Penn Staters and how we represent ourselves as students. We want the best character guys to get us to the next level.â€? - Guy Gadowsky
One of five players with NCAA experience, Taylor Holstrom earned Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year honors with Mercyhurst in 2010-11.
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2012-13 Schedule DATE OPPONENT
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL American International1 Buffalo State RIT2 Army Sacred Heart Fredonia State
University Park, Pa. Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Buffalo, N.Y. Rochester, N.Y. West Point, N.Y. Milford, Conn. Fredonia, N.Y.
7:30 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:35 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
NOVEMBER Sat. 3 Fri. 9 Sat. 10 Sat. 24 at Sun. 25 at Fri. 30
BUFFALO STATE AIR FORCE AIR FORCE Union Union ARIZONA STATE* (ACHA)
University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Schenectady, N.Y. Schenectady, N.Y. University Park, Pa.
7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
DECEMBER Sat. 1 Fri. 7 at Sat. 8 at Sat. 15 Fri. 28 vs. Sat. 29 vs.
ARIZONA STATE* (ACHA) Holy Cross Holy Cross ROBERT MORRIS Miami, Ohio State or Robert Morris3 Miami, Ohio State or Robert Morris3
University Park, Pa. Worcester, Mass. Worcester, Mass. University Park, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa. Pittsburgh, Pa.
7:30 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. TBD TBD
JANUARY Fri. 4 at Sat. 5 at Fri. 11 Sat. 12 Tue. 15 Sat. 19 vs. Fri. 25 at Sat. 26 at
Connecticut Connecticut U.S. NATIONAL UNDER-18 TEAM* U.S. NATIONAL UNDER-18 TEAM* NEUMANN Vermont4 Michigan State Michigan State
Storrs, Conn. Storrs, Conn. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. East Lansing, Mich. East Lansing, Mich.
7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:05 p.m. 6:05 p.m.
FEBRUARY Fri. 1 Sat. 2 Fri. 8 Sat. 9 Fri. 15 Sat. 16 Sun. 24 at Mon. 25 at
OHIO* (ACHA) OHIO* (ACHA) ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE OKLAHOMA* (ACHA) OKLAHOMA* (ACHA) Wisconsin Wisconsin
University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. University Park, Pa. Madison, Wis. Madison, Wis.
7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.
OCTOBER Fri. 12 Sat. 13 vs. Fri. 19 at Sat. 20 vs. Fri. 26 at Sat. 27 at Tue. 30 at
All times ET All home games (in CAPS) to be played at Greenberg Ice Pavilion * Exhibition 1 Mohegan Sun Arena in Casey Plaza (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.) 2 Blue Cross Arena (Rochester, N.Y.) 3 Pittsburgh College Hockey Invitational (CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, Pa.) 4 Wells Fargo Center (Philadelphia, Pa.) Dates and times subject to change – Check GoPSUsports.com for most up-to-date schedule
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Hockey Staff Guy Gadowsky
Head Coach Overall Record: 173-198-37 (12 seasons) First Season Colorado College ‘89
Guy Gadowsky, who has more than a decade of collegiate head coaching experience, was named head coach of the Penn State men’s hockey team on April 24, 2011. Gadowsky came to Happy Valley following a successful sevenyear stint as Princeton’s bench boss (2004-11). In his first five years as head coach, the Tigers improved their win total in each season. In 2008-09, Princeton captured a program-record 22 victories and earned its second straight NCAA tournament appearance. During the 2007-08 campaign, Gadowsky, who inherited a program that had a won a combined eight games in the two seasons prior to his arrival, guided Princeton to both the ECAC Hockey tournament and Ivy League crowns. The team earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1998, and Gadowsky garnered ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year honors and was a finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award, presented to Division I hockey’s top coach. He was also named Inside College Hockey National Coach of the Year.
He followed that up with 15 wins the following season and 16 his last season. In addition, Alaska twice hosted the first round of the CCHA playoffs in a three-year span, a feat never accomplished prior to Gadowsky’s arrival. During his tenure with the Nanooks, his teams set school records for team grade-point average, wins and game attendance. During Penn State’s transition to the NCAA Division I level, Gadowsky spent the 2011-12 season as head coach of the University’s club team and led the squad to a 29-4-1 record. Before joining the collegiate ranks, Gadowsky spent three seasons (1996-99) as head coach and director of hockey operations for the Fresno Falcons of the West Coast Hockey League. He led the squad to the playoffs in each season and left the team as the winningest coach in franchise history. In his first season, Gadowsky posted a 38-win campaign as he garnered WCHL Coach of the Year accolades.
While at Princeton, Gadowsky had more than 20 players go on to sign professional contracts, with Kevin Westgarth playing with the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings in 2011-12. Gadowsky also coached two ECAC Hockey and Ivy League Players of the Year as Lee Jubinville (2008) and Zane Kalemba (2009) each won the award in their junior seasons. Prior to Princeton, Gadowsky spent five seasons as head coach of Alaska (1999-2004), where he inherited a team that had not won more than 14 games in the previous five seasons since joining the CCHA. After two rebuilding seasons, Gadowsky led the Nanooks, who were ranked 11th nationally at the end of the season, to their first 20-win campaign since they joined the CCHA. 12 2012-13 // PENN STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
Guy Gadowsky, who rebuilt programs at both Alaska and Princeton, will lead Penn State in its first season of NCAA Division I play in 2012-13.
Hockey Staff COACHING HIGHLIGHTS At Alaska • In 2001-02, led Alaska to its only 20-win season since it joined the CCHA in 1994-95 • Named CCHA Coach of the Year and named a finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award, given to college hockey’s top coach, in 2001-02 • Set school records for team grade-point average, wins and game attendance
At Princeton • Led team to two NCAA tournament appearances (2008, 2009) and the 2009 ECAC Hockey championship Guy Gadowsky was named Penn State men’s hockey’s head coach on April 24, 2011.
• Guided Princeton to two of its three NCAA tournaments since the NCAA began sponsoring hockey in 1947-48
Away from the ice, Gadowsky also coached in the now-defunct Roller Hockey International, leading the Oklahoma Coyotes (1996) and San Jose Rhinos (1997-99). In 1997, he earned Coach of the Year recognition after the Rhinos captured the Western Conference title. The Edmonton, Alta., native played collegiately at Colorado College from 1985-89, serving as team captain as a senior. He earned the team’s Rodman Award, given for outstanding leadership and sportsmanship, and was a three-time WCHA All-Academic Team member. Upon graduation, Gadowsky embarked on a seven-year professional career that included stops with the ECHL’s Richmond Renegades, the IHL’s San Diego Gulls and the AHL’s St. John’s Maple Leafs and Prince Edward Island Senators. Gadowsky saved his best season for last as he totaled 52 goals and 29 assists for the Fresno Falcons in 1995-96. He earned league MVP and first-team all-star recognition. In addition, Gadowsky spent a portion of the 1993-94 season competing with the Canadian National Team and also played professionally in Austria, The Netherlands and Sweden. Gadowsky and his wife, Melissa, have two sons, Mac and Magnus, and a daughter, Mia.
• Captured a program-record 21 wins in 2007-08 and guided the Tigers to their first NCAA tournament since 1997-98 • In 2007-08, won Princeton’s first outright Ivy League title • Set a new standard for program wins, leading Princeton to 22 victories, in 2008-09 • Named the 2009 ECAC Hockey Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Spencer Penrose Award • Coached 65 ECAC Hockey All-Academic Team members • Produced four All-Americans and two Hobey Baker Memorial Award finalists • Coached a Rhodes Scholar (Landis Stankievech), a Hockey Humanitarian Award winner (Eric Leroux) and a Stanley Cup champion (Kevin Westgarth) • Left Princeton with highest winning percentage among all Princeton head coaches since 1934
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hockey staff Keith Fisher Assistant Coach First Season St. Cloud State ‘00
Keith Fisher, who served on head coach Guy Gadowsky’s staff at Princeton for six seasons, joined Penn State as an assistant coach on May 4, 2011. During his time at Princeton, he helped guide the team to two NCAA tournament appearances (2008, 2009) and the 2009 ECAC Hockey championship. He also helped develop two Hobey Baker Award finalists, four All-Americans and four players who reached the NHL. Prior to his time at Princeton, Fisher spent five years with the USHL’s Omaha Lancers’ coaching staff, helping the team to the Clark Cup championship in 2001 and Anderson Cup regularseason championships in both 2002 and 2005. In Omaha, he served as the team’s recruiting coordinator and academic advisor, in addition to other responsibilities of on-ice coaching, video breakdown and game analysis. Fisher coached and recruited NHL first-round draft picks Keith Ballard and Nick Petrecki, seven current NHL players, including Matt Carle and Paul Stastny, and USHL Goaltender of the Year and USA Hockey Junior Player of the Year Jeff Lerg. Fisher helped develop 54 NCAA Division I scholarship players and 12 NHL draft picks. In addition, Fisher served as associate coach for Team USHL at the USHL Prospects/All-Star game during his final season in Omaha. Prior to his arrival in Omaha, Fisher served two seasons with St. Cloud State as an undergraduate assistant.
Fisher At a Glance
A native of the Zim, Minn., Fisher has coached at Minnesota Hockey Camps for more than a decade. His coaching career began in the Minnesota public school system as a coach of both football and baseball at Cherry High School.
Penn State Nittany Lions Assistant Coach Princeton Tigers Assistant Coach
A graduate of St. Cloud State University, Fisher earned a bachelor’s degree in communications. Prior to coaching, Fisher played two seasons at Hibbing Community College, participating in the NJCAA national tournament during his tenure there.
Omaha Lancers Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator
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St. Cloud State Huskies Undergraduate Assistant
hockey staff Matt Lindsay Assistant Coach First Season Williams ‘01
Matt Lindsay, who served on head coach Guy Gadowsky’s staff at Princeton for four seasons, was named an assistant coach on May 4, 2011. Prior to his time at Princeton (2007-11), Lindsay spent the 200607 season as an assistant coach at Robert Morris. With the Colonials, Lindsay served as the team’s video coordinator and helped with recruiting. He joined Robert Morris’ staff following one season as a volunteer assistant coach at Colorado College, where he handled video, pre-scouting and one-ice responsibilities. Before Colorado College, Lindsay served three seasons (2002-05) as an assistant coach at Hobart College and one season (200102) in the same capacity at Utica College. Lindsay, who graduated from Williams College in 2001, earned the William E. McCormick “Coaches” Award as a senior. The award is presented to a member of the hockey team who best exemplifies leadership, loyalty, a selfless devotion to the team, a youthful delight in the game of hockey and, above all, a strong commitment to community service.
Lindsay At a Glance Penn State Nittany Lions Assistant Coach
Colorado College Tigers Volunteer Assistant Coach
Princeton Tigers Assistant Coach
Hobart College Assistant Coach
Robert Morris Colonials Assistant Coach/Video Coordinator
Utica College Assistant Coach
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Hockey Staff Bill Downey
Dir. of Operations/Video Coach First Season Penn State ‘04
Volunteer Assistant Coach First Season Concordia ‘08
Bill Downey, who served as the director of hockey operations at Harvard in 2010-11, joined Penn State in the same capacity on June 17, 2011. A former professional hockey player and coach, Downey joined the Harvard staff after two years as an assistant coach with Penn State’s club hockey team. With Penn State, Downey was active in recruiting and served as an assistant director of the Penn State Ice Hockey Camps. He also was part of the advisory board that helped with the preparation for Penn State’s launch of NCAA hockey. During the 2007-08 season, Downey was an assistant coach for the Reading Royals of the ECHL, assisting in running practice, video analysis, opponent scouting and player development. At the same time, he served as hockey director for Team Comcast and Flyers Skate Zone in Pennsauken, N.J., where he oversaw all hockey programs, clinics and camps and promoted the game in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. Downey also served as an Atlantic scout for the USHL’s Chicago Steel in 2007 and, since 2007, has been involved in the USA Hockey Coaching Education Program. He has organized and instructed at clinics for individuals seeking USA Hockey coaching certification. As a player, Downey spent parts of four seasons playing for the Johnstown Chiefs, Wheeling Nailers and Reading Royals of the ECHL. He was invited to the 2004-05 Pittsburgh Penguins training camp and also attended the training camp of the Penguins’ AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. As a player at Penn State, Downey earned ACHA All-America status and helped the team win three straight national championships (2001-03). He was also a member of Team USA for the 2003 World University Games in Tarvisio, Italy. A 2004 graduate, Downey earned a bachelor’s degree in economics. He is a member of the American Hockey Coaches Association and is a USA Hockey Level 4 certified coach. Downey and his wife, Amy, have a daughter, Natalie. 16 2012-13 // PENN STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
Josh Hand was named the Penn State men’s hockey team’s volunteer assistant coach on July 17, 2012. Hand served in the same capacity for Penn State’s top club team in 2011-12 and, in 2010-11, he worked as the team’s assistant coach. Prior to joining the Penn State staff, Hand spent two seasons (2008-10) as assistant coach and hockey director for Texas A&M’s club hockey program. In 2009-10, Hand helped lead the Aggies to the school’s first-ever berth in the ACHA regional tournament. A 2008 graduate of Concordia, Hand played hockey and football and was a Dallas Stars rookie camp attendee.
Justin Rogers Athletic Trainer First Season Michigan State ‘09
Justin Rogers will enter his first season as the Penn State men’s hockey team’s athletic trainer in 2012-13. Rogers came to Penn State after spending the past two years as a graduate assistant football athletic trainer with the University of Nebraska. Prior to working with Nebraska, Rogers worked on the Chicago Bears athletic training staff during the 2009 season. A 2009 Michigan State graduate, he worked as an athletic training student for the men’s hockey team and also provided services to other sports programs at the school.
Hockey Staff Robert McLean
Strength & Conditioning Coach First Season New Brunswick ‘98 Strength & conditioning coach veteran Robert McLean was named Penn State Hockey’s head strength & conditioning coach on July 17, 2012. McLean, who came to Penn State with more than nine years of NHL experience, most recently served as the head strength & conditioning coach for the Colorado Avalanche for two seasons (2010-12). Prior to Colorado, McLean was the head strength & conditioning specialist for BRS Sports for two years and also worked as a strength & conditioning specialist with High Performance Specialists from 1999-2000.
Assistant Director of Athletic Communications
Hockey Management Association President
McLean also served on the equipment staffs for the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche and New Jersey Devils in 1996 and 2000, respectively. He holds certification as a strength and conditioning specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association. McLean and his wife, Christy, reside in State College with her son, Drake.
Administrative Support Assistant
Assistant Director, Academic Counselor & Support Services Coordinator
Dr. Peter Seidenberg
Adam Sheehan Head Equipment Manager First Season Western Michigan ‘98
Adam Sheehan was named Penn State Hockey’s head equipment manager on July 17, 2012.
Director of Ticket Operations
A fixture in NHL locker rooms for 13 years, Sheehan spent four seasons (200812) as an assistant equipment manager with the Detroit Red Wings. In addition to his time with Detroit, Sheehan spent two stints as an equipment assistant with the Phoenix Coyotes (1998-2003, 2005-08) and also served in the same capacity with the Carolina Hurricanes during the 2003-04 campaign. In 2004-05, he worked as the head equipment manager for Sacred Heart’s men’s and women’s hockey teams. Sheehan and his wife, Kelli, reside in State College.
Dr. Paul Sherbondy
Chris Whittemore Rink Manager
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hockey staff Joe Battista Associate Athletic Director Ice Arena & Hockey Development Penn State ‘83
Longtime Penn State Athletics and University Development employee Joe Battista assumed a pivotal role with Penn State as the Associate Athletic Director for Ice Arena & Hockey Development in September 2010. Battista was instrumental in facilitating the largest gift in the University’s history, an $88 million donation for a multi-purpose ice facility and Division I men’s ice hockey team, which came through the generosity of Terry and Kim Pegula. A longtime head coach of Penn State’s men’s club hockey team and former Executive Director of the Nittany Lion Club, Battista most recently served as the Director of Major Gifts for the Smeal College of Business, a position he accepted in March 2009.
From 1982-85, Battista was an Assistant to the Marketing Director for the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins and was also head coach of the Pittsburgh Jr. Penguins at that time. In 1983, he was the co-founder of the Amateur Penguins Hockey organization, which to this day fields competitive teams in six age groups, and created the position of Director of Amateur Hockey for the Pittsburgh Penguins, serving as its first Director. A USA Hockey Master Level Coach, he was a USA Hockey Player Development and Coaching Certification instructor for 20 years. In 2003, he coached Team USA at the World University Games in Tarvisio, Italy.
During his tenure, Battista was awarded the 2009 Ridge Riley Lions’ Pride Award in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations.
Battista has been inducted into numerous halls of fame for his athletic accomplishments and contributions to hockey, including the ACHA Hall of Fame, the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, the Penn Hills Sports Hall of Fame and the Penn State Ice Hockey Hall of Fame.
In his first development position, Battista served as the Executive Director of the Nittany Lion Club from 2006-09. While with the Nittany Lion Club, Battista helped grow the club to a thenrecord 23,000 members. Under his guidance, the annual giving to support the Intercollegiate Athletic Department also increased to record levels.
A Pittsburgh native, Battista is a 1983 graduate of the Smeal College of Business with a degree in marketing. He captained the hockey team while an undergraduate and was President of the Hockey Management Association.
Prior to his appointment with the Nittany Lion Club, Battista was the head coach of the Penn State club team for 19 years (19872006), bringing six ACHA national titles to Happy Valley. His teams played in 10 straight national championship games, and he graduated 97 percent of the participating student-athletes during that time.
Battista and his wife Heidi (Penn State BS Geology ‘81, EPC MS’83) live in State College with their three children, Brianna, Jonathon and Ryan.
Battista received ACHA Division I Coach of the Year honors in 1999-2000 and 2001-02, and won more than 500 games as a head coach. In 1991, Battista was a co-founder of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA), which has since grown to a membership of close to 500 Universities and Colleges in five divisions. He is also a past president of the association. Battista also coached at Kent State University (1985-86) as a graduate assistant before moving to Culver (Ind.) Military Academy the following year (1986-87).
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Joe Battista celebrates the official groundbreaking of Pegula Ice Arena.
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2012-13 Nittany Lions 2012-13 Penn State nittany lions numerical roster No 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 31
Name PJ Musico Rich O’Brien Connor Varley Luke Juha Mark Yanis Peter Sweetland Jacob Friedman Michael McDonagh Bryce Johnson Justin Kirchhevel David Glen Kenny Brooks Tommy Olczyk Curtis Loik Michael Longo Casey Bailey Dominic Morrone Joseph Lordo Eric Steinour George Saad Jonathan Milley Nate Jensen Brian Dolan Max Gardiner Taylor Holstrom Matt Madrazo Matthew Skoff
Cl So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr.
Pos G D D D D D F F F F F F F F F F F D F F F D D F F G G
S/C L R R L R R R R R L L R L L L R R R L R R L R L R L L
Ht 6-1 5-10 5-11 5-11 6-3 6-2 5-9 6-2 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-3 5-10 5-10 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-3 5-9 5-10 6-1
Wt 198 195 195 194 207 205 175 190 175 187 180 195 185 205 185 195 195 185 210 210 220 185 185 190 185 175 186
Hometown/Last Team Orange, Calif./Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) Furlong, Pa./Team Comcast AAA Lansdale, Pa./Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL) Mississauga, Ont./Vernon Vipers (BCHL) Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich./Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) Newtown, Pa./Green Mountain Glades (EJHL) West Bloomfield, Mich./South Shore Kings (EJHL) Wilmington, Mass./Winchendon School Grimes, Iowa/Omaha Lancers (USHL) Brookings, S.D./Alaska Anchorage (WCHA) Fort Saskatchewan, Alta./Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL) Las Vegas, Nev./Tri-City Storm (USHL) Long Grove, Ill./Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) North Vancouver, B.C./Penticton Vees (BCHL) Allison Park, Pa./Mahoning Valley Phantoms (MWEHL) Anchorage, Alaska/Omaha Lancers (USHL) Sewell, N.J./Boston Jr. Bruins (EJHL) St. Louis, Mo./Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL) Carlisle, Pa./Boston Bulldogs (AtJHL) Wexford, Pa./Youngstown Phantoms (NAHL) Gatineau, Que./Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL) Shorewood, Minn./Mercyhurst (Atlantic Hockey) Havertown, Pa./Monsignor Bonner Deephaven, Minn./Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) Yorba Linda, Calif./Mercyhurst (Atlantic Hockey) Sea Cliff, N.Y./Kent Prep (Conn.) McKees Rocks, Pa./Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
Roster Breakdown Breakdown by Class: Seniors (6): Dolan, Longo, Morrone, O’Brien, Saad, Steinour; Juniors (6): Holstrom, Jensen, Johnson, Kirchhevel, Madrazo, McDonagh; Sophomores (5): Friedman, Gardiner, Musico, Olczyk, Sweetland; Freshmen (10): Bailey, Brooks, Glen, Juha, Loik, Lordo, Milley, Skoff, Varley, Yanis Breakdown by League: USHL (9): Bailey, Brooks, Gardiner, Johnson, Lordo, Olczyk, Skoff, Varley, Yanis; High School/Prep (4): Dolan, Madrazo, McDonagh, O’Brien; EJHL (3): Friedman, Morrone, Sweetland; NCAA (3): Holstrom, Jensen, Kirchhevel; BCHL (2): Juha, Loik; AJHL (1): Glen; AtJHL (1): Steinour; CCHL (1): Milley; MWEHL (1): Longo; NAHL (1): Saad; SJHL (1): Musico
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Breakdown by State/Province: Pennsylvania (8): Dolan, Longo, O’Brien, Saad, Skoff, Sweetland, Steinour, Varley; California (2): Holstrom, Musico; Michigan (2): Friedman, Yanis; Minnesota (2): Gardiner, Jensen; Alaska (1): Bailey; British Columbia (1): Loik; Illinois (1): Olczyk; Iowa (1): Johnson; Massachusetts (1): McDonagh; Missouri (1): Lordo; Nevada (1): Brooks; New Jersey (1): Morrone; New York (1): Madrazo; Ontario (1): Juha; Quebec (1): Milley; Saskatchewan (1): Glen; South Dakota (1): Kirchhevel Pronunciation guide: Luke JUHA YOO-hah Justin KIRCHHEVEL KUR-kay-vuhl Curtis LOIK LOYK Tommy OLCZYK OHL-chehk George SAAD SAHD
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Brian Dolan 6-1 • 185 • Sr. • Defenseman Havertown, Pa. Monsignor Bonner
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Three-year member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team (2009-12) ... Collected 20 points (4g, 16a) in 57 career games.
BEFORE PENN STATE Played for Monsignor Bonner High School for four seasons (2005-09) ... Earned First Team All-Delco honors and the team’s Sportsmanship Award ... Served as team captain as a senior.
PERSONAL Son of Brian and Anne Dolan ... Has three sisters, Sheila, Katie and Megan ... Majoring in film and video ... Born July 18, 1990.
Gadowsky on Dolan “Brian has good vision on the ice. With increased strength and power he can prove to be a very valuable Division I defenseman.”
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Michael Longo 6-1 • 185 • Sr. • Forward Allison Park, Pa. Mahoning Valley Phantoms (MWEHL)
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team for three seasons (2009-12) ... Collected 43 points (19g, 24a) in 73 games.
BEFORE PENN STATE Played for the Mahoning Valley Phantoms for one season and the Pittsburgh Junior Penguins for two years.
PERSONAL Son of Louis and Renee Longo ... Has two sisters, Sara and Maria ... Sister, Sara, played tennis at Allegheny College ... Born Feb. 1, 1991 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
GAdowsky on Longo “Michael is a tremendous identity player. He does a lot of little things extremely well and has great speed.”
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Dominic Morrone 5-10 • 195 • Sr. • Forward Sewell, N.J. Boston Jr. Bruins (EJHL)
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Three-year member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team (2009-12) ... Collected 100 points (38g, 62a) in 93 games.
BEFORE PENN STATE Appeared in 27 regular-season games with the Boston Jr. Bruins of the Eastern Junior Hockey League in 2008-09... Registered seven goals and 11 assists ... Played in two playoff games ... Member of the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League for parts of two seasons (2007-09) ... Skated in three games and recorded one assist during the 2008-09 campaign ... In 2007-08, appeared in 45 regular-season contests and accumulated 15 points (3g, 12a) ... Added one assist in seven playoff games ... Four-year member of St. Augustine Prep (N.J.) and, as a senior, helped lead the team to the 2007 New Jersey state title ... Two-time conference MVP (2005, 2007) ... Played four games with the Jersey Hitmen of the EJHL in 2006-07 ... Also played with the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers.
PERSONAL Son of Dominic and Patrice Morrone ... Has three sisters, Nicole, Alexandra and Gianna ... Majoring in accounting ... Born May, 29 1989 in Chester, Pa.
GAdowsky on MORRONE “Dominic protects the puck very well and has the ability to make big offensive plays at key times.”
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Rich O’brien 5-10 • 195 • Sr. • Defenseman Furlong, Pa. Team Comcast AAA
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Three-year member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team (2009-12) ... Appeared in 105 games and collected 60 points (12g, 48a).
BEFORE PENN STATE Played for Team Comcast AAA and Central Bucks High School East.
PERSONAL Son of Rich and Barb O’Brien ... Father, Rich, played for Penn State’s club hockey team ... Has two sisters, Kelly and Erin ... Erin plays club field hockey at Penn State and Kelly was a former member of the club field hockey team ... Majoring in finance ... Born Feb. 13, 1991 in Dallas, Texas.
GAdowsky on O’Brien “Rich is a tough player - a hockey player’s defenseman. He blocks shots, takes hits and makes plays. He has a great warrior mentality.”
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George Saad 6-2 • 210 • Sr. • Forward Wexford, Pa. Youngstown Phantoms (NAHL)
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team for three seasons (2009-12) ... Collected 66 points (34g, 32a) in 80 games.
BEFORE PENN STATE Played for the Youngstown Phantoms of the North American Hockey League during the 2008-09 season ... Registered 12 goals and seven assists in 51 regular-season games … Added two goals in seven playoff games … Also played for the Pittsburgh Hornets.
PERSONAL Son of George and Sandra Saad ... Has one brother, Brandon, who was the 2011 second-round draft pick of the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks ... Majoring in civil engineering ... Born Nov. 14, 1990 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
GAdowsky on Saad “George is a great identity player. He does all the little things very well, including blocking shots and taking hits to make plays. He’s a consummate team player.”
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Eric Steinour 6-3 • 210 • Sr. • Forward Carlisle, Pa. Boston Bulldogs (AtJHL)
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Played three seasons (2009-12) as a member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team ... Registered 78 points (29g, 49a) in 85 games.
BEFORE PENN STATE Played with the Boston Bulldogs of the Atlantic Junior Hockey League for two seasons (2007-09) ... Served as team captain and earned league all-star recognition ... Compiled 53 points (25g, 28a) in 87 regular-season games … Added four points (1g, 3a) in six postseason contests … Member of the Hudson Valley Eagles of the AtJHL for two years (2005-07).
PERSONAL Son of Andrew and Vicki Steinour ... Has a sister, Hilary ... Majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in engineering entrepreneurship ... Born March 31, 1988.
GAdowsky on Steinour “Eric is an outstanding leader. He’s a tremendous workhorse who leads by example.”
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Taylor Holstrom 5-9 • 185 • Jr. • Forward Yorba Linda, Calif. Mercyhurst (Atlantic Hockey)
NCAA Experience As a freshman at mercyhurst in 2010-11 Skated in 36 games with Mercyhurst College during the 2010-11 season … Named Atlantic Hockey Rookie of the Year and to the league’s All-Rookie Team … Led team with 24 assists and ranked third in points (33) … Added nine goals.
Additional College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM
PERSONAL Son of Dayn and Cheryl Holstrom ... Has three siblings, Zack, Taryn and Kristen ... Born April 4, 1990.
GAdowsky on Holstrom “Taylor has good speed with a very creative offensive mind. He has the ability to create offensive chances out of innocent situations and is a very entertaining player to watch.”
In 2011-12, appeared in 24 games as a member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team ... Collected 37 points (12g, 25a).
BEFORE PENN STATE In 2009-10, skated in 60 games with the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League ... Ranked second on the team in assists (22) and was tied for second in points (33) ... Participated in the USHL All-Star Game ... Skated in 55 regularseason games with the Omaha Lancers in 2008-09 ... Collected 19 points (8g, 11a) … Played in three playoff games.
Career NCAA Stats Season gp g a pts pp sh gw pim *2010-11 36 9 24 33 6 0 1 4-8 Totals 36 9 24 33 6 0 1 4-8 *at Mercyhurst
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Nate Jensen 6-0 • 185 • Jr. • Defenseman Shorewood, Minn. Mercyhurst (Atlantic Hockey)
NCAA Experience As a freshman at mercyhurst in 2010-11 Appeared in 36 games with Mercyhurst of Atlantic Hockey during the 2010-11 season … Ranked second among team’s defensemen with 16 points (2g, 14a).
Additional College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Appeared in 33 games with the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12 ... Collected 26 points (6g, 20a).
BEFORE PENN STATE In 2009-10, played in 57 regular-season games with the United States Hockey League’s Tri-City Storm ... Led team’s defensemen with seven goals and 20 assists ... Named the club’s top defenseman ... Skated in three playoff games ... Was teammates with current Penn State freshman Kenny Brooks … Appeared in 35 regular-season contests with the league’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in 2008-09 ... Collected one assist ... Played in one postseason game ... Member of Minnetonka High School boys’ ice hockey team for four years (2004-08) ... Earned an all-conference accolade ... Garnered the state’s Hobey Baker Award for character as a senior.
PERSONAL Son of David and Kristin Jensen ... Father, David, who played collegiately at Minnesota, was a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team and appeared in 18 games over three seasons with the NHL’s Minnesota North Stars ... Uncle, Paul, played with Team USA at the 1976 Olympics and was a defenseman for Michigan Tech ... Cousin, Joe, played collegiately at St. Cloud State and appeared in six games with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes in 2007-08 ... Has a brother, Beau, who played on the Iowa State club ice hockey team, and a sister, Maddi ... Majoring in energy, business and finance ... Born April 27, 1990.
GAdowsky on JENSEN “Nate is a very mobile defenseman who is gifted offensively and plays a very intelligent game. He will prove to be an extremely dependable and productive defenseman.” 28 2012-13 // PENN STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
Career NCAA Stats Season gp g a pts pp sh gw pim *2010-11 36 2 14 16 2 0 0 4-8 Totals 36 2 14 16 2 0 0 4-8 *at Mercyhurst
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Bryce Johnson 5-10 • 175 • Jr. • Forward Grimes, Iowa Omaha Lancers (USHL ) // St. Cloud State (WCHA)
NCAA Experience As a freshman at St. Cloud State in 2010-11
Rookie of the Year Award ... Two-year letter-winner at Johnston High School ... Earned an all-star honor.
Appeared in three games with St. Cloud State of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 2010-11.
Additional College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM
Son of Brad and Cindy Johnson ... Has a brother, Brady, and a sister, Ashley ... Majoring in business ... Born Aug. 31, 1990, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Appeared in 22 games with the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12 ... Registered 34 points (14g, 20a).
BEFORE PENN STATE Skated in 37 regular-season games with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League in 2010-11 ... Ranked sixth on the team with 24 points (8g, 16a) ... Added one assist in three playoff games ... Member of the Topeka RoadRunners of the North American Hockey League during the 2009-10 campaign ... Played in 58 regular-season games ... Ranked second on the team in assists (35), fourth in points (54) and sixth in goals (19) ... Named to the NAHL All-Rookie Team ... Earned the team’s
GAdowsky on Johnson “Bryce has speed to burn and hands that can keep up with his feet. He will create a lot of space for his linemates as the opposition will have to respect and guard against his speed.”
Career NCAA Stats Season gp g a pts pp sh gw pim *2010-11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-2 Totals 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1-2 *at St. Cloud State
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Justin Kirchhevel 5-10 • 187 • Jr. • Forward Brookings, S.D. Alaska Anchorage (WCHA)
NCAA Experience As a freshman at Alaska Anchorage in 2010-11 Appeared in eight games with Alaska Anchorage of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association in 2010-11 and totaled three points (2g, 1a) … Missed the majority of the season due to injury.
Additional College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Skated in 29 games with the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12 ... Collected 56 points (19g, 37a).
BEFORE PENN STATE In 2009-10, split time with the St. Louis Bandits and the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League ... Started the season with St. Louis and collected 11 points (4g, 7a) in 18 games ... Skated in 21 regular-season games with Fairbanks and collected 12 goals and 10 assists ... Played in one postseason game ... Member of the NAHL All-Showcase Team ... Appeared in 55 regular-season games with St. Louis in 2008-09 and ranked third on the team with 51 points (17g, 34a) ... Added five points (2g, 3a) in 13 playoff games ... Helped team capture the Robertson Cup as postseason champions ... Member of the FargoMoorhead Jets in 2007-08 and collected 19 points (8g, 11a) in 33 games ... Appeared in 13 games with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League in 2006-07.
PERSONAL Son of Pete and Amy Kirchhevel ... One of two South Dakotaborn student-athletes to play NCAA Division I ice hockey ... Majoring in crime, law and justice ... Born Sept. 5, 1989.
GAdowsky on Kirchhevel “Justin plays the game with a presence. He has good speed and a good shot, and drives the net very well. He is very difficult to knock off the puck, and we will look to him to be a leader in creating the identity of our foundation.”
Career NCAA Stats Season gp g a pts pp sh gw pim *2010-11 8 2 1 3 1 0 0 1-2 Totals 8 2 1 3 1 0 0 1-2 *at Alaska Anchorage
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Matt Madrazo 5-10 • 175 • Jr. • Goaltender Sea Cliff, N.Y. Kent Prep (Conn.)
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Played two seasons for the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team (2010-12) ... Compiled a 23-9-1 record in 36 games played.
BEFORE PENN STATE Member of Kent Prep (Conn.) for three seasons (2007-10) ... Helped lead the team to the Founders League title in 2010.
PERSONAL Son of Claude and Linda Madrazo ... Has one brother, Christian ... Majoring in communications ... Born Sept. 30, 1991 in Manhasset, N.Y.
GAdowsky on Madrazo “Matt is a guy we expect to compete for a starting role. He shows flashes of brilliance, and we expect him to push the entire goaltending corps.”
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Michael McDonagh 6-2 • 190 • Jr. • Forward Wilmington, Mass. Winchendon School
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team for two seasons (2010-12) ... Played in 61 career games and totaled 47 points (17g, 30a).
BEFORE PENN STATE Played postgraduate season at the Winchendon School ... Collected 34 points (10g, 24a) ... Earned team’s Sportsmanship Award ... Member of Phillips Academy Andover for three seasons.
PERSONAL Son of Paul and Mary Jane McDonagh ... Has one brother, Andrew, and a sister, Lauren ... Majoring in finance ... Born March 1, 1991 in Winchester, Mass.
GAdowsky on McDonagh “Mike is a very tough player. He has a solid body and is committed to team objectives.”
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Jacob Friedman 5-9 • 175 • So. • Forward West Bloomfield, Mich. South Shore Kings (EJHL)
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12 ... Registered 21 points (9g, 12a) in 31 games.
BEFORE PENN STATE Member of the South Shore Kings of the Eastern Junior Hockey League for two seasons (2009-11) ... In 2010-11, appeared in 45 games and tied for sixth in the league with 61 points (26g, 35a) ... Served as team captain ... Recorded 13 points (8g, 5a) in 41 games during the 2009-10 season ... Helped lead team to the league championship series ... Member of the Motor City Machine of the North American Hockey League in 2008-09 and collected 21 points (7g, 14a) in 44 games ... Played for Cranbrook Kingswood High School for three seasons (2005-08) and helped lead the team to back-to-back state championships (2006, 2007).
PERSONAL Son of Michael and Pamela Friedman ... Has two brothers, Zachary and David ... Born April 15, 1990 in Detroit, Mich.
GAdowsky on Friedman “Jake’s a great teammate. The players love to be around him. He loves the game. He works hard at practice and loves the competitive nature of the game.”
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6-3 • 190 • So. • Forward NHL Rights: St. Louis (2010, 3rd round) Deephaven, Minn. Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL) // Minnesota (WCHA)
NCAA Experience As a freshman at Minnesota in 2010-11 Appeared in 17 games with the University of Minnesota of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association during the 2010-11 season … Recorded one goal and two assists.
BEFORE PENN STATE Member of the Dubuque Fighting Saints of the United States Hockey League in 2011-12 ... Appeared in 50 regular-season games and collected 26 points (12g, 14a) ... Added four points (1g, 3a) in five playoff games ... Skated with Minnetonka High School for three seasons (2007-10) ... As a senior, served as team captain and led his team to the state championship game ... Earned first-team all-state honors and was a finalist for Minnesota’s Mr. Hockey Award.
PERSONAL Son of John and Jill Gardiner ... Selected in the third round (74th overall) by the St. Louis Blues in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft ... Has one brother, Jake, and a sister, Paige ... Jake was chosen 17th overall by the Anaheim Ducks in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, played collegiately at Wisconsin and is a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs ... Uncle, John Birrenkott, played for Bemidji State ... Born May 7, 1992.
GAdowsky on GARDINER “We have expectations for Max to develop into a high-end, allaround player both offensively and defensively. He has great size, moves very well for a big man and should be able to play in all situations. We expect him to be an impact player.”
Career NCAA Stats Season gp g a pts pp sh gw pim *2010-11 17 1 2 3 0 0 0 5-24 Totals 17 1 2 3 0 0 0 5-24 *at Minnesota
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PJ Musico 6-1 • 198 • So. • Goaltender Orange, Calif. Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Posted a 14-1-1 record with the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12.
BEFORE PENN STATE Member of the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League during the 2010-11 season ... Posted a 23-24-0 record with a 3.27 goals-against average ... Led the league in minutes played (2,791), saves (1,590) and shutouts (3) and was among the league’s top-five backstops in wins (23) and save percentage (.913) ... In 2009-10, appeared in 17 games with the Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League and recorded a 6-6-1 record with a 3.18 GAA and an .897 save percentage ... Member of the Jersey Hitmen of the Eastern Junior Hockey League for two seasons (2008-10) ... Compiled a 16-7-1 record over two years.
PERSONAL Son of Paul and Susan Musico ... Has one brother, Patrick, and a sister, Gina ... Majoring in health and human development ... Born April 14, 1990.
GAdowsky on MUSICO “PJ’s a tremendously gifted athlete and arguably the best athlete on the team. If he continues to improve he can be a big-time goaltender.”
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Tommy Olczyk 5-10 • 185 • So. • Forward Long Grove, Ill. Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12 ... Recorded 52 points (24g, 28a) in 31 games.
BEFORE PENN STATE Member of the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League for four seasons (2007-11) ... Collected 60 points (25g, 35a) in 205 career regular-season games ... Added a goal and an assist in four career playoff games ... In 2010-11, garnered the league’s Curt Hammer Award, presented to a player who distinguishes himself both on and off the ice by demonstrating outstanding performance skills, pride and determination ... Received the team’s 7th Man Award following the 2009-10 season ... Played for the Chicago Mission of the MWEHL in 2006-07.
PERSONAL Participated in the Carolina Hurricanes’ 2012 Conditioning Camp ... Son of Eddie and Diana Olczyk ... Father, Eddie, is a current NHL TV analyst and was a 16-year NHL veteran who helped the New York Rangers capture the 1994 Stanley Cup ... Was also a member of the 1984 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team and the former head coach of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins ... Has two brothers, Eddie and Nicky, and a sister, Alexandra ... Brother, Eddie, plays hockey at Massachusetts ... Uncle, Rick, played hockey at Brown ... Born Nov. 10, 1990 in Toronto, Ont.
GAdowsky on Olczyk “Tommy is a terrific representative of what Penn State Hockey is all about. He is a tremendous student in the classroom. He has an extremely high hockey IQ and an excellent release, and we look forward to him putting up offensive numbers.”
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Peter Sweetland 6-2 • 205 • So. • Defenseman Newtown, Pa. Green Mountain Glades (EJHL)
College Experience AS A MEMBER OF PENN STATE’S ACHA TEAM Appeared in 22 games and collected 13 points (2g, 11a) as a member of the University’s American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I club team in 2011-12.
BEFORE PENN STATE Played with the Green Mountain Glades of the Eastern Junior Hockey League in 2010-11 ... Led the team’s defensemen with 24 points (3g, 21a) in 45 regular-season games … Skated in two playoff games … In 2009-10, appeared in 44 regular-season games with the Syracuse Stars of the EJHL and registered 15 assists … Scored one goal in two playoff games … Recorded 29 points (7g, 22a) in 41 regular-season games with the Tri-State Selects of the Empire Junior Hockey League in 2008-09 … Collected two points (1g, 1a) in six playoff games.
PERSONAL Son of Mark and Julie Sweetland ... Has a brother, Drew, and a sister, Sarah ... Cousin, Will, plays lacrosse at Lafayette and cousin, Mary Jane, played lacrosse at Saint Lawrence ... Born Feb. 18, 1991 in Chicago, Ill.
GAdowsky on Sweetland “Peter is a big body and won a spot on this team with excellent decision making and solid play. We expect more of the same this season.”
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6-3 • 195 • Fr. • Forward Anchorage, Alaska Omaha Lancers (USHL)
6-1 • 195 • Fr. • Forward Las Vegas, Nev. Tri-City Storm (USHL)
6-0 • 180 • Fr. • Forward Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
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Skated in 60 regular-season games with the Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League in 2011-12 ... Served as assistant captain ... Earned the team’s Leadership Award ... Ranked ninth in the league in points (60) and tied for 10th in goals (27) ... Named the CCM USHL Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 15 after recording six goals and an assist in three games ... Collected four points (2g, 2a) in four playoff games ... Played two seasons (2009-11) with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League and collected 82 points (41g, 41a) in 111 regular-season games ... In 2010-11, recorded 58 points (28g, 30a) in 60 regularseason games … Added seven points (4g, 3a) in four playoff games … Collected 13 goals and 11 assists in 51 regular-season games in 2009-10 … Notched two assists in 13 playoff games … Was teammates with fellow Penn State freshman Connor Varley during the 2010-11 season.
Member of the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League for three seasons (2009-12) ... In 2011-12, appeared in 59 regular-season games and ranked second on the team in points (42) and assists (27) and third in goals (15) ... Recorded four points (2g, 2a) in two playoff games ... In 2010-11, tied for fourth on the team with 26 points (9g, 17a) ... Added seven goals and 11 assists in 49 regular-season games in 2009-10 ... Scored one goal in three playoff games … Was teammates with Penn State junior Nate Jensen during the 2009-10 campaign.
Member of the Spruce Grove Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League for four seasons (2009-12) ... In 2011-12, appeared in 60 regular-season games and ranked second on the team with 50 points (21g, 29a) ... Served as team captain ... Added 14 points (7g, 7a) in 11 playoff games ... Totaled 38 goals and 40 assists in 96 regular-season games during his first three seasons ... Helped lead Spruce Grove to the 2010 and 2011 AJHL titles ... Served as assistant captain during the 2010-11 season ... Also played for the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers.
Son of Kirk and Corine Brooks ... Has a sister, Brittney ... Born Dec. 11, 1991.
Son of John Glen and Donna Sarin ... Born Feb. 14, 1991.
Gadowsky on Brooks
Gadowsky on Glen
“Kenny works extremely hard and will help establish our foundation for the future. His attention to detail will help set high standards for our program, as well as enable him to put up offensive numbers.”
“All David does is win. He brings tremendous leadership and a great winning background. We expect him to be provide an all-around example for the entire team to follow.”
PERSONAL Son of Glen and Dawn Bailey ... Has one brother, Kyle, and a sister, Jessica ... Brother, Kyle, played for the USHL’s Des Moines Buccaneers and Lindenwood’s club team ... Born Oct. 27, 1991.
Gadowsky on Bailey “Casey puts up impressive numbers through pure determination and hard work. He is expected to be a high offensive contributer as well as a great leader in terms of work ethic and playing in tough areas.”
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2012-13 Nittany Lions
5-11 • 194 • Fr. • Defense Mississauga, Ont. Vernon Vipers (BCHL)
6-1 • 205 • Fr. • Forward North Vancouver, B.C. Penticton Vees (BCHL)
5-10 • 185 • Fr. • Defense St. Louis, Mo. Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL)
BEFORE PENN STATE
BEFORE PENN STATE
BEFORE PENN STATE
Skated for the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2011-12 ... Registered two assists in 10 games … Missed the majority of the season due to injury ... Helped lead Team Canada West to the 2011 World Junior “A” Challenge title ... In 2010, helped lead Canada East to a second-place finish at the 2010 World Junior “A” Challenge ... Member of the Burlington Cougars of the Ontario Junior Hockey League for two seasons (200911) ... Collected 79 points (15g, 64a) in 73 regular-season games ... Named a first-team all-star ... Named team’s top defenseman in 2011.
Member of the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League for two seasons (2010-12) ... In 2011-12, appeared in 52 regular-season games and totaled 37 points (17g, 20a) ... Added five points (3g, 2a) in 15 playoff games as Penticton captured the Fred Page (BCHL), Doyle (Pacific champion) and RBC Cups as the Canadian Junior “A” national champions ... Notched 26 points (10g, 16a) in 57 games in 2010-11 ... Added three points (2g, 1a) in nine playoff games ... Earned team Academic Award ... Helped lead Team Canada West to the 2011 World Junior “A” Challenge title … Also played for the Vancouver Northwest Giants.
Member of the Sioux Falls Stampede of the United States Hockey League for two seasons (2010-12) ... In 2011-12, served as team captain and led team’s defensemen with 21 points (3g, 18a) in 58 games ... Collected 10 points (3g, 7a) in 59 regular-season games in 2010-11 ... Added three goals and one assist in 10 playoff games ... In 2009-10, recorded nine assists in 38 regular-season games with the St. Louis Bandits of the North American Hockey League ... Skated in 12 postseason games.
Son of John and Ginette Juha ... Has one brother, Jesse, and a sister, Laura ... Born March 9, 1993.
Son of Joe and Mimi Lordo ... Has two brothers, Stephen and Andrew ... Born Jan. 28, 1991.
Son of Dan and Brigitte Loik ... Born April 23, 1993 in North Vancouver, B.C.
Gadowsky on Lordo
Gadowsky on Juha
Gadowsky on Loik
“Luke is a defenseman who has the ability to control the play at all times. He has excellent vision and a high offensive IQ, and should be able to contribute in all situations.”
“Curtis is a power forward who is very difficult to play against. He can protect the puck down low and is well known for his conditioning and all-around game.”
“Joe is a fierce competitor who thrived as Sioux Falls’ captain. He is extremely difficult to play against but also offensively talented as he led his team’s defenseman in scoring. Joe is very experienced and should be able to play significant minutes for us.”
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2012-13 Nittany Lions
6-4 • 220 • Fr. • Forward Gatineau, Que. Pembroke Lumber Kings (CCHL)
6-1 • 186 • Fr. • Goaltender McKees Rocks, Pa. Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)
BEFORE PENN STATE
BEFORE PENN STATE
Member of the Pembroke Lumber Kings of the Central Canada Hockey League for two seasons (2010-12) ... In 2011-12, appeared in five regular-season games and totaled four points (2g, 2a) ... Added 17 points (7g, 10a) in 12 playoff games ... In 201011, appeared in 42 regular-season games and ranked fourth on the team with 58 points (29g, 29a) ... Added 22 points (14g, 8a) in 14 playoff games as Pembroke captured the league tile and Fred Page and RBC Cups ... Named MVP of the Fred Page Cup and honored as member of the RBC Cup All-Star Team ... Also played for the Smiths Falls Bears of the Canadian Junior Hockey League … Played for Team Canada East in the 2009 World Junior “A” Challenge.
Member of the Sioux City Musketeers of the United States Hockey League for three seasons (2009-12) ... In 2011-12, compiled a 25-22-1 record ... Ranked second in the league in shutouts (6) and was sixth in save percentage (.912) and goals-against average (2.72) ... Recorded six shutouts for the second straight year to tie a club record ... Compiled a 0-2 record in two playoff games ... Posted a 44-33-14 record during his first two seasons ... Named team Rookie of the Year in 2009-10, led the league in minutes played (2,852) and tied for first in games played (50) ... Also played for the Pittsburgh Hornets.
Son of Joseph and Kathleen Skoff ... Has two brothers, Michael and Mason ... Born July 23, 1991.
Son of Leon Milley and Caroline Seguin ... Has a sister, Melanie ... Born May 8, 1991.
Gadowsky on Skoff
Gadowsky on MILLEY “Jonathan is a big power forward who has a knack for scoring big goals in big games.”
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“We have high expectations for Matt to develop into one of the top goaltenders in college hockey. He’s proven to be extremely consistent in the USHL and we expect more of the same here.”
2012-13 Nittany Lions
5-11 • 195 • Fr. • Defenseman Lansdale, Pa. Des Moines Buccaneers (USHL)
6-3 • 207 • Fr. • Defenseman Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL)
BEFORE PENN STATE
BEFORE PENN STATE
Appeared in 60 games with the Des Moines Buccaneers of the United States Hockey League in 2011-12 ... Collected two goals and 13 assists ... Member of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2010-11 ... Registered 29 points (9g, 20a) in 60 regular-season games ... Named the team’s best defenseman ... Was teammates with fellow Penn State freshman Casey Bailey during the 2010-11 season ... Also played for the Valley Forge Minutemen and Philadelphia Jr. Flyers.
Member of the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League for two seasons (2010-12) ... In 2011-12, appeared in 57 games and totaled eight points (4g, 4a) ... Participated in the 2012 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game … Registered a goal and four assists in 54 regular-season games in 2010-11 ... Added an assist in six playoff games ... Also played for Detroit Belle Tire AAA.
PERSONAL Son of Brian and Janet Varley ... Has one sister, Madison ... Born June 3, 1992 in Orange County, Fla.
Gadowsky on Varley “Connor’s a good two-way defenseman. He moves the puck well and competes very hard. He is a tremendously well-conditioned athlete, and we expect him to log minutes in key situations.”
Son of Matthew and Pamela Yanis ... Father, Matthew, played basketball and golf at Albion College ... Grandfather, William, played football at Eastern Michigan ... Has a brother, Michael ... Born May 26, 1994 in Detroit, Mich.
Gadowsky on Yanis “He’s a big, strong, imposing defenseman. He’s a tremendous presence on the ice. We’d love to see him develop into one of the top defensive defenseman in college hockey.”
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#1 PJ Musico
#2 Rich O’Brien
#4 Luke Juha
#5 Mark Yanis
#6 Peter Sweetland
#11 David Glen
#13 Kenny Brooks
So., G, 6-1, 198 Orange, Calif.
Sr., D, 5-10, 195 Furlong, Pa.
Fr., D, 5-11, 195 Lansdale, Pa.
#7 Jacob Friedman
#8 Michael McDonagh
#9 Bryce Johnson
#10 Justin Kirchhevel Jr., F, 5-10, 187 Brookings, S.D.
Fr., F, 6-0, 180 Fort Saskatchewan, Alta.
Fr., F, 6-1, 195 Las Vegas, Nev.
#18 Casey Bailey
#19 Dominic Morrone
#20 Joseph Lordo
So., F, 5-9, 185 West Bloomfield, Mich.
Jr., F, 6-2, 190 Wilmington, Mass.
Jr., F, 5-10, 175 Grimes, Iowa
#14 Tommy Olczyk
#15 Curtis Loik
#16 Michael Longo
So., F, 5-10, 185 Long Grove, Ill.
Fr., F, 6-1, 205 North Vancouver, B.C.
#21 Eric Steinour
Sr., F, 6-3, 210 Carlisle, Pa.
#27 Max Gardiner
#3 Connor Varley
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Sr., F, 6-1, 185 Allison Park, Pa.
#22 George Saad Sr., F, 6-2, 210 Wexford, Pa.
Fr., D, 5-11, 194 Fr., D, 6-3, 207 Mississauga, Ont. Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.
Fr., F, 6-3, 195 Anchorage, Alaska
#23 Jonathan Milley Fr., F, 6-4, 220 Gatineau, Que.
#28 Taylor Holstrom
Jr., F, 5-9, 185 Yorba Linda, Calif.
Sr., F, 5-10, 195 Sewell, N.J.
#24 Nate Jensen
Jr., D, 6-0, 185 Shorewood, Minn.
#29 Matt Madrazo
Jr., G, 5-10, 175 Sea Cliff, N.Y.
So., D, 6-2, 205 Newtown, Pa.
Fr., D, 5-10, 185 St. Louis, Mo.
#25 Brian Dolan
Sr., D, 6-1, 185 Havertown, Pa.
#31 Matthew Skoff
Fr., G, 6-1, 186 McKees Rocks, Pa.
2012-13 NCAA Opponents
NCAA Opponents AIR FORCE FALCONS
ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE CHARGERs
Location Colorado Springs, Colo. Undergraduate Enrollment 4,000 Nickname Falcons Colors Blue & Silver Conference Atlantic Hockey Home Facility Cadet Ice Arena (2,470) Home Facility Location Colorado Springs, Colo. Head Coach Frank Serratore (Bemidji State ’82) Overall Record 304-342-60 (19 seasons) Record at School 255-250-51 (15 seasons) Assistant Coaches Mike Corbett, Andy Berg 2011-12 Record 21-11-7 2011-12 Conference Record 15-6-6 (1st) 2012 Postseason Finish NCAA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost 24/4 Newcomers 5 Men’s Hockey SID Dave Toller SID Phone 719-333-3478 SID E-mail Dave.Toller@usafa.edu Website GoAirForceFalcons.com Twitter @AF_Falcons
Location Huntsville, Ala. Undergraduate Enrollment 8,000 Nickname Chargers Colors Royal Blue & White Conference Independent Home Facility Von Braun Center (7,000) Home Facility Location Huntsville, Ala. Head Coach Kurt Kleinendorst (Providence ‘82) Overall Record 0-0-0 (first season) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Gavin Morgan, Tim Flynn 2011-12 Record 2-28-1 2011-12 Conference Record n/a 2012 Postseason Finish None Letterwinners Returning/Lost 17/6 Newcomers 7 Men’s Hockey SID Taylor Flatt SID Phone 256-824-6008 SID E-mail Kenneth.Flatt@uah.edu Website UAHChargers.com Twitter @UAHChargers
Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. // Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. at University Park, Pa.
AIC Yellow Jackets
Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. at University Park, Pa. // Oct. 13, 7:05 p.m. at Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Location Springfield, Mass. Undergraduate Enrollment 1,650 Nickname Yellow Jackets Colors Black, Gold & White Conference Atlantic Hockey Home Facility Olympia Ice Center (1,200) Home Facility Location West Springfield, Mass. Head Coach Gary Wright (Vermont ‘76) Overall Record 280-509-59 (28 seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Graham Johnson, Kyle Pobur 2011-12 Record 8-26-3 2011-12 Conference Record 6-18-3 (10th) 2012 Postseason Finish AHA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost 22/4 Newcomers 5 Men’s Hockey SID Katie Elie SID Phone email@example.com SID E-mail 413-654-1425 Website AICYellowJackets.com Twitter @AICAthletics
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Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. // Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m. at University Park, Pa.
Army Black Knights Oct. 26, 7:00 p.m. at West Point, N.Y.
Location West Point, N.Y. Undergraduate Enrollment 4,400 Nickname Black Knights Colors Black, Gold & Gray Conference Atlantic Hockey Home Facility Tate Rink (2,525) Home Facility Location West Point, N.Y. Head Coach Brian Riley (Brown ’83) Overall Record 98-144-43 (eight seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Trevor Large, Mike Warde 2011-12 Record 4-23-7 2011-12 Conference Record 3-19-5 (t-11th) 2012 Postseason Finish AHA Quarterfinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 14/11 Newcomers 13 Men’s Hockey SID Ryan Yanoshak SID Phone 845-938-7197 SID E-mail Ryan.Yanoshak@usma.edu Website GoArmySports.com Twitter @Army_Hockey
NCAA Opponents Buffalo State Bengals
Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. at Buffalo, N.Y. // Nov. 3, 7:30 p.m. at University Park, Pa.
Jan. 4, 7:00 p.m. // Jan. 5, 7:00 p.m. at Storrs, Conn.
Location Buffalo, N.Y. Undergraduate Enrollment 11,000 Nickname Bengals Colors Orange & Black Conference SUNYAC Home Facility Buffalo State Sports Arena (1,800) Home Facility Location Buffalo, N.Y. Head Coach Nick Carriere (Niagara 01) Overall Record 74-91-17 (seven seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Jeremiah Crowe, Dan Yustin 2011-12 Record 13-12-2 2011-12 Conference Record 8-7-1 (3rd) 2012 Postseason Finish SUNYAC Semifinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 19/5 Newcomers 7 Men’s Hockey SID Jeff Ventura SID Phone 716-878-6030 SID E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website BuffaloStateAthletics.com Twitter @BSCAthletics
Location Storrs, Conn. Undergraduate Enrollment 30,525 Nickname Huskies Colors National Flag Blue & White Conference Atlantic Hockey Home Facility Mark Edward Freitas Ice Forum (2,000) Home Facility Location Storrs, Conn. Head Coach Bruce Marshall (Connecticut ’85) Overall Record 332-373-68 (24 seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches David Berard, Rich McKenna 2011-12 Record 16-19-4 2011-12 Conference Record 12-12-3 (8th) 2012 Postseason Finish AHA Quarterfinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 16/8 Newcomers 10 Men’s Hockey SID Matt Lee SID Phone 860-486-1498 SID E-mail Matt.Lee@uconn.edu Website UConnHuskies.com Twitter @UConnMHOC
Fredonia State Blue Devils
Holy Cross Crusaders
Oct. 30, 7:00 p.m. at Fredonia, N.Y.
Dec. 7, 7:05 p.m. // Dec. 8, 5:00 p.m. at Worcester, Mass.
Location Fredonia, N.Y. Undergraduate Enrollment 5,424 Nickname Blue Devils Colors Royal Blue & White Conference SUNYAC Home Facility Steele Hall (1,100) Home Facility Location Fredonia, N.Y. Head Coach Jeff Meredith (SUNY Brockport ’82) Overall Record 345-252-61 (24 seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Bill Silengo 2011-12 Record 12-11-3 2011-12 Conference Record 6-7-3 (t-4th) 2012 Postseason Finish SUNYAC Semifinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 23/5 Newcomers 7 Men’s Hockey SID Jerry Reilly SID Phone 716-673-3100 SID E-mail Jerome.Reilly@fredonia.edu Website FredoniaBlueDevils.com Twitter @Fredonia_D3Hky
Location Worcester, Mass. Undergraduate Enrollment 2,872 Nickname Crusaders Colors Royal Purple Conference Atlantic Hockey Home Facility Hart Center (1,600) Home Facility Location Worcester, Mass. Head Coach Paul Pearl (Holy Cross ’89) Overall Record 263-257-63 (17 seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Jason Smith, Jason Guerriero 2011-12 Record 20-15-4 2011-12 Conference Record 15-8-4 (t-3rd) 2012 Postseason Finish AHA Quarterfinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 17/10 Newcomers 10 Men’s Hockey SID Jim Wrobel SID Phone 508-793-2583 SID E-mail email@example.com Website GoHolyCross.edu Twitter @GoHolyCross 45 2012-13 // INAUGURAL NCAA CAMPAIGN
NCAA Opponents Miami Redhawks
Michigan State Spartans
Possible game either Dec. 28 or Dec. 29 at Pittsburgh, Pa.
Jan. 25, 7:00 p.m. // Jan. 26, 7:00 p.m. at East Lansing, Mich.
Location Oxford, Ohio Undergraduate Enrollment 16,514 Nickname RedHawks Colors Red & White Conference CCHA Home Facility Steve Cady Arena (3,642) Home Facility Location Oxford, Ohio Head Coach Enrico Blasi (Miami ’94) Overall Record 286-184-48 (13 seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Brent Brekke, Nick Petraglia 2011-12 Record 24-15-2 2011-12 Conference Record 15-11-2 (4th) 2012 Postseason Finish NCAA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost 10/2 Newcomers 13 Men’s Hockey SID Michael Weisman SID Phone 513-529-1601 SID E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website MURedHawks.com Twitter @MiamiIceHockey
Location East Lansing, Mich. Undergraduate Enrollment 47,954 Nickname Spartans Colors Green & White Conference CCHA Home Facility Munn Ice Arena (6,470) Home Facility Location East Lansing, Mich. Head Coach Tom Anastos (Michigan State ’85) Overall Record 19-16-4 (one season) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Kelly Miller, Tom Newton, Mike Gilmore 2011-12 Record 19-16-4 2011-12 Conference Record 14-11-3 (5th) 2012 Postseason Finish NCAA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost 12/10 Newcomers 12 Men’s Hockey SID Jamie Baldwin SID Phone 517-355-2271 SID E-mail email@example.com Website MSUSpartans.com Twitter @MSU_Hockey
Ohio State Buckeyes
Jan. 15, 7:30 p.m. at University Park, Pa.
Possible game either Dec. 28 or Dec. 29 at Pittsburgh, Pa.
Location Aston, Pa. Undergraduate Enrollment 2,100 Nickname Knights Colors Blue, Gold & White Conference ECAC West Home Facility Ice Works Skating Complex (1,200) Home Facility Location Aston, Pa. Head Coach Dominick Dawes (Norwich ’04) Overall Record 65-35-13 (four seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches TBD 2011-12 Record 15-8-3 2011-12 Conference Record 3-6-3 (5th) 2012 Postseason Finish ECAC West Finals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 17/10 Newcomers 11 Men’s Hockey SID Jill Weigel SID Phone 484-840-4715 SID E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website NeumannAthletics.com Twitter @NeumannKnights
Location Columbus, Ohio Undergraduate Enrollment 56,867 Nickname Buckeyes Colors Scarlet & Gray Conference CCHA Home Facility Value City Arena (17,500) Home Facility Location Columbus, Ohio Head Coach Mark Osiecki (Wisconsin ’94) Overall Record 30-33-9 (two seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Steve Rohlik, Joe Exter 2011-12 Record 15-15-5 2011-12 Conference Record 11-12-5 (t-8th) 2012 Postseason Finish CCHA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost 20/7 Newcomers 6 Men’s Hockey SID Leann Parker SID Phone 614-688-0294 SID E-mail email@example.com Website OhioStateBuckeyes.com Twitter @OhioState_MHKY
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NCAA Opponents RIT Tigers
Oct. 20, 7:35 p.m. at Rochester, N.Y. Location Rochester, N.Y. Undergraduate Enrollment 18,000 Nickname Tigers Colors Burnt Umber, Orange & White Conference Atlantic Hockey Home Facility Frank Ritter Arena (2,100) Home Facility Location Rochester, N.Y. Head Coach Wayne Wilson (Bowling Green ‘84) Overall Record 252-125-39 (13 seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Brian Hills, Dave Insalaco 2011-12 Record 20-13-6 2011-12 Conference Record 14-7-6 (t-3rd) 2012 Postseason Finish AHA Finals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 16/9 Newcomers 8 Men’s Hockey SID Joe Venniro SID Phone 585-475-5598 SID E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website RITAthletics.com Twitter @RITsports
Sacred Heart Pioneers
Robert Morris Colonials
Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m. at University Park, Pa. // Possible game either Dec. 28 or Dec. 29 at Pittsburgh, Pa. Location Moon Township, Pa. Undergraduate Enrollment 5,000 Nickname Colonials Colors Red, Blue & White Conference Atlantic Hockey Home Facility 84 Lumber Arena (1,100) Home Facility Location Neville Island, Pa. Head Coach Derek Schooley (Western Michigan ’94) Overall Record 104-142-36 (eight seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Matt Nicholson, Mark Workman 2011-12 Record 17-17-5 2011-12 Conference Record 13-9-5 (7th) 2012 Postseason Finish AHA Quarterfinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 16/11 Newcomers 11 Men’s Hockey SID Michael Wagner SID Phone 412-397-4953 SID E-mail email@example.com Website RMUColonials.com Twitter @RMUAthletics
Oct. 27, 7:00 p.m. at Milford, Conn.
Nov. 24, 7:00 p.m. // Nov. 25, 4:00 p.m. at Schenectady, N.Y.
Location Fairfield, Conn. Undergraduate Enrollment 3,500 Nickname Pioneers Colors Red & White Conference Atlantic Hockey Home Facility Milford Ice Pavilion (1,100) Home Facility Location Milford, Conn. Head Coach C.J. Marottolo (Northeastern ’89) Overall Record 33-66-13 (three seasons) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Scott McDougall, Lou Santini 2011-12 Record 6-28-3 2011-12 Conference Record 4-20-3 (t-11th) 2012 Postseason Finish AHA First Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost 20/8 Newcomers 8 Men’s Hockey SID Randy Brochu SID Phone 203-396-8127 SID E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website SacredHeartPioneers.com Twitter @SHUBigRed
Location Schenectady, N.Y. Undergraduate Enrollment 2,200 Nickname Dutchmen Colors Garnet & White Conference ECAC Hockey Home Facility Frank L. Messa Rink Home Facility Location Schenectady, N.Y. Head Coach Rick Bennett (Providence ‘90) Overall Record 26-8-7 (one season) Record at School same Assistant Coaches Joe Dumais, Jason Tapp 2011-12 Record 26-8-7 2011-12 Conference Record 14-4-4 (1st) 2012 Postseason Finish NCAA Semifinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost 22/5 Newcomers 6 Men’s Hockey SID Jeffrey Weinstein SID Phone 518-388-6377 SID E-mail email@example.com Website UnionAthletics.com Twitter @UnionHockey 47 2012-13 // INAUGURAL NCAA CAMPAIGN
NCAA Opponents Vermont Catamounts
Jan. 19, 7:00 p.m. at Philadelphia, Pa.
Feb. 24, 8:00 p.m. // Feb. 25, 8:00 p.m. at Madison, Wis.
Location Burlington, Vt. Undergraduate Enrollment 13,488 Nickname Catamounts Colors Green & Gold Conference Hockey East Home Facility Gutterson Fieldhouse (4,007) Home Facility Location Burlington, Vt. Head Coach Kevin Sneddon (Harvard ’92) Overall Record 186-254-65 (14 seasons) Record at School 136-155-47 (nine seasons) Assistant Coaches Kevin Patrick, Kyle Wallack 2011-12 Record 6-27-1 2011-12 Conference Record 3-23-1 (10th) 2012 Postseason Finish None Letterwinners Returning/Lost 20/8 Newcomers 8 Men’s Hockey SID Alastair Ingram SID Phone 802-656-1109 SID E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Website UVMAthletics.com Twitter @UVMAthletics
Location Madison, Wis. Undergraduate Enrollment 42,099 Nickname Badgers Colors Cardinal & White Conference WCHA Home Facility Kohl Center (15,325) Home Facility Location Madison, Wis. Head Coach Mike Eaves (Wisconsin ‘78) Overall Record 209-156-44 (10 seasons Record at School same Assistant Coaches Bill Butters, Gary Shuchuk 2011-12 Record 17-18-2 2011-12 Conference Record 11-15-2 (10th) 2012 Postseason Finish WCHA FIrst Round Letterwinners Returning/Lost 20/6 Newcomers 6 Men’s Hockey SID Paul Capobianco SID Phone 608-263-1983 SID E-mail email@example.com Website UWBadgers.com Twitter @BadgerMHockey
Penn State will play Vermont at Wells Fargo Center, home to the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, on Jan. 19. 48 2012-13 // PENN STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
Hockey In Happy Valley EARLY YEARS Although Penn State will begin its first NCAA Division I season in 2012-13, hockey played an important role in Happy Valley dating back to the late 1890s. From that time until the early 1900s, many of Penn State’s 300 students played pickup hockey games on flooded outdoor rinks. From 1906-09, students primarily from the Pittsburgh area organized a hockey team with the intent to seek official approval for an intercollegiate varsity team by the University’s Athletic Association, which oversaw all Penn State sports. On Christmas night in 1909, the first Penn State hockey team, led by captain Herb Baetz, played its first-ever intercollegiate game against Carnegie Tech at the Duquesne Gardens in Pittsburgh. Less than a week later, Penn State’s first team took to Duquesne Gardens once more, this time facing Pittsburgh and dropping a hard-fought match, 2-1. Following their second game, Baetz and the rest of the team hoped it proved to the University that hockey would be a viable sport at Penn State. On Jan. 21, however, the University officially rejected the bid. Penn State students would fight to make hockey a varsity sport for a better part of the next two decades. Unfortunately, it seemed like more often than not an attempt to find a suitable outdoor arena, including a location at Old Beaver Field in the early 1920s near where Osmond Laboratory is today, almost always led to the plan’s downfall. Nevertheless, in the winter of 1938, the path toward varsity hockey was resurrected as eight members of the Sigma Phi fraternity formed an independent hockey team. On Feb. 12, the new Penn State hockey team played an exhibition game against 50 2012-13 // PENN STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
When weather cooperated, Penn State practiced on outdoor flooded tennis courts, seen here in 1940. Lakemont, an independent amateur team, in Altoona, Pa., with Al Hook, a physical education professor, serving as team coach. Ten days later, the squad suited up for its first intercollegiate game against Pittsburgh at the Duquesne Gardens, the location of Penn State’s first-ever game, losing 4-0. The team remained at the club level for another two seasons. Prior to the start of the 1938-39 campaign, Dr. Carl P. Schott, Dean of the School of Physical Education and Athletics, approved appropriations of $100 for the team. Dr. Arthur F. Davis, who also coached the first four seasons of varsity hockey at Penn State, was named the team’s head coach. In the beginning of the season, the team was forced to practice indoors at the Armory building or outside on the pond at Whipple Dam, and played three games. The 1939-40 campaign saw Penn State join the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate League with the University of Pennsylvania, Hershey Jr. Cubs, Lehigh and Lafayette, as the team made a strong push to gain varsity status. During that season, Rec Hall became the team’s indoor practice facility, where Coach Davis would put the team through stick handling and puck maneuvering drills on the hard court. The
team’s “home” rink was more than 100 miles away in Hershey. Although the team traveled to Hershey for home games, the only true home contest in Penn State’s early years came on January 27, 1940, when the team was finally able to play on flooded tennis courts. Three hundred bleachers were also put in for the event. The team played 11 games during the season and compiled a 3-8-0 record.
EARLY VARSITY ERA In March 1940, Penn State took its first official step toward varsity status when hockey and skiing were put before the students at the All-College Elections. Two months later, hockey was voted as an official varsity sport as the Athletic Association approved the measure by a 651-35 majority vote. In its inaugural year as a varsity team, Penn State played its first game on Dec. 6, 1940. On that day at the Shaffer Ice Palace in Johnstown, Pa., the Nittany Lions defeated Carnegie Tech, 3-1, with John Dufford scoring the first goal in Penn State varsity history. The Nittany Lions won their first four games that season en route to a 6-3-1
Hockey In Happy Valley record. Despite the success on the ice, the team rarely practiced outside, once again using the indoor confines of Rec Hall. After the first season, the University’s Athletic Advisory Board granted hockey full status with full financial support. Up until that time, the team was able to make its own schedule and handle its own finances. Coach Davis once again led Penn State to a winning record in 1941-42, guiding the Nittany Lions to a 5-3-0 mark, with only one loss coming to a collegiate team. Going without practice for weeks at a time, the team once again was forced away from campus for practice and games as unfavorable weather kept the team iceless. During the first two seasons, the Nittany Lions relied heavily on the scoring prowess of John Dufford and the goaltending abilities of Larry Lightbody. Dufford scored at least 28 goals during his only two varsity seasons with Penn State, while Lightbody was given the team’s Outstanding
Player Award in 1941 before being elected captain for the 1941-42 season. Although Penn State garnered much success during its first two seasons and varsity hockey seemed poised to stay at Happy Valley, the United States’ involvement in World War II, combined with the lack of availability of ice on campus, had a devastating effect on the viability of Penn State Hockey. Coach Davis was steadfast in keeping hockey at the varsity level, telling the University’s student newspaper, The Penn State Collegian, “Ice Hockey will be continued, whether other collegiate competition is scheduled or not. If no other teams will accept bids, hockey will continue even if we have to resort to intrasquad contests.” With many teams dropping the sport, Penn State only played four games during the 1942-43 season, including just two collegiate contests. Despite the shortcomings, Penn State still impressed with a 2-2-0 record, twice defeating Drexel Tech before dropping contests against the Baltimore All-Stars and Washington All-Stars. Both teams proved too much for the Nittany Lions, as they were primarily comprised of former collegiate and amateur stars.
Penny Gates (left) and John Dufford starred together on the 1940-41 Penn State varsity team.
Ravaged by the war, Coach Davis and Penn State prepared for the 1943-44 season with only three members from the previous year’s squad after losing most of its members to military and civilian enrollment. Although the team only played two games against Cornell
and Army, in addition to a pair of practice sessions against the Hershey Jr. Cubs and Army Air Corps, plans once again were put into place for a new rink near Beaver Field. The plan never came to fruition. With the effects of the war being felt throughout the University, the Athletic Association announced that it would suspend six sports as a war-time economy measure. Along with hockey, cross country, swimming, gymnastics, tennis and golf all were dropped for the remainder of the war. In the winter of 1946, following two seasons of dormancy, hockey made its return for one final season. James O’Hora, a new addition to the football coaching staff, was selected to lead Penn State for the 1946-47 season. The Nittany Lions were scheduled to play seven games, but four contests were cancelled due to warm weather. In its three contests against Colgate, Army and Georgetown, Penn State was defeated in each game. Following the season, the Athletic Association dropped hockey once more, citing limited facilities.
CLUB YEARS It took almost 30 years for hockey to make its return to Penn State. Following a petition that included more than 3,000 signatures from the local community, Penn State hockey returned at the club level for the 1971-72 season. Through the course of the next 40 years, Penn State built arguably the most successful club program in the nation. Larry Hendry served as the team’s first coach and, during the early 1970s, teams were comprised of undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members before more stringent eligibility rules were put into place.
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Hockey in Happy Valley During their return to campus, Penn State called three different arenas home. From 1971-78, the team played at the original Ice Pavilion, which opened in 1955, and was located near the current location of the Lasch Football Building. Following two and a half seasons (1978-81) travelling to Mechanicsburg and playing on an outdoor rink, the Greenberg Ice Pavilion, which will serve as the home of Penn State’s NCAA team in 2012-13, opened in January 1981. The Icers compiled a staggering 956-29552 record during its 40 years as a club program. In total, Penn State captured seven American Collegiate Hockey Association national championships (1984, 1990, 1998, 2000-03) and appeared in the national championship game a remarkable 10 straight seasons. The Icers suffered only two losing seasons in 40 years, with both campaigns coming within their first three seasons. Perhaps the most influential person during that era was Associate Athletic Director Joe Battista, who served as head coach for 19 years (1987-2006) and recorded a 512-120-27 mark. His teams captured six national titles and played in 10 straight title games, and he graduated 97 percent of the participating student-athletes during that time. Battista was also an instrumental figure in facilitating the largest gift in University history, an $88 million donation from Terry and Kim Pegula in September 2010, which established an NCAA Division I men’s hockey program. Two Icers – Alon Eizenman (2000) and Neal Price (2002) – were named ACHA Player of the Year, while Penn State boasted 23 ACHA First Team All-Americans and, since 1995, 62 ACHA Academic All-Americans. In addition, 10 student-athletes continued their careers in the American Hockey League, ECHL or Europe. Eizenman was also one of three people with Penn State ties inducted into the 52 2012-13 // PENN STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
ACHA Hall of Fame, along with builders Josh Brandwene, a former Icers defenseman and head coach of Penn State’s women’s ice hockey team, and Battista.
NCAA DIVISION I ERA BEGINS On Sept. 17, 2010, a new chapter of Penn State Hockey began with the aforementioned gift from Terry and Kim Pegula. Since that time, the Pegulas Terry Pegula (pictured) and his wife, Kim, donated $88 million in have contributed $102 September 2010 to establish NCAA Division I men’s hockey. million to the arena and On Sept. 5, 2011, the bench boss then hockey program. announced the team’s first four members and NCAA Division I transfers – Taylor Following the establishment of the hockey Holstrom, Nate Jensen, Bryce Johnson, program, the Big Ten announced the Justin Kirchhevel – and, two months later, recommendation to create a hockey conference for its six member schools that Penn State’s first NCAA recruiting class was unveiled. now sponsored men’s hockey. Beginning in the 2013-14 season, Penn State will In February 2012, construction began join Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, on Pegula Ice Arena, which will serve as Ohio State and Wisconsin for the conferhome to the Penn State men’s hockey ence’s first season of play. team beginning in the 2013-14 season. Located on the corner of University Drive With the announcement of varsity hockey and Curtin Road, the 200,000-square foot, returning to Penn State, University leadermulti-purpose facility will feature a 6,000ship turned toward hiring its first NCAA seat main arena, including a 1,000-seat Division I head coach, and that search student section. came to an end with the appointment of 12-year NCAA head coaching veteran Guy With the puck set to drop on the 2012-13 Gadowsky, who rebuilt programs at both season against American International on Princeton and Alaska. Oct. 12, the coaching staff and 27 student-athletes who comprise Penn State’s Gadowsky quickly worked to assemble first NCAA Division I team are poised to his staff, bringing his assistant coaches at write new chapters for Penn State and its Princeton – Keith Fisher and Matt Lindsay – to Happy Valley. He rounded out the staff long-storied hockey heritage. with the selection of Bill Downey, a Penn State alumnus and former member of the club hockey team, as director of hockey operations.
Varsity Era 1940-41 Team
Back Row: Arthur F. Davis (Coach), Eddie Maslow, Bert Anthony, Kaiser, Bill Garrett, Mike Fedock, Bucky Herrick, R.W. May (Manager) Front Row: Penny Gates, John Dufford, Art Fowler, George Wolbert, Wayne Bitner, Earl Johnson
Schedule & Results (6-3-1)
Date Opponent 12/6/40 Carnegie Tech 1/17/41 Temple 2/7/41 Temple 2/21/41 Carnegie Tech 2/28/41 John Carroll 3/6/41 Hershey Jr. Cubs 3/8/41 Georgetown 3/15/41 Lehigh 3/22/41 Franklin & Marshall 3/28/41 Georgetown
Location Johnstown, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. Hershey, Pa. Washington, D.C. Hershey, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. Johnstown, Pa.
Result W, 3-1 W, 6-1 W, 5-3 W, 3-1 L, 2-3 L, 2-5 T, 4-4 W, 4-1 W, 5-3 L, 2-3
Head Coach: Arthur Davis Captain: George Wolbert *Goals Leaders: Dufford (14), Gates (7), Johnson (5), Fowler (3), Wolbert (2), Fedock (1) *All six goal scorers unkown for 1/17/41 vs. Temple
Schedule & Results (5-3-0)
Date Opponent 1/14/42 Hershey Jr. Cubs 1/17/42 Carnegie Tech 1/24/42 Georgetown 2/14/42 Carnegie Tech 2/18/42 Saint Josephâ€™s 2/25/42 Franklin & Marshall 3/10/42 Navy All-Stars 3/14/42 Lehigh
Location Hershey, Pa. Johnstown, Pa. Washington, D.C. Youngstown, Ohio Hershey, Pa. Hershey, Pa. Washington, D.C. Hershey, Pa.
Result L, 1-2 W, 7-0 L, 3-5 W, 3-2 W, 5-1 W, 4-1 L, 2-6 W, 4-2
Head Coach: Arthur Davis Captain: Larry Lightbody Back Row: A.F. Davis (Coach), F.J. Bernbaum, R. Templain, J.M. Goals Leaders: Dufford (14), Cauffman (6), Johnson (6), Gladstone (3), Dufford, E.W. Johnson, J.F. Fisher, T. Heberling, D. Steva, T. Fedock (1), Anthony (1), Goodwin (1) Cauffman, J.D. Clarke (Manager) Front Row: A.L. Gladstone, J.C. Burford, M.P. Fedock, L.M. Lightbody, B.D. Anthony, T.J. Goodwin, S. Sussman
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Varsity Era 1942-43 Team
Schedule & Results (2-2-0)
Date Opponent 2/8/43 Drexel Tech 2/17/43 Drexel Tech 3/13/43 Baltimore All-Stars 3/14/43 Washington All-Stars
Location Philadelphia, Pa. Philadelphia, Pa. Baltimore, Md. Washington, D.C.
Result W, 4-0 W, 4-1 L, 0-11 L, 1-5
Head Coach: Arthur Davis Captain: Ted Cauffman Goals Leaders: Cauffman (4), Bernbaum (2), Steva (1), Levy (1)
Back Row: Paul Panneton (manager), Don Steva, Harry Yocum, Ed Williams, Dick Herr, Bob Bacher, Stu Sussman, Berrick White, Arthur Davis (coach) Front Row: Stan Skuta, Bill Levy, Art Gladstone, Fred Bernbaum, Ted Cauffman, Abe Bitner, Jack Burford, Jim McKechnie
1943-44 Team No Team Photo Available Letterwinners Ronald Adams P. Ameel C. Bair J. Bates J. Chapman T. Connin R. Crawford J. Foley
A.L. Gladstone J. Hutchins J. Lafferty R. Nelson E. O’Donnell F. Rainear J. Walsh C. Williams
Schedule & Results (0-2-0)
Date Opponent *12/15/43 Hershey Jr. Cubs *1/16/44 Army Air Corps 2/5/44 Cornell 2/26/44 Army
Location Hershey, Pa. Unknown Ithaca, N.Y. West Point, N.Y.
Result L, 4-7 L, 3-8 L, 1-7 L, 3-18
Head Coach: Arthur Davis Captain: Art Gladstone Goals Leaders: Rainear (1), Bair (1), Nelson (1), Gladstone (1) *Designated as practice session in Penn State Athletic Records
Schedule & Results (0-3-0)
Date Opponent 1/18/47 Colgate 2/12/47 Army 3/3/47 Georgetown
Location Hamilton, N.Y. West Point, N.Y. Washington, D.C.
Result L, 0-14 L, 3-12 L, 4-11
Head Coach: James O’Hora Captains: Fred Bernbaum, Art Gladstone Goals Leaders: Bernbaum (3), Egan (2), Cauffman (1), Nielson( 1)
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Big Ten Hockey Conference
Big Ten Hockey With the establishment of Penn State as the sixth Big Ten institution sponsoring men’s hockey, the conference initiated the creation of the Big Ten Hockey Conference beginning in the 2013-14 season.
“The Big Ten Conference will have arguably the best college programs in the nation. A student-athlete at Penn State will have the chance to compete at the highest stage at both a conference and national level.” - Guy Gadowsky
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Big Ten Hockey
Coming in 2013-14 • Future Big Ten schools have won a combined 23 national championships, more than any other conference. • The Big Ten Hockey Conference will make the Big Ten the only BCS conference that sponsors men’s hockey. • With six member institutions, the Big Ten’s tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship. • The first four Big Ten tournaments will be held in NHL venues — Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul (2014, 16) and Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena (2015, 2017). • Penn State Hockey will open Pegula Ice Arena prior to the start of its first season in the Big Ten.
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Big Ten Network The First National Conference Network Available to more than 80 million households in the United States and Canada, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 800 live events, all of them in HD, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic to current sports and televising and streaming more Olympic sporting events and women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. Each year, the network offers more than 40 football games, at least 110 regular-season men’s basketball games, at least 55 women’s basketball games, dozens of Big Ten Championship events, nightly studio shows, coaches’ shows, and classic games. The network has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, DirecTV, DISH Network, Atlantic Broadband, Bright House, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Consolidated Communications, Cox (Omaha, Cleveland, Northern Virginia, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas), Insight, Mediacom, MetroCast, Midcontinent, RCN, Service Electric, Time Warner Cable, Western Broadband, Windstream and WOW, as well as Rogers Cable, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct in Canada.
All-Big Ten; All The Time The Big Ten Network launched in August 2007 with football, men’s and women’s basketball, nightly studio shows, classic games and coaches’ shows, along with more Olympic sporting events, Championships and exposure for women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network.
The BTN is a 20-year joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Craig Patrick (right), senior advisor of hockey operations for the Columbus Blue Jackets, talks with the Conference and Fox Cable BTN on what the Pegula’s gift will mean to hockey, not only at Penn State, but to the state of Pennsylvania. Networks. 58 2012-13 // PENN STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
Penn State University
Penn State university President Rodney A. Erickson Rodney A. Erickson assumed responsibilities as the 17th President of The Pennsylvania State University on Nov. 9, 2011. Previously, Erickson served as Penn State’s executive vice president and provost since July 1, 1999. As executive vice president, Erickson served as the chief executive officer in the president’s absence and was centrally involved in most aspects of University operations. As provost, he was chief academic officer of the University, responsible for administration of the University’s resident instruction, research and continuing education, and for the general welfare of the faculty and students. Erickson is deeply committed to Penn State and to fulfilling the University’s mission of excellence in education, groundbreaking research, creative activity and service to those in Pennsylvania, the nation and the world. Throughout his career, he has worked at the intersection of academia, business, and government to advance education and create new knowledge to benefit the community at large. He is a highly respected academic leader, and he has chaired numerous task forces and special committees, including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, which is the academic arm of the Big Ten universities. Erickson is a former Fulbright Research Scholar in the United Kingdom and a Simon Senior Fellow at the University of Manchester. His research has focused on the spatial dimensions of urban and regional economies, international trade, and economic development policies.
Erickson formerly chaired the meetings of the Academic Leadership Council, which provides advice and counsel to the president on academic matters. He also chaired the Facilities Resources Committee, and was a member of the President’s Council, as well as an ex-officio member of the University Faculty Senate and Senate Council. He has been the leader of many University task forces in recent years, including the Task Force on Tuition, the University Cost Savings Task Force, the University Strategic Planning Council, and the Academic Program and Administrative Services Review Core Council, which was the group charged with identifying millions of dollars in permanent cost savings and nontuition revenue sources for the University for the coming years. President Erickson was named an Honorary Alumnus by the Penn State Alumni Association in 2010 for his contributions to improving the academic stature of the University and enhancing the success of students.
Erickson holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Minnesota, and was awarded a Ph.D. in geography from the University of Washington in 1973. He began his academic career at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining the faculty at Penn State in 1977. He was promoted to professor in both geography and business administration in 1984. He was named dean of the Graduate School in July 1995 and, in March 1997, he assumed the additional responsibilities of vice president for research. Among his other administrative assignments at Penn State, Erickson served as head of the Department of Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, and as director of the Center for Regional Business Analysis and associate director of the Division of Research in the Smeal College of Business.
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President Erickson helped celebrate the official groundbreaking ceremony of Pegula Ice Arena on April 20, 2012.
Penn State University Acting Athletic Director Dr. DAve Joyner David M. Joyner was named Penn State’s acting Director of Athletics on Nov. 16, 2011. A two-sport All-American and Academic All-American at Penn State, Joyner is a physician and health care and business consultant who provides a strong background in department budget, facilities, fundraising and personnel management. “Dave Joyner has served the board with integrity, and he is internationally known for his work with the U.S. Olympic Committee. I am confident that he will bring that same integrity to his new role,” said Penn State President Rodney Erickson at the time of Joyner’s appointment. Founder, Chairman and CEO of Joyner Sports Medicine Institute (JSI) from 199298, he developed and managed 19 physical therapy centers and 350 employees in eight states to deliver state-of-the-art training and rehabilitation services honed by U.S. Olympic and Elite Medical Team experience and leadership. Closely involved with numerous campus initiatives, Joyner has served as a member of Penn State Libraries Development Advisory Board, co-chairman of the Paterno Libraries Endowment, chairman of the external advisory board for the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence and the Schreyer Honors College. In 2003, as chairman of the Penn State Athletic Campaign Committee, he led a five-year effort to raise $130 million for the athletic department, far surpassing the campaign’s $100 million goal. During the
same period, as a member of the Executive Committee of the University’s Leadership Gifts Committee, he helped achieve the University’s goal to raise $745 million. He also has been a member of the Penn State Hershey Medical Center Capital Campaign Committee. A member of the Penn State Board of Trustees from 2000 until the date of his appointment with Intercollegiate Athletics, Joyner was honored in 1992 as a Distinguished Alumnus of Penn State. He is currently a member of the board of directors of The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. Joyner’s work with the U.S. Olympic Committee includes service as head physician to the United States’ teams at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games, the 1991 World University Games and the 1989 United States Olympic Festival. He is a past chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Society. Joyner served as the chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Sports Medicine Committee and the vice-chairman of the U.S. Olympic Committee’s Anti-Doping Committee. He currently is a member of the medical commission of the Pan American Sports Organization. Joyner served on the Pennsylvania Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports and has served as Chairman of USA Football’s Football and Wellness Committee and has been an emeritus member of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
honors in his senior season and was a team co-captain. He was instrumental in helping the Nittany Lions compiled a cumulative 29-4 record, including an 11-0 mark in 1969, with victories in the 1970 Orange and 1972 Cotton Bowls. Joyner also was a standout wrestler from 197072, gaining All-America honors by finishing as the NCAA runner-up at heavyweight in 1971. Joyner was named a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 1971 and is one of a select group of individuals who have been inducted into the CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame, which honors “those with the highest standards in college academics, athletics and in life beyond athletics.” Joyner also received an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship as a Penn State student-athlete and was selected for the prestigious NCAA Silver Anniversary Award in 1997. Joyner was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in 1994 and the Pennsylvania Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1993. He earned his bachelor’s degree in science in 1972 and his M.D. from Penn State’s College of Medicine in 1976. Following residencies in general and orthopedic surgery at The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and a stint in the World Football League, Joyner began a medical career with a sports medicine emphasis. Joyner’s sons, Andy and Matt, also played football at Penn State and are graduates of the University.
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Penn State university Academic achievements Penn State in the NCAA • In October 2011, the NCAA reported that Penn State student-athletes compiled an 88 percent Graduation Success Rate (GSR), eight points higher than the national Division I average. The 88 percent figure was third-highest among Big Ten Conference institutions. • The most recent four-year federal graduation rate average for University Park student-athletes was 79 percent, significantly higher than the national average of 64 percent. • Among the 2004-05 entering freshman class, the NCAA reported 80 percent of Penn State student-athletes earned degrees within six years, well above the 65 percent average for all Division I institutions.
Penn State aMONG THE nATION’S bEST • The Wall Street Journal ranked Penn State the top school in the nation for corporate recruiters in 2010. • Penn State is ranked No. 15 among all universities in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report. The University’s College of Engineering is ranked No. 25 in the nation.
Penn State aMONG THE wORLD’S bEST • The Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked Penn State No. 49 among all world universities. • The Times Higher Education World Rankings ranked Penn State No. 51 in the world.
Academic Support • Led by the 16-person staff of the Morgan Academic Support Center, student-athletes enjoy the resources of academic counselors, a learning specialist and a sports psychologist. • The Morgan Center supports a wide range of offerings including a tutoring program, career development, CHAMPS/Life skills program, Speaker’s Bureau, the Athletic Director’s Leadership Institute, the StudentAthlete Advisory Board, Shadow Program and much more.
ALUMNI NETWORK • Penn State has the largest dues-paying alumni association in the world with more than 169,000 members. • Penn State has more than 560,000 living alumni in all 50 U.S. states and more than 160 countries around the world. 62 2012-13 // PENN STATE MEN’S HOCKEY
Penn State university “Penn State is a world-class institution. There’s
more than 160 majors and you’re going to get the best education in whatever you want to do.” - Guy Gadowsky
Morgan Academic Center
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Penn State Athletics A Program Second to None The 2011-12 academic year marked Penn State’s 19th complete year in the Big Ten Conference. In that time, the Nittany Lions have established themselves as annual contenders in 24 Big Ten Championship sports, winning 71 titles. Penn State completed the school’s integration into the Big Ten in 1993 by joining the chase for its first-ever conference football crown and the accompanying Rose Bowl bid. The integration of the football program concluded a process that began in June 1990, with Penn State’s initial acceptance as the 11th member of the Big Ten Conference. In just its second year of Big Ten competition, Penn State won its first Big Ten and Rose Bowl championships, becoming the first conference football squad to finish with a perfect record since Ohio State in 1968 and the first ever to compile a 12-0 mark. Penn State made its Big Ten debut in 18 sports during the 199192 athletic season. The Penn State men’s and women’s basketball teams and the wrestling squad first competed in the conference in 1992-93. Boasting one of the largest intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation, Penn State fields teams in 16 men’s and 15 women’s sports. All 31 programs are funded at 100 percent scholarship levels. The breadth of the University’s athletic offerings has been matched by a generous harvest of national, regional and conference titles. Penn State has won 69 national championships in all sports, with 11 titles since March 2007. The women’s volleyball and wrestling teams were national champions in 2010-11; fencing and women’s volleyball in 2008-09 and 2009-10; men’s and women’s volleyball in 2007-08; and fencing and men’s gymnastics in 2006-07. The wrestling team repeated by winning the national championship in 2012.
Championships: 59 Tournament Titles: 12
1992-93 Women’s Volleyball
1993-94 Women’s Basketball Field Hockey Men’s Soccer Women’s Volleyball 1994-95 Football Women’s Basketball 1995-96 Baseball Women’s Basketball Field Hockey 1996-97 Field Hockey Women’s Volleyball 1997-98 Field Hockey Women’s Volleyball 1998-99 Field Hockey Women’s Soccer Women’s Volleyball Men’s Swimming & Diving 1999-2000 Women’s Volleyball Women’s Soccer Women’s Basketball 2000-01 Women’s Soccer
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2005-06 Field Hockey Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Women’s Swimming & Diving Women’s Volleyball 2006-07 Women’s Soccer Women’s Volleyball 2007-08 Men’s Gymnastics Women’s Soccer Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Women’s Volleyball 2008-09 Field Hockey Women’s Soccer Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Women’s Volleyball 2009-10 Women’s Cross Country Women’s Soccer Women’s Indoor Track & Field Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Women’s Volleyball 2010-11 Women’s Soccer Women’s Volleyball Wrestling
2011-12 2001-02 Women’s Basketball Women’s Soccer Women’s Swimming & Diving Field Hockey Women’s Soccer Wrestling 2002-03 Women’s Basketball Men’s Gymnastics Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer 2003-04 Women’s Basketball Women’s Soccer Women’s Indoor Track & Field
2004-05 Women’s Soccer Women’s Volleyball Women’s Swimming & Diving