A Friday Venture to Greenburg Ice Arena

Justin Kirchhevel scored the game-winner in last nights 5-4 victory.
Justin Kirchhevel scored the game-winner in the Icers 5-4 victory over Fredonia State.

It’s Friday morning, and we hoped you either made some good decisions last night, or that our hangover tips saved you from you may have done.

And now, in the Onward State spirit, we’d like to help you make another good choice.

Penn State has an ice hockey team, in case you haven’t heard, and they also have an 88 million dollar ice rink on the way, but until then, the venerable Greenberg Ice Arena is just fine for taking in a fast paced game of ice hockey.

Oh, another coincidence! The Icers host a home game tonight with West Chester, set for a 7 p.m. pick drop.

The Icers are off to a fast start under new head coach Guy Gadowski, standing at a perfect 9-0 after a two game sweep last weekend. One victory was a nail biting 5-4 win over Fredonia State, an NCAA division three club, and the second a Sunday matinae dumping of Pittsburgh 5-1.

If you needed any more motivation to start your Friday night in an ice cold way, here’s a few more:

  • There’s scoring. Lots and Lots of Scoring: Through eight games, the Icers have scored 50 goals and given up 15. Plus, each goal scored by the Icers gives you another reason to jump around to Zombie Nation.
  • Fighting!: Okay, so fighting isn’t exactly the highlight of intercollegiate athletics, but while Penn State plays its final year of club hockey, you will get to see your fair share of post-whistle scrums and big hits that don’t fly in the NCAA.
  • They Win: Everyone likes to support a winner, and this club is an especially good one to get behind now, as they are on the cusp of Division 1 status. There don’t appear to be many speed bumps on the Icers’ home schedule, and Pittsburgh should provide a tough contest as they sit just outside the ACHA rankings, but a win nonetheless.

So get on out and look for win number ten today, and check back next week for a full round-up!

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