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Penn State Named Finalist to Host Frozen Four

This is a year of firsts for the Penn State hockey team. The Nittany Lions just opened up a brand new arena and will play in the Big Ten Hockey Conference for the first time ever this year. Now, it’s trying to host its first national championship.

The Penn State hockey team, partnered with the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, has entered a bid to host the tournament in 2015-2018. Penn State is one of 10 finalists being considered. Teams in small markets will often partner with cities to make their bid look more attractive. The winning locations are expected to be announced in late November.

The time frame is a curious one for the NCAA, as the winning location for 2015 will only have 16 months to prepare for the event. The NCAA, for the 2015 and 2016 decisions, is expected to choose a location familiar with hosting the Frozen Four. Philadelphia, the host of the 2014 tournament, would normally be considered a long shot to host multiple championships so close together, but because of the tight time frame, it is very possible that the Wells Fargo Center could host the event in those years.

Look for Boston, Massachusetts and St. Paul, Minnesota — traditional hockey hotbeds — to also be very highly considered. While Boston hasn’t hosted a Frozen Hour since 2004, the city has hosted the event six times, including three consecutive years from 1972-1974. St. Paul has hosted five times since 1989, including the 2011 championship.

The other nine finalists are: Boston, Brooklyn, Buffalo, Chicago, Columbus, Pittsburgh, St. Paul, Tampa, and Washington D.C.

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