PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Hockey Management Associate to Hold Broomball Tournament

Looking for something to do with your friends this weekend other than anxiously wait for Sunday night’s Game of Thrones premiere? Pegula Ice Arena is hosting its first ever broomball tournament this Saturday, April 5, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Hosted by the Hockey Management Association, “Sweep the Peg” is a five-hour, round-robin broomball tournament that allows students to create their own teams and compete for prizes. Everything will be run on the main rink of Pegula, so the video boards will be on and music will be playing. All participants will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of The Pointe.

The winners will receive $150 for their team split on Visa gift cards, and the runners-up earn $50. Multiple awards will be given out at the tournament for teams with the best fans, best theme, and others.

You might be wondering what exactly broomball is. As a game that started in Canada and is now played around the world, broomball is basically hockey played with a “broom.”  The broom-shaped stick has a hard rubber bottom, making it similar to an actual hockey stick. For this tournament, each team is guaranteed four 15-minute games with the opportunity to move into playoffs.

“The Hockey Management Association is always looking for ideas on how to promote the hockey program and Pegula Ice Arena,” said Eric Bress, the president of the association. “We think it’s a great way to get people into Pegula, and have a fun experience competing on the main bowl.”

As far as pre-gaming the games goes, that’ll be up to the players. Bress has stressed that there will be auxiliary officers at the event, and that it’s up to the students on what decisions they make.

If you’re interested in signing up, you can do so here. The registration fee is $50 per team, and teams can be 5-10 players. Payment is due in the HUB at the Hockey Management Association’s information table today from 3 to 6 p.m. If you still want to register past the deadline, you can email Eric Bress at [email protected].

About the Author

Amber Kloper

Amber is a first-generation Penn Stater--class of 2016--studying broadcast journalism and business. She likes THON and traveling and reading and writing and music and words and rambling.


More by Amber

Mr. and Mrs. THON to Take Over Eisenhower Auditorium Tomorrow

Want to see some of your fellow THON volunteers be crowned for their talents? Then come out to the annual competition for Mr. and Mrs. THON, which will start tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. in Eisenhower Auditorium. The annual event will pit two THON Captains from each of the 14 committees in a talent show, but only one couple […]

DMAIG to Start THON Picture Mosaic Project

Singing Lions To Perform Love for Lexi Cabaret on Friday


Cole Miller Misses Cut At U.S. Open

Miller finished the first two rounds of the U.S. Open at +12, missing the cut by four strokes.

Evan Barratt Invited To World Junior Summer Showcase

Several Penn State Women’s Soccer Players Training In WPSL

Top-100 Wrestler Flips From Pitt To Penn State

Maddie Elliston Named Penn State Women’s Soccer Captain

Student Life

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

If alumna Alex Perry hadn’t accidentally gotten into the wrong admissions line before a football game, she might never have met the love of her life.

Virtual Reality: Changing The Game At Penn State

Penn State Cracks The Top Ten In Niche’s 2018 Party School Ranking

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Freshman 101: How To Buy Football Tickets

Tickets go on sale for graduate students on Monday, June 18, followed by seniors on Tuesday, juniors on Wednesday, sophomores on Thursday, and freshmen on Friday.

Hackenberg Waived By The Raiders

Hackenberg was waived by the Raiders Tuesday only a few weeks — 21 days, to be exact — after he was traded to Oakland by the New York Jets.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Penn State Love Stories: A Chance Meeting At Beaver Stadium

If alumna Alex Perry hadn’t accidentally gotten into the wrong admissions line before a football game, she might never have met the love of her life.

Send this to a friend