Men’s Hockey Names David Glen Captain; Juha, Thompson Alternates
The third captain in Penn State hockey’s short Division I history has been announced. Senior center David Glen, an alternate captain last year, was selected by his teammates to follow in the footsteps of former captains Tommy Olczyk and Patrick Koudys.
Glen made news two seasons ago when he missed three games to donate bone marrow. He received the Big Ten Sportsmanship award that year for his attitude on and off the ice. Last season, Glen missed 9 games due to injury but still led by example when he was on the ice. He ranks among the program’s all-time leaders in multiple statistics — he’s No. 4 in goals and games played, No. 5 in points, and No. 7 in assists.
Joining Glen with letters on their jerseys are first-time alternates Luke Juha and David Thompson. Juha, a senior, led all Nittany Lion defensemen in scoring last year and is the program’s all-time leading scorer from the blue line. Thompson, a junior, played in 31 games last year and was a more conservative defenseman, excluding his memorable game-winning slapshot against No. 14 Vermont in front of his family and friends in Philadelphia.
“Our staff supports a hundred percent, the team’s choice for captains,” head coach Guy Gadowsky said. “All three exhibit a high level of work ethic and an extremely strong commitment to Penn State University and our hockey program.”
Penn State will be back in action on Sunday, Oct. 4 against Windsor in an exhibition, then the regular season gets underway the next weekend at Canisius.