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The Best Moments Of Penn State Men’s Hockey’s 2014-15 Season

As Penn State ushers in a new season of hockey this Sunday, nostalgia for last year’s record-shattering 18-14-4 season has slowly crept in. While we look forward to a new youth movement and endless defensive depth, there’s no denying that the legendary Casey Bailey-Taylor Holstrom-David Goodwin line will be missed.

Before the 2015-16 Nittany Lions lace up their skates, we revisited some of the best moments of the 2014-15 men’s hockey season.

Casey Bailey’s Hat Trick In 5-4 OT L vs. Ohio State:

This was more of a 20-minute period than a “moment,” but man, it was an incredible 20 minutes. Ohio State was dominating the game with a 4-0 lead until Bailey answered with three goals, and David Goodwin tied the game up with a goal of his own. Unfortunately the Buckeyes ended up winning in overtime, but this period showed us just how talented Penn State’s Bailey-Holstrom-Goodwin line was.

Eric Scheid’s Momentum Shifter In 4-1 W vs. No. 4 UMass-Lowell:

Around 55 seconds into this video, Eric Scheid solidified Penn State’s dominance in a monumental win against national powerhouse UMass-Lowell. With 19-seconds remaining in the first period, Scheid silenced the Tsongas Center with the goal.

Scott Conway ( :-( )’s SportsCenter Top-10 Breakaway Beauty In 4-3 W vs. Minnesota:

No description of this goal can do it justice. Just watch and try to recreate that celebration if you’re brave. This goal encapsulates everything that is good and exciting about hockey — I mean, just watching it makes you feel good inside. So sit back, kick up your feet, and enjoy that sweet, sweet goodness.

Eamon McAdam’s Diving Save In 3-2 W vs. Michigan

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McAdam makes this near-impossible save look effortless. It’s one thing to make a quick save with the glove, but it’s an entirely different beast when the stick becomes involved. Using his goalie stick as a last-ditch attempt to keep the puck from crossing the line, this dive kept Penn State’s two goal lead in tact and proved crucial in a 3-2 win against everyone’s least favorite team.

The 2014-15 campaign was full of exciting moments, but here’s to the 2015-16 season bringing us a new slate of incredible feats.

About the Author

Sara Civian

Sara Civian is one of Onward State's three ridiculously good looking managing editors, a hockey writer at heart, and an Oxford comma Stan. She's a senior majoring in journalism, minoring in history, and living at Bill Pickle's Tap Room. Her favorite pastimes are telling people she's from Boston, watching the Bruins, and meticulously dissecting the My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. She's seen Third Eye Blind live 14 times. If you really hate yourself, you can follow her at @SaraCivian or email her at [email protected]

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