Penn State hockey announced their schedule for the upcoming season. The Nittany Lions are going into their third NCAA season and their second in the Big Ten.

They will play a total of 36 regular-season games, including 18 at their home arena. Penn State will face its five Big Ten opponents four times each during the 2014-2015 season.

The season opener will take place at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pa. on October 10th against University of Connecticut. The two will play again the following day.

The Nittany Lions will face off against Michigan for their first Big Ten matchup of the year on November 21-22. Last year against Michigan, Penn State went 2-2 and defeated the Wolverines in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. They went on to lose to Wisconsin in the next round.

In addition to their conference games, they will be playing four games in three different NHL arenas. Penn State will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins’ arena and the Philadelphia Flyers’ arena where they had games last season. This year will also mark the first time Penn State hockey has the opportunity to play at Madison Square Garden.

After the regular season, Penn State will play in the Big Ten tournament taking place at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena on March 19-21. The winner of the tournament will advance to the NCAA tournament.

The complete Penn State hockey schedule can be located here. 

Pink Puck Contributor. Dani is currently attending Penn State University and majoring in Public Relations. She hopes to use that degree somewhere in the sports field (specifically hockey, of course). Even though she’s from New Jersey, the Devils will always come second to her Boston Bruins. Living in a family full of Devils fans and college full of Penguins fans, her Bruins memorabilia is often chirped– but she accepts that’s what you get when you cheer for an out-of-state team. She loves following the game no matter who’s playing, though. Twitter: @DaniSanGiacomo

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