(photo: Penn State Hockey Twitter)
Apparently the men of Penn State’s ice hockey team aren’t just talented skaters — they double as an award-winning dance team off the ice.
Each year, Penn State hosts THON, a 46-hour dance marathon that raises money for the Four Diamonds Fund, a pediatric cancer charity. The event has raised over 100 million dollars since its inception in 1973 and is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. While the varsity athletes of Penn State traditionally perform dance routines at the THON pep rally, this year an actual trophy was given to the team with the best dance. Men’s hockey, coming off of their upset overtime victory against Minnesota, ran away with the crown and “dominated” the competition with a routine that included a kick line, stunts, synchronized spread-eagle jumps, and a couple of flips.
— Christine Rousselle (@crousselle) February 22, 2015
Hats off to the Nittany Lions for their fantastic dance moves and impressive school spirit for a good cause.