Pens returning to Pegula
Penn State digest
UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State University and the Pegula Ice Arena will again host an NHL preseason game, with the Buffalo Sabres making their third trip in the past four seasons.
In a rematch of the last NHL preseason game at PSU in 2017, the Pittsburgh Penguins will serve as the visiting team when the puck drops at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16.
“We appreciate the Buffalo Sabres’ willingness to once again host a preseason contest in Pegula Ice Arena,” PSU Assistant Athletic Director Michael Cross said. “Partnering with the organization for the third time in four years is a very special opportunity for Hockey Valley. Terry and Kim Pegula’s continued support of this unique tradition at college hockey’s best venue promises to be another memorable event.”
The Sabres are owned by Terry Pegula, who joined with his wife, Kim, to donate $102 million to Penn State to fund the state-of-the-art Pegula Ice Arena and establish an NCAA Division I men’s hockey program in 2010. Penn State launched men’s and women’s varsity hockey programs in 2012-13 and moved into the Pegula Ice Arena for the 2013-14 season.
The Sabres are 1-1 in the previous two contests, falling to the Minnesota Wild, 2-1, before defeating the two-time reigning Stanley Cup champion Penguins, 4-3.
PSU women foes set
UNIVERSITY PARK — The Penn State women’s basketball team has announced its 2019-20 non-conference schedule, which is highlighted by seven home games inside the Bryce Jordan Center .
The first chance to see the 2019-20 Lady Lions under first-year head coach Carolyn Kieger will come on Friday, Nov. 1 when Penn State hosts Kutztown in an exhibition contest. The 2019-20 season will officially kick off on Nov. 5 on the road.
Home games are against Rider (Nov. 10), Fordham (Nov. 13), La Salle (Nov. 17), Clemson (Nov. 21), George Mason (Nov. 24), Pitt (Dec. 5) and Sacred Heart (Dec. 22).
Road games are against Towson (Nov. 5), the California tournament (Nov. 29-30) and Princeton (Dec. 14).