Hockey Valley Is Back

Hockey Valley is back with the third season of Penn State being division 1 hockey, and the second season in Pegula Ice Arena.   With a over time tie Friday night the Nittany Lions came back out in full force this afternoon to win, 7-1.   I always forget how much I enjoy shooting hockey and was surprised I dusted off the photo cob webs pretty quick in the first period.  Here are a few of my favorites from both games.
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Michigan State at Penn State hockey

Penn State hockey had an intense series with Michigan State this weekend at Pegula Ice Arena.  Friday nights game went into a shoot out, the first I have covered.  After confusion on which end each team would shoot on I settled to photograph the Penn State players as they skated towards me, and use a long lens across the ice as the goalie made saves to the cheers of the student section.  After seven rounds the Spartans got the win.
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Tonight both teams came back fighting for a win. The Spartans took it again, 2-1.
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Boston College at Penn State Hockey

Tonight’s hockey game was full of intensity after Boston College crushed Penn State less than a month ago.   In addition it was THON night at the game with local THON families being introduced.  And the most memorable moment of the night came unexpectedly when player David Glen received a standing ovation from the crowd for taking several games off to donate bone marrow.  The donation will occur later this week but Glen was unable to play in the game as he prepares for the procedure.

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