No. 14 Women’s Hockey Opens 2022-23 Season Against No. 2/3 Wisconsin

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The No. 14 Penn State girls’s hockey staff starts its 2022-23 season with a two-game nonconference collection as opposed to No. 2/3 Wisconsin at Pegula Ice Arena on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22-23. 

FOLLOW THE ACTION 

Dates: Thursday, Sept. 22 | Friday, Sept. 23 

Times: 7 p.m. | 7 p.m. 

Place: Pegula Ice Arena 

Tickets: Ticketmaster 

B1G+ Stream ($): Game 1 | Game 2 

Live Stats: Game 1 & 2 

Game Notes: Penn State Game Notes 

Promotions: 800 Strong and Chicken Basket Giveaway 

THIS WEEK’S MATCHUP 

  • This marks the primary time the Nittany Lions will play Wisconsin in Pegula Ice Arena. Penn State is looking for its first win in opposition to the Badgers, as they hang the 2-0-0 report. 

  • It is the primary matchup in opposition to Wisconsin because the 2019-20 season.  

  • This is the 6th time that Penn State will open their season in opposition to a nationally ranked opponent.  

SCOUTING THE BADGERS 

  • The Badgers went 26-8-4 remaining season, incomes a nonconference report of 8-2-1. 

  • Earned the No. 2 spot in america Today/USA Hockey Magazine National Poll and No. 3 in step with USCHO.com 

  • UW returns seven of its top-10 scorers from a season in the past, together with 55-point scorer Casey O’Brien. 

  • The Badgers misplaced beginning goaltender Kennedy Blair however go back Cami Kronish who made 10 appearances with 3 begins in 2021-22 registering a 2-1-0 report with a .961 save share.  

  • Wisconsin’s Caroline Harvey used to be named WCHA Preseason Rookie of the Year.   

PRESEASON PRESTIGE 

  • Ranked No. 14 within the country via USCHO.com. This is the second one directly yr that Penn State has earned a top-15 preseason score.  

  • Tied for the No. 14 spot in america Today/USA Hockey Magazine National Poll. 

  • Picked to complete first within the 2022-23 preseason coaches’ ballot as introduced on Sept. 12. The Nittany Lions won 4 out of the 4 conceivable first position votes.  

  • Freshman ahead Tessa Janecke used to be named Preseason Rookie of the Year. 

  • Junior ahead Kiara Zanon, senior defenseman Mallory Uihlein, and junior goaltender Josie Bothun headline the coaches’ Preseason All-CHA staff.  

  • In an exhibition matchup as opposed to convention opponent RIT, the Nittany Lions defeated the Tigers 3-0, with assist from objective scorers Kiara Zanon, Tessa Janecke, and Izzy Heminger. Penn State goaltenders Josie Bothun, Annie Spring, and Katie DeSa blended for the shutout.   

BLUELINE DOMINANCE 

  • Penn State returns 5 standout defensemen from the 2021-22 roster together with Rene Gangarosa, Mallory Uihlein, Izzy Heminger, Lyndie Lobdell, and Karley Garcia

  • Gangarosa, Uihlein, Heminger, and Lobdell all hang spots on Penn State’s all-time issues via defensemen record.  

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    Uihlein earned her 2nd All-CHA First staff nomination after the 2021-22 season.  

  • Garcia used to be featured at the All-CHA Rookie staff after a dominant first yr with the Nittany Lions.  

  • In 33 video games performed remaining season, Lobdell secured the blue line and earned a +11 ranking or upper in each look.  

  • The Nittany Lions upload inexperienced persons Leah Stecker and Kendall Butze to their blueline for the approaching season.  

A-TO-ZANON 

  • Forward Kiara Zanon returns for her junior season as a captain for the Nittany Lions. She is a three-time All-CHA First Team honoree, who posted 39 issues in 33 video games remaining season. 

  • Zanon lately holds 7th position at the all-time targets scored record (23), is 6th in all-time issues scored (69), and is tied for 5th in game-winning targets (6).  

BRICK WALL BOTHUN  

  • Junior goaltender Josie Bothun set a faculty report with 18 wins and 9 shutouts remaining season. After two years with the Nittany Lions, she has posted a 34-13-7 report and a .931 save share.  

  • After being named CHA Goaltender of the Year in 2020-21, Bothun adopted that up with an HCA National Goaltender of the Year semifinalist nomination in 2021-22. 

REPPIN’ TEAM USA 

  • This offseason noticed a number of Nittany Lions play for Team USA. 

  • Kiara Zanon and Tessa Janecke headlined the 2022 USA Collegiate Select Team with affiliate head trainer Allison Coomey main the best way.  

  • Janecke additionally earned a spot on Team USA’s U18 World Championship roster, scored six issues (3G, 3A) right through the match, and helped lead the squad to a silver medal.  

  • Zanon, additionally no stranger to world pageant, has participated at a couple of USA Hockey Women’s National Festivals and performed on two U18 World Championship groups.  

  • Coomey has held quite a lot of positions with USA Hockey, together with as a staff scout with america National Team right through the 2022 Beijing Olympics the place they gained the silver medal. 

  • Alongside Zanon and Janecke, junior goaltender Josie Bothun and senior defenseman Mallory Uihlein had been invited to the 2022 USA Women’s National Fesitval in Buffalo, N.Y. this previous August.  

PARKING 

NEXT UP 

  • The Nittany Lions head to Canton, N.Y. to tackle the No. 5 ranked Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs on impartial ice on Friday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. Penn State will then face off in opposition to St. Lawrence at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 to proceed their non-conference time table.  

Get all of the most recent updates on Penn State girls’s ice hockey via following @PennStateWHKY on Twitter, “liking” the Penn State Women’s Ice Hockey web page on Facebook and following @pennstatewhky on Instagram.  

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