Penn State Hockey Ranked No. 1 in Big Ten Preseason Coaches Poll

By Nick Polak on September 30, 2019 at 5:24 pm
Penn State defenseman Cole Hults (2) controls the puck during the game against No. 13 Princeton at Pegula Ice Arena on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.
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They may have ended up 13th, behind both Notre Dame (No. 9) and Ohio State (No.12) when the first USCHO Poll was released earlier today, but the Nittany Lions garnered a much more favorable position among the people who matter most. On Monday, it was announced that Penn State is ranked by the coaches as the No. 1 team in the Big Ten.

Penn State returns a whopping 82% of its offensive production from a season ago, and said offense is expected to lead the team back to the Big Ten Championship and a return trip to the NCAA Tournament berth in the spring.

Penn State is set to open the regular season against Sacred Heart in Pegula Ice Arena on Friday, October 11.

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