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 tabbed #B1GHockey favorite by league coaches in 2019-20 Preseason Poll!! Barratt and Limoges earn first-team preseason recognition, Hults on second-team and Myllari an honorable mention!! #WeAre #HockeyValley— Penn State Mens Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) September 30, 2019
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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.