During the prime time matchup between No. 7 Penn State and No. 16 Michigan Saturday night, Penn State hockey piggybacked off of the hype surrounding Beaver Stadium's chaotic White Out conditions to unveil their newest alternate jerseys for the 2019-20 season.
The most photogenic and frenzied show of unity, a symbolic showing of spirit and togetherness.— Penn State Mens Hockey (@PennStateMHKY) October 20, 2019
And, my goodness, are they clean.
In the spirit of "whiting out" entire arenas, the Nittany Lions will don all-white uniforms which mimic that of the football team's traditional all-white aways for the first time in program history. This will include white helmets, white jerseys, white gloves, white pants, and white socks. The reveal also gives a nice nod to former star running back Saquon Barkley, as senior forward Liam Folkes, who wears the No. 26, is the model featured in the video.
Recently, thanks to all the success of the growing program, Hockey Valley has been spoiled with multiple third jerseys, and the White Rush ones will be their third-ever alternate. They will debut these beauties on February 1, 2020 when the Notre Dame Fighting Irish come to town. This will likely end up being an important game with Big Ten standings implications, as the Irish, per usual, are a decent club once again this season.
There is also budding rivalry between these two programs, and the effect of the White Out inside Pegula Ice Arena will be poised to reach its boiling point in an already electric college environment. Picturing the Roar Zone dressed head-to-toe in white screaming at the top of their lungs with white shakers is a nightmare situation for opposing teams. An avalanche of sound will be waiting for Notre Dame's netminder. It's going to be wild.
Also, we don't want to take all the credit for this unveiling, but it's obvious that Penn State hockey got this idea from us. You're welcome, everyone.
Penn States home whites are already perfect, but if you swapped the blue pants for white pants for one night a year theyed be more perfecter.— Roar Lions Roar (@RLRblog) January 18, 2019