No. 14 Girls’s Hockey Opens 2022-23 Season In opposition to No. 2/3 Wisconsin

September 22, 2022

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The No. 14 Penn State girls’s hockey workforce begins its 2022-23 season with a two-game nonconference sequence versus No. 2/3 Wisconsin at Pegula Ice Enviornment on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22-23. 

FOLLOW THE ACTION 

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

Occasions: 7 p.m. | 7 p.m. 

Place: Pegula Ice Enviornment 

Tickets: Ticketmaster 

B1G+ Stream ($): Sport 1 | Sport 2 

Stay Stats: Sport 1 & 2 

Sport Notes: Penn State Sport Notes 

Promotions: 800 Sturdy and Rooster Basket Giveaway 

THIS WEEK’S MATCHUP 

  • This marks the primary time the Nittany Lions will play Wisconsin in Pegula Ice Enviornment. Penn State is trying to find its first win towards the Badgers, as they maintain the 2-0-0 report. 

  • It’s the first matchup towards Wisconsin for the reason that 2019-20 season.  

  • That is the sixth time that Penn State will open their season towards a nationally ranked opponent.  

SCOUTING THE BADGERS 

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

  • Earned the No. 2 spot within the USA At this time/USA Hockey Journal Nationwide Ballot and No. 3 per 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 return Cami Kronish who made 10 appearances with three begins in 2021-22 registering a 2-1-0 report with a .961 save share.  

  • Wisconsin’s Caroline Harvey was named WCHA Preseason Rookie of the 12 months.   

PRESEASON PRESTIGE 

  • Ranked No. 14 within the nation by USCHO.com. That is the second straight yr that Penn State has earned a top-15 preseason rating.  

  • Tied for the No. 14 spot within the USA At this time/USA Hockey Journal Nationwide Ballot. 

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

  • Freshman ahead Tessa Janecke was named Preseason Rookie of the 12 months. 

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

  • In an exhibition matchup versus convention opponent RIT, the Nittany Lions defeated the Tigers 3-0, with assist from aim scorers Kiara Zanon, Tessa Janecke, and Izzy Heminger. Penn State goaltenders Josie Bothun, Annie Spring, and Katie DeSa mixed 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 maintain spots on Penn State’s all-time factors by defensemen checklist.  

  • Uihlein earned her second All-CHA First workforce nomination after the 2021-22 season.  

  • Garcia was featured on the All-CHA Rookie workforce after a dominant first yr with the Nittany Lions.  

  • In 33 video games performed final season, Lobdell secured the blue line and earned a +11 score or larger in each look.  

  • The Nittany Lions add freshmen Leah Stecker and Kendall Butze to their blueline for the upcoming season.  

A-TO-ZANON 

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

  • Zanon at present holds seventh place on the all-time targets scored checklist (23), is sixth in all-time factors scored (69), and is tied for fifth in game-winning targets (6).  

BRICK WALL BOTHUN  

  • Junior goaltender Josie Bothun set a faculty report with 18 wins and 9 shutouts final 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 12 months in 2020-21, Bothun adopted that up with an HCA Nationwide Goaltender of the 12 months semifinalist nomination in 2021-22. 

REPPIN’ TEAM USA 

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

  • Kiara Zanon and Tessa Janecke headlined the 2022 USA Collegiate Choose Staff with affiliate head coach Allison Coomey main the best way.  

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

  • Zanon, additionally no stranger to worldwide competitors, has participated at a number of USA Hockey Girls’s Nationwide Festivals and performed on two U18 World Championship groups.  

  • Coomey has held numerous positions with USA Hockey, together with as a workforce scout with the USA Nationwide Staff through the 2022 Beijing Olympics the place they received the silver medal. 

  • Alongside Zanon and Janecke, junior goaltender Josie Bothun and senior defenseman Mallory Uihlein had been invited to the 2022 USA Girls’s Nationwide 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 towards St. Lawrence at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 to proceed their non-conference schedule.  

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