Monday, October 29, 2012

Three Stars: October 22-28

3. Men's Hockey Weekly Q & A - Vol. 3
Thursday Conversation: Shannon Yoxheimer
(The Daily Collegian)

I've mentioned before that I've been really impressed with the Collegian so far this year, and one reason why are these interviews that come out of the weekly media availability (unfortunately, the whole Ohio thing keeps me from making them). Here's the men's - with Casey Bailey, since it's not in the title - and women's versions from last week.

2. Shannon Yoxheimer CHA Player of the Week 10-22-12

Fact: Yox is a stone-cold sniper. Here's her CHA weekly award video, including all of her points from the Sacred Heart weekend.

Coming next week: Nicole Paniccia. Probably.

1. Pegula Ice Arena Construction Tour

Would've loved to have taken one of these of my own, but hey,'s Ben Jones made his name by hustling. So if I can't do it, I'm more than happy to defer to his work.

Best of the Rest

[Entry removed at the request of the PSU athletic department.]

Robotic Hockey Tournament: Students to compete against each other in robotics contest
(Union College Concordiensis)

Know what else is amazing? Robot hockey. And guess what? If you get to Schenectady, NY on January 11th when the Penn State women's team will be there, you get to see the Union finals during an intermission of the Nittany Lions-Dutchwomen game. The winner will then face the winner of a similar competition at RPI for all the nerd points.

Atlantic Hockey's come a long way in 10 years
(New England Hockey Journal)

Since Penn State is an honorary AHA team this year (13 games against eight of the 12 conference schools, with a 4-1-0 record so far) it seems appropriate to include a nice, fluffy piece celebrating the league's first decade.

Roos Top Assumption At Home

PSU wasn't the only ACHA Division 1 program from last year moving to NCAA status. Congratulations to the other, Canton, for winning their first home game as a DIII team, 6-3 over Assumption.

Among Neal Price's greatest accomplishments: this goal in the 1999 ACHA national championship game against Iowa State, his pair of goals in a 5-2 win over then-NCAA Division I Wayne State on November 27, 1999 (the reason I'm including this, since it's not completely obvious), and his joining Larry Hendry, Joe Battista, Alon Eizenman and Josh Brandwene as the only figures from Icers history mentioned in the 2012-2013 men's hockey program.

Four New Teams Join Men's Division 1 for 2013-2014

Penn State and Canton may have crossed over, but Colorado, Colorado State, Wayne State and Rochester College (which is apparently in Michigan, not to be confused with former Icers ICHL rival the University of Rochester in New York) have gotten the invite to ACHA D1 for next season.

WSU is a little bit of an interesting case as a school that dropped its two NCAA hockey programs in the last five years (the men after 2007-2008, the women after 2010-2011), just started an ACHA men's program this year, and now will be playing at the highest ACHA level next year.

Vanderbilt club hockey team to take on Division I opponent
(Inside Vandy)

Just because I think stuff like this is fascinating, Alabama-Huntsville will be hammering another SEC school with an ACHA D3 program on January 5th. Previously, the Chargers beat Alabama 12-1 and 10-0 on October 6th and 7th.


  1. They shouldn't put any seats in the student section. Just have terraces.
    Like English football grounds in the 70s or German stadiums today.

  2. Did Bama get a $ guarantee for their game with UAH?.... how about Vandy?... if so how much.