UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.– The No. 12/12 Penn State women’s ice hockey team heads to Las Vegas to play in the Henderson Collegiate Hockey Showcase on Friday. The Nittany Lions open play against No. 3/3 ranked Minnesota at 7 p.m. ET.
FOLLOW THE ACTION
Dates: Friday, Nov. 25 | Saturday, Nov. 26
Times: 7 p.m. ET | TBD
Place: Lifeguard Arena
Game Notes: Penn State Game Notes (PDF)
- This will be the fourth time Minnesota and Penn State have met with the Golden Gophers leading the series 3-0. The last time they faced each other came on Oct. 2, 2015, where Penn State fell 5-0.
SCOUTING THE GOLDEN GOPHERS
- Minnesota has eight players on the team that have scored at least five goals this season. Meanwhile, two have recorded double-digit assists.
- The Golden Gophers
TIP OF THE HAT (TRICK)
- Senior forward Courtney Correia is the third Nittany Lion in program history to record multiple hat tricks in a season.
- She’s tallied two so far that both came in October against St. Lawrence and Lindenwood.
- On the season, Correia tallies seven goals and seven assists for 14 points.
1500 AND COUNTING
- Junior goalie Josie Bothun hit the 1500 career save mark in Friday’s match up against Yale.
- She currently tallies 1534 in her career. Bothun is the fourth goalie in program history to hit the 1500 mark.
- The Wyoming, Minn. native has tallied 395 saves so far this season.
- She sits tied for fifth in the nation in total saves.
WALLIN IS ALWAYS A PLUS
- Junior Olivia Wallin leads the team in +/- which is +13 on the year.
- She ranks tied for 28th in the nation in that category.
- This season, Wallin has tallied five goals alongside eight assists and sits tied for third on the team in points with 13.
- Penn State continues to dominate the face-off circle.
- On the season, Penn State tallies a face-off win percentage of 54.9% which ranks seventh in the nation.
- Leading the charge is freshman Tessa Janecke as she has won 193 face-offs.
SITTING ON TOP OF THE POLLS
- Penn State has been ranked in the top 15 in the USA Today/USA Hockey national polls for nine of the ten weeks this year.
- The Nittany Lions dropped one slot in USCHO poll from #11 to #12.
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