Nov. 6, 2012
This Week Air Force (2-3-3 overall and 2-1-1 AHA) steps out of conference this week for a two-game series against Penn State (5-2-0), Nov. 9-10, at the Greenburg Ice Pavilion in State College, Pa. Faceoff is at 7:35 p.m. ET each night.
The Coach Head coach Frank Serratore is in his 16th season at Air Force with a record of 257-253-54 record (564 games). He is the winningest coach in the history of Air Force hockey, having led Air Force to five AHA championships and five NCAA Tournaments in the last six years. In his 20th season as a collegiate head coach, he has an overall record of 306-345-63 (714 games).
Scouting the Nittany Lions Penn State is 5-2 overall. PSU has won four straight, including road wins at RIT, Army and Sacred Heart. Freshman David Glen leads the team with five goals and nine points in seven games Freshmen P.J. Musico and Matthew Skoff have split time in the net. Musico has a .938 saves percentage with a 2.00 GAA and a 4-0 record. Skoff has a .900 saves percentage with a 2.61 GAA and a 1-2 record.
About Penn State hockey Penn State is in its first season of Division I hockey and is competing this season as an independent. Beginning in the 2013-14 season, the Nittany Lions will be in the new Big 10 hockey conference with Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Wisconsin. The Nittany Lions fielded a varsity hockey team for five seasons in the 1940s (1940-44, 46-47). Penn State established a club team in 1971-72, winning seven ACHA National Championships. PSU has 14 freshmen and six sophomores among the 27-man roster. The Nittany Lions have five transfers on the roster, including Taylor Holstrom, who transferred from Mercyhurst. He was the AHA Rookie of the Year in 2010-11 as he had 33 points. Guy Gadowsky, a 1989 Colorado College grad, is the Nittany Lions head coach. He comes to Happy Valley after seven years as the head coach at Princeton.
Series vs. the Nittany Lions Air Force and Penn State meet for the first time ever.