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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: April 11, 2017 08:44 AM
From: Representative Scott Conklin
To: All House members
Subject: Resolution congratulating PSU Men's Ice Hockey team for winning the Big Ten championship
In the near future, I plan to introduce a resolution congratulating the Penn State men’s ice hockey team on their first Big Ten Conference Tournament championship.

In only their fourth season competing at the Division I level, the Penn State men’s ice hockey team secured their first Big Ten Conference Tournament championship on March 18, 2017. Each season, Big Ten men’s ice hockey crowns both a regular season champion and a conference tournament champion, who is guaranteed an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Although they began the season amassing several wins, the team would finish the regular season with a conference record of 10-9-1. As a result, the Nittany Lions secured the fourth seed in the Big Ten Conference Tournament.

Unlike previous tournament champions, Penn State would be the first to win three consecutive games en route to a championship. In the first round of the tournament, Penn State defeated Michigan by a score of 4-1. Then in dramatic fashion, the Nittany Lions defeated regular season champions, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, in double overtime by a score of 4-3. Again, in dramatic fashion, the PSU men defeated the Wisconsin Badgers two goals to one in double overtime to secure their first championship. Led by head coach Guy Gadowsky, the PSU men’s hockey team continued their Cinderella season, which ended with a second-round loss to Denver (the eventual National Champions) in the NCAA ice hockey tournament.

Please join me in congratulating the Penn State men’s ice hockey team on their first Big Ten Conference Tournament championship.

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