Women’s hockey prepares for battle against Syracuse


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pennsylvania. –The Penn State women’s hockey team wraps up its four home games at Pegula Ice Arena with another crucial CHA series against Syracuse this Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4-5.

FOLLOW THE ACTION
Syracuse (11-9-5, 9-3-0 CHA) vs. Penn State (14-8-3, 7-2-1 CHA)

Dates: Friday February 4 | Saturday February 5
Times: 6 p.m. | 2 p.m.
Location: Pegula Ice Rink
B1G+: Games 1 & 2
Live statistics: matches 1 and 2
Game Notes: Penn State Game Notes
Promotions: Hockey is for everyone on Saturday, January 27 with the last post-game skate of the season

PARKING NOTICE
Please note that with the wrestling double meet at the Bryce Jordan Center also taking place on Friday, there will be additional traffic in the West Stadium and East Jordan parking lots. Prepaid parking on the ParkMobile app is strongly encouraged for fans planning to attend.

All Penn State Athletics non-football related events will require a valid permit or payment of applicable parking fees for campus grounds. Free parking will no longer be granted to pass holders.

Fans with a valid Penn State University park parking permit will be permitted free parking at non-football sporting events in accordance with Transportation Services parking and access policies.

Fans without a permit are encouraged to pre-pay for event parking at a discounted rate through ParkMobile – https://psu.parkmobile.io/. Prepayment is available until 11:59 p.m. the day before each event. Season passes will be available for general parking for most sports, and information on VIP parking options available for certain events will be released at a later date.

Please visit the 2021-22 Women’s Hockey parking page for more information.

CHA’S BEST TEAMS ARE GOING AT IT… AGAIN
Just a week after facing the then CHA-leading Mercyhurst Lakers, the Nittany Lions and Orange face off in their second series this season after splitting an away series in November 2021. The game features the two top teams in the CHA standings, both of which are tied with earned percentage of 0.750 league points.

The Nittany Lions have seen Syracuse 41 times in their history, and although the Orange have had the best PSU in the all-time series (29-5-7), the game has been extremely close since January 2020. In their last nine matchups, the two programs have split 4-4-1, including a split at Syracuse earlier this season on Nov. 19-20.

Three of the last nine meetings of the series have gone to overtime. Penn State won two of those games, including a 1-0 battle on Nov. 19 that saw Nathalie Heising net the winner of the match in the extra period.

A LOT ON THE LINE
While the Nittany Lions will have two more CHA games to wrap up the regular season against RIT on Feb. 18-19, this weekend’s series against the Orange has major implications for the CHA tournament host. The league’s first seed will host the post-season tournament Feb. 24-26.

Learn more about what the Nittany Lions have to say about their recent play in this week’s feature: Successful weekend leads PSU to another tough conference game

IMPORTANT FIGURES
9 Josie Bothun won 9 CHA awards this season. She has won 6 CHA Goalie of the Week awards after winning one last week, to go along with three Goaltenders of the Month after winning one for January.

34Nathalie Heising added another career accolade after breaking the single-season points record in Saturday’s game, now totaling 34 points with five regular-season games remaining.

5Mallory Uihlein ranks fifth all-time among Penn State defensemen with 33 career points as it continues its stellar 2021-22 season. She has a career-high six goals and 13 points this season after her multi-goal opener last Saturday against Mercyhurst.

Get all the latest updates on Penn State women’s ice hockey by following @PennStateWHKY on Twitter, “like” the Penn State Women’s Ice Hockey Page on Facebook, and following @pennstatewhky on Instagram.

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