Quick Intro: Penn State Hockey
Penn State hockey is a collegiate hockey program that plays in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. Their colors are blue and white. They play on campus in the Penn State Ice Rink which is part of the Greenberg Sports Complex.
Penn State has a rich hockey history that spans back three decades. The 1971-72 season marked the first season Penn State established a hockey team. From there the team would establish a foundation of postseason success that is matched by few. The Nittany Lions won their first ACHA title in 1984. They would win the ACHA title again in 1990, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003. They would also earn a spot in the ACHA title games in 2004, 2005 and 2006 finishing as national runner up each time.
During their rich history Penn State has had 12 coaches which included; Morris Kurtz, Larry Hendry, Clayton John, Mark Horgas and Bob Hetteema. Jon Shellington would be the first to lead Penn State to the ACHA title in 1984. Joe Battista would have the longest span coaching the Nittany Lions from 1987 to 2006. They earned six titles under Battista. Scott Balboni took over the team in 2006 and led Penn State to 30 win seasons in each of his first three years.
The 2009-2010 campaign saw another successful season. Penn State finished the year with a 27-4 record which was good for second place in the ACHA Division One standings.
Source: Nittany Lion Icers