Penn State hockey team to play in Pittsburgh; alumni reception planned

There will be a hockey night in Pittsburgh after all. With the NHL operating under lockout conditions, Penn State fills the void with its participation in the Three Rivers Classic slated for Dec. 28 and 29, at the Consol Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Nittany Lions, in their inaugural season, open the tournament at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 28 against Robert Morris University. Ohio State University faces the University of Miami at 7:30 p.m. in the second game. The two winners meet in the championship game at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29. The consolation game is set for 4:30 p.m. Dec. 29. Also, an alumni reception is in the planning stages for Dec. 29. Additional details will be available at a later date.

Penn State receptions are being planned for each day of the tournament. A post-game Meet the Lions event is set for the Penn State game on Friday. Penn Staters will have the opportunity to meet head coach Guy Gadowsky and his players.

Tournament tickets range from $25-$55 for the two-day packages and $12.50-$35 for single games. Sections 113-117 have been set aside as reserved seating for Penn State alumni and friends.

For tickets and more information, contact Scott Black, group sales manager, at 412-804-7904 or


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Last Updated December 06, 2012