Penn State and Neumann head outdoors to play in Philadelphia

The Penn State ACHA team will head outdoors to Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, to play Division III Neumann.

Game time is set for 8 p.m. at the home of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Penn State is in its last year competing at the club level and is the top-ranked team in the ACHA. Neumann is ranked No. 15 in this week’s USCHO.com Division III Men’s Poll.

“Many of my fondest memories of growing up playing hockey come from playing outdoors,” said PSU head coach Guy Gadowsky in a news release. “There is something really special about the feel of the air and the sound of the ice.It will be an unforgettable experience for o ur entire team.”

General admission tickets are $10 each and are available here. Fans can enter ‘PSU’ or ‘NU’ when prompted for a promotion code.

In addition to the Penn State-Neumann matchup, the 43,000-seat stadium will host the fifth annual Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic between the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers on Jan. 2, as well as the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Phantoms and Hershey Bears for the third-ever AHL outdoor game four days later.

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