Oct. 14, 2015
Match-up: Notre Dame at Penn State
Date & Time: Friday, Oct. 16 (7:00 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 (3:00 p.m.)
Site: University Park, Pa.
Arena: Pegula Ice Arena (5,782)
Live Streaming: www.gopsusports.com
Live Radio: New Country 99.9 FM
Live Audio: WatchND App (www.watchND.tv)
Radio/Audio Talent: Darin Pritchett
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All-Time Series: first meeting
THREE NOTES TO KNOW
AGAINST PENN STATE
— This weekend’s series will mark the first time Notre Dame and Penn State are meeting since Penn State became a NCAA Div. I program (2012-13).
— The Irish did play the Nittany Lions four times between the 1983-84 and 1984-85 seasons, with the Irish posting a 3-0-1 record in those four games.
— The last meetings in that stretch opened Notre Dame’s 1984-85 season (Nov. 2-3) and included an 8-2 win and a 10-3 win.
— Notre Dame is 1-4-0 in two seasons of play against the Big Ten (1-3-0 vs. Minnesota, 0-1-0 vs. Ohio State).
— The Irish are 23-22-2 in season-opening games, including a 4-6-0 mark under Head Coach Jeff Jackson.
— Friday’s game will mark the first time Notre Dame is opening a season away from Notre Dame, Indiana since the 2012 Ice Breaker Tournament in Kansas City, Missouri (neutral site wins over Maine and Nebraska Omaha).
— The last time the Irish had true back-to-back road games to open a season was in 2011 when the Irish split a weekend series at Minnesota Duluth.
PENN STATE AT A GLANCE
— The Nittany Lions opened the year with a 6-1 win at Canisius last Saturday (Oct. 10) and also skated to a 5-2 home exhibition win over Windsor (Oct. 4).
— In the win at Canisius, Curtis Loik and David Goodwin each had a goal and two assists, David Glen had two goals and Kenny Brooks had two assists to pace the offense.
— Penn State finished the game 2-for-3 on the power play, including power-play goals by Goodwin and Glen.
— In net, junior goaltender Eamon McAdam made 27 saves, yielding one power-play goal in the third period.
— McAdam (5-4-1, 3.13, .910) and senior Matthew Skoff (7-6-2, 2.81, .907) both return to the Nittany Lion net after playing significant minutes in 2014-15.
— McAdam was a third round New York Islanders draft pick in 2013 and he was also a teammate of Notre Dame goaltender Cal Petersen with the Waterloo Black Hawks from 2011-2013.
— The Nittany Lions went 13-2-3 last season at Pegula (an .806 winning percentage, which ranked second in NCAA Division I).
— by Dan Colleran, Athletics Communications Associate Director