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Penn State Men's Hockey Moves to No. 3

While much of the focus has been on PSU's football team winning the Big Ten, the Nittany Lion men's hockey squad advanced to No. 3 in the USCHO rankings thanks to a dominating double-header sweep of the Michigan Wolverines.

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Penn State men's hockey had a dominating weekend double header against Michigan. In the two games on Friday and Saturday, the Nittany Lions outscored the Wolverines 11-2, advancing PSU's overall overall season record to 13-1-1 while extending its unbeaten streak to 12-0-1, the best in the nation.

The two meetings against Michigan marked the 15th and 16th games in the all-time series, with the teams' all-time record now tied at 8-8-0 while Penn State now has a 5-2 record at home in Pegula Ice Arena.

For their efforts the USCHO poll advanced the Nittany Lions to No. 3, up from No. 7 in the previous rankings. This marks the first time the PSU squad has been ranked in the top five since joining Division 1 play five years ago. The Lions are currently behind Minnesota-Duluth and Denver.

PSU leads the Big Ten in the national rankings with Ohio State at No. 10 and Minnesota at No. 11.

Penn State is also currently ranked No. 2 in the Pairwise Rankings behind Minnesota-Duluth.

The Lions will resume Big Ten play after the new year with a double header against Ohio State on Friday, January 6 and Saturday, January 7. During the month off Coach Gadowsky says the focus of his players will be on academics and strength training. 

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