First up for the Icers will be a faceoff in round one against No. 15 West Chester Thursday at 1:00 p.m. The Icers dominated West Chester in a two-game series in October, winning both games by a combined score of 15-5. The winner will face the winner of a 7:00 p.m. contest between Robert Morris and Arizona State to advance to the final four.
Last year's ACHA champion, Ohio, enters the tournament as the number three seed, while Illinois is seeded fourth.
This year, for the first time, the tournament is being held in single-elimination bracket form rather than the round-robin format used in previous years. All Penn State Icers games can be heard via webcast at www.fightonstate.com.