One Month to Go

(Originally posted September 12, 2012)

Penn State Hockey Family Rink Board
Penn State Hockey Family Rink Board
Last Club Game - Opening Face-off - PSU vs. Kent State - February 24, 2012
Last Club Game – Opening Face-off – PSU vs. Kent State – February 24, 2012

Today marks another milestone that we here at AlphaPup Photo have been anxiously awaiting – not for us, but for our good friends at Penn State Hockey!!  You see, both PSU’s men’s and women’s ice hockey teams start NCAA Division I varsity play in October and we couldn’t be more excited!!  (The women’s team kicks things off on 06-Oct-2012, while the men’s season starts on 12-Oct-2012.)

Surely you’re wondering why we love Penn State Hockey and why in the world is it being talked about on the AlphaPup photography blog?!  Sure, my husband and I are massive ice hockey fans and we watch all levels of play.  However, PSU’s hockey programs are more than just those of our beloved alma mater… Back in my college heyday, I spent 4 years doing play-by-play for the men’s hockey games on radio!  If spending that much time around a team doesn’t create a special bond with the school and the sport, I don’t know what does!

Even though it’s been – sadly – a long time since my radio days ended, my husband and I still follow the team and attend as many games as we can each season (which means, of course, I’m taking pictures at the games whenever possible).  We couldn’t be happier for everyone involved with the program – both past and present – that PSU is finally moving up to varsity competition.  And I can’t write an ounce more without offering our own personal thanks to Terry & Kim Pegula for their donation that made this dream come true for so many people!

We were fortunate enough to attend the last Nittany Lion Icers club-level game back in February 2012.  Camera in tow, I made sure to capture some key moments of that chapter of PSU hockey history as it closed (bottom picture) as they faced off against Kent State.  We will definitely be there on October 12th to capture the excitement as the men’s team takes to the ice for the first varsity ice hockey game played at Penn State since 1947!  I simply can’t wait to capture so many moments during this inaugural season and of the many seasons to come!!

Check back with us at AlphaPup Photography for new PSU hockey images as the fall and winter seasons move on because our PSU Athletics collection will definitely grow!

And be sure to follow PSU Hockey – both the men’s and women’s teams! – on Twitter & Facebook for the latest happenings.

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-JC

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