One of the big games featured on TSN this weekend was Penn State hosting Michigan State. Michigan State has a long and storied history in the NCAA ice hockey world. Penn State, on the other hand, has a long and storied history, but most of it comes from the football program. However, both programs feature beautiful uniforms, and I'm happy to report that Penn State's newest alternate uniform carries on that tradition!
The game televised on Saturday, though, was a great game. I expected Michigan State to bring their A-game out after winning 3-2 in a shootout the night before, but it was Penn State in their snazzy uniforms who stole the show and put on an offensive display for their fans. Casey Bailey put Penn State up 1-0 just 1:11 into the game before goals by Villiam Haag on the power-play and Michael Ferrantino sent Michigan State into the intermission with the 2-1 lead.
From there, though, it was all Penn State. Second period goals by Nate Jensen and David Goodwin gave PSU the 3-2 lead after 40 minutes, and Taylor Holstrom and Casey Bailey's second of the game capped off a 5-2 PSU victory over MSU. PSU improved their record against MSU to 2-4-2 all-time against the Spartans with the victory, so maybe the new uniforms bring a little added confidence and luck to the Nittany Lions? Either way, PSU captured four of six possible points this weekend!
You can add a Nittany Lion alternate uniform to my "Want" list. They're beautiful, and I'd be proud to wear the Nittany Lion if I was wearing this jersey!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!