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  • mar7967
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post


    I wonder why Penn State's Covid testing requirements are more strict than the other CHA schools. I know Penn State has seen a very predictable Covid spike since classes started, so maybe they're just being extra careful.
    I assume it's across the board at Penn State to meet Big10 rules, which are likely more strict. Syracuse has different requirements too...

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Penn State comes away with the win by a score of 2-1 in a game that never slowed down. Penn State led the shots on goal 41-22. Neither team scored on the powerplay. Penn State is now 3-0 on the season, with three more games against Syracuse before the holiday break.

    Takeaways: this Penn State team today was something different. They've had teams before that would show a period or two of pressure, but usually mixed with an off period of slower "keep away" hockey - not this team. They pressured Syracuse for 60 full minutes and were on the offensive for the entire game. Jeff Kampersal got himself a really talented freshman class who is all go, all game, every shift. I really like defender Lyndie Lobdell - she's a good defender, and very ready to jump into the offense, too. Kiara Zanon seems to always make the first defender miss her on her way into the offensive zone - she's a good one, for sure. Everyone watches for Natalie Heising to run the offense, but these freshmen are kind of taking it over. That's not a bad thing so far.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Penn State is up on Syracuse 2-1 after two periods on a late goal from freshman Kiara Zanon. Penn State was called for one penalty and Syracuse was called for two, with neither team scoring on the powerplay. Penn State leads the shots on goal by 27-17 on another high-flying period. I know it's still early in the season (such as it is), but this is a different Penn State team - faster than any Penn State team I've seen.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Penn State and Syracuse are tied 1-1 after the first period. Penn State's goal came from freshman Olivia Wallin in her first game for Penn State. Shots on goal are 15-13 for Syracuse, and there were no penalties in the first period. This game has been 100 MPH from the opening faceoff...wow. Josie Bothun has made some great saves for Penn State and kept this one close, but Penn State has made the Syracuse goalie work just as hard. Freshman defender Lyndie Lobdell is a workhorse...one end to the other she's in on the play, she's a fast skater, and she's a very good puck handler. The pace of this one is crazy, and we'll see if both teams can keep this up.

    EDIT: On the lineup sheet, Jenna Brenneman is listed as a scratch, so she must have either reinjured herself or her old injury just hasn't healed as well as expected. Does Penn State have a sixth-year senior in its future?
    Last edited by ZedLeppelin; 12-05-2020, 02:45 PM.

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  • Reddington
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    I have no idea on RIT, it looks like they had a number of players transfer including Hunter Barnett, who I thought was one of RIT's best players. She is now at Providence. You will find out soon enough on PSU.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Originally posted by Reddington View Post
    Just checked, Syracuse graduated 8 Srs last year. And they just pounded RIT 7-1. Syracuse always seems to play PSU tough if not own them, but PSU did win one last year. Both teams seem vastly different.
    I just looked at the Syracuse roster, too, and I sure don't recognize many names now...maybe three or four of them. They hammered RIT, but I put that in about the same boat as Penn State sweeping Lindenwood. Nice for a season opener, but not really a test of the program. Syracuse is going to test Penn State, for sure.

    Just a reminder for today and tomorrow - $9.95 for a school pass to watch both games on BTN+ (https://www.btnplus.com/secure/subsc...NTHLYPENNSTATE). It would cost $5.00 a game to watch live at Pegula, so this stream isn't a bad deal.

    Originally posted by mar7967 View Post
    Not sure if this has been shared publicly before, as I haven't seen it, but here is the CHA return to play plan: https://ritathletics.com/documents/2...21.pdf?id=4299
    I wonder why Penn State's Covid testing requirements are more strict than the other CHA schools. I know Penn State has seen a very predictable Covid spike since classes started, so maybe they're just being extra careful.

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  • mar7967
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    Not sure if this has been shared publicly before, as I haven't seen it, but here is the CHA return to play plan: https://ritathletics.com/documents/2...21.pdf?id=4299

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  • Reddington
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    Just checked, Syracuse graduated 8 Srs last year. And they just pounded RIT 7-1. Syracuse always seems to play PSU tough if not own them, but PSU did win one last year. Both teams seem vastly different.

    Any games this year is a plus. I know a lot of players, both genders,who have given up playing hockey at the D3 level.

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  • zambonidriver
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    A little background on Brynes .Yes she was committed to Brown but because of the funky way the Ivy's decided to go to school moved to Penn State. She was not on Kampersalls radar but was persuaded to email JK by one of her teammates because most of the Canadians on the team opted out. The second phase of the schedule will be announced over the holidays.
    Got the word yesterday that the players will have to be back on campus on Jan 31. Originally they were supposed to be back Jan 3. They are going to try to get going earlier after the Holidays. The rumor from the girls is that there might be some crossover with Hockey East depending on Vaccine and testing. All the athletes are testing daily. With the new CDC requirements of quarantine 7 days with testing a semi full schedule seems possible. Of course this is all fluid

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  • Reddington
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    Checked out the Byrnes girl and she was committed at Brown. I thought it was a bit of a stretch to be a true walk on without any D1 interest. JK has a history of knowing the ins and outs of IVY league recruiting and obtained Fidler from Harvard and now Byrnes from Brown.


    ​​​​​​The good thing about Lion Vision is that it is free, the bad news is at least for me I have trouble rewinding. (Can't do it at all).

    The team looks faster overall, but smaller and I'm interested to see how it works out in the smashmouth CHA. Evidently PSU will not have the option of playing out of conference this year. Under JK, the team seems to play better out of conference.


    The girl that is Now going to Minnesota who was supposed to goto PSU next year is at Edina which is the school that produced Slattery, Fidler and Uihlien. Hmmm.


    I'm not sure what happened to the rest of the roster, but you have to dance with who you came to the dance with.
    Last edited by Reddington; 12-04-2020, 09:57 AM.

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  • ZedLeppelin
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    Penn State's final scheduled home series is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, against Syracuse. Both games are at 2:00 Eastern. They play Syracuse again the following weekend at Syracuse.

    This weekend has BTN+ broadcasting the games at Penn State, and the best (cheapest) streaming package is a monthly school pass for $9.95:

    https://www.btnplus.com/secure/subsc...NTHLYPENNSTATE

    That won't get you the Syracuse series the following weekend, too, but it's the cheapest way to watch this weekend at Penn State. There is nothing scheduled for the CHA after the holidays, so this may be the final Penn State home series of this shortened season.

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  • ARM
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    Originally posted by phillydog View Post
    It would seem to me that you would want the two of them next to one another discussing and analyzing the play of the opponent goalie and picking up anything that may help our shooters.
    In normal times, the backup goalies for most teams have door duty and spend more energy cheerleading for their teammates than anything else.

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  • zambonidriver
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    Partly covid protocol and partly comfort.

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  • phillydog
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    In Monday's game, against Lindenwood, Penn State had a total of 13 skaters and 3 goalies. The backup goalie on the bench was Annie Spring. Strangely, I noticed that Cam Leonard, was dressed and (basically) seated in the stands next to the bench instead of being with the team on the bench. Is there a reason that both Annie and Cam were not seated next to one another on the bench? Overcrowding on the bench? Some obscure NCAA rule that says you can't have two backup goalies in the bench area? It would seem to me that you would want the two of them next to one another discussing and analyzing the play of the opponent goalie and picking up anything that may help our shooters.

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  • mar7967
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    Originally posted by ZedLeppelin View Post

    I'm wondering if she left when RIT was saying they were canceling their winter sports, because she would've heard chatter about that before the rest of us did, so maybe that made her decide to bail for Lindenwood. Then RIT reversed itself and started a hockey season anyway...ugh. I'm just guessing, too.
    As of September when RIT updated their roster on the website, she wasn't on the roster that I saw. I also don't really imagine she'd switch mid-semester, but I don't really know.

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