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  • Penn State's Tessa Janecke has been selected to participate in the 2023 USA Hockey Women's National Festival on August 7-13 in Lake Placid, N.Y:

    https://gopsusports.com/news/2023/7/...al-roster.aspx

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    • Penn State has posted the 2023-24 roster - unfortunately, no unannounced surprises on it:

      https://gopsusports.com/sports/womens-ice-hockey/roster

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      • No more unexpected losses though. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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        • Originally posted by Reddington View Post
          No more unexpected losses though.
          For sure - we don't need any more of those!

          Enjoy the rest of your summer!
          Thanks - you, too!

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          • The summer doldrums:. The new Swede is taller than the old Swede. The new girl must be 6'2. Good to see Newkirk working in Sweden in some capacity.
            ​​​​​​Lobdell received an invite to Lake Placid.

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            • Originally posted by Reddington View Post
              The summer doldrums:. The new Swede is taller than the old Swede. The new girl must be 6'2. Good to see Newkirk working in Sweden in some capacity.
              ​​​​​​Lobdell received an invite to Lake Placid.
              Johnsson is listed as 6'0 but she does look pretty tall next to Newkirk & Adolfsson! PSU press release for Lobdell's invite to Lake Placid: https://gopsusports.com/news/2023/7/...al-roster.aspx

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              • Penn State is looking for a new director of operations: https://www.psucollegian.com/omaha-h...1f9dbb0a2.html

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                • Ben Halford promoted from volunteer assistant coach to assistant coach -- he's the goaltending coach. https://gopsusports.com/news/2023/8/...ant-coach.aspx

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                  • Glad to see Halford's volunteering counted.

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                    • PSU hires Olivia Fox as director of hockey operations: https://gopsusports.com/news/2023/8/...perations.aspx

                      Most recently at BU (formerly Dartmouth & RIT). She played DIII hockey at Adrian.

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                      • Liked her resume. This seems to be a really good hire.

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                        • Any eyes in the sky on the transfers and or new players? Mercyhurst already played games in Sweden this summer and Robert Morris is back. It should be a nail biting type of year. Is the Swede playing offense or defense based on Kampersal's comment that she can play both? Janecke looks ready to take that big Sophomore step that PSU players seem to take. Gough, Bothun, Lobdell and Connelly are all seniors or super seniors and will be counted on significantly.

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                          • Originally posted by Reddington View Post
                            Any eyes in the sky on the transfers and or new players? Mercyhurst already played games in Sweden this summer and Robert Morris is back. It should be a nail biting type of year. Is the Swede playing offense or defense based on Kampersal's comment that she can play both? Janecke looks ready to take that big Sophomore step that PSU players seem to take. Gough, Bothun, Lobdell and Connelly are all seniors or super seniors and will be counted on significantly.
                            Defense: the incoming Swedish grad student (Alva Johnsson) is rostered as defense, and she's a big girl, so that should plug at least a bit of the defensive gap left by Ganagrosa, Hemminger, and Uihlein. I don't know a thing about her style of play, but I hope they teach her how CHA defense is played...a little "gritty"...*cough*. The other defensive grad student is the transfer from Colgate (Maggie MacEachern), so along with senior Lyndie Lobdell there will be some leadership on the blue line. The freshman defender from Austria (Karolina Hengelmuller) has a bunch of various U18 experience, and was on the Austrian national team from 2019-22, for what that's worth.

                            Offense: I'm really eager to see what Tessa Janecke does this season. As a freshman, she didn't have much trouble adjusting to D-1, and she played on the national team, too, so it will be interesting and fun to see how she progresses this year. Another forward I'm anxious to watch is incoming freshman Stella Retrum from Maple Grove, MN. She's supposed to be a hot shot, so we'll see how that plays out at the D-1 level. Incoming senior transfer Brianna Brooks played the last three seasons at UNH, but I haven't heard anything about her.

                            I am so happy to see Robert Morris back in action, too.

                            The transfers of Kiara Zanon and Olivia Wallin were hard to swallow at the time, but that's worn off over time now (for me, at least). I can't wait for this season to start!

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                            • Hopefully, the team will be able to find three lines that work like last year. It's nice to see all three goalies back. 7 d is going to be a challenge for the coaching staff.

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                              • Originally posted by Reddington View Post
                                Hopefully, the team will be able to find three lines that work like last year. It's nice to see all three goalies back. 7 d is going to be a challenge for the coaching staff.
                                I just took a look at the forwards, and I can't even start to put three lines together. I can't even finish a Tessa Janecke/Julie Gough line.

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