Hockey Valley

Letter to Penn State Hockey Alumni from Coach Gadowsky

April 27th, 2011

Photo by Jay Horgas
Penn State Hockey Alumni,

Just a quick note to say hello and introduce myself to you. I hope I get the chance to meet every one of you on campus in the near future.

I also want you to know how excited I am to join your Icer family. I've now spent a few full days with JoeBa so I just can't help but be jacked up about the program you have created and where it's going. I also want you to know I will do my very best to keep alive the traditions and championship standards that you created here. (I just found out recently that you have traditionally had one of the highest GPA's of any team at Penn State; what a great accolade and standard to set). I am totally committed to retaining the championship spirit and work ethic that is so obviously evident, as well as to "win with honor" which you have all already accomplished.

The transition to Division 1 will be challenging, and I hope that you will be patient with us early on in terms of wins and losses. However, know that we will be accountable from day one to uphold the great traditions and culture that you built.

As we recruit for Division I players please let me know if there is a great hockey player in your area with the academic credentials and character that you feel would fit with our program. And please come back to take a look at the plans for your new Pegula Ice Arena, say hi to everyone new and old in the Icer Family, and get caught up in the Penn State hockey spirit!

We are... Penn State!

Sincerely,
Guy Gadowsky
Head Coach
Penn State Men's Ice Hockey

2011-12 Stats (through Regular Season)
 Player GP G A PTS PIM
 J. Kirchhevel 27 19 36 55 10
 T. Olczyk 28 23 27 50 24
 T. Holstrom 21 12 22 34 18
 G. Saad 28 14 12 26 14
 B. Johnson 19 12 14 26 12
 N. Jensen 30 5 20 25 14
 M. McDonagh 29 10 14 24 30
 E. Steinour 27 9 15 24 6
 M. Longo 27 10 12 22 18
 K. Collins 29 8 14 22 16

 Goalie W L OTL SV% GAA
 PJ Musico 13 1 1 0.934 1.41
 M. Madrazo 12 1 0 0.907 1.90
2011-12 ACHA D1 Ranking #9 (2-15-2012)
Rank Team Record
1 Penn State 25-3-1
2 Delaware 30-2-1
3 Lindenwood 27-4-0
4 Arizona State 27-4-2
5 Liberty 21-7-5
6 Ohio 23-11-1
7 Minot State 24-5-2
8 Iowa State 26-8-5
9 Oklahoma 21-12-2
10 Robert Morris (IL) 25-6-1