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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Penn State freshman Natalie Heising was named the CHA Player of the Week, after Penn State's sweep of RIT this weekend. This is Heising's third conference award this season, after being named last week's CHA Rookie of the Week, and October's CHA Rookie of the Month.

    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-...120417aaa.html

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Penn State coaches talk about all the OT and ties in the first half of this season:

    http://www.collegian.psu.edu/sports/...10c45026f.html

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Since hockey news is going to be slim-to-none until January, I thought I'd post this Jeff Kampersal video that showed up today on the official women's hockey Twitter feed. It's from something called "Nittany Lions Roar", whoever that is (never heard of it before today). Anyway, it's a video:

    https://twitter.com/PennStateWHKY/st...58164399194112

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    A few of the Penn State women's hockey players talk some smack about another skill they have:

    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/942095769112334338

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Penn State women's hockey video, "All Access: Episode Two":

    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/943562765527953408

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Quote Originally Posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Penn State women's hockey video, "All Access: Episode Two":

    https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/943562765527953408
    Very well done. Good luck the rest of the way!
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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Finally, the holiday break is over - Penn State faces Ohio State next Friday and Saturday in a tough non-conference road series in Columbus.

    In their last outings, Penn State swept RIT on the road in Rochester, and Ohio State earned a split on the road at Mercyhurst. In both of Ohio State's series against CHA opponents this season (vs. Robert Morris and Mercyhurst, both on the road), Ohio State has come away with a split. They are unbeaten at home, so Penn State has some work ahead of them.

    Is Ohio State beatable for Penn State? Like anyone else, yes they are. Ohio State started the season on a roll, but cooled off as the holiday break got closer. In their last four series before the break, they lost a game each to Bemidji State, Robert Morris, and Mercyhurst, and St. Cloud State played them to two ties. Yes, St. Cloud State. In Columbus.

    It should be a good series for Penn State, and a good test of where they are in this first season with Jeff Kampersal behind the bench. It's Penn State's final non-conference series of the season (until they win the CHA tournament and start plowing their way through the national tournament, of course), but they do play a one-and-done against Princeton on January 30 at Penn State, and you know Kampersal is drooling to get that game started.

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    Penn State freshman forward Natalie Heising (Maple Grove, MN) was named the CHA Rookie of the Month today, her second Rookie of the Month award for 2017-18. Heising has also previously won Rookie of the Week and Player of the Week conference awards this season.

    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-...010318aaa.html

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Quote Originally Posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Penn State freshman forward Natalie Heising (Maple Grove, MN) was named the CHA Rookie of the Month today, her second Rookie of the Month award for 2017-18. Heising has also previously won Rookie of the Week and Player of the Week conference awards this season.

    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-...010318aaa.html
    Would seem to be a promising candidate for the 2022 Olympic Team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Penn State freshman forward Natalie Heising (Maple Grove, MN) was named the CHA Rookie of the Month today, her second Rookie of the Month award for 2017-18. Heising has also previously won Rookie of the Week and Player of the Week conference awards this season.

    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-...010318aaa.html
    Saw her vs. Clarkson earlier this season. She looks like a good one, but she can't do it alone.

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Quote Originally Posted by D2D View Post
    Would seem to be a promising candidate for the 2022 Olympic Team.
    I agree completely, and I'm glad there isn't another Olympics until then, after she's graduated!

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Saw her vs. Clarkson earlier this season. She looks like a good one, but she can't do it alone.
    Natalie Heising definitely isn't doing it alone for Penn State this season. Among the freshmen, she's just finding her groove a little sooner, but even among the freshmen there are other talented players starting to open things up. Heising and sophomore Brooke Madsen are only a point apart, but after that the scoring spreads out among a nice even spread of players.

    There aren't one or two forwards basically carrying the team offensively anymore, and that's great news for Penn State. As much fun as it was to watch Laura Bowman and Amy Petersen, there wasn't enough behind them to make much of an impact. That's not the case this season.

    By CHA tournament time, this is going to be a fun team to watch. I'm not a fan of the one-and-done tournament, where anyone can have an off night, but I can't wait to see where this team is at by the end of the regular season. Jeff Kampersal has really made an impact on this program in a very short time. The record may not be glowing right now, but the changes in the program and style of play are huge.

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Quote Originally Posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Penn State freshman Natalie Heising was named the CHA Player of the Week, after Penn State's sweep of RIT this weekend. This is Heising's third conference award this season, after being named last week's CHA Rookie of the Week, and October's CHA Rookie of the Month.

    http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/w-...120417aaa.html
    How did Frosty let this one slip away?

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Penn State beat #6 Ohio State 5-1 in Columbus tonight, led by two goals from freshman Katie Rankin.

    Ohio State, down by a score of 3-1, pulled their goalie with 3:03 left in the game, and Penn State senior Aly Hardy scored 14 seconds later to make it 4-1. Just over a minute later, with Ohio State's goalie back in net, senior Christi Vetter scored to make it 5-1.

    Four players scored for Penn State tonight, and none of them were named Natalie Heising.

    Ohio State led the shot count 32-21, according to Game Tracker, and Penn State took five penalties to Ohio State's three. Game time tomorrow is 3:00 (ET).
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    Came over to check if Heising scored. Wow! What a step forward for Penn State. I love watching CHA teams win out of conference. I see Kampersal got a shout out from the AD on twitter for the win. The Big Ten is so fun... I wonder if he would have got a reaction for beating a lesser known, but bigger hockey school, hahaha. Will have to wait and see.

    Big test today: will the girls be satisfied with a step forward, or will they fight to make a huge statement and get the sweep? A sweep would be more fun, but too often in these situations last night’s winner comes out flat, while the last night’s loser comes out playing like everything is on the line. Interested to see this one play out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay View Post
    Came over to check if Heising scored.
    Heising didn't score any goals, but she was credited with an assist. Fellow freshman Katie Rankin, who scored two goals, was due for the kind of game she had last night - like the rest of the team this year, she works her tail off from start to finish. Any team that thinks they can just shut Heising down and walk away with a win is mistaken.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay View Post
    Big test today: will the girls be satisfied with a step forward, or will they fight to make a huge statement and get the sweep? A sweep would be more fun, but too often in these situations last night’s winner comes out flat, while the last night’s loser comes out playing like everything is on the line. Interested to see this one play out.
    That's something Penn State has really improved on this year: coming out for game two as hard as they do for game one. Up until Jeff Kampersal took over, you could pretty much count on watching two different Penn State teams in a weekend. The improvements Kampersal has made in this program aren't reflected in the current win/loss record (and all the OTs and ties). They play a completely different game - they're much more aggressive, they play hard at both ends of the ice, and now they're starting to find their scoring touch, too.

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    Ohio State (going by the game tracker) completely handled Penn State today and won 2-0, including a goal on a penalty shot. As I write this, the game tracker has been stuck with 33 seconds left in the game for almost ten minutes, and it shows Ohio State outshooting Penn State 41-24 at that point. Not having seen the game I can't guess how things looked, but on stats it doesn't look good for Penn State in this game. Time to come home, regroup, and get ready to hit the road again against Lindenwood next weekend.

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Quote Originally Posted by ZedLeppelin View Post
    Ohio State (going by the game tracker) completely handled Penn State today and won 2-0, including a goal on a penalty shot. As I write this, the game tracker has been stuck with 33 seconds left in the game for almost ten minutes, and it shows Ohio State outshooting Penn State 41-24 at that point.
    Nothing unusual happened with 33 seconds left in the game. Gotta believe the GameTracker issue was a technical glitch. BTW, 41-24 was the final shot count.

    Not having seen the game I can't guess how things looked, but on stats it doesn't look good for Penn State in this game. Time to come home, regroup, and get ready to hit the road again against Lindenwood next weekend.
    Au contraire, the Nittany Lions looked good on the ice. As noted in my 3 Stars post, PSU was a very tough out today. I won't repeat all the details here; see the write-up in the WCHA League thread.

    Overall, it was a fun, competitive series. As far as I'm concerned, the Ohio State/Penn State series should be on the schedule every year, without exception. Heck, we could even create a traveling trophy. These should be rivalry games.

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    Nobody (except Penn State fans) was picking Penn State to win either game against a ranked Ohio State, especially with the series being in Columbus, so to win the first game as strongly as they did was impressive. The fact that Penn State scored five goals by players other than Natalie Heising showed the depth on this team, too. There are a lot of players who get overlooked when the focus is on the top scorer. Sophomore Brooke Madsen always generates a ton of offense, as she did last year, and freshman Katie Rankin is right behind them and finding her groove, as she showed in game one. Those are the top three, but the scoring gets spread out beyond them, too. That's a good thing for a team that lost the offensive production of Laura Bowman and Amy Petersen to graduation after last season.

    Penn State made Ohio State play like a ranked team to win game two. Game one was like poking a sleeping bear, but it was good to see Penn State poke it anyway. In game two, either Penn State had an off day or Ohio State was really steamed about game one - probably a little of the "off day" and a whole lot of the "steamed". In any case, Ohio State had to play like a ranked team to beat Penn State, and that's a good sign of the things Jeff Kampersal has done with this program in such a short time. Lindenwood is next, and they just took down a ranked St. Lawrence team, so that should be another good hard series for Penn State.

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    Re: 2017-18 Penn State Women's Hockey - There's A New Sheriff In Town

    Senior goalie Hannah Ehresmann was named the CHA Goalie of the Week for the third time this season, and freshman forward Katie Rankin was named the CHA Rookie of the Week, her first conference award. Rankin is the third Penn State freshman to be named Rookie of the Week in the 2017-18 season.

    http://chawomenshockey.com/news/2018...s-of-2018.aspx

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    Lindenwood is next for Penn State on the road this weekend, but they are a confusing team to scout so far this season. Teams they should have swept didn't get swept, and teams that should have swept them haven't swept them. In CHA play, they were able to split with Mercyhurst and Syracuse, but they didn't sweep RIT. They split with a ranked St. Lawrence team, but they've gone 1-2-1 against a Mankato team that is 3-18-1.

    I know next to nothing about Lindenwood, and looking at the names on their scoring chart doesn't ring any bells, but their top scorer (Taylor Girard) is nine points ahead of their number two scorer, so she's going to be one to tie up. The rest of their scoring spreads out to a lot of players, so checking Girard can't be the only priority. Both teams are basically even on the penalty kill, but Lindenwood's power play is better than Penn State. Penn State and Lindenwood are the two least penalized teams in the CHA.

    Both of Lindenwood's goalies are allowing just over three goals per game, both of Penn State's goalies are allowing less than two, so Penn State should make the front of the net a nightmare for whoever Lindenwood puts between the pipes.

    Lindenwood is always physical, so it should be a good hard weekend for both teams.

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