NCAA Division 1 newcomer Penn State will join Robert Morris, Ohio State and Miami (O.) in the first annual Pittsburgh College Hockey Invitational Dec. 28 and 29 at CONSOL Energy Center.
The inaugural event comes during a special year for college hockey in Pittsburgh, as CONSOL Energy Center also will host the NCAA Frozen Four in April.
“We think the Invitational is another great step forward for college hockey in Pittsburgh,” said Jay Roberts, general manager of CONSOL Energy Center for SMG. “We’ve done well with Robert Morris games here at CONSOL Energy Center the past few years, and now with Penn State entering NCAA Division 1 hockey, we thought it was a perfect opportunity to build an annual event around those two programs.”
The tournament format and information about ticket sales will be announced at a later date.
“We are very excited about this new tournament and the opportunity to host it at CONSOL Energy Center,” said Robert Morris Head Men’s Hockey Coach Derek Schooley. “The Pittsburgh College Hockey Invitational will be a great showcase for our sport as well as a tremendous warm-up for the 2013 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four in April.
“We are grateful to both the Pittsburgh Penguins and CONSOL Energy Center, and we look forward to a successful partnership throughout next season.”