Originally posted on Nittany Lions Den  |  Last updated 3/3/12
The Penn State Icers (28-3-1) defeated the No. 17 West Virginia Mountaineers 4-1 on Saturday evening at Kent State’s Hoover Arena in their first game of the 2012 ACHA Men’s Division I National Championships. Penn State, the tournament’s No. 1 overall seed, advances to the quarterfinals. While an early power play in the first period yielded nothing for Penn State, the Mountaineers got things rolling when they went on the first man advantage of their own. After the Icers were called for too many men on the ice, Tod Camara scored to put West Virginia up 1-0 at the 12:01 mark. Getting a second crack at the power play late in the period, Penn State would not let the opportunity go to waste, as Michael Longo scored with eight seconds left to tie the game at 1-1 as the teams headed to intermission. In the second period, both goaltenders played very well to keep their teams in the game. Winning the race to a loose puck, Justin Kirchhevel had a chance to put the Icers ahead but was denied ...
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