Hockey Valley will have its first National Hockey League pre-season game, Penn State confirmed in a release Wednesday.
The Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild will play at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Pegula Ice Arena.
Penn State men’s hockey season ticket holders may purchase tickets, according to the university, starting on July 18. Tickets for the game will range from $25 to $80. There will be a fee for event parking.
“We are thrilled to host the first of what we hope will be many NHL pre-season games in Pegula Ice Arena,” Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour said in a release. “We are very appreciative of the NHL and the Sabres for their partnership to bring a pre-season game to Penn State and further grow the game in central Pennsylvania.”
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The Sabres are owned by Terry Pegula, who donated $102 million with his wife Kim to Penn State to fund the Pegula Ice Arena and establish an NCAA Division I men’s hockey program in 2010.
The pre-sale for Nittany Lion Club members and men's hockey season ticket holders for all 2016-17 Penn State individual games will be Aug. 4 to 8. Season ticket holders who want to purchase additional tickets for the NHL game can do so during the pre-sale.
Tickets for all 2016-17 Penn State games and the NHL game will go on sale to the public Aug. 9.
Penn State student tickets for the NHL pre-season game will be $25.
Details on the student season ticket sale for the 2016-17 Penn State men's hockey season and the Sabres-Wild contest will be announced later this summer.