Penn State Hockey

Penn State hockey: Tickets for Three Rivers Classic soon to be available

Fans interested in watching Penn State men’s hockey during the holiday season can purchase tickets to the Three Rivers Classic, to be held at Pittsburgh’s CONSOL Energy Center from Dec. 27-28.

The Nittany Lions will join No. 6-7 Boston College, Bowling Green and Robert Morris at the home of the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins. Penn State will face off against the Colonials Dec. 27 at 7:35 p.m. and will battle either Boston College or Bowling Green Dec. 28. The tournament’s consolation game will begin at 4:35 p.m., while the championship is set for a 7:35 p.m. faceoff.

Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster (use code “LION” to sit in the Penn State section) and at the CONSOL Energy Center Box Office. The box office, which is located through the Trib Total Media Gate at the corner of Centre Avenue and Washington Place, is open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are available in one- or two-day packages.

Women’s soccer

Hayes, Schram earn

academic honors

Penn State women’s soccer seniors Maya Hayes and Taylor Schram have been named NSCAA first team Scholar All-Americans, the NSCAA announced on Wednesday afternoon. Hayes and Schram are the first Nittany Lions to earn first team honors since Katie Schoepfer in 2009 and the first PSU duo on the first team since Heidi Drummond and Joanna Lohman in 2003.

In order to be selected for the team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale throughout her career as well as start more than 50 percent of a team's games, while being a junior or a senior.

Hayes, an NSCAA second team All-America honoree and first team All-Big Ten selection, earns the honor after turning in a cumulative grade point average of 3.39 in kinesiology. The senior started all 23 games for the Lions in 2013 and led the squad in scoring with 19 goals while also adding six assists for a total of 44 points. She finished out her career with the Blue and White at No. 3 on the all-time career goals and points lists, registering 71 goals and 163 points in four seasons. Hayes leads all active Division I players in goals and is second in assists.

Schram earns the honor after posting a 3.40 cumulative GPA in psychology. She registered five goals and eight assists for the Blue and White in 2013 en route to earning NSCAA first team All-Great Lakes accolades and second team All-Big Ten laurels. The senior started all 23 matches for the Lions, logging over 1,700 minutes in the midfield. For her career, Schram notched 24 goals and finished just outside of Penn State’s all-time assists ledger with 24 assists.