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B1G Hockey: How Penn State hockey got here

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2013 Big Ten Hockey Media Day - Guy Gadowsky

No individual embodies Penn State hockey like Joe Battista. As Associate Athletic Director for Ice Arena and Hockey Development, Battista knows the program inside and out. He played, coached, recruited, built it, even. The “godfather” of the team, he’s been through it all. Legitimizing high-level hockey at Penn State has been a century-long struggle.

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Q&A: Wisconsin hockey coach Mike Eaves

Green Bay, WI, USA; Wisconsin Badgers fans enjoy Frozen Tundra Classic hockey game against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the third period at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Photo By Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports Copyright (c) 2006 Jeff Hanisch

2013 Big Ten Hockey Media Day - Mike Eaves

It’s tough to find an individual more emblematic of Wisconsin hockey than Mike Eaves. The Badgers’ head coach, all-time leading scorer, 1977 national champion and head coach of the 2006 title team has been around for it all. From the earliest days of Big Ten hockey, where informal standings were kept between schools and a trophy given out for the best record (there weren’t enough teams for a Big Ten conference) to the emergence of the new Big Ten, as a player and coach, Eaves’ knowledge bridges that gap.

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