Friday night. the Delaware ice hockey program had an opportunity to establish itself as a national threat. The Hens had a chance to set the tone, to instill a sense o f trepidation into the mind set o f any team that has Delaware on its schedule. The Hens, tied with Penn State at N o. 4 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association coaches poll prior to the game went head-to-head with an opponent of equal (or, perhaps, greater) caliber for the first time this victory-laden season.
And they lost.
Penn State came to the Blue Arena and. before a goal-hungry crowd in excess of 2,000. the Nittany Lions shut down Delaware 6-0 .