Our own Adam Bittner, writing for the Daily Collegian, reports that Penn State head football coach Bill O'Brien and hockey coach Guy Gadowski are talking about the possibility of having an outdoor hockey game at Beaver Stadium.â†µ
"Personally, I think it'd be really exciting," Gadowsky said. "We'd have to borrow [O'Brien's] building. That's probably more up to him."â†µ
Gadowsky looked at O'Brien, who passed the buck himself.â†µ
"You'd have to check with [supervisor of outdoor athletic facilities] Herb Combs," O'Brien said with a chuckle. He then reflected on his visit to Boston's Fenway Park for the NHL's 2010 Winter Classic game between the hometown Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers before throwing his weight behind the proposal.â†µ
"That's a great deal. I've seen it first hand, that's pretty neat, so yeah, I'd be all for it."â†µ
PSU's hockey program isn't yet nearly a big enough deal to draw well at enormous Beaver Stadium, so it sounds like it will be a while before this idea comes to fruition, if it ever does. If it worked, though, this could be a very fun event to add to the State College winter sports schedule.