Gritty was not always the unifier he is now recognized to be. Initially, his reveal in front of local children one month ago was met with skepticism, confusion and horror.
The team has cruised to a dominant 6-0 start in Colonial States College Hockey Conference play and boasts an overall record of 7-2. Their last game against Seton Hall University ended in a lopsided 9-1 Quaker victory.
Penn loves beating Princeton. That sentiment is as old as the Penn-Princeton rivalry itself.
Ask any Penn athletics fan and they will likely tell you that a win against Princeton is a slight notch below an Ivy League championship.
A twenty-something Colorado Avalanche fan carried his equipment bag into Penn's Class of 1923 Arena for his weekly Monday open hockey session, only to find out quickly that he would be forced to stay in the stands.
The reason? His favorite hockey team was occupying the ice.
Penn’s women’s ice hockey club walked away with the hardware after a
grueling 5-3 victory and an undefeated season for the third time in
It looks like the only way varsity hockey could return to Penn is if a donor emerged from the shadows, bringing the initiative and the means to get a program going.
The 1978 season would be the final one for Penn varsity ice hockey after the decision was made to disband the program. It was the end of an era for the Quakers and those that came before.