Nittany Lions gain experience from NHL development camps

The Penn State student-athletes who participated in the NHL development camps worked with coaches and training staff on and off the ice, as well as learned the expectations that go with being a professional athlete. Credit: Penn State AthleticsAll Rights Reserved.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Stepping onto the ice of a National Hockey League arena filled to capacity with screaming fans, all while dressed in the jersey of one of the league's 30 teams, is a dream every hockey player hopes to one day fulfill.Six of the Nittany Lions took the first steps toward accomplishing that goal this summer when they attended the development camps of five different NHL organizations."I can tell you every one of them had a very positive experience," said head coach Guy Gadowsky. "They all said that they learned things. Some were a little different. Some were surprised to find out that the areas that we stress were very similar to certain teams."

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Last Updated October 09, 2014