Because of the government's inability to come to terms on a budget to keep the nation running, there was concern that the hockey game between Army and Penn State wouldn't go off as even the academy sports' were in danger of sequestration.
Have no fear, like the college football games featuring Army, Navy and Air Force, the game will go without a hitch.
Army confirms its hockey team will travel to play Penn State in the opening game at Pegula Ice Arena on Oct. 11 despite gov't shutdown.— Chris Peters (@chrismpeters) October 3, 2013
Obviously this is good news because it would really be stupid if Republicans and Democrats squabbling on Capitol Hill would prevent college kids from playing a hockey game. And delay the first game in the new Pegula Ice Arena.
If that name sounds familiar, it should. Terry Pegula owns the Sabres and he has been essential in bankrolling the beginning of the Penn State hockey team. They played their first season last year as an independent and are joining the newly-formed hockey segment of the Big Ten this season.
They're going to do it in style with in the arena that Pegula, a Penn State alumnus, paid for. It looks amazing (from PSU.edu).