NHL exhibition to be played at Penn State ice arena

  • An NHL preseason game will be played at Penn State on Sept. 26.
  • The game at the Pegula Ice Arena will pit Buffalo against Minnesota.
  • Tickets for the game will range from $25 to $80.

Hockey Valley will have its first National Hockey League preseason game, Penn State confirmed in a release Wednesday.

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The Buffalo Sabres and Minnesota Wild will play at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Pegula Ice Arena.

Penn State men’s hockey season ticket holders may purchase tickets, according to the university, starting on July 18. Tickets for the game will range from $25 to $80. There will be a fee for event parking.

“We are thrilled to host the first of what we hope will be many NHL pre-season games in Pegula Ice Arena,” Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour said in a release. “We are very appreciative of the NHL and the Sabres for their partnership to bring a pre-season game to Penn State and further grow the game in central Pennsylvania.”

The Sabres are owned by Terry Pegula, who donated $102 million with his wife Kim to Penn State to fund the Pegula Ice Arena and establish an NCAA Division I men’s hockey program in 2010.

The pre-sale for Nittany Lion Club members and men's hockey season ticket holders for all 2016-17 Penn State individual games will be Aug. 4 to 8. Season ticket holders who want to purchase additional tickets for the NHL game can do so during the pre-sale.

Tickets for all 2016-17 Penn State games and the NHL game will go on sale to the public Aug. 9.

Penn State student tickets for the NHL pre-season game will be $25.

Details on the student season ticket sale for the 2016-17 Penn State men's hockey season and the Sabres-Wild contest will be announced later this summer.