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Ice hockey team skates into national ranking

1/14/2009 —

The Penn State Berks Ice Hockey Team ranked twenty-fifth in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) rankings in the second season since the college has played at the Division 1 level.

Ken Green, general manager of the hockey team, commented that the national ranking is a significant achievement not only for the team, but for the campus as well. "Many schools have played for years at Division 1 level and not achieved this level of recognition. The ranking is voted on by the Division 1 coaches, so it is recognition from your peers."

A glance at the rankings show Berks sharing leader board status with such schools as Penn State University Park, Illinois State University, West Virginia University, Ohio State University, and other "big name" sports programs.

The team is excited at their accomplishment but is still looking to improve during the second half of the season. Assistant Coach Matthew Fangman elaborated on this season's goals by saying, "We have two goals for this season: win our league and go to nationals and have a good showing."

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