The purpose of the Nittany Hockey League (NHL) is to provide the adults of the Centre region an opportunity to participate in friendly and competitive ice hockey, with the main goals being exercise and fun. All league games between teams are officiated. Our league is a non-checking league.

Who can play:

Men and women 18 and older. PSU students are welcome as long as they agree to the concepts of “friendly and sportsmanlike”. Players looking for a highly competitive atmosphere are directed to one of the student leagues coordinated by the Pegula Arena.

Required equipment: Full protective equipment including a helmet (full cage or shield) is required for all league team and pick-up games.

Joining a team:

If you are interested in joining a team, start coming out to one of the pick-up games to meet other players and find out which teams might need a player. You can also send a note to the NHL league leaders using the contact form on the website. Teams play roughly 20 games in the fall and another 20 games in the spring. $15 per game is a good estimate of expected charges.

Tuesday night pick-up games:

This game is scheduled year round and welcomes all players on a walk-up basis. The first 30 players that show get to play. Price is $15 per session payable in the locker room prior to the game. Full protective equipment including a helmet (full cage or shield) is required. Check the website for the schedule of these games.

Bears-Bruins pick-up games:

This is a pick-up game for beginner to intermediate players, and a good “first place to play” for new players. Bears-Bruins runs from September to May, and a reservation is required to be included on the roster for each game. Interested players will be placed on an email distribution list. The only skill requirement is that players have at least a basic skating ability. Price is $15 per session payable in the locker room prior to the game. Full protective equipment including a helmet (full cage or shield) is required. Check the website for the schedule of these games.

40+ pick-up games:

This is a pick-up game for players at least 40 years old. 40+ games run from September to May, and a reservation is required to be included on the roster for each game. Interested players will be placed on an email distribution list. Price is $15 per session payable in the locker room prior to the game. Full protective equipment including a helmet (full cage or shield) is required. Check the website for the schedule of these games.

Summer League:

We hold a summer league for both the A league and the B league from early May to late August. Stay tuned for more information about this year’s summer league.

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Upcoming games

Games for Monday, Oct 15
Rink
9:30pm
 
Lions Pride
 
Vikings Community
Games for Tuesday, Oct 16
Rink
9:00pm
 
Pick up
 
Pick up Community
Games for Wednesday, Oct 17
Rink
9:00pm
 
SwampDonkeys
 
Legends Community
Games for Thursday, Oct 18
Rink
9:30pm
 
Light Sabres
 
Capitals Community
Games for Sunday, Oct 21
Rink
8:00pm
 
Pick up 40plus Varsity
9:20pm
 
Capitals
 
Wolves Varsity
Games for Monday, Oct 22
Rink
9:30pm
 
CCM
 
Journeymen Community
Games for Tuesday, Oct 23
Rink
9:00pm
 
Pick up
 
Pick up Community
Games for Wednesday, Oct 24
Rink
9:00pm
 
Vikings
 
Light Sabres Community
Games for Thursday, Oct 25
Rink
9:30pm
 
Legends
 
SwampDonkeys Community