PPL Center to host the 2020 NCAA Ice Hockey Regional

Allentown PA: There are certain events that are perfect for certain cities and venues and Lehigh Valley would get the vote to host another NCAA event.

On Friday, the NCAA would announce that the PPL Center in Allentown, home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL, would be the host for the 2020 NCAA Men’s Hockey Midwest Regional and Penn State would be the host team.

This will be the third year in a row that the NCAA Hockey Regional will be played at the PPL Center.

Reaction to PPL Center hosting the 2020 NCAA Hockey Regional:

Phantoms Announcer Bob Rotuck:

Lehigh Valley Phantoms:

Penn State Assistant AD Michael Cross:
“Penn State and the PPL Center have worked diligently to provide the best post-season tournament environment possible the past two seasons in Allentown, We appreciate the NCAA awarding us the opportunity to once again host a regional in the Commonwealth in 2020 and look forward to doing everything we can to showcase four of college hockey’s best teams on their journey to the Frozen Four.”

PPL Center Vice President & General Manager Gunnar Fox:
“We are thrilled to partner with Penn State Athletics to host the NCAA DI Men’s Ice Hockey Midwest Regional tournament for the third year in a row,

The Lehigh Valley community continues to solidify its reputation as a hockey market and its fans have shown their support through the 2018 and 2019 Regionals hosted at PPL Center. To host an event of this caliber alongside Penn State is an absolute honor and we look forward to another exciting tournament in 2020.”

The Results of the two previous years that the PPL Center host the NCAA
Men’s Ice Hockey Midwest Regional

2018: Ohio State beat Denver 5-1 in front of a crowd of  5,124



Lehigh Valley Phantoms:

Penn State Assistant AD Michael Cross:
“Penn State and the PPL Center have worked diligently to provide the best post-season tournament environment possible the past two seasons in Allentown, We appreciate the NCAA awarding us the opportunity to once again host a regional in the Commonwealth in 2020 and look forward to doing everything we can to showcase four of college hockey’s best teams on their journey to the Frozen Four.”

PPL Center Vice President & General Manager Gunnar Fox:
“We are thrilled to partner with Penn State Athletics to host the NCAA DI Men’s Ice Hockey Midwest Regional tournament for the third year in a row,

The Lehigh Valley community continues to solidify its reputation as a hockey market and its fans have shown their support through the 2018 and 2019 Regionals hosted at PPL Center. To host an event of this caliber alongside Penn State is an absolute honor and we look forward to another exciting tournament in 2020.”

The Results of the two previous years that the PPL Center host the NCAA
Men’s Ice Hockey Midwest Regional

2018: Ohio State beat Denver 5-1 in front of a crowd of  5,124


2019: Minnesota–Duluth beat Quinnipiac 3-1 in front of a crowd of 3,561
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