Hammer mentality: Penn State Women’s Ice Hockey prepares for season


STATE COLLEGE — Throughout her youth hockey career, junior forward Katie wore her elbow pads backwards. 

She says it felt normal and jut continued to do it but when she got to Penn State the equipment manager said that’s not going to happen anymore.

Forwards is always better than backwards! 

The women’s ice hockey team is preparing for their season ahead with a special type of mentality, a hammer mentality. 

The team was selected 4th in the college hockey America Preseason coaches’ poll. 

I guess this is a little embarrassing but all throughout my youth hockey career and my high school hockey career, I wore my elbow pads backwards which is kind of weird. It felt normal to me so I continued to do it but then when I got here, our equipment manager like yeah that’s not going to happening anymore so that is no longer the situation.”

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