The teams faceoff at 7 p.m. on Jan. 3 and 2 p.m. on Jan. 4.
BEFORE PENN STATE
Four-year member of the Minnetonka High School program, having won the past two Minnesota State High School championships (2011-12 and 2012-13) with current Nittany Lions Laura Bowman and Amy Petersen...As a sophomore, team went 25-5-1, while splitting time in net and posting 1.21 goals-against average and a save percentage of .928...Improved as a junior in 2012-13, posting a goals-against average of 0.91 and .939 save percentage, while Minnetonka went 27-4-0 en route to a state title...Named to the All-Lake Conference honorable mention team in 2012-13...Led Minnetonka as a captain senior year, going 18-5-2 with a .939 save percentage and a 1.32 GAA...USA Hockey Development Camp attendee in 2012 and 2013...Played in 16- and 17-year old All-Star Games...Invited to Warren Strelow Camp in 2013...Played three years with the Minnesota Junior Whitecaps and two years with the Minnesota Girls' Elite League.
Hannah Marie Ehresmann was born March 19, 1996 in St. Louis Park, Minn. to Mike and Jane Ehresmann...Has two older brothers, Jake and Matt...Intends to major in accounting.
QUOTING EHRESMANN ON PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State for both the academics and athletics it has to offer. I am very excited to be a part Penn State women's hockey and to be playing in Pegula Ice Arena. I also love the atmosphere and college-town feel at Penn State."
QUOTING BRANDWENE ON EHRESMANN
"Hannah is a big-game netminder that continues the tradition of top-flight goaltending in the Penn State program. She is athletic, efficient, technically outstanding, plays with tremendous poise and is a proven competitor and winner."