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"Kyle Rau represents Lollipop Guild" according to Penn State student sign (PHOTO)

Welcome to college hockey Nittany Lions.

College hockey has several great traditions. Penn State is looking to create some of its own.

The Nittany Lions, hosting Minnesota in a national game on BTN Monday night, unveiled several signs by the Pegula Arena student section. Taking some inspiration from other schools, the students are enjoying themselves.

This includes the sign below that is at the expense of Gopher junior forward Kyle Rau (Florida Panthers draft pick).

My new favorite anti-Gopher hockey sign - "Rau Represent... on Twitpic

(s/t @cjzero)

It's a nice approach for the second-year program; playing its first-ever Big Ten hockey home series. The 5'8", 173 lbs Rau, who has 20 points (5G-15A) this season, had the last laugh, though. Rau used his stature to screen Penn State goaltender Eamon McAdam (New York Islanders) for the Gophers' first goal.

Top-ranked Minnesota leads the Nittany Lions 1-0 at the start of the second period.

Penn State, meanwhile, goes to Mariucci Arena February 28-March 1. Just a heads-up.


Nathan Wells is a college hockey columnist for SB Nation and College Hockey News. You can also follow him on Twitter --