Father crucial in Icer career - The Daily Collegian Online: "Nate Obringer used to wake up at 4 a.m. on weekends in the middle of winter. Battling the cold, harsh conditions of western Pennsylvania, his father Tim Obringer would take Nate to practice on the one outdoor ice rink at Schenley Park.Nice article about local kid that is doing well.
Now as a member of No. 2 Penn State ACHA Division I Icers, Obringer has emerged as a scoring threat and senior leader who's looking to cap his collegiate career with a national championship.
No one in Obringer's family played hockey, but he benefited from growing up in Pittsburgh in the early '90s.
Too bad that the lone indoor ice rink in the city is still closed.