Sept. 25, 2017
Columbus, Ohio— The Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team gets its season underway with an exhibition match against the South Korean Olympic team on Tuesday. Puck drop is set for 7:07 p.m. at the OSU Ice Rink. Admission is free.
The Buckeyes are led by Kassidy Sauve, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Preseason Player of the Year. The redshirt junior set new program highs in both saves and save percentage last season. On the offensive side, Maddy Field looks to improve upon her team leading 30 points from last year.
“We are excited to welcome the South Korea National Team to campus later this month,” Nadine Muzerall, the Buckeyes’ head coach, said. “We truly appreciate them stopping in Columbus while they are in America facing college programs. We are grateful for the opportunity to play against a team that will be on the Olympic stage. The Buckeyes wish them success as they host the 2018 Olympic Games.”
South Korea, coached by Sarah Murray, a teammate of Muzerall when the two played professionally in Switzerland, will host 12 women’s hockey teams in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games Feb. 10-25 at the Gangneung Coastal Cluster.
The exhibition game vs. the South Korean National Team precedes the Buckeyes’ series vs. Rensselaer to open the regular season. The Buckeyes and Engineers will meet at 6:07 p.m. Sept. 29 and at 3:07 p.m. Sept. 30. Both games are in the OSU Ice Rink, with free admission.