Nov. 28, 2017
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Tanner Laczynski, a sophomore forward on the No. 11-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team, was named Big Ten Second Star of the Week after posting four points in the Buckeyes’ road sweep of then-No. 17 Michigan. This is the second conference weekly honor for Laczynski, a Philadelphia Flyers draft pick, this season and the third of his career.
Against the Wolverines, Laczynski, from Shorewood, Illinois, had a goal and three assists and was +4. In the Buckeyes’ 3-2 win Friday, he set up Freddy Gerard’s goal that tied the game at one just one minute into the second period. Saturday, Laczynski scored the eventual gamewinner 49 seconds after Michigan had tied the game. He assisted on back-to-back goals to move the Buckeyes’ lead to 4-1 in the eventual 5-1 victory. His four points shared the Big Ten lead and tied for second in the NCAA last week.
On the year, Laczynski leads the Buckeyes with 12 assists and 17 points, with all 17 coming in the last 10 games. He is on a five-game point streak (2g, 6a, 8p). Over the last six weeks, Laczynski is third in the NCAA with 1.70 points per game, ranking first in the B1G.
This weekend, the No. 11/13-ranked Buckeyes, 8-3-3 on the year, host Penn State in Value City Arena. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. Saturday. The game Friday includes a Hockey Hour from 6-7, with activities on the concourse and discounts on drinks. Saturday Friends and Family ticket packages are available and there is a postgame meet and greet.