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Oct. 22, 2004

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Behind five second-period goals, including two shorthanded scores, the Ohio State men’s hockey team defeated Central Collegiate Hockey Association rival No. 6/8 Miami, 9-3, Thursday in Value City Arena. The teams will end the two-game series at 7:35 p.m. Friday at Goggin Ice Arena in Oxford, Ohio.

Buckeye freshman forward Matt McIlvane (Naperville, Ill.) led the way with four points, including three assists and a shorthanded score, for his first career points. Sophomore Matt Waddell (Armstrong, British Columbia) had a career-best two goals and three points, while junior Rod Pelley (Kitimat, British Columbia) had a career-high tying three points on a goal and two assists. Freshman Domenic Maiani (Shelby Township, Mich.) scored twice, marking his first points as a Buckeye, and classmates Johann Kroll (Plymouth, Minn.) and Tom Fritsche (Parma, Ohio) each chipped in two assists, as did sophomore Dave Barton (Calgary, Alberta). Freshman defenseman Jason DeSantis (Oxford, Mich.) posted an assist for his first career point. In all, 13 Buckeyes got on the scoresheet, with seven goal scorers and 10 recording at least one assist.

The win, OSU’s third in a row, improves the Buckeyes to 3-2 on the year and keeps the team unbeaten in CCHA play at 3-0. The RedHawks drop their first game of the season, falling to 4-1 overall and 2-1 in league play.

Ohio State jumped out to a 1-0 lead just 1:30 into the game, as Maiani scored, set up by Fritsche and JB Bittner (Pittsburgh, Pa.). The RedHawks responded with a goal at 8:27 by Pat Levendusky, but OSU again took the lead when Waddell scored at 14:10. Matt Chrisite tied the game with a score at 17:09, but Maiani regained the Buckeye lead for good with a power-play goal just 1:06 later. OSU put 15 shots on net in the period, while allowing 12.

After a rash of penalties to the Buckeyes (including a 5-minute major) at the end of the first period that carried over into the second, OSU killed off 7:16 of consecutive power-play time for the RedHawks, including a long stretch of a 5-on-3 advantage. The Buckeyes scored twice while killing the penalty to change the tide of the game. McIlvane scored 2:18 into the second period to put OSU up, 4-2, and Dan Knapp added a second OSU shorthanded score at 3:56. Waddell added to the Buckeye lead with an even strength goal at 7:29 before Pelley (on the power play) and junior defenseman Nate Guenin (Aliquippa, Pa.) scored at 15:05 and 17:01, respectively, to make the score 8-2 at the end of two periods. The Buckeyes had just seven shots in the second period, scoring five times, while the RedHawks had 15 shots.

In the third, the score remained the same until Matt Beaudoin (Rock Forest, Quebec) scored a power-play goal, his third goal in as many games, at 7:19. Miami’s Andy Nelson ended the scoring with a goal at 12:43 of the third. Miami outshot the Buckeyes in the period, 9-6.

In net, Buckeye junior Dave Caruso (Roswell, Ga.) stopped 33 shots in the win. Charlie Effinger started the game and played the first 27:29, allowing six goals and making 12 saves while taking the loss. Steve Hartley closed out the contest, playing the last 32:31 and making seven saves while giving up three goals.

The Buckeyes converted 3-of-9 power-play chances and held the RedHawks scoreless on 11 power-play chances.

Postgame Notes

In a pregame ceremony, the CCHA championship banner was raised to honor the Buckeyes’ 2004 CCHA Tournament title.

The game marked the home opener for the Buckeyes. The team is 32-8-2 all-time in home openers including a 4-1-1 ledger in Value City Arena.

The nine goals scored by Ohio State were the most since scoring nine in a 9-0 victory over Wayne State Nov. 9, 2001. It was the most scored against Miami since posting 10 Dec. 9, 1988. The nine tallies were OSU’s most in conference play since scoring 10 goals against Illinois Chicago Dec. 14, 1991.

Knapp extended his scoring and assist streaks to four games (1-4-5), while Fritsche extended his assist streak to three (0-6-6). Pelley (3-3-6) and Beaudoin (3-0-3) each carry three-game goal scoring streaks, Lee Spector (1-1-2) has a two-game point streak.

Ohio State held the RedHawks scoreless on 11 power-play chances, its second time killing all 11 opponent power-play chances in three games. OSU also held Ferris State scoreless on 11 chances last Friday. Miami entered the game with the second-best power play in the nation.

Lee Spector was a career-best +3 in the win over the RedHawks. He had been +1 in a game 19 times in his career.

The win was OSU’s third consecutive over Miami.

Postgame Quotes

Ohio State Head Coach John Markell
On Ohio State’s performance
“We got some nice goals tonight and our guys made some good plays. Obviously the momentum swung when we scored two goals shorthanded. Our guys understood what we were up against and we are a team that has to get it done.”

On the game at Miami Friday
“We have some hungry guys and hopefully they will be able to prepare for tomorrow because Miami will be coming hard. We will enjoy this for a couple of hours and then we need to get ready to play hard tomorrow.”

Junior Forward Rod Pelley
On Ohio State’s offensive surge
“I think the two short-handed goals were the turning point in the game. It helps to score goals like that in this type of game against a team like Miami. As a team we are not looking to score much on penalty kills, but we definitely take advantage of the opportunities.”

Freshman Forward Matt Mcllvane
On the first home game for the Buckeye freshmen
“Playing for the first time in Value City Arena was an unbelievable experience. I think the freshman were a little nervous at first, but we responded and gave our best effort.”

Miami Head Coach Enrico Blasi
On Miami’s performance “Obviously we didn’t have a good effort tonight. I thought some of our players tried to force the issue and we can’t do that against a good hockey team like Ohio State. We did things tonight we normally don’t do. Obviously we need to adjust for the next game.”

On Ohio State’s performance
“Ohio Sate played extremely well and they deserved everything they got. It was a huge momentum swing for them to score two goals short-handed. They capitalized on many of their opportunities.”

Hockey Game Box Score (Final)

Ohio State Hockey 2004-05

#6 Miami vs Ohio State (Oct 21, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)

Miami (4-1-0, 2-1-0 CCHA) vs. Ohio State (3-2-0, 3-0-0 CCHA)

Date: Oct 21, 2004 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: Value City Arena

Attendance:3662 Start time:7:07 pm End time:9:24 pm Total time:2:17

Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot

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Miami…………… 2 0 1 – 3

Ohio State………. 3 5 1 – 9

1st period – 1, OSU, Domenic Maiani/1 (Tom Fritsche/5, JB

Bittner/1) 1:30. 2, MIA, Pat Levendusky/1 (Nino Musitelli/3) 8:27. 3,

OSU, Matt Waddell/1 (Matt McIlvane/1, Dave Barton/1) 14:10. 4, MIA,

Matt Christie/4 (Mitch Ganzak/5) 17:09. 5, OSU, Domenic Maiani/2 (Rod

Pelley/2) 18:15 (pp). Penalties – Stephen Dennis, MIA (holding) 1:54;

Ryan Jones, MIA (interference) 4:33; Andy Greene, MIA (contact to the

head) 8:53; Matt Davis, MIA (cth-cross checking) 18:10; Johann Kroll,

OSU (obstruction-tripping) 19:13; Domenic Maiani, OSU (contact to

head-high sticking) 19:29; Domenic Maiani, OSU (checking from behind)

19:29; Domenic Maiani, OSU (game misconduct) 19:29.

2nd period – 6, OSU, Matt McIlvane/1 (Lee Spector/1, Matt

Waddell/1) 2:18 (sh). 7, OSU, Dan Knapp/1 (Rod Pelley/3, Johann

Kroll/1) 3:56 (sh). 8, OSU, Matt Waddell/2 (Matt McIlvane/2, Dave

Barton/2) 7:29. 9, OSU, Rod Pelley/3 (Dan Knapp/4) 15:05 (pp). 10,

OSU, Nate Guenin/1 (Tom Fritsche/6, Matt McIlvane/3) 17:01. Penalties

– Nate Guenin, OSU (obstruction) 8:09; John Lenz, MIA (interference)

14:31; Tom Fritsche, OSU (interference) 14:44; Todd Grant, MIA

(obstruction-holding) 14:51; TEAM, OSU (too many on ice) 17:54.

3rd period – 11, OSU, Matt Beaudoin/3 (Johann Kroll/2, Jason

DeSantis/1) 7:19 (pp). 12, MIA, Andy Nelson/1 12:43. Penalties – Dave

Barton, OSU (obstruction-hooking) 3:57; Taylor Hustead, MIA (slashing)

4:09; Thomas Welsh, OSU (tripping) 5:02; Andy Greene, MIA (charging)

6:04; Stephen Dennis, MIA (tripping) 6:46; Matt Davis, MIA (10-minute

misconduct) 6:46; Lee Spector, OSU (high sticking) 7:19; Stephen

Dennis, MIA (contact to the head) 13:07; Johann Kroll, OSU

(obstruction-holding) 14:24; Brad Robbins, MIA (slashing) 15:13; Tom

Fritsche, OSU (slashing) 15:13; Andrew Schembri, OSU (kneeing) 17:36;

Matt Beaudoin, OSU (elbowing) 20:00.

Shots on goal – MIA 12-15-9 36; OSU 15-7-6 28.

Power plays – MIA 0 of 11; OSU 3 of 9.

Penalties – MIA 12 (32 min); OSU 14 (39 min).

Goalies – MIA, Charlie Effinger 0-1-0 (27:29 minutes, 18 shots-12

saves) , Steve Hartley (32:31, 10-7); OSU, Dave Caruso 3-1-0 (60:00,

36-33).

A-3662 T-2:17

Three stars: 1. Matt Waddell 2. Matt McIlvane 3. Rod Pelley

Referee:Matt Shegos Linesman:Brian Wisner; Tony Molina

Win-Dave Caruso (3-1-0). Loss-Charlie Effinger (0-1-0).