Nov. 3, 2006
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s hockey team (2-5-0, 2-3-0 Central Collegiate Hockey Association) was defeated, 4-2, by No. 10 Notre Dame (6-1-0, 1-0-0 CCHA) Friday in front of a season-high 5,200 fans at Value City Arena.
The Buckeyes fell behind 3-0 early in the second period, but rallied for two unanswered goals in the second period, cutting the Fighting Irish lead to 3-2 heading into the final period. Notre Dame sealed the win with a goal with less than nine minutes to play.
The Fighting Irish took an early 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by Erik Condra and Christian Hanson. UND then upped its lead to 3-0 just 1:52 into the second period on a goal by Mark Van Guilder.
Junior Tommy Goebel (Parma, Ohio) erased the shutout when he netted the Buckeyes’ first goal at 5:16. Goebel picked up a pass from junior defenseman Johann Kroll (Plymouth, Minn.) and beating Irish goaltender David Brown at the 5:16 mark of the second. Senior Andrew Schembri (Mississauga, Ontario) cut the Notre Dame lead to 3-2 with his seventh goal of the season at the 16:23 mark.
Shots were even in the second period at 10-apiece. The Irish had a 23-16 total through two periods.
The squads skated scoreless through the first 11 minutes of the final period before Notre Dame’s Jason Paige sealed the win with a tip-in, power-play goal at the 8:29 mark.
Ohio State freshman Joseph Palmer (Yorkville, N.Y.) had 14 saves in relief, but fell to 2-3-0 on the season.
For the game, Notre Dame outshot the Buckeyes, 30-24, including a 13-6 edge in the first period. Irish netminder David Brown finished the game with 22 saves.
Ohio State and Notre Dame face off again at 7 p.m. Saturday in VCA.
John Markell, Ohio State men’s hockey head coach
On his teams performance early in the game
“When you have a great defensive team come in here, like they are, you can’t spot them two goals like that. We were way off in the first period. Too many guys were off their A- game tonight, but again you can’t spot a good team a two goal lead.”
On his players’ performances
“We had some guys that played great last Saturday that didn’t show up tonight. Lets give credit where its due. Notre Dame played a great game, but I thought we had enough chances to stay in it.”
Tommy Goebel, junior left wing
On his team’s performance
“I wasn’t happy with the way I played. I thought we started slow, but as the game went on we picked it up. It’s hard right now because we are trying to find an identity as a team.”
On what the Buckeyes need to do in future games
“I think we need to be much more consistent. There are going to be more skilled teams than us, so we need to out work every one we play.”
Jeff Jackson, Notre Dame head coach
On the game vs. Ohio State Friday
“I think the first half was good, but the second half was sloppy. Ohio State took advantage of it too. The game seemed slow, but neither team was sitting back. You have to give credit to Ohio State because they picked up their game and started getting momentum after their second goal.”
Previewing the game vs. Ohio State Saturday
“Tomorrow, we have to honor the puck more and protect it. We need to value every possession. Our league is tough like I expect it to be.”
Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2006-07 Ohio State Men’s Hockey #10 Notre Dame vs Ohio State (Nov 03, 2006 at Columbus, Ohio)
Notre Dame (6-1-0, 1-0-0 CCHA) vs. Ohio State (2-5-0, 2-3-0 CCHA) Date: Nov 03, 2006 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: Value City Arena Attendance:5200 Start time:8:05 pm End time:10:26 pm Total time:2:21
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Total ———————————- Notre Dame………. 2 1 1 – 4 Ohio State………. 0 2 0 – 2
1st period – 1, ND, Erik Condra (Brett Blatchford, Kevin Deeth) 8:54. 2, ND, Christian Hanson (Justin White, Michael Bartlett) 16:16. Penalties – Mark Van Guilder, ND (interference) 9:35. 2nd period – 3, ND, Mark Van Guilder (Josh Sciba, T.J. Jindra) 1:52. 4, OSU, Tommy Goebel (Johann Kroll, John Dingle) 5:16. 5, OSU, Andrew Schembri (Mathieu Picard) 16:23. Penalties – Matt Waddell, OSU (cross-checking) 12:48. 3rd period – 6, ND, Jason Paige/3 (Josh Sciba/5, Mark Van Guilder/5) 8:29 (pp). Penalties – Tommy Goebel, OSU (high sticking) 7:49. Shots on goal – ND 13-10-7 30; OSU 6-10-8 24. Power plays – ND 1 of 2; OSU 0 of 1. Penalties – ND 1 (2 min); OSU 2 (4 min). Goalies – ND, David Brown 5-1-0 (60:00 minutes, 24 shots-22 saves); OSU, Nick Filion (20:00, 14-12) , Joseph Palmer 2-3-0 (38:42, 16-14) , EMPTY NET (01:18, 0-0). Penalty shots – None. Att.-5,200 T-2:21 Three stars: 1. Mark Van Guilder 2. Erik Condra 3. Mathieu Picard Referee:Steve Piotrowski Linesman:Brian Troester; Eric Smevoll Win-David Brown (5-1-0). Loss-Joseph Palmer (2-3-0).