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COLUMBUS, Ohio — The No. 14 Ohio State men’s hockey team opens postseason play hosting Bowling Green in a best-of-three Central Collegiate Hockey Association first-round series this weekend. The No. 5 seed Buckeyes (20-12-4/13-11-4-3 CCHA) and No. 12 seed Falcons (8-19-1-0 CCHA) will meet at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5:05 p.m. Sunday (if necessary) in the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio.

    The games Friday and Saturday are sold out. If any tickets are returned by Bowling Green, they will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster. Will call Friday will be in the ticket office in St. John Arena. If a game is needed Sunday, they will be sold at the ticket office in St. John Arena beginning at 3:30 p.m. 

 Because of high school wrestling being held in Value City Arena Friday and Saturday, hockey fans are encouraged to park in the lots south of French Field House or in the lots around Ohio Stadium.

 To hear what Coach Markell and the players had to say, click the links above.
   
FOLLOW THE ACTION
    WOSU Radio will carry all Oho State postseason games. This weekend, the games will be online only at wosu.org, with Herb Howenstine and former Buckeye John Mowat on the call.   

 Live stats from the games can be accessed from the men’s hockey schedule page at OhioStateBuckeyes.com.

TALKING ABOUT PLAYOFFS
    This week opens the Central Collegiate Hockey Association tournament. The teams that finished in the fifth-eighth spots host teams 9-12 in first-round, best-of-three series, with the Top 4 teams receiving a bye. The first-round series winners will advance to take on the Top 4 teams in best-of-three series, with those four series winners advancing to the CCHA championship at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.  

This week, No. 5 Ohio State hosts No. 12 Bowling Green, No. 6 Northern Michigan hosts No. 11 Michigan State, No. 7 Western Michigan hosts No. 10 Lake Superior State and No. 8 Nebraska-Omaha hosts No. 9 Ferris State. No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 2 Michigan, No. 3 Miami and No. 4 Alaska earned the first-round byes.