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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s hockey head coach John Markell and sophomores Kyle Reed and Hunter Bishop met with the media Wednesday afternoon to discuss the first half of the season and this weekend’s trip to Bowling Green.

After winning the Ohio Hockey Classic, the No. 15/16 Ohio State men’s hockey team will return to Central Collegiate Hockey Association play with a two-game series at Bowling Green this weekend. The Buckeyes (13-6-1, 6-5-1-1 CCHA) and Falcons (7-10-3/4-7-1-0 CCHA) will meet at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday at BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Ohio State carries an eight-game winning streak into the series with Bowling Green, the longest active winning streak in the nation. The squad has won 11 of its last 12 games. It is the longest winning streak since winning eight in a row Jan. 9-Feb. 6, 1998. The Buckeyes’ 13 wins this season are tied for third nationally, behind Notre Dame’s 16 victories and Air Force with 15 wins. Michigan, Princeton and Boston University also have 13 wins each.

Click on the audio/video links above to hear Markell and the players’ comments.