Oct. 17, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 17-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team lost to No. 11 Miami, 5-1, Friday in Value City Arena. The Buckeyes (1-2-0, 0-0-0 B1G) and RedHawks (2-1-0, 0-0-0 NCHC) will close the home-and-home series at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in Steve Cady Arena in Oxford, Ohio. Audio, video and stats links for the game are available on the gameday page: go.osu.edu/mhkygameday, with the game on 1460 AM in Columbus.
The RedHawks scored on their first two power play chances of the game, with Riley Barber opening the scoring at 5:59 and Sean Kuraly finding the back of the net at 11:45. Shots were 13-10 in favor of the RedHawks in the period. Miami had two power play chances, with Ohio State scoreless on one opportunity, with a second carrying into the second period.
Miami extended the lead to 3-1 with the only goal of the second period. Alex Wideman tallied the RedHawks’ third power play goal of the night at 10:55, scoring on a 4-on-3 advantage in the midst of a major power play. The RedHawks had 10 shots in the period and Ohio State put nine on net. Miami was 1-for-2 on the power play, with Ohio State 0-for-1.
Just 33 seconds into the third period the Buckeyes made it a two-goal game, scoring a power play goal of their own. Freshman Matthew Weis passed to sophomore Drew Brevig, whose shot from the point got through. Senior Tanner Fritz, who leads Ohio State with five points this season, had the second assist. Weis is first on the team with four assists this year. The RedHawks regained the three-goal edge (4-1) at 5:18 when Ben Paulides scored. Miami had the game’s final goal at 18:31 as Blake Coleman’s shot bounced off a Buckeye skate and in. The RedHawks outshot the Buckeyes, 10-8, in the stanza. Ohio State faced a major power play in the period, but held Miami off the board.
Ohio State was 1-for-4 on the power play in the game and is 4-for-12 (33 percent) this season. The RedHawks were 3-for-5 with the man advantage in the contest. Ohio State had seven penalties for 36 minutes in the game.
Miami outshot the Buckeyes, 33-27, in the game. Buckeye sophomore goalie Matt Tomkins made 28 saves, while Miami’s Jay Williams had 26 stops.