COLUMBUS, Ohio — The No. 5 Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team aims to keep things rolling as it faces its second straight ECAC opponent in the No. 8 Colgate Raiders. Puck drop for the series opener is set for 6:07 p.m. on Friday with the 2018 Frozen Four banner ceremony happening during the pregame festivities. Saturday’s game set for a 3:07 p.m. start.
Parking Advisory for Saturday’s Game
With the football team playing at the same time as us on Saturday, the normal free parking for fans will not be available. We suggest consulting the map linked HERE for where to park on Saturday. The parking attendants only take cash, so make sure to have it on hand when parking
Coach Muzerall’s Weekly Interview
Last Time Out
The Buckeyes opened the new season with a road sweep of Quinnipiac last weekend. Emma Maltais scored the first goal of the season for OSU in the opening contest. Liz Schepers and Madison Field added goals to give the Bucks a 3-2 win on Friday.
Saturday’s game saw Tatum Skaggs score twice, and a goal from Liv Soares helped secure the sweep with another 3-2 win. Amanda Zeglen stopped 40 of the 44 shots she faced over the weekend.
Maltais finished with four points on the weekend (1g-3a). Freshmen Paetyn Levis, Gabby Rosenthal, Sophie Jaques and Eve Savander all earned the first points of their career with each player getting an assist in the series. Jincy Dunne, Lisa Bruno and Charly Dahlquist also tallied assists in the series.
Tatum Skaggs on Her Two-Goal Performance at Quinnipiac
Emma Maltais picked up right where she left off, notching four points in the opening weekend. The reigning WCHA Rookie of the Year scored the first goal of the year for the Buckeyes, and assisted on another goal in the opening game. She went into facilitator mode in the series finale with Quinnipiac, assisting on two goals. With one weekend in the books she’s tied for the WCHA points and assists lead, and is the only player in the conference with three assists and a goal.
Tatum Skaggs wasted no time in getting back to what she does best, scoring goals. The sophomore scored twice in the second game against Quinnipiac, pushing her career goal total to 25. After one weekend of play she’s tied for second in the WCHA in goals.
Madison Field continues to be a vital cog in the Buckeye offense, lighting the lamp in the 3-2 win against Quinnipiac on opening night. The goal was the 44th of her career, moving her into a tie for ninth place in program history with Hayley Klassen.
Jincy Dunne continues to be a facilitator on the offensive end, notching an assist in the season opening win on Friday. She also blocked a shot in the sweep of Quinnipiac.
Oliva Soares got on the board last weekend with an absolute laser shot that bounced out of the back of the net so quickly the officials had to review it to verify the goal.
Amanda Zeglen slid into the starting goaltender role nicely, notching 40 saves in the Quinnipiac series. After one weekend of play she ranks third in the WCHA in saves.
Amanda Zeglen on Her Weekend in Net against Quinnipiac
A Deeper Look at Colgate
While the Buckeyes celebrate the history made last season as they raise the 2018 Frozen Four banner, this year’s team will also make history as it plays Colgate for the first time ever. The Raiders also made it to the 2018 Frozen Four, eventually falling in the national championship game. This year’s Colgate squad opened the season with a split against Penn State. Through one weekend Tanner Gates and Jessie Eldridge lead the team with two points each. Eldridge comes into this weekend’s series with 111 points, good for third place all-time at Colgate.