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Feb. 11, 2005

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Buckeye sophomore Matt Beaudoin scored twice and freshman Kyle Hood had two assists as the No. 7 Ohio State men’s hockey team downed instate and Central Collegiate Hockey Association foe Bowling Green, 3-2, Friday in front of 9,683 fans in Value City Arena. The teams will close out the two-game series at 7:05 p.m. Saturday in VCA.

The victory, OSU’s fifth in a row, improves the Buckeyes’ record to 21-7-3 on the year and 18-4-1 in the CCHA. Second-place Ohio State remains one point behind first-place Michigan in the league standings, as the Wolverines beat Nebraska-Omaha, 6-4, Friday in Omaha, Neb. The Falcons drop to 13-10-4 on the year and 10-8-3 in the conference.

The Buckeyes scored on their first two power plays of the game to take a 2-0 lead in the first period. Bryce Anderson (So., Waterloo, Iowa) opened the scoring at 1:44, taking a pass from Rod Pelley (Jr., Kitimat, British Columbia) and beating BGSU goalie Jordan Sigalet from in close. Hood (Fr., Osoyoos, British Columbia) picked up the second assist on the goal. Beaudoin (So., Rock Forest, Quebec) made the score 2-0 at 8:40, as he deflected Hood’s shot past Sigalet, with Matt Waddell (So., Armstrong, British Columbia) picking up the second assist. Ohio State outshot the Falcons in the period, 16-10.

Beaudoin added his second goal of the game 10:58 into the second, when he scored on the rebound of a Lee Spector (Sr., Buffalo Grove, Ill.) shot, with Andrew Schembri (So., Mississauga, Ontario) posting the second assist on the play. The Falcons got on the board at 17:03 when Jonathan Matsumoto scored. The Buckeyes put 14 shots on net in the period, BGSU eight.

BGSU’s James Unger scored the only goal of the third period at 14:25 to cut the Buckeyes’ lead to 3-2. The Falcons pulled Sigalet with 1:50 remaining for the extra attacker, but could not get the equalizer. The Buckeyes were outshot in the period, 14-6, and held BGSU scoreless on four power-play chances, allowing just two shots.

In the game, the Buckeyes converted 2-of-7 power-play chances and held the Falcons scoreless on seven attempts.

Ohio State outshot Bowling Green, 36-32. Buckeye goalie Dave Caruso (Jr., Roswell, Ga.) made 30 saves in all 60 minutes. Sigalet had 33 saves in 58:10 in net.

Postgame Notes
The second period was delayed by almost 20 minutes as panes of glass were broken at different times and had to be replaced. The first delay was almost 16 minutes and the second pane was broken less than a minute after play had resumed.

The attendance of 9,638 was the third highest in Value City Arena this season, behind only the 14,777 vs. Michigan Jan. 21 and the 12,391 against the Wolverines Jan. 22.

Hood had a career-high two assists in the game and marked his fourth two-point game as a Buckeye. He has 3-6-9 totals in his last seven games combined, including three two-point outings.

Beaudoin had his third two-goal performance in the last five games, matching his career best for goals in a game. He is second on the squad with 17 goals and tied with Pelley with a league-best 11 power-play tallies.

Caruso’s 19 wins on the season rank tied for seventh all-time in OSU history for goalie wins in a season (with Bill McKenzie). Caruso’s 33 career wins are tied with Todd Fanning for ninth all-time.

Waddell has an assist in four of the last five games. Anderson has a three-game (2-1-3) point and two-game goal scoring streak. Domenic Maiani’s four-game scoring streak was ended in the win over BGSU.

The Buckeyes were 2-for-7 on the power play against the Falcons, the 15th time this season the squad has more than one power-play goal. During the five-game winning streak, OSU has converted 40 percent (10-for-25) of its power-play opportunities.

Ohio State’s five-game winning streak is tied for its longest of the season, matching the winning streak from Oct. 30-Nov. 14. The Buckeyes extended their winning streak against the Falcons to eight games overall and to six games in Columbus.

In the Ohio Cup standings, Ohio State moved into first place with a 2-0 record, while the Falcons dropped to second at 1-1-1. Miami has an 0-1-1 ledger in Ohio Cup play. The OSU-BG game Saturday and the Ohio State at Miami game March 4 close out Ohio Cup competition for the year.

Postgame Quotes
Bowling Green head coach Scott Paluch
On the game
“I thought it was a really good college hockey game. There is always a lot on the line this time of year. I was proud of the way our team got back to give us an opportunity at the end of the game. Our goalie made some outstanding saves, but we just couldn’t get the win.”

On Ohio State’s performance in the game
“Ohio State just moves their feet so well and they do a good job of getting to the puck. Also their defense was good at chipping the puck in the open space. They have a lot of quick forwards that can get into the shooting lane and block some shots. (Ohio State goalie) Caruso did a great job of saving some important shots.”

Ohio State head coach John Markell
On Ohio’s State’s performance
“I thought we played decent until the glass broke. Bowling Green played better and we lost our momentum. We want to play better and I think we can, but I’m proud of our guys for getting the win. A win is a win and we will try to get another tomorrow night.”

On the game
“We were able to do the right things at the right time to secure a win, but I compliment Bowling Green. We must be ready for a stiff test tomorrow night.”

Ohio State sophomore forward Matt Beaudoin
LOn the game Saturday
“We need to come out hard tomorrow night. We are a good team too and just need to re-group, because Bowling Green will be ready to play.”

Ohio State freshman defenseman Kyle Hood
On the game
“I think a win at this time of the year is what we are looking for. I don’t think we played for the whole 60 minutes, but right now we will take a win when we can.”

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) Ohio State Hockey 2004-05 Bowling Green vs #7 Ohio State (Feb 11, 2005 at Columbus, Ohio)

Bowling Green (13-10-4, 10-8-3 CCHA) vs. Ohio State (21-7-3, 18-4-1 CCHA) Date: Feb 11, 2005 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: Value City Arena Attendance:9683 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:36 pm Total time:2:31

Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- Bowling Green……. 0 1 1 – 2 Ohio State………. 2 1 0 – 3

1st period – 1, OSU, Bryce Anderson/8 (Rod Pelley/13, Kyle Hood/12) 1:44 (pp). 2, OSU, Matt Beaudoin/16 (Kyle Hood/13, Matt Waddell/7) 8:40 (pp). Penalties – Alex Rogosheske, BGSU (obstruction-holding) :23; Matt McIlvane, OSU (holding) 2:11; Jonathan Sigalet, BGSU (obstruction-tripping) 7:43; Domenic Maiani, OSU (obstruction-tripping) 15:45.

2nd period – 3, OSU, Matt Beaudoin/17 (Lee Spector/4, Andrew Schembri/16) 10:58. 4, BGSU, Jonathan Matsumoto/12 (Alex Foster/19, Mike Falk/7) 17:03. Penalties – Don Morrison, BGSU (tripping) 4:06; Taylor Christie, BGSU (cross-checking) 5:21; Tom Fritsche, OSU (interference) 6:43; Alex Foster, BGSU (charging) 13:24; Bryce Anderson, OSU (slashing) 18:14; Dave Caruso, OSU (obstruction-tripping) 19:02.

3rd period – 5, BGSU, James Unger/9 (Brett Pilkington/21, Derek Whitmore/5) 14:25. Penalties – Tyson Strachan, OSU (cth-cross checking) 2:04; Mike Falk, BGSU (contact to head-high sticking) 2:38; Rod Pelley, OSU (cross-checking) 7:48; Jonathan Matsumoto, BGSU (obstruction-tripping) 15:46.

Shots on goal – BGSU 10-8-14 32; OSU 16-14-6 36.

Power plays – BGSU 0 of 7; OSU 2 of 7.

Penalties – BGSU 7 (14 min); OSU 7 (14 min).

Goalies – BGSU, Jordan Sigalet 13-7-3 (58:10 minutes, 36 shots-33 saves) , EMPTY NET (01:50, 0-0); OSU, Dave Caruso 19-5-3 (60:00, 32-30).

Penalty shots – None.

A-9683 T-2:31 Three stars: 1. Matt Beaudoin 2. Kyle Hood 3. Jordan Sigalet Referee:Matt Shegos Assistant Referee:Chris Davis; John Philo Win-Dave Caruso (19-5-3). Loss-Jordan Sigalet (13-7-3).