Feb. 20, 2004
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore Jana Harrigan scored the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team’s lone goal to tie No. 1 Minnesota, 1-1, in overtime Friday night at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes (14-10-3 overall, 10-9-2 WCHA) and the Golden Gophers (21-4-2, 14-3-2 WCHA) each earned one WCHA conference point in game one of the two-game series. Junior goaltender Melissa Glaser stopped 35-of-36 Golden Gopher chances to record her second tie of the season. The tie marked the first in the all-time series between the two teams.
The Buckeyes and the Golden Gophers face off for game two of the series at 7:05 p.m. Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink.
Ohio State and Minnesota battled to an evenly played first period. Glaser (Rockford, Ill.) led OSU as she stopped all of Minnesota’s eight shots. The Buckeye offense tallied seven shots against the Golden Gophers in the stanza.
Minnesota kicked it up a notch in the second period, as it took a 1-0 lead and outshot OSU 17-5. Danielle Ashley took a shot, which hit the goal post and deflected into the net for a Golden Gopher goal at 10:07. Sophomore Harrigan (Burlington, Ontario) had a breakaway late in the period, but could not get the puck past Minnesota’s Jody Horak. At the end of the second stanza, Minnesota led 1-0 on the scoreboard and 25-12 in shots.
Ohio State’s Harrigan tied the game at 1-all on an even-strength goal late in the third period. OSU’s Harrigan scored her 12th goal of the season on a breakout at 15:05. With the goal, Harrigan improves her scoring streak to four games (4-0-4). The goal was assisted by captains Erin O’Grady (Sr., London, Ontario) and Meaghan Mulvaney (Jr., Sylvania, Ohio). Ohio State and Minnesota each posted one shot in the overtime period. OSU’s Lacey Schultz (Fr., Kelvington, Saskatchewan) obtained a penalty for checking at 3:50, causing a Minnesota power play. The Buckeyes were able to hold the Golden Gophers scoreless until the end overtime.
OSU goalie Glaser tallied 35 saves and allowed just one goal. Glaser recorded her second tie of the season and was just two saves shy of a season-high. Minnesota goalie Jody Horak stopped 17-of-18 Buckeye chances.
Ohio State’s penalty-killing unit held Minnesota on 1-of-4 power plays. OSU was scoreless on its three power-play opportunities. The Golden Gophers outshot the Buckeyes 36-18 in the game.
Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2003-04 OHIO STATE WOMEN’S HOCKEY #1 Minnesota vs Ohio State (Feb 20, 2004 at Columbus, Ohio)
Minnesota (21-4-2, 14-3-2 WCHA) vs. Ohio State (14-10-3, 10-9-2 WCHA) Date: Feb 20, 2004 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Rink Attendance:416 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:04 pm Total time:1:59
Goals by Period 1 2 3 OT Tot ————————————- Minnesota……….. 0 1 0 0 – 1 Ohio State………. 0 0 1 0 – 1
1st period – Penalties – Meaghan Mulvaney, OSU (roughing) 5:31; Melissa Coulombe, MINN (interference) 9:16; Becky Wacker, MINN (checking) 14:54. 2nd period – 1, MINN, Danielle Ashley (Krissy Wendell, La Toya Clarke) 10:07 (pp). Penalties – Danielle Ashley, MINN (hooking) 4:58; Jaclyn Haines, OSU (checking) 9:22. 3rd period – 2, OSU, Jana Harrigan (Erin O’Grady, Meaghan Mulvaney) 15:05. Penalties – OT period – Penalties – Lacey Schultz, OSU (checking) 3:50. Shots on goal – MINN 8-17-10-1 36; OSU 7-5-5-1 18. Power plays – MINN 1 of 3; OSU 0 of 3. Penalties – MINN 3 (6 min); OSU 3 (6 min). Goalies – MINN, Jody Horak (65:00 minutes, 18 shots-17 saves); OSU, Melissa Glaser (65:00, 36-35). A-416. T-1:59 Three stars: 1. Jana Harrigan 2. Melissa Glaser 3. Danielle Ashley Referee:Rick Larsen Linesman:Ray Doocey; Shawn Thiele MINN-Jody Horak (15-4-2). OSU-Melissa Glaser (9-9-2).