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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Men’s hockey forward Mathieu Picard and women’s hockey defenseman Rachel Davis contributed to a win for the west squad in the NCAA Frozen Four Skills Challenge Friday at Ford Field in Detroit as part of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four. The event, held since 2006, features senior hockey student-athletes from both Division I and Division III, with eight-player teams (six skaters, two goalies) for both men and women from the east and west.

Davis had the hardest shot for the women, clocking 70.7 miles per hour. Picard, from St. Isidore, Ontario, and an alternate captain for the Buckeyes, participated in a winning puck control relay.

Davis, a team co-captain from Horton, Mich., was the fourth women’s hockey Buckeye to compete in the event. Previously, Ohio State was represented by Jana Harrigan (2006), Erika Vanderveer (2007) and Tessa Bonhomme (2008). Picard is the second member of the men’s team to participate after Dave Caruso in 2006.

Ohio State was one of four schools to have both a men’s and women’s player participate, joining Harvard, Minnesota State and St. Cloud.

Thanks to Larry Radloff for the pictures in the photo gallery.