Feb. 20, 2018
COLUMBUS, Ohio – For the fifth time this season, goalie Sean Romeo of the No. 6-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team has earned Big Ten Star of the Week honors. The redshirt junior was tabbed the league’s third star Tuesday after allowing just three goals in a series at No. 8 Minnesota last weekend. This is Romeo’s third weekly honor in the last four weeks.
At Minnesota, Romeo had a 1.45 goals-against average and .952 save percentage, allowing just three goals in a 2-1 loss and 1-1 overtime tie, along with giving up one goal in an eight-round Buckeye shootout win that clinched the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.
Friday vs. the Gophers, Romeo made 26 saves on 27 shots. Saturday, he had 34 saves through 65 minutes, with seven on the penalty kill (six on a 5-on-3 chance) in a 1-1 overtime tie. In the shootout, he allowed just one goal and made a save in the eighth round to secure the victory.
Romeo is in the Top 10 in the NCAA with a 2.06 goals-against average and .927 save percentage this season. He is 16-8-5 on the year.
Ohio State, 19-8-5 this season and 12-8-2-1 in the Big Ten, closes out the regular season with two games vs. Wisconsin this weekend. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Value City Arena. The following week, the Buckeyes will host Michigan State in a Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal best-of-three series. The games will be held March 2-4, with puck drop at 7 p.m. each night in VCA.