Sept. 28, 2017
Columbus, Ohio— The Ohio State University women’s ice hockey team drops the puck on the 2017-18 regular season this weekend with a series against the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Friday’s game is set for a 6:07 p.m. start, while Saturday’s clash will get underway at 3:07 p.m. Both games are at the OSU Ice Rink, and admission is free.
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Last Time Out
The Buckeyes defeated the South Korean Olympic Team 8-0 on Tuesday night. Both Maddy Field and Emma Maltais netted two goals each during the offensive onslaught, while Olivia Soares, Charly Dahlquist, Rebecca Freiburger and McKenna Wesloh each chipped in a goal.
“Our women are excited to get the season underway. They have done a great job preparing over the summer, and since the whole team came together when classes started. Our newcomers add both depth and quality to the bench, and our returning players are fully prepared to start the season off on the right foot. We’ll have a lot of family in the stands this weekend, between that and our drive to be the best, that’s all the motivation we’ll need” – Head Coach Nadine Muzerall
New Year, New Captains
Seniors Juliana Iafallo and Lauren Spring were selected as captains for the 2017-18 season. Iafallo finished second on the team in points last season with 19 from 12 assists and seven goals. Spring tallied 11 points with nine assists and two goals.
Kassidy Sauve was voted the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Preseason Player of the Year on September 12. Sauve set new program records in both saves and save percentage during the 2016-17 season on her way to being named a Second-Team All-American.
About the Engineers
Their three captains, Shayna Tomlinson, Amanda Kimmerle, and Aly Tremblay lead the Engineers. Tomlinson is the top returning scorer from 2016-17, with 17 points coming from 11 assists and six goals. Kimmerle is the defensive anchor for RPI, and picked up nine points last year on eight assists and a lone goal. Tremblay appeared in 34 games last season and scored one goal.