Defensemen Shane Sims and Matt Bartkowski, roommates on the road, check in from the Buckeyes’ trip to Kalamazoo to take on the Western Michigan Broncos. The Buckeyes won 3-1 Friday and will close the series at 7:35 p.m. Saturday. Listen live at, find stats to live stats and subscription video on the men’s hockey schedule page at or follow along at

Saturday – Last night was a big win for the team because it was our first Friday road win. We came out playing hard and had consistent effort throughout the whole game and sustained our systems. The final score of the game was 3-1. After the game, we came back to the hotel and had our postgame meal and headed off to bed.

We had a 9:45 wake up and then had a delicious breakfast this morning.  After our breakfast we went on a team walk to loosen up our legs. We just got done with our pre-game meal and it is now time to rest up for tonight’s game. After the game we will have a meal waiting for us on the bus and then we are heading back to Columbus.

Thursday – Thursday was a typical day as usual. Everyone went to their early morning classes and continued the day with a short practice and our departure from the Schott.  After two hours of driving we stopped to eat our delicious but unusually small steaks with a bit of ice cream to finish it off. We then got back on the bus expecting to watch a movie but somone made the mistake of asking Coach Bittner to pick, at which point we expected him to pick one of his favorite love movies. He didn’t dissapoint and picked The Proposal, another typical love story where everything works out perfectly in the end. We arrived at the hotel around 9:30 with pizza waiting for us which we took to our rooms and headed to bed.
Friday – We woke up this morning at 9:15 and then headed down to the lobby for our 9:30 breakfast.  After breakfast, we headed to the rink for a short pregame skate.  Once we were done with that, we loaded the bus and headed back to the hotel for our pregame meal. We are all looking forward to a great game tonight and shooting for a big win on the road.