October 28, 2019

Buckeye Hockey Notebook – Michigan Week

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Buckeye Hockey This Week

The No. 13 Ohio Sate men’s hockey team, coming off a two-game sweep at Mercyhurst, returns home to open Big Ten play, taking on Michigan this weekend in Value City Arena. The Buckeyes (4-1-1) and Wolverines (3-2-1) will meet at 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. The games will be streamed through BTN Plus, on Ohio State radio (1460 AM/OhioStateBuckeyes.com) and will have live stats. Gameday Links

Friday, there will be trick-or-treating on the concourse from 6-7 p.m. and a glow wand giveaway. Saturday, Script Ohio on Ice will be performed during the first intermission and youth can take shots on the Buckeye net postgame. Family Packs are available for the Saturday game (online only use code FAMILY).

There are three Big Ten series this weekend – Penn State hosts Wisconsin Thursday/Friday, Notre Dame travels to Minnesota Friday/Saturday and the Buckeyes vs. the Wolverines Friday/Saturday in Columbus.

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Buckeyes Sweep Lakers

Last weekend, the Buckeyes scored four goals in the final five minutes of the second period Friday en route to a 7-2 win over the Lakers. Saturday, the Buckeyes notched a 3-1 victory.

Game One Wrapup | Game Two Wrapup

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Three-Goal Night

Friday at Mercyhurst, Buckeye defenseman Wyatt Ege scored a hat trick, opening the scoring late in the second (15:30), adding a second goal with just three second left in the period and then tallying 3:37 into the third period. Two of his goals came on the power play and helped the Buckeyes to a 4-for-7 night with the man advantage an route to a 7-2 victory. In all, his three goals came in an 8:07 span.

Ege’s hat trick was the first for a Buckeye since David Gust at UConn Nov. 11, 2016 and the first for a Buckeye defenseman since at least 1998. It was the third by a conference blueliner in the six-plus years of Big Ten hockey (the second this season, with the other in 2015-16).

Ege, a redshirt senior entered the game with two goals in his first 80 games as a Buckeye, with both coming last season. In all, he had six goals through his first 114 collegiate games, with four tallies his freshman year at Alaska Anchorage (two in one game).

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Buckeyes vs. Wolverines

Ohio State and Michigan faced off for the first time in 1964 and after games in 1969-70, 1974-75 and 1978-79, have met at least once each season since 1981-82 when Michigan joined Ohio State in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association.

The Wolverines lead the all-time series, 83-44-14, including 37-23-6 in Columbus. In the last 10 games overall, the Buckeyes have the advantage, 6-3-1.

Last year, the Wolverines won the series with a 2-1-1 ledger. The squads split in Columbus Jan. 11-12 (UM 2-1, OSU 4-2). In Ann Arbor, the Wolverines won 4-2 before a 3-3 overtime tie and Ohio State 3×3 overtime victory.

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Rookies on the Scoresheet

Buckeye redshirt freshman Kamil Sadlocha notched his first collegiate goal and point Saturday at Mercyhurst, with an assist from freshman Layton Ahac. The helper was the first point for Ahac in the Scarlet and Gray.

Rookie Tate Singleton had two assists Friday for his first career two-point night.

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In the Rankings

Ohio State moved to No. 13 in both the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls this week.

Big Ten teams joining the Buckeyes in the USCHO poll include No. 5 Notre Dame, No. 7 Wisconsin and No. 12 Penn State, with Michigan and Minnesota receiving votes.

Conference schools in the USA Today Top 15 are No. 4 Notre Dame, No. 8 Wisconsin and No. 12 Penn State, with Michigan in the receiving votes category.