Oct. 15, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s hockey team fell to Bowling Green, 4-3, Tuesday evening in a non-conference game in BGSU Ice Arena in Bowling Green, Ohio.
Ohio State (0-3, 0-0-0 B1G) will be off until Oct. 25, when it hosts Robert Morris in game one of a home-and-home series in Value City Arena. The teams will then meet Oct. 26 in Pittsburgh. Ohio State and Bowling Green (1-1-1, 0-0-0 WCHA) will finish their series Oct. 29 in VCA. Puck drop each night is set for 7:05 p.m.
Ohio State led 1-0 after the first period. With Ohio State on the power play, sophomore Anthony Greco dumped the puck in and it took a bounce off the boards to the front of the net and freshman Nick Schilkey was there to put it at 17:19, recording his first career goal. Buckeye freshman goalie Matt Tomkins stopped all six shots he faced, with Ohio State putting seven shots on net.
The Buckeyes and Falcons each scored twice in the second period, giving Ohio State a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes. Just 2:21 into the second period junior defenseman Justin DaSilva took a drop pass from senior Alex Szczechura and netted his first goal of the season (and the second of his career), with junior Max McCormick on the second assist, his team-best third helper of the season. Junior Darik Angeli then took a pass up the ice from freshman Drew Brevig and scored on the rush at 10:03 for a 3-0 Buckeye lead. The assist was the first point of Brevig’s Buckeye career. The Falcons scored the last two goals of the period to draw within one. Bryce Williamson tallied at 11:58, followed by a power-play goal from Ben Murphy at 17:52. Ohio State outshot Bowling Green, 10-9, in the period.
The Falcons scored two goals 27 seconds apart in the first 3:30 of the third period to tie the game and take the lead. At 3:07 Connor Kucera scored and Murphy followed with a power play goal, the eventual gamewinner, at 3:30. The Falcons outshot the Buckeyes, 13-11, in the period.
Each team had 28 shots in the game. Tomkins made 24 saves in 58:41 for the Buckeyes, while Tommy Burke had 25 stops for Bowling Green in 59:56.
The teams combined for 24 penalties and 48 penalty minutes. Ohio State was 1-for-8 with the man advantage and Bowling Green converted 2-of-6 chances.