Oct. 20, 2012

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COLUMBUS, Ohio– The Ohio State men’s hockey team concluded its series with No. 20 Quinnipiac with a 3-1 loss at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn., Saturday. The Buckeyes dropped to 1-2-1 on the season and the Bobcats improved to 3-1-1 overall.

Ohio State travels to Bowling Green next weekend to open the CCHA season, Oct. 26-27. The Buckeyes and Falcons face off in a pair of 7:05 p.m. ET games at the BGSU Ice Arena.

The first period had the two squads battle to a scoreless tie. The Buckeyes totaled nine shots on goal and freshman goalie Collin Olson(1-1-0) stopped all six Bobcat attempts.

Quinnipiac took the lead early in the second stanza as Jeremy Langlois scored at the 6:40 mark. Following the second intermission, the Bobcats scored early in the third to take a 2-0 advantage when Matthew Peca garnered his second unassisted goal of the series at 1:40 with Quinnipiac skating short-handed.

Ohio State scored its own short-handed goal at 12:56 to get a score on the board. Sophomore Ryan Dzingel picked up his first goal of the season with the assists to freshman Sam Jardine and sophomore Max McCormick. The helper was the first point of Jardine’s career.

The Buckeyes looked to score the equalizer late in the third, skating 6-on-5. The Bobcats, however, sealed the win with an empty net goal by Langlois at 19:49.

Quinnipiac had a slight edge in shots, 28-22, with Olson stopping 25 Bobcat shots. The Buckeyes finished 0-for-3 on the power play, while the Bobcats went 0-for-6.

Postgame Notes
• The assist in the third was the first point of Jardine’s career.
• Olson has 51 saves on the season following a 25-save performance Saturday.
• Dzingel’s goal was the first of the year and eight of his career.
• McCormick has a team-best three points on the season with one goal and two assists.