October 5, 2022

Buckeyes Host Home Opener Against St. Cloud State

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No. 1/1 Ohio State vs. St. Cloud State

Date: Oct. 7/8, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. ET
Venue: OSU Ice Rink
Watch on B1G+: Friday | Saturday
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Game Notes: Ohio State
Rosters: Ohio State | St. Cloud State

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 1/1 Ohio State women’s hockey team hosts its home opener this weekend as it welcomes St. Cloud State to Columbus. The Buckeyes (2-0-0, 2-0-0 WCHA) and Huskies (2-0-0, 0-0-0 WCHA) will face off at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday at the OSU Ice Rink.

The games will be streamed on B1G+ ($), the official streaming partner of the WCHA. Admission to Buckeye women’s hockey games is free and no ticket purchase is required. Parking is free in the lots on the north side of the rink.

Buckeyes in a Nutshell

  • Pregame recognitions will happen prior to each contest this weekend. On Friday, the Buckeyes will recognize 2022 Olympian and gold medalist Emma Maltais. On Saturday, a celebration of the 2022 national championship victory will be held following on-ice warmups.
  • Ohio State continues to be rated No. 1 in both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Polls. The team has now earned the top ranking for four weeks this year.
  • With the season-opening sweep of Minnesota State, the Buckeyes have extended their program-record win streak to 12 games. The streak dates back to Feb. 12 when the team defeated Bemidji State, 8-1.
  • Leading Ohio State in points after the first weekend are Jenn Gardiner, Emma Maltais and Gabby Rosenthal with three points each.
  • Gardiner and Rosenthal lead the Buckeyes with two goals apiece. Gardiner tallied the game-winning goal in the 2-1 win over Minnesota State while Rosenthal recorded the Buckeyes’ first goal of the year and the team’s game-tying goal. The next day, roles were reversed with Rosenthal scoring the game-winner and Gardiner adding the tying goal.
  • Maltais has dished a team-high three assists on the year. In her first game back since the 2020-21 season, she added an apple on the team’s first goal of the season and then assisted the final two goals of game two against Minnesota State. She is tied with 11 other players nationally in assists per game with 1.50.
  • In home openers, the Buckeyes are 11-10-2 all-time. The Buckeyes have won five of its six home openers with Nadine Muzerall at the helm.
  • Goaltender Amanda Thiele earned the start in Ohio State’s first two games of the season. The junior finished the weekend with a .865 save percentage and made 32 stops for her team.

GROWING THE GAME

  • October 8-9 has been designated as the International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Girls Ice Hockey Weekend and to celebrate, the Ohio State women’s hockey team is partnering with the Columbus Blue Jackets to host a girls-only Get Out and Learn clinic at the OSU Ice Rink.
  • The 30-minute clinic for girls ages 5-9 with no prior skating or hockey experience will be held at the OSU Ice Rink following the teams’ Saturday, Oct. 8 game.
  • For more information, visit https://cbj.co/freeHCKY.

UP NEXT

  • Ohio State plays three of the remaining four weekends of October in Columbus.
  • Following this weekend’s matchup against St. Cloud State, the Buckeyes head to Bemidji State Oct. 15-16. The team is then back home for home series against Minnesota Duluth on Oct. 21-22 and Minnesota Oct. 28-29.

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