Oxford, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s hockey team was downed by No. 1/2-ranked Miami in the Central Colelgiate Hockey Association tournament quarterfinal best-of-three series opener, 6-2, Friday in Steve Cady Arena. The No. 8 seed Buckeyes and No. 1 seed RedHawks will meet in game two at 7:05 p.m. Saturday, with Ohio State looking to even the series.

Ohio State held a 2-1 lead after the first on two Hunter Bishop goals. Miami’s Andy Miele opened the scoring at 11:32, scoring from in close. The Buckeyes tied it just 46 seconds later. John Albert threw the puck at the net and it went off Bishop, who was driving to the net, and slowly crossed the line. C.J. Severyn had the second assist on the goal. At 18:28 Ohio State took the lead as Bishop scored on a wrist shot from the faceoff circle, getting to a loose puck. Defensemen Chris Reed and Shane Sims assisted on the goal, Bishop’s fifth in two games after a hat trick last Saturday. Shots were 15-11 in favor of the RedHawks in the stanza, and just two coincidental penalties were called.

Miami scored four goals in the second to take a 5-2 lead through two periods. The RedHawks tied the game just 17 seconds into the stanza on Carter Camper’s goal and he put the Buckeyes ahead 3-2 at 6:8 with a power-play goal. Jarod Palmer extended the lead to 4-2 with a 4-on-4 score at 14:04 and Miele added a fifth goal at 16:28 on the power play. Miami outshot the Buckeyes, 14-12, in the period. The teams combined for 11 penalties in the stanza. Ohio State was 2-for-4 on the power play, with Miami 2-for-4, including a goal on a major power play.

The only goal in the third came with less than three minutes remaining when Alden Hirschfeld scored at 17:12 just three seconds after a RedHawk power play ended. Ohio State was 0-for-3 on the power play in the stanza, including a 5-on-3 advantage to close out the game. The Buckeyes were outshot in the period, 13-5. 

Buckeye junior goalie Dustin Carlson started the game and played 36:23, suffering the loss while allowing five goals and making 22 saves. Cal Heeter played 23:32 and had 14 stops on 15 shots. Miami outshot Ohio State, 42-28. Miami goalie Cody Reichard had 26 saves in all 60 minutes.

The Buckeyes were scoreless on seven power-play chances, with Miami 2-for-6.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final)
Ohio State Men’s Hockey 2009-10
Ohio State vs #2 Miami (Mar 12, 2010 at Oxford, Ohio)

 Ohio State (14-17-6, No. 8 seed) vs. Miami (25-5-7, No. 1 seed)
 Date: Mar 12, 2010  Location: Oxford, Ohio          Arena: Steve Cady         
 Attendance:3141   Start time:7:35 pm   End time:10:00 pm  Total time:2:25   

 Goals by Period               1              2              3              Total
 Ohio State          2              0              0              2
 Miami  1              4              1              6
   1st period – 1, MIA, Andy Miele/14 (Jarod Palmer/25, Reilly
Smith/11) 11:32. 2, OSU, Hunter Bishop/13 (John Albert/22, C.J.
Severyn/6) 12:18. 3, OSU, Hunter Bishop/14 (Chris Reed/9, Shane
Sims/11) 18:28. Penalties – Tommy Wingels, MIA (roughing atw) 16:04;
Matt Bartkowski, OSU (roughing atw) 16:04.

   2nd period – 4, MIA, Carter Camper/14 (Tommy Wingels/21, Alden
Hirschfeld/6) :17. 5, MIA, Carter Camper/15 (Pat Cannone/15, Tommy
Wingels/22) 6:08 (pp). 6, MIA, Jarod Palmer/17 (Andy Miele/26, Cameron
Schilling/14) 14:04. 7, MIA, Andy Miele/15 (Reilly Smith/12, Jarod
Palmer/26) 16:28 (pp). Penalties – Tommy Wingels, MIA (cth elbowing)
2:26; Patrick Schafer, OSU (holding the stick) 5:25; Curtis McKenzie,
MIA (holding) 8:13; Hunter Bishop, OSU (hooking) 9:58; Curtis
McKenzie, MIA (charging) 11:18; Carter Camper, MIA (slashing) 12:51;
Peter Boyd, OSU (spearing) 12:51; Peter Boyd, OSU (game misconduct)
12:51; Corey Toy, OSU (slashing) 14:30; Will Weber, MIA (slashing)
14:30; Justin Vaive, MIA (o-tripping) 17:53.

   3rd period – 8, MIA, Alden Hirschfeld/5 (Andy Miele/27, Cameron
Schilling/15) 17:12. Penalties – Trent Vogelhuber, MIA (slashing)
8:47; Matt Bartkowski, OSU (cross-checking) 8:47; Shane Sims, OSU
(holding) 8:47; Trent Vogelhuber, MIA (cth elbowing) 11:45; Jarod
Palmer, MIA (slashing) 12:46; C.J. Severyn, OSU (slashing) 12:46;
Jarod Palmer, MIA (10-minute misconduct) 12:46; Patrick Schafer, OSU
(slashing) 15:09; Alden Hirschfeld, MIA (charging the goalie) 18:27;
Will Weber, MIA (cth elbowing) 18:36; Joe Hartman, MIA
(cross-checking) 19:52.

   Shots on goal – OSU 11-12-5 28; MIA 15-14-13 42.

   Power plays – OSU 0 of 7; MIA 2 of 6.

   Penalties – OSU 10 (31 min); MIA 14 (36 min).

   Goalies – OSU, Cal Heeter (23:32 minutes, 15 shots-14 saves) ,
Dustin Carlson 5-11-4 (36:23, 27-22) , EMPTY NET (00:05, 0-0); MIA,
Cody Reichard 18-2-3 (60:00, 28-26).

   Penalty shots – None.

 A-3141  T-2:25   
 Three stars: 1. Andy Miele    2. Carter Camper    3. Hunter Bishop   
 Ref: Mark Wilkins; Keith Sergott   Line: Bruce Vida; T.J. Likens
 Win-Cody Reichard (18-2-3).  Loss-Dustin Carlson (5-11-4).