October 9, 2021

Buckeyes Post 7-1 Win at Bentley


Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s hockey team took a 3-0 first-period lead at Bentley Saturday and didn’t look back, skating to a 7-1 win over the Falcons to close out the weekend series in Bentley Arena in Waltham, Mass. Thirteen Buckeyes had at least a point in the victory.

Ohio State (1-1-0, 0-0-0 B1G) controlled play from the start, outscoring Bentley (1-2-0, 0-0-0 AHA) 3-0 and outshooting the Falcons 19-4 in the first period. The Buckeyes added two goals in the second and scored twice more early in the third for a 7-0 advantage. Bentley broke up the shutout with less than four minutes remaining in regulation. The Buckeyes outshot the Falcons, 41-18, in the game with rookie Jakub Dobeš picking up the win in his first career start.

Junior Tate Singleton, a native of New Hampshire, led the Buckeyes with two goals and three points. Junior Mark Cheremeta, senior Gustaf Westlund and sophomore Travis Treloar each had a goal and an assist in the victory, while freshman defenseman Mason Lohrei had two helpers.

Quoting head coach Steve Rohlik

“This was a good bounce-back win after last night. It’s always nice to get the first win of the year. It was a solid team effort throughout the lineup tonight to get the victory.”

Up Next

The Buckeyes will open their home slate against UConn next weekend. The teams will meet at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena in The Schottenstein Center. Single-game, season, mini-plan and group tickets are all available now. Ticket information

How it Happened

  • Ohio State opened the scoring at 5:54. Tate Singleton raced between two Falcon defenders to a pass sent up the ice by James Marooney. The Bentley goalie couldn’t control the puck and Singleton knocked it past him.
  • At 14:16 Dominic Vidoli notched his first collegiate goal, as his shot from the point got through. Matthew Cassidy and Patrick Guzzo assisted on the tally.
  • Travis Treloar extended the Buckeye lead to 3-0 with a power play goal at 18:15. Gosha Merkulov got the puck to Mason Lohrei at the point. He put a shot on net and Treloar was there to put the rebound home.
  • Grant Gabriele tallied, assisted by Mark Cheremeta and Jake Wise, just 33 seconds into the second period, for a four-goal advantage.
  • The 4-0 score held until 18:29 of the period when Cheremeta scored from the far post off assists from Lohrei and Treloar.
  • Singleton set up Gustaf Westlund for a shot from in close at 4:40 of the third period and at 7:55 Singleton notched his second of the night, chipping his own rebound over the goalie with an assist from Westlund. Quinn Preston also had a helper on the Singleton tally.
  • The Buckeyes had the shot advantage, 41-18, in the game. Jakub Dobeš made 17 saves for the win.
  • Ohio State was 2-for-7 on the power play and took just one penalty, going 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.

This and That

  • Tate Singleton had his second career two-goal game and first since Jan. 15 at Michigan. It was his second three-point night, matching the total he had vs. Wisconsin March 6, 2020.
  • Gosha Merkulov had his first assist and point as a Buckeye and Lohrei, who scored Friday, picked up his first assist in the Scarlet and Gray in the first period and added another helper in the second for his first collegiate multi-point outing.
  • Dominic Vidoli, a junior playing his 24th collegiate game, notched his first collegiate goal.
  • Senior transfer Jake Wise and sophomore Patrick Guzzo both notched their first helper at Ohio State.
  • With a goal and an assist, Mark Cheremeta had his fourth two-point night in the Scarlet and Gray and his sixth multiple-point outing.
  • Gustaf Westlund had his 13th career multiple-point game and 10th two-point night. Travis Treloar now has seven multiple-point games as a Buckeye, with six two-point games.
  • The game was the first in the Scarlet and Gray for freshman Cole McWard. Rookie Jakub Dobeš made his first collegiate start and saw his first minutes for the Buckeyes.
  • The Buckeyes last scored seven goals in a road game Oct. 25, 2019, when they defeated Mercyhurst, 7-2.