COLUMBUS, Ohio – Start times for all 10 of the Ohio State men’s hockey games between now and the end of the year have been set. A 10-game slate was announced by the Big Ten Nov. 5 with the remaining schedule of 18 games to be announced in the near future.
The Buckeyes, under the direction of eighth-year head coach Steve Rohlik, open their season Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 23-24, against the University of Minnesota in pair of games that will start at 8:30 p.m. Eastern time and will be televised on the Big Ten Network.
Also previously announced was the weekend series against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Dec. 12-13 with Saturday’s game starting at 7 p.m. Eastern and Sunday’s finale at 5 p.m. NBCSN will televise both games.
Ohio State’s three home series before the New Year will all feature 5:30 p.m. starts: vs. Michigan State (Sat.-Sun., Nov. 28-29), vs. Wisconsin (Thur.-Fri., Dec. 3-4) and vs. Arizona State (Thur.-Fri., Dec. 17-18). Information on watching these home games via BTN+ streaming services will be forthcoming as we get closer to the game dates.
The 2020-21 campaign will consist of 24 conference games for each Big Ten team, plus an additional four contests per school against Arizona State University hosted at Big Ten venues. The 2021 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament will be held March 18-20, 2021.
The Ohio State University Department of Athletics has determined that family members of the players and coaching staffs of teams competing this fall will not be permitted into any university sporting event. This decision aligns with the Columbus Department of Health’s stay at home advisory, which was issued Wednesday, Nov. 18. The advisory starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 and will remain in place for the next 28 days.
The Department of Athletics will continue to work with state and local health officials on protocols and adjustments for hosting events during the pandemic.
Ohio State’s Partial 2020-21 Men’s Hockey Schedule
All times Eastern Standard Time
Monday, Nov. 23 – at Minnesota (8:30 p.m.; Big Ten Network)
Tuesday, Nov. 24 – at Minnesota (8:30 p.m.; Big Ten Network)
Saturday, Nov. 28 – vs. Michigan State (5:30 p.m.; Schottenstein Center)
Sunday, Nov. 29 – vs. Michigan State (5:30 p.m.; Schottenstein Center)
Thursday, Dec. 3 – vs. Wisconsin (5:30 p.m.; Schottenstein Center)
Friday, Dec. 4 – vs. Wisconsin (5:30 p.m.; Schottenstein Center)
Saturday, Dec. 12 – at Notre Dame (7 p.m.; NBCSN)
Sunday, Dec. 13 – at Notre Dame (5 p.m.; NBCSN)
Thursday, Dec. 17 – vs. Arizona State (5:30 p.m.; Schottenstein Center)
Friday, Dec. 18 – vs. Arizona State (5:30 p.m.; Schottenstein Center)