May 6, 2019

Men’s Hockey Buckeyes Earn Degrees


Ten men’s hockey Buckeyes earned their Ohio State degrees Sunday when the University’s spring commencement ceremonies were held.

Seven members of the 2019 senior class were among the graduates. Brendon Kearney, Sean Romeo and John Wiitala earned finance degrees, Freddy Gerard was a communication major, Mason Jobst now has a real estate and urban analysis degree, Sasha Larocque received his earth sciences degree and Tommy Parran earned a bachelor’s in English.

Wyatt Ege, a redshirt junior on the 2018-19 squad, earned his degree in family resource management.

The 2019 seniors and Ege were part of a Big Ten regular season championship in 2018-19, the first B1G title in program history, as well as three straight NCAA trips, including a Frozen Four appearance in 2018.

Two Buckeyes finished their degrees through the Ohio State Department of Athletics Degree Completion Program. Dusty Carlson, the Buckeyes’ volunteer coach, played in 71 games for the Scarlet and Gray from 2008-11 and ranks in the Top 10 all-time in career goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts. Following his Ohio State career, he played five years professionally in the ECHL, SPHL and FHL. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sport industry.

Matt Johnson was a Buckeye from 2012-15, skating in 129 games, with 26 goals and 17 assists for 43 points, and serving as an alternate captain.  He played professionally in Sweden and in the SPHL before retiring. His degree is in family resource management.