COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s hockey head coach John Markell and sophomores Peter Boyd and Erick Belanger met with the media Wednesday afternoon to discuss the first half of the season and this weekend’s Ohio Hockey Classic.  

The tournament opens Friday with first-round matchups between Miami (12-3-3, 10-2-2-1 CCHA) and Clarkson (2-10-4. 1-6-1 ECAC) at 5:05 p.m. and Ohio State (11-6-1, 6-5-1-1 CCHA) and Army (4-11-1, 4-7-1 AHA) at 8:05 p.m. The second day includes championship and consolation games Saturday, with first-round winners and losers facing off. Ohio State will play at 8:05 p.m. against either the RedHawks or Golden Knights. Army will play the other team in the early game at 5:05 p.m. 

The Buckeyes enter the tournament on a six-game winning streak and hasvewon nine of its last 10 games.

All four games wil be streamed live via Buckeye Vision on Click on the Buckeye Vision link on the home page for details on how to order annual or monthly subscriptions to the service.

Links to live stats for all four games are available on the men’s hockey schedule page at

Click on the audio links above to hear Markell and the players’ comments.