COLUMBUS, Ohio – John Markell, Ohio State head coach, and members of the men’s hockey team met with the local media Thursday afternoon before taking off to Manchester, N.H., for the first round of the 2009 NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament.

The No. 4-seeded Buckeyes will meet Boston University, the No. 1 seed, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday night in the Verizon Wireless Arena. ESPN2 will televise the Northest Regional first-round games and ESPNU will broadcast the regional final.