COLUMBUS, Ohio  The Buckeyes received goals from six players and points from 14 total as the Ohio State men’s hockey team defeated Robert Morris, 7-4, Saturday in Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Sophomore C.J. Severyn led the Buckeyes with a career-high two goals, with classmate Peter Boyd adding a career-high three points on a goal and two assists. Cleveland native John Albert added two assists in the win, which extended the Buckeyes’ winning streak to four.

The Buckeyes led 2-0 after the first period. Severyn put the Buckeyes on the board just 34 seconds into the game, intercepting a Colonial clearing attempt inside the blue line and scoring from the high slot for his second goal of the year. At 16:17 Sergio Somma tallied, from Boyd and freshman Sean Duddy. The Buckeyes held the Colonials scoreless on four power-play chances in the period, with 2:49 of 5-on-3 action. The first two-man chance for the Colonials spanned 1:07, with Ohio State not allowing a shot on goal. A second opportunity for 1:42 came at 11:29 and Buckeye sophomore goalie Dustin Carlson stopped all five shots on the 5-on-3. The Buckeyes outshot Robert Morris in the period, 13-9, and were 0-for-1 on the power play.

The teams combined for five goals in the second period, with the Buckeyes leading, 5-2, after two. Severyn added his second goal of the game at 7:33, assisted by freshman Cory Schneider, marking his first career assist, and Kyle Reed, to give the Buckeyes a 3-0 lead. The Colonials tallied twice in 2:08, with Chris Margott scoring at 11:00 and Nathan Longpre scoring on the power play at 13:08, cutting the Buckeye lead to one (3-2). The Buckeyes scored twice in the final 3:06. Sophomore Shane Sims scored his first goal of the season on the power play at 16:54, assisted by Boyd and Albert. Freshman Zac Dalpe scored on a breakaway at 17:31, assisted by Albert. The Buckeyes outshot Robert Morris, 16-6, in the period. Robert Morris scored on its one power-play chance and Ohio State was 1-for-2.

The teams added four goals in the third period, with all coming in the final 5:49. Boyd scored at 14:11, assisted by Cleveland (Solon) native Chris Reed and Patrick Schafer, who played juniors in Cleveland. RMU responded 20 seconds later on a goal from Dave Cowan. Hunter Bishop added the seventh Buckeye goal 29 seconds later, with assists coming from Ian Boots and Corey Elkins. The Colonials closed out the scoring with a 5-on-3 goal at 17:25. The Colonials outshot Ohio State in the period, 16-11. The Colonials were 1-for-3 on the power play, with Ohio State 0-for-1.

For the game, Ohio State outshot the Colonials, 40-31. Carlson had 27 saves in 59:48. RMU’s Wes Russell started and took the loss, allowing five goals and making 21 saves in the 37:31. Brooks Osgergard closed out the game, with 12 saves and two goals allowed in 22:29.

Ohio State was 1-for-4 on the power play in the game, with Robert Morris 2-for-8.

Postgame Notes
The Buckeyes will close out first-half play with a home series with Bentley next weekend. The teams will meet at 7:05 p.m. Friday and 8:05 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena in Columbus.

The Buckeyes scored the most goals since a 9-3 victory over Bowling Green Nov. 18, 2006.

Severyn has three goals in his last three games combined.

Bishop has a goal in four-consecutive games.

Albert is on a four-game scoring streak, with 2-4-6 totals and two points in each of his last two games.

Boots has at least one point in each of the last four games, with a 2-3-5 line. 

Boyd tied the team’s season high with three points. It was the fourth two-assist game of his career.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final)
Ohio State Men’s Hockey 2008-09
Robert Morris vs Ohio State (Dec 06, 2008 at Cleveland, Ohio)

 Robert Morris (3-9-2, 1-1-1 CHA) vs. Ohio State (9-6-1, 6-5-1-1 CCHA)
 Date: Dec 06, 2008  Location: Cleveland, Ohio       Arena: Quicken Loans Arena
 Attendance:   Start time:4 pm      End time:6:21 pm   Total time:2:21   

 Goals by Period 1 2 3 Total
 Robert Morris 0 2 2 4
 Ohio State 2 3 2 7
   1st period – 1, OSU, C.J. Severyn/2 :34. 2, OSU, Sergio Somma/3
(Peter Boyd/6, Sean Duddy/1) 16:17. Penalties – Peter Boyd, OSU
(hooking) 5:03; Shane Sims, OSU (cross-checking) 5:54; CRICHTON, Cody,
RMU (interference) 9:06; Sergio Somma, OSU (cth elbowing) 11:11; Corey
Toy, OSU (cross-checking) 11:29.

   2nd period – 3, OSU, C.J. Severyn/3 (Cory Schneider/1, Kyle Reed/3)
7:33. 4, RMU, MARGOTT, Chris/6 (LONGPRE, Nathan/9, JONES, Josh/1)
11:00. 5, RMU, LONGPRE, Nathan/5 (URBAN, Denny/7, MARGOTT, Chris/8)
13:08 (pp). 6, OSU, Shane Sims/1 (Peter Boyd/7, John Albert/8) 16:54
(pp). 7, OSU, Zac Dalpe/8 (John Albert/9) 17:31. Penalties – KRUG,
Matt, RMU (hooking) 4:36; Sergio Somma, OSU (charging) 11:23;
CRICHTON, Cody, RMU (high sticking) 16:45.

   3rd period – 8, OSU, Peter Boyd/5 (Chris Reed/5, Patrick Schafer/5)
14:11. 9, RMU, COWAN, Dave/1 (OBERMEYER, Jake/3, VELASQUEZ, J.C./1)
14:31. 10, OSU, Hunter Bishop/5 (Ian Boots/7, Corey Elkins/9) 15:00.
11, RMU, BURTON, Kyle/3 (KRUG, Matt/3, LONGPRE, Nathan/10) 17:25 (pp).
Penalties – Nick Biondo, OSU (cross-checking) 5:14; OBERMEYER, Jake,
RMU (cross-checking) 8:10; Cory Schneider, OSU (interference) 15:38;
Matt Bartkowski, OSU (holding) 17:07.

   Shots on goal – RMU 9-6-16 31; OSU 13-16-11 40.

   Power plays – RMU 2 of 8; OSU 1 of 4.

   Penalties – RMU 4 (8 min); OSU 8 (16 min).

   Goalies – RMU, RUSSELL, Wes 3-8-2 (37:31 minutes, 26 shots-21
saves) , OSTERGARD, Brooks (22:29, 14-12); OSU, Dustin Carlson 8-3-0
(59:48, 31-27) , EMPTY NET (00:12, 0-0).

   Penalty shots – None.

 A-  T-2:21   
 Three stars: 1. None    2. None    3. None   
 Ref: Brian Hill; John Philo   Line: Brian Frerichs; Marc DesRosiers
 Win-Dustin Carlson (8-3-0).  Loss-RUSSELL, Wes (3-8-2). 
 RMU Timeout: 17:07 3rd Period