OSU trio featured in Game Day Magazine for W. Michigan series

Cory Schneider
Freshman forward Cory Schneider, a native of Rochester, N.Y., came to Ohio State after playing for the Penticton Vees in the British Columbia Hockey League in 2007-08. He posted 23 goals and 25 assists in 60 games as the Vees won the BCHL title. Schneider played at Northwood Prep for two years with Buckeye sophomore teammate Peter Boyd and received the school’s Malcom Sportsmanship Award. He has played in 10 games for the Buckeyes and posted his first career assist and point vs. Robert Morris Dec. 6.

Roommate for 2008-09 Zac Dalpe

Highlights of Hockey Career Winning the BCHL championship with Penticton.

What attracted me to Ohio State Dedicated coaching staff, outstanding athletic facilities and it’s a great school.

Hobbies away from hockey Soccer, tennis and playing the guitar

Favorite hockey player Chris Drury because he is clutch, works hard and is humble.

Favorite movie Forrest Gump

Favorite music group Dave Matthews Band

Favorite television show – Family Guy

Favorite sport other than hockey – Soccer

Professional Team Buffalo Sabres

Favorite homecooked meal – Steak and mashed potatoes

Favorite rink Penticton Memorial Arena

Favorite vacation spot Lake Placid

Favorite book All the King’s Men  

Taylor Stefishen
North Vancouver, British Columbia, native Taylor Stefishen, a freshman forward for the Buckeyes, spent last season in the BCHL with the Langley Chiefs. He had a team-best 81 points, on 33 goals and 48 assists, and was named the Chiefs’ First Star and played in the BCHL All-Star Game. He also played for the Chiefs in 2006-07 and was named the team’s rookie of the year after recording 56 points, with 31 assists. He is a fifth-round draft pick of the Nashville Predators, who selected him at the 136th spot in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. His brother, Adam, plays professional hockey in the Elite Ice Hockey League in Europe. Stefishen has seen action in five games for the Buckeyes and has three points, including two assists, recordedvs. Bentley Dec. 12.

Roommate for 2008-09 Mike Folkes

Highlights of Hockey Career Being drafted into the NHL.

What attracted me to Ohio State I’ve always wanted to be a Buckeye since I was young.

Hobbies away from hockey Golf, working out and hanging out

Favorite hockey player Chris Drury because he’s a very skilled leader who competes every night and is clutch in key situations.

Favorite movie Old School

Favorite television show Hockey Night in Canada

Favorite television channel TSN

Professional Team Nashville Predators

Favorite homecooked meal Steak or perogies

Favorite snack food Chips and dip

Favorite rink George Preston Memorial

Favorite vacation spot Mexico

Favorite magazine The Hockey News

Steve West, who calls Milford, Mich., home, is a freshman defenseman for the Buckeyes. He is a product of the U.S. National Team Development Program and spent last year with the Under-18 Team, posting nine assists and 11 points in 62 games. With the Under-17 Team in 2006-07 West had 16 points in 65 games. He won a state title with Compuware in 2002 and was on a national championship roller hockey squad in 2004. He has played in five games as a Buckeye and recorded his first career assist and point against Robert Morris Nov. 14.

Highlights of Hockey Career Winning states in 2002 and making the U.S. National Team

What attracted me to Ohio State Coaches, team, academics, tradition

Hobbies away from hockey Golfing and hanging out with friends.

How and when I got into hockey At age 5 from watching the Mighty Ducks movies. My dad built me a rink.

Favorite hockey player Nicklas Lidstrom because he’s a great person and an even better player.

Favorite music Country

Favorite movie The Departed

Favorite television show SportsCenter

Professional Team Detroit Tigers

Favorite homecooked meal Lasagna

Favorite snack food Applesauce

Favorite rink Compuware

Favorite vacation spot Cancun, Mexico

Favorite magazine Sports Illustrated