Defensemen sophomore Erick Belanger and freshman Sean Duddy sat down with to talk about the team’s series with Nebraska-Omaha this weekend. The Buckeyes and Mavericks will meet at 7:05 p.m. Friday and 8:05 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena in Columbus.

Friday is “Gray Friday” in Value City Arena. The first 200 fans will receive free Ohio State hockey tote bags and there will be chances to win gift cards from Best Buy.

In addition, there will be a silent auction where fans can bid on signed items from Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, Buckeye men’s basketball coach Thad Matta, Ohio State men’s hockey coach John Markell and the 2008-09 men’s hockey team. All proceeds will benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International.

After the game Saturday there will be a Meet the Buckeyes autograph session with sophomores Erick Belanger, Shane Sims, Sergio Somma and Corey Toy.