Feb. 16, 2007

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore forward Hayley Klassen scored 3:03 into overtime as the 10th-ranked Ohio State women’s hockey team rallied for a 4-3 victory against Minnesota State Friday at OSU Ice Rink. The win clinched fourth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association for the Buckeyes as well as home ice for the first round of the conference playoffs next weekend, during which OSU will again face the Mavericks. Ohio State improved to 17-12-4 overall and 12-11-4 in the league. Minnesota State is 16-14-3, 12-13-2 in the WCHA.

The Buckeyes scored twice in the closing minutes of the third period, including the game-tying goal by junior defenseman Lisa Chesson (Plainfield, Ill./Chicago Mission) with :08 in regulation. Junior forward Erin Keys (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) cut the Minnesota State lead to one goal at 3:10 when she deflected the slap shot from the just over the blue line by senior defenseman Amber Bowman (Innisfil, Ontario/Beatrice Jr. Aeros).

With the final minute of regulation approaching, OSU took a timeout. Senior goaltender Erika Vanderveer (Bradford, Ontario/Mississauga Jr. Chiefs) was pulled with :50 left for an extra attacker. With skaters piled around the net, Chesson blasted a shot from the top of the slot that went through traffic and past MSU goaltender Britni Kehler, top shelf with :08 remaining to tie the score at 3-all and send the game into overtime.

In the extra session, the Buckeyes were able to hold the puck in the Maverick zone for the majority of the time. During the final flurry in front of the MSU goal, Klassen (Warman, Saskatchewan/College of Notre Dame) tucked the puck in from the left corner to complete the rally and give Ohio State the 4-3 victory. She was assisted by Bowman and junior forward Jodi Heywood (Regina, Saskatchewan/Regina Cougars), who opened the scoring for the Buckeyes in the closing minutes of the second period.

Minnesota State scored at 15:31 of the second period to give itself a 3-0 lead when Jodi Helminen capitalized on a 2-on-1 and flicked the puck past Vanderveer off a pass from Lindsay Macy. Heywood scored at 18:01 to erase the shutout and move the score to 3-1 heading into the second intermission. While charging toward the net, Heywood jammed the puck in, with assists by Shelby Aldous (LaSalle, Ontario/Windsor Wildcats) and Klassen to begin the Ohio State rally.

The Mavericks took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission on two breakaway goals. Skating with an extra attacker while on a delayed penalty, Kristina Bunker stripped the puck from the Buckeyes in the neutral zone and fired it at 7:13. Lindsay Macy then tallied a shorthanded breakaway goal at 16:48 to up the MSU lead to two goals.

With two assists in the game, Bowman surpassed the 100-point mark for her career. She is just the third Buckeye in program history to reach the milestone and now holds the record for career scoring by an OSU defenseman with 101 points.

Klassen had a goal and two assists to tie her career high for points in a game, previously set against Minnesota State as well. Heywood and Keys also finished with multiple points with a goal and assist each. The line of Heywood, Aldous and Klassen totaled for six points with two goals and four assists.

Overall, Ohio State had 93 shots attempted in the game with 43 of them on goal, while Minnesota State finished with 22 shots on goal. The Buckeyes were 1-of-7 on the power play with a perfect 7-of-7 mark on the penalty kill. Vanderveer improved to 15-9-3 with 19 saves. Kehler is 16-13-2 and made 39 saves.

Ohio State and Minnesota State will conclude the 2006-07 regular season with a 4:07 p.m. game Saturday at OSU Ice Rink. Prior to the game, the Buckeyes will recognize the five seniors on the team: Bowman, Vanderveer, Katie Maroney, Lacey Schultz and Krysta Skarda.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) 2006-07 Ohio State Women’s Hockey Minnesota State vs #10 Ohio State (Feb 16, 2007 at Columbus, Ohio)

Minnesota State (16-14-2, 12-13-2) vs. Ohio State (17-12-4, 12-11-4) Date: Feb 16, 2007 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Rink Attendance:289 Start time:7:07 pm End time:9:18 pm Total time:2:15

Goals by Period 1 2 3 OT Tot ————————————- Minnesota State….. 2 1 0 0 – 3 Ohio State………. 0 1 2 1 – 4

1st period – 1, MSU, Kristina Bunker/6 (Ida Clark/5, Andreanne Thibault/5) 7:13. 2, MSU, Lindsay Macy/15 (Shera Vis/10) 16:48 (sh). Penalties – Amber Bowman, OSU (hooking) :20; Rachel Davis, OSU (checking) 1:21; Shelby Aldous, OSU (interference) 4:29; Jodi Helminen, MSU (holding) 5:29; Jody Heywood, OSU (high-sticking) 5:59; Lindsay Macy, MSU (tripping) 11:15; Holly Snyder, MSU (roughing) 15:49.

2nd period – 3, MSU, Jodi Helminen/7 (Lindsay Macy/17, Kristina Bunker/17) 15:31. 4, OSU, Jody Heywood/7 (Shelby Aldous/11, Hayley Klassen/5) 18:01. Penalties – Mallory Peckels, OSU (hooking) :07; Shera Vis, MSU (hooking) 7:06; Tessa Bonhomme, OSU (roughing) 8:43; Lindsay Macy, MSU (roughing) 8:43; Christina Lee, MSU (tripping) 10:15; Lindsay Macy, MSU (diving) 13:08.

3rd period – 5, OSU, Erin Keys/19 (Amber Bowman/28) 16:50 (pp). 6, OSU, Lisa Chesson/12 (Erin Keys/24, Hayley Klassen/6) 19:52. Penalties – Megan Hostasek, OSU (elbowing) 4:40; Lindsay Macy, MSU (interference) 8:34; Tessa Bonhomme, OSU (hooking) 9:26; Ida Clark, MSU (interference) 15:50.

OT period – 7, OSU, Hayley Klassen/7 (Amber Bowman/29, Jody Heywood/9) 3:03. Penalties –

Shots on goal – MSU 10-5-7-0 22; OSU 6-19-16-2 43.

Power plays – MSU 0 of 8; OSU 1 of 7.

Penalties – MSU 9 (18 min); OSU 8 (16 min).

Goalies – MSU, Britni Kehler 16-13-2 (62:57 minutes, 43 shots-39 saves) , EMPTY NET (00:06, 0-0); OSU, Erika Vanderveer 15-9-3 (61:56, 22-19) , EMPTY NET (01:07, 0-0).

Penalty shots – None.

A-289 T-2:15 Three stars: 1. Hayley Klassen 2. Erin Keys 3. Amber Bowman Referee:Dan Lick Linesman:Alicia Hanrahan; Kristine Langley Win-Erika Vanderveer (15-9-3). Loss-Britni Kehler (16-13-2). ID-445918 Ohio State timeout taken 18:55 of 3rd period