COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 12 Ohio State men’s hockey team lost a nonconference game at LIU, 3-2, Friday in East Meadow, N.Y. The Buckeyes (8-6-1) and Sharks (3-8-1) will close the weekend series at 8 p.m. Saturday, with the game streamed through ESPN+.
Each team scored a power play goal in the first, with Ohio State tying the game with 14 seconds left in the stanza. In the second, Ohio State went ahead 2-1, but LIU answered less than a minute later. The Sharks tallied the gamewinner at 12:07 of the third. Michael Gildon and Stephen Halliday scored for Ohio State, with both goals on the power play.
How it Happened
- LIU scored first, as Austin Brimmer tallied on a rebound 8:22 into the game on the power play.
- With just 14 seconds left in the first, Michael Gildon threw the puck toward the net from the faceoff circle and it went through for his first goal of the season. Stephen Halliday and Travis Treloar assisted on the goal.
- The Buckeyes took a 2-1 lead with a power play goal from Halliday at 11:48 of the second. He scored from the faceoff circle off a pass from Mason Lohrei, with Jake Wise also assisting.
- LIU went ahead 3-2 at 12:07 of the third, as Adam Goodsir finished an odd-man rush with Anthony Vincent.
- Ohio State, which had an earlier challenge for a penalty fail, challenged for a penalty at 17:41 of the third. That challenge was not successful and Ohio State was given a bench penalty. The Buckeyes skated with their net empty for the final two minutes to even things up before the penalty expired, but were unable to score. The Buckeyes attempted nine shots in the final 2:19.
- For the game, the Buckeyes outshot LIU, 34-20. Ohio State had 10 shots in the first and 12 in both the second and the third. The Sharks put seven shots on net in the first and second stanzas and six in the third. LIU was credited with 26 shot blocks.
- Each team had five power play chances. Ohio State was 2-for-5, with LIU 1-for-5. The Buckeyes allowed three shots on the penalty kill, including zero in the two Sharks’ chances in the third.
Buckeye This and That
- Wise, who has a point in nine of the last 10 games, leads Ohio State with 14 points.
- Halliday had his third multiple-point game as a Buckeye with a goal and an assist. He is second on the squad with nine assists and 13 points.
- Lohrei has a team-best 10 assists this year.
- The Buckeyes are 54-for-59 (.915) on the penalty kill this season. The power play is 14-for-61 (.230).