January 5, 2022

No. 2 Buckeyes Open 2022 At Home Against Lindenwood


No. 2 Ohio State vs. Lindenwood
Date: Jan. 7-8, 2022
Time: 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. ET
Venue: OSU Ice Rink
Watch: Friday (B1G+) | Saturday (B1G+)
Live Stats: OhioStateBuckeyes.com
Game Notes: Ohio State | Lindenwood
Rosters: Ohio State | Lindenwood
Season Stats: Ohio State | Lindenwood


 COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 2 Ohio State women’s hockey team opens the new year at home with a non-conference matchup against Lindenwood on Jan. 7-8. The Buckeyes (15-3-0, 13-3-0 WCHA) and Lions (5-13-0, 3-3-0 CHA) face off from the OSU Ice Rink at 6 p.m. Friday and 3 pm. Saturday.

Admission to all Ohio State women’s hockey games is free. Both games will be streamed on B1G+ (additional subscription required).

Important Gameday Information

  • The university and City of Columbus policies require wearing of masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, for all faculty, staff and guests. The department requires all patrons at our events to wear your mask at all times for your own safety and for the health, safety and well-being of others, including our student-athletes, campus community and visitors.
  • Concessions will be closed at all university-related athletic events. Water will be available. Fans will not be permitted to bring food/beverage into athletic facilities. The department will continue to monitor and evaluate this policy moving forward and communicate any changes when applicable.
  • There will be an increased amount of traffic around the OSU Ice Rink on Saturday due to testing for students returning to campus being held in French Field House and Winter Jam at the Schottenstein Center. Women’s hockey fans are permitted to park in the north French Field House lots.

Buckeyes in a Nutshell

  • The Buckeyes enter the second half of the season 15-3-0 overall. The team meets its third non-conference opponent of the 2021-22 campaign, having played St. Lawrence and Penn State Thanksgiving weekend in the D1 in D.C. Tournament.
  • The WCHA standings feature a tie for first place halfway through the year. Both Ohio State and Wisconsin have 40 points in 16 conference games played.
  • In the last outing of 2021 for Ohio State, the team split its series against Minnesota Duluth. The Buckeyes dropped the first game, 2-5, but come back the next day to earn a 6-2 win over the Bulldogs. Ohio State is now 3-3 against ranked opponents this season.
  • Sophie Jaques and Jenn Gardiner lead the team in points (30) and assists (19). Both have set individual single-season point and assist highs for their respective careers at Ohio State.
  • Leading the team in goals is Gabby Rosenthal with 12. The senior has tied her sophomore season single-season high goals scored with her dozen goals so far this year.

Notable Notes

  • Sophie Jaques continues to lead Division I players with eight power play goals this season, recording nearly half of Ohio State’s nation-leading 19 power play goals on the year. Just this season, Jaques has been named the WCHA Defender of the Month twice and picked up three weekly conference honors in November alone.
  • With 91 goals this season, the Buckeyes are averaging a nation-best 5.06 goals per game. The team has scored at least four goals in all but four games this season.
  • Ohio State is 2-0-0 on the year against non-conference opponents, defeating Penn State, 4-2, and St. Lawrence, 5-2.
  • Claire DeGeorge leads the team with a 10-game point streak beginning against St. Cloud State on Oct. 29. Liz Schepers is close behind with a nine-game point streak starting against the Huskies on Oct. 30.
  • Twenty-two of the 25 Buckeye skaters have recorded at least a point this season. Of the point scorers this season, 18 have recorded a goal.
  • Goaltender Andrea Braendli returned to Columbus after spending the December break with the Swiss national team. The senior played in Switzerland’s first game against Sweden in the Three Nations Tournament.

History vs. Lindenwood

  • Ohio State and Lindenwood are set to meet for the seventh and eighth time this weekend in a series that started in the 2013-14 season. This will be the first matchup between the teams since Nadine Muzerall became the head coach of the Buckeyes in 2016-17.
  • The Buckeyes are undefeated in the series against the Lions with a 6-0 record.

2022 Winter Olympics

  • Former Buckeye Jincy Dunne was named to the U.S. Olympic women’s hockey roster on New Year’s Day. She will make her Olympic debut for Team USA in Beijing.
  • Emma Maltais and Natalie Spooner are in contention to make the Canadian Olympic roster, while Andrea Braendli (Switzerland) and Minttu Tuominen (Finland) are also looking to make their respective Olympic teams.

Around the WCHA

  • Minnesota State hosts Syracuse in a non-conference matchup this weekend while Minnesota Duluth travels to St. Cloud State for conference points.
  • In the rankings, Wisconsin holds on to the top spot to start off the new year. Ohio State continues at second with Minnesota coming in at No. 4 and 5 and Minnesota Duluth ranking seventh and eighth in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls.