Oct. 7, 2005

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Sophomore Tom Fritsche scored two goals and added two assists, leading the No. 3/5 Ohio State men’s hockey team to a 6-1 victory over Western Ontario in an exhibition game Friday in Value City Arena. Junior Andrew Schembri chipped in three points on a goal and two assists and sophomore Domenic Maiani had two helpers.

The Buckeyes open regular-season play with a two-game series at No. 6/7 Colorado College Oct. 14-15. The teams will meet at 9:35 EDT Oct. 14 and at 9:05 EDT Oct. 14 at Colorado Springs World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“We were fighting it a little at first,” Ohio State head coach John Markell said,” but our speed helped us out. You want the first game to help you get ready (for the season), so we’ll take this win and take the positives.”

The Buckeyes got on the board 9:19 into the game when Fritsche (So., Parma, Ohio), set up by Maiani (So., Shelby Township) and Sam Campbell (So., Hamilton, Ontario), tallied. Senior Rod Pelley (Kitimat, British Columbia) made the score 2-0 Buckeyes when he scored a power-play goal at 17:50, assisted by Sean Collins (Jr., Troy, Mich.) and goalie Dave Caruso (Sr., Roswell, Ga.). Ohio State had 14 shots in the period, UWO three.

There was no scoring in the second period. The Buckeyes outshot the Mustangs in the period, 21-1, but UWO goalie Scott Dickie kept Ohio State off the board.

The Buckeyes outscored the Mustangs in the third period, 4-1, for the final score. The Buckeyes scored three goals in under three minutes and four in just over five to push to a 6-0 lead. Schembri (Mississauga, Ontario) scored a power-play goal following a Fritsche faceoff win in the UWO zone at 11:21, followed by freshman Corey Elkins’ (West Bloomfield, Mich.) even-strength tally at 12:06 after Maiani won a draw in the Mustang zone. Matt Waddell (Jr., Armstrong, British Columbia) scored a power-play goal at 14:00, assisted by Schembri and Fritsche. Fritsche closed out the Buckeye scoring with a power-play tally at 16:37, set up by Schembri and Matt McIlvane (So., Naperville, Ill.). The Mustangs got on the board when Craig Kennedy tallied at 17:19, assisted by Chris Rowan and Jamie Chamberlain. OSU put 19 shots on net in the period, UWO five.

In the game, the Buckeyes outshot the Mustangs, 54-9. Caruso started and played the first 29:41 in net for the Buckeyes, making four saves. Sophomore Ian Keserich (Parma, Ohio) played the final 27:38, making four saves and allowing a goal. Dickie ended the game with 48 saves in all 60 minutes.

Ohio State was 4-for-11 on the power play and held the Mustangs scoreless on six chances.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) Ohio State Hockey 2005-06 Western Ontario vs #3 Ohio State (Oct 07, 2005 at Columbus, Ohio)

Western Ontario (0-0) vs. Ohio State (0-0, 0-0 CCHA) Date: Oct 07, 2005 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: Value City Arena Attendance:1132 Start time:7:05 pm End time:9:22 pm Total time:2:17

Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- Western Ontario….. 0 0 1 – 1 Ohio State………. 2 0 4 – 6

1st period – 1, OSU, Tom Fritsche (Domenic Maiani, Sam Campbell) 9:19. 2, OSU, Rod Pelley (Sean Collins, Dave Caruso) 17:50 (pp). Penalties – Chris Eade, UWO (checking from behind) :41; Jason DeSantis, OSU (interference) 1:15; Matt Waddell, OSU (interference) 4:00; Bryce Anderson, OSU (tripping) 6:08; Evan Kotsopoulos, UWO (interference) 11:19; Mike McKeown, UWO (cross-checking) 11:37; Evan Kotsopoulos, UWO (holding) 16:12; Evan Kotsopoulos, UWO (10-minute misconduct) 16:12; Jesse Boucher, UWO (checking from behind) 17:26; Jesse Boucher, UWO (game misconduct) 17:26; John Dingle, OSU (tripping) 19:19.

2nd period – Penalties – Bryce Anderson, OSU (hooking) 1:27; Mike McKeown, UWO (interference) 2:04; Jamie Chamberlain, UWO (holding) 12:34; Nate Guenin, OSU (tripping) 16:15; Ryan Waldner, UWO (interference) 17:27.

3rd period – 3, OSU, Andrew Schembri (Tom Fritsche) 11:21 (pp). 4, OSU, Corey Elkins (Domenic Maiani) 12:06. 5, OSU, Matt Waddell (Andrew Schembri, Tom Fritsche) 14:00 (pp). 6, OSU, Tom Fritsche (Andrew Schembri, Matt McIlvane) 16:37 (pp). 7, UWO, Craig Kennedy (Chris Rowan, Jamie Chamberlain) 17:19. Penalties – John Dingle, OSU (boarding) 3:23; Dave Barton, OSU (hooking) 7:21; Chris Rowan, UWO (high-sticking) 10:45; Matt Bannan, UWO (cross-checking) 12:44; Tom Harrison, UWO (roughing) 14:52; Tom Harrison, UWO (10-minute misconduct) 14:52; Tyson Strachan, OSU (delay of game) 14:52; Steve Benedetti, UWO (delay of game) 14:52.

Shots on goal – UWO 3-1-5 9; OSU 14-21-19 54.

Power plays – UWO 0 of 6; OSU 4 of 11.

Penalties – UWO 15 (57 min); OSU 9 (18 min).

Goalies – UWO, Scott Dickie 0-0 (60:00 minutes, 54 shots-48 saves); OSU, Dave Caruso 0-0 (29:41, 4-4) , Ian Keserich (30:19, 5-4).

Penalty shots – None.

A-1132 T-2:17 Three stars: 1. Tom Fritsche 2. Andrew Schembri 3. Scott Dickie Referee:Barry Pochmara Linesman:Raymond King; Brian Wisner Win-Dave Caruso (0-0). Loss-Scott Dickie (0-0). ID-347744 Exhibition game (Statistics do not count in season totals)