COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 6-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey notched its third consecutive shutout, blanking Wisconsin, 4-0, Friday in Value City Arena in game one of a Big Ten series between the teams. The win was victory No. 100 for Steve Rohlik in his collegiate coaching career.
The Buckeyes, now 7-3-1 (2-1-0-0 B1G), and Badgers (5-6-0, 1-2-0-0 B1G) will wrap up the weekend series in Columbus at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Buckeye goalie Sean Romeo stopped all 32 shots for his third shutout in a row, the first Ohio State goalie to notch three straight shutouts as a starter. Senior Brendon Kearney had a career-high two goals in the win, with Tanner Laczynski and Mason Jobst each scoring on the power play.
.@OhioStateMHKY dominated on the ice tonight!
They take down the Badgers 4-0.
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) November 17, 2018
The Buckeye Goals
On the Defensive Side
Buckeye This and That
Quoting Buckeye head coach Steve Rohlik
On his 100th career coaching win
“The biggest thing with the 100 wins is that I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by great players and people. That is what means the most to me and this is never a one-guy show. All the players that have been here, alumni and of course the staff are great.”
On the shutout
“Our guys aren’t thinking about a shutout, they are thinking about how to get better, playing solid defense and doing the best we can. We just want to score one more goal than the other team and lately we’ve been on a roll defensively, but to me at the end of the day we just want to keep on getting better.”