COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 6-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey topped Wisconsin, 3-1, Saturday in Value City Arena for a sweep of the weekend series vs. the Badgers. The Buckeyes, on a four-game winning streak, are now 8-3-1 on the year and 3-1-0-0 in Big Ten play.
The Buckeyes defeated Wisconsin (5-7-0, 1-3-0-0 B1G) 4-0 Friday, marking their third shutout in a row. The Wisconsin goal in the third period Saturday ended the Buckeyes’ team shutout streak at a program-record 231:42. It passed the old record of 211:58, set from Oct. 27-Nov. 11, 2011.
Ohio State wraps up its four-game homestand with two games vs. No. 5 Penn State next weekend. The teams will meet at 5 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena.
— Ohio State Men's Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) November 18, 2018
The Buckeye Goals
On the Defensive Side
Quoting Buckeye head coach Steve Rohlik
On improving each series
“Things aren’t going to look pretty at times so you need to put in hard work. We’ve been working hard on special teams and sometimes it works and other times it doesn’t. We just need to stick with it and I would like to credit our guys.”
On being 3-1 in the Big Ten
“Every win is big in this league. We know how hard is to win every night and weekend. Our league is tough and you have to cherish those nights when you can win and keep pushing forward.”
Buckeye This and That
Ohio State finishes the series sweep against Wisconsin!
— Ohio State on BTN (@OhioStateOnBTN) November 18, 2018