Jan. 8, 2005

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 9/10 Ohio State men’s hockey team was defeated in overtime by Ferris State, 3-2, Saturday in front of 6,250 fans in Value City Arena. The loss is OSU’s first at home this season and ends the Buckeyes’ program-record tying 13-game home winning streak.

The Buckeyes fall to 13-6-3 on the year and drop to 10-3-1 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Ferris State improves to 9-11-2 this season and 4-8-2 in CCHA play.

The teams ended the first period tied at two. Ferris went up 2-0 on goals by Tim Vokey at 3:20 and Jeff Legue at 10:30. With the Buckeyes shorthanded, Bryce Anderson (So., Waterloo, Iowa) scored on a breakaway following a lead-out pass from JB Bittner (Sr., Pittsburgh, Pa.) at 14:47. Rod Pelley (Jr., Kitimat, British Columbia) then tied the game at 17:41, as he got behind the Ferris defense and skated in alone on FSU goalie Derek MacIntyre for his 12th goal of the year. Tom Fritsche (Fr., Parma, Ohio) and Dan Knapp (Jr., Rochester, Mich.) had the assists on the goal. OSU outshot the Bulldogs in the period, 12-8.

There was no scoring in the second. OSU had 11 shots on goal and Ferris State had 10. The Bulldogs were scoreless on three power-play chances and Ohio State was 0-for-2.

The teams were unable to score in the third period. The Buckeyes put eight shots on net, Ferris State had seven.

In overtime, FSU’s fifth shot of the period gave the Bulldogs the win. Andrew Winnik tallied the gamewinner at 3:01, set up by Tim Vokey and Matt Stefanishion, following a faceoff deep in the Buckeyes’ zone. OSU had two shots on net in overtime, while Sean Collins’ had a shot ring off the crossbar.

The Buckeyes had 33 shots on net in the game and FSU had 30. Buckeye junior goalie Dave Caruso (Roswell, Ga.) had 27 saves in 63:01, while FSU’s MacIntyre had 31 stops in 63:01.

OSU stopped the Bulldogs on all four power-play chances and was scoreless on six opportunities.

Postgame Notes
The Buckeyes return to action with a two-game series at Notre Dame next weekend. The teams will meet at 7:35 p.m. Jan. 14 and at 7:05 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Joyce Center in South Bend, Ind..

The game was OSU’s fifth overtime contest of the season. OSU is 1-1-3 in overtime on the year, including an OT victory over Ferris State Oct. 16.

The Buckeyes’ home winning streak was ended at 13, tying the program record for consecutive home wins first was set from Nov. 21, 1969-Feb. 6, 1970. OSU had not lost at home since being swept by Michigan State Jan. 23-24, 2004. OSU is 8-1 at home this season.

The game was the fourth consecutive contest the Buckeyes did not allow a power-play goal. OSU stopped Minnesota State on nine chances Dec. 29, Colorado College on six attempts Dec. 30. The Bulldogs scoreless on six power-play chances Friday and on four opportunities Saturday.

OSU leads the series with Ferris State, 52-34-10, including 28-11-7 in Columbus. OSU had an 11-game winning streak in Columbus against FSU stopped in the loss. OSU won the series with the Bulldogs this season, 3-1.

Anderson’s shorthanded goal was the first of his career. OSU now has six shorthanded tallies this season.

Ohio State head coach John Markell
On the game
“I was upset with the fact we got down quick. We were better tonight than last night. We probably didn’t deserve the outcome. I liked our team better tonight than last night.”

On Ferris State’s key to victory
“With the ebb and flow of the game, we knew it would be a bounce here and a bounce there. They dominated on draws and that’s how they won. They won a draw, we lost a man behind the net and they got a goal.”

Ferris State head coach Bob Daniels
On Ferris State’s intensity
“I thought Ohio State had the edge during the game. Scoring two goals early on was helpful. It was disappointing giving up the 2-0 lead. It was just a lapse of defense on our part. We were able to hang tight and this was a good road win. We did the things we needed to do to get the win. I thought we had better intensity last night, but we got the win tonight and that’s what matters.”

On Ohio State’s performance
“Ohio State has a great record for a reason. They are a quality team, especially their defense.”

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) Ohio State Hockey 2004-05 Ferris State vs #9 Ohio State (Jan 08, 2005 at Columbus, Ohio)

Ferris State (9-11-2, 4-8-2 CCHA) vs. Ohio State (13-6-3, 10-3-1 CCHA) Date: Jan 08, 2005 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: Value City Arena Attendance:6250 Start time:7:35 pm End time:10:03 pm Total time:2:28

Goals by Period 1 2 3 OT Tot ————————————- Ferris State…….. 2 0 0 1 – 3 Ohio State………. 2 0 0 0 – 2

1st period – 1, FSU, Tim Vokey/5 (Matt Rutkowski/5, Nick Scheible/3) 3:20. 2, FSU, Jeff Legue/15 (Adam Welch/1, Zac Pearson/7) 10:30. 3, OSU, Bryce Anderson/4 (JB Bittner/8) 14:47 (sh). 4, OSU, Rod Pelley/12 (Tom Fritsche/19, Dan Knapp/12) 17:41. Penalties – Joe Van Culin, FSU (interference) 4:59; Kyle Hood, OSU (slashing) 10:57; Dan Knapp, OSU (holding) 13:40; Matt Stefanishion, FSU (hit after whistle) 18:23; Domenic Maiani, OSU (slashing) 19:14; Matt York, FSU (interference) 20:00.

2nd period – Penalties – Jason DeSantis, OSU (hit after whistle) 7:23; Tim Vokey, FSU (hit after whistle) 7:23; Adam Miller, FSU (obstruction-hooking) 8:21; Dan Knapp, OSU (hooking) 10:43; Andrew Winnik, FSU (high sticking) 13:05; Sean Collins, OSU (boarding) 13:22; Matt Beaudoin, OSU (roughing) 18:21; Mark Bomersback, FSU (holding) 18:21.

3rd period – Penalties – Greg Rallo, FSU (checking from behind) 7:47.

OT period – 5, FSU, Andrew Winnik/2 (Tim Vokey/3, Matt Stefanishion/7) 3:01. Penalties – Matt York, FSU (hit after whistle) 1:59; Domenic Maiani, OSU (hit after whistle) 1:59; Zac Pearson, FSU (hit after whistle) 1:59; Matt Waddell, OSU (hit after whistle) 1:59.

Shots on goal – FSU 8-10-7-5 30; OSU 12-11-8-2 33.

Power plays – FSU 0 of 4; OSU 0 of 6.

Penalties – FSU 10 (20 min); OSU 9 (18 min).

Goalies – FSU, Derek MacIntyre 3-3-0 (63:01 minutes, 33 shots-31 saves); OSU, Dave Caruso 11-4-3 (63:01, 30-27).

Penalty shots – None.

A-6250 T-2:28 Three stars: 1. Andrew Winnik 2. Derek MacIntyre 3. Dave Caruso Referee:Steve Piotrowski Assistant Referee:Kevin Langseth; Justin Perrone Win-Derek MacIntyre (3-3-0). Loss-Dave Caruso (11-4-3).