Feb. 15, 2003
CINCINNATI, Ohio – The No. 9/10 Ohio State men’s hockey team was shut out by instate and Central Collegiate Hockey Association rival Miami, 1-0, Saturday at Cincinnati Gardens. The RedHawks scored the lone goal of the game less than a minute into the third period.
The loss ends OSU’s unbeaten streak at five and its winning streak at four. The team drops to 21-7-3 overall and 15-5-4 in league play. Miami improves to 17-13-2 and 11-11-2 in the CCHA. OSU won the season series against the RedHawks, 3-1-0, including a 4-1 victory Thursday in Oxford, Ohio.
There was no scoring in the first period. Each team went scoreless on two power-play chances in the stanza. OSU put eight shots on net and held the RedHawks to five.
OSU was outshot, 8-5, in the second period as the stanza again ended with no score. OSU goalie Mike Betz made some outstanding saves in the period, including two from point-blank range on Greg Hogeboom just under five minutes in.
Miami scored the lone goal of the game just 52 seconds into the third period, converting a shorthanded 3-on-1 chance, with Mike Kompon scoring. OSU pressed for the equalizer but could not get the puck past Miami’s David Burleigh. The squad pulled Betz with 1:02 remaining for the extra attacker. OSU had 11 shots in the period, Miami 10.
The Buckeyes outshot Miami in the game, 24-23. It was the lowest shot total for the Buckeyes in 12 games. Betz had 22 saves, Burleigh 24. It was the second time OSU has been shut out this season; the first was at Nebraska-Omaha Jan. 24.
Each team was 0-for-4 on the power play. The Buckeyes have stopped 29 of their opponent’s last 30 shots (96.7 percent).
The Buckeyes return to action with a two-game home series against Alaska Fairbanks next weekend. The squads will face off at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21 and at 8:05 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 in Value City Arena.
Hockey Game Box Score (Final) Ohio State Hockey 2002-03 Ohio State vs Miami (Feb 15, 2003 at Cincinnati, Ohio)
Ohio State (21-7-3, 15-5-2) vs. Miami (17-13-2, 11-11-2) Date: Feb 15, 2003 Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Arena: Cincinnati Gardens Attendance:3024 Start time:4:05 pm End time:6:05 Total time:2:00
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Total Ohio State 0 0 0 0 Miami 0 0 1 1
1st period – Penalties – Andy Greene, MIA (cross-checking) :42; Chris Olsgard, OSU (roughing) 6:30; Nick Jardine, MIA (cross-checking) 8:01; Nate Guenin, OSU (slashing) 8:01; Paul Caponigri, OSU (unsportsmanlike conduct) 10:13; Taylor Hustead, MIA (minor penalty) 13:59; Taylor Hustead, MIA (roughing) 13:59; Eric Skaug, OSU (roughing) 13:59.
2nd period – Penalties – Daymen Bencharski, OSU (holding) 11:25; Nick Jardine, MIA (high sticking) 15:41; Chris Knupp, MIA (high sticking) 19:47.
3rd period – 1, MIA, Mike Kompon/16 (Andy Greene, Greg Hogeboom) :52 (sh). Penalties – Dave Steckel, OSU (interference) 14:47.
Shots on goal – OSU 8-5-11 24; MIA 5-8-10 23.
Power plays – OSU 0 of 4; MIA 0 of 4.
Penalties – OSU 6 (12 min); MIA 6 (12 min).
Goalies – OSU, Mike Betz 16-5-3 (58:58 minutes, 23 shots-22 saves) , EMPTY NET (01:02, 0-0); MIA, David Burleigh 16-13-2 (60:00, 24-24).
A-3024 T-2:00 Three stars: 1. Mike Kompon 2. David Burleigh 3. Mike Betz Referee:Kevin Hall Assistant Referee:Dave Kronenberg; Pat Bracco Win-David Burleigh (16-13-2). Loss-Mike Betz (16-5-3). Ohio State timeout at 19:01 in the third period.