November 24, 2022

Nonconference Series at LIU Next Up for the No. 12 Buckeyes

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The Basics

  • The No. 12-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team plays a two-game nonconference series at Long Island University this weekend.
  • The teams will meet at 7:45 p.m. Friday and 8 p.m. Saturday in Northwell Health Ice Center in East Meadow, N.Y.
  • Both contests will be streamed through ESPN Plus, with an international feed available through NECFrontRow.com. Live statistics will also be available.
  • The Buckeyes enter the series 8-5-1 overall (4-4-0-0-0-0 B1G). The Sharks, an independent team, are 2-8-1 on the year.
  • Ohio State split a home series with Notre Dame last weekend, with a 5-2 win and 1-0 loss. LIU played at Assumption last Saturday, a 5-1 win.

Buckeye Notes to Know

  • The Buckeyes and Sharks met for the first time last season, with Ohio State sweeping the series in Columbus Dec. 31-Jan. 1 (6-0, 7-2).
  • Ohio State is second nationally on the penalty kill (50/54, .926) and leads the NCAA with six shorthanded goals.
  • The series at LIU opens a stretch of four straight – and five of six – road games for the Buckeyes. The squad will play at Penn State Dec. 2-3, followed by an off weekend over finals. The first half wraps up with a home-and-home series against Bowling Green Dec. 16-17.
  • The Buckeyes are 2-3-1 in road games this season, with a 2-1-1 mark in nonconference road games.
  • This season, 21 Buckeyes have posted at least one point. Fifteen have scored a goal, with 20 notching at least one assist. Jake Wise is first with 13 points, followed by Stephen Halliday with 11 and Travis Treloar with 10. Wise and Davis Burnside lead the team with six goals each. Mason Lohrei has a team-best nine assists. Burnside is tied for third nationally and for first in the Big Ten with two shorthanded goals. Treloar and Wise are tied for eighth nationally and second in the B1G with four power play tallies. Treloar and Patrick Guzzo are first with two gamewinners.
  • Ohio State leads the NCAA with six shorthanded goals. Davis Burnside (twice), Kamil Sadlocha, Tate Singleton, Patrick Guzzo and Dominic Vidoli have all scored on the penalty kill for Ohio State.

A Look Ahead

  • Ohio State will play a Big Ten series at Penn State Dec. 2-3 before closing the first half with a home-and-home series with Bowling Green Dec. 16-17.
  • Single-game and group tickets and mini plans are all on sale now, with more information on OhioStateBuckeyes.com/tickets. Parking is free for all home games in VCA.
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Buckeyes vs. Sharks

  • The Buckeyes and LIU, who joined Division I in 2020-21, faced off for the first time last season in Columbus.
  • Ohio State posted a sweep of the series, with 6-0 and 7-2 wins, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1
  • Of the current Buckeyes, Patrick Guzzo had a team-best three goals in the series vs. LIU. Mason Lohrei had a Buckeye-best four assists and he and Mark Cheremeta (1g, 3a) each had four points to lead the way. Jake Wise had two goals and three points.
  • LIU is 2-8-1 on the year, with an 0-2-0 mark at home. The squad’s home games were vs. Omaha Oct. 28-29, with 2-1 and 7-1 losses. LIU also played at Big Ten schools Michigan State (L 1-3, L 4-8) and Wisconsin (L 2-3, L 3-4 OT) this season.

In the Rankings

  • Ohio State started the year No. 16 in the DCU/USCHO.com preseason poll and was No. 18 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine preseason rankings.
  • This week, the Buckeyes are No. 12 in both the DCU/USCHO rankings and in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.
  • The Buckeyes have been ranked as high as ninth this season.
  • Ohio State is one of six Big Ten teams in the USCHO Top 20, joining No. 2 Minnesota, No. 5 Michigan, No. 7 Penn State, No. 16 Michigan State and No. 19 Notre Dame.

Special Teams

  • The Buckeyes were 8-for-8 on the penalty kill against Notre Dame and are now 50-for-54 (.926) this season, ranking second in the NCAA.
  • Ohio State is first in the NCAA with six shorthanded goals, with two from Davis Burnside, along with shorthanded tallies from Dominic Vidoli, Patrick Guzzo, Tate Singleton and Kamil Sadlocha.
  • The six shorthanded goals are the most for the Buckeyes since the 2015-16 squad had five. Ohio State had just one shorty each of the last two seasons and scored two in 2020.
  • The squad allowed a shorthanded goal vs. Wisconsin Oct.8 and vs. Bentley Oct. 20.
  • Ohio State was 1-for-7 on the power play vs. the Irish.
  • Overall, the squad is 12-for-56 (.214) with the man advantage and has put 107 shots on goals while a man up.
  • Travis Treloar and Jake Wise are tied for eighth nationally with four power play goals, while and Stephen Halliday has two. Cam Thiesing and Tyler Duke also have scored with the man advantage.
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Stats Stuff

  • The Buckeyes are scoring 3.29 goals a game and allowing 2.50 an outing.
  • Jake Wise is first with 13 points and shares the goal lead with Davis Burnside with six each. Mason Lohrei leads with nine assists, followed by Stephen Halliday with eight helpers.
  • Three Buckeyes have double-digit points, led by Wise with 13. Halliday has 11 and Treloar has 10.
  • Jakub Dobeš started the first 14 games in net and has a 2.34 goals-against average and .915 save percentage. Ryan Snowden and Reilly Herbst have both made appearances.

This and That

  • Jake Wise leads the Buckeyes with at least one point in 10 of 14 games this season. He had an eight-game point streak end in the second game vs. Notre Dame, with four goals, six assists and 10 points in the stretch.
  • Mason Lohrei has a helper in six of the last eight games and is tied for seventh in the B1G with nine assists on the year.
  • Tate Singleton had a goal and two assists for three points in the win over Notre Dame, his third three-point game and seventh multiple-point outing in the Scarlet and Gray.
  • Davis Burnside, who shares the team goal lead with six, picked up his first collegiate assist in game one vs. Notre Dame. He also tallied in the game for his second two-point night as a Buckeye.
  • Wise is tied for third in the NCAA with 176 faceoff wins this season.
  • Ohio State has outshot its opponent in 11 of 14 games this season. The Buckeyes are averaging 35.9 shots on goal per game to rank third in the NCAA in shots per game. The squad has allowed 27.6 per night.
  • The Buckeyes are 5-1-1 in series openers this season, with the loss at Michigan State, and 3-4-0 in game two.
  • Jakub Dobeš made 20 saves in game one at UConn for his fourth career shutout, one back of tying for sixth in program history. The game was a 0-0 tie, the second in Ohio State history and first since current volunteer assistant coach Dusty Carlson was between the pipes against Miami Feb. 27, 2010.
  • The three Buckeye freshmen who have played this season have each posted their first collegiate goal. Tyler Duke joined the group at Michigan State. Stephen Halliday scored his first collegiate goal in the opener vs. Wisconsin Oct. 7. Davis Burnside notched the Buckeyes’ first goal of the season, and his first collegiate tally, at Mercyhurst Oct. 1. The trio has combined for 23 points this year, with 10 goals and 13 assists.
  • According to College Hockey Inc., Duke is the fifth-youngest player in Division I men’s hockey this season.
  • Tanner Laczynski, a Buckeye from 2017-20 who now skates for the Flyers, scored his first NHL goal earlier this week.