Oct. 12, 2012

Every Friday, features one of the many Ohio State social media outlets to follow. The Ohio State women’s hockey team kicks off its home WCHA schedule this weekend, hosting nationally-ranked North Dakota at the OSU Ice Rink: OhioState_WHKY

The No. 10 Buckeyes are looking for the program’s first 5-0-0 start this weekend, hosting No. 6 North Dakota. The squad is coming off an impressive sweep of then-No. 8/7 Minnesota Duluth on the road to open the WCHA season last weekend. It was Ohio State’s first-ever sweep of the Bulldogs in the program’s history.

Senior Paige Semenza leads the 4-0-0 Buckeyes with eight points on four goals and four assists. Junior Annie Svedin is second with six points (2g, 4a), while seniors Tina Hollowell, Minttu Tuominen and Hokey Langan each have five points.

Redshirt junior goalie Chelsea Knapp has a 1.25 goals-against average and was recently named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week for her performances at UMD.

Friday and Saturday will each be promoting great causes at the OSU Ice Rink. On Friday, the team will be celebrating Sweetest Day and taking pop tabs and/or travel toiletries for Ronald McDonald House Charities. Saturday is Pink the Rink for Breast Cancer Awareness as pink buffs will be handed out with a post-game skate with some Ohio State players.

Other Ohio State women’s hockey accounts to check out:
Nate Handrahan, Ohio State women’s hockey head coach
– Ben Vondal, Ohio State Athletics Communications assistant