November 24, 2021

Ohio State Meets Non-Conference Foes in D1 in D.C. Tournament


No. 2 Ohio State vs. St. Lawrence/Penn State
Date: Nov. 26/27, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. ET
Venue: MedStar Ice Complex
Watch: Sports Live Streams ($)
Game Notes: Ohio State
Rosters: Ohio State | Penn State | St. Lawrence
Season Stats: Ohio State | Penn State | St. Lawrence


COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 2 Ohio State heads to Arlington, Va. for Thanksgiving weekend to meet a pair of non-conference opponents in the D1 in DC tournament. The Buckeyes (12-2-0, 12-2-0 WCHA) face St. Lawrence (7-5-4, 3-2-1ECAC) on Friday and Penn State (7-5-2, 4-2-0 CHA) on Saturday at the MedStar Ice Complex. Puck drop is set for 1 p.m. ET Friday and 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday.

Tickets for the tournament can be found HERE. Streaming of the tournament will be carried by Sports Live Streams($).

Buckeyes in a Nutshell

  • Ohio State faces its first non-conference opponents of the season, and first during the regular season since the 2019-20 season, this weekend. The Buckeyes’ opened the year on a 14-game conference opponent stretch, earning a 12-2-0 record along the way.
  • Ohio State remains at the top of the conference with 12 conference wins on the year. The Buckeyes have 37 points in their favor and lead second-place Wisconsin by four points.
  • The Buckeyes continue to be rated second in the latest edition of the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine polls. The team is receiving 135 points in the USCHO poll and 171 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.
  • Clair DeGeorge and Amanda Thiele earned WCHA Weekly honors this week following the Buckeyes’ sweep of Minnesota State. DeGeorge, who recorded seven points on the weekend and her 100th career point, was named Forward of the Week for the second time in her career and first time at Ohio State. Thiele picked up her first shutout of her career in game two of the series to earn the conference’s Goaltender of the Week honor, her first of her career.

Notable Notes

  • Ohio State closed the 2021 home slate last weekend, ending the first half of the season 8-0 at the OSU Ice Rink. The Buckeyes have won 9 consecutive home games, dating back to the Jan. 30 win over Minnesota to close the home schedule of the 2020-21 season. The Buckeyes’ current home win streak is the longest in the history of the program.
  • Jenn Gardiner and Jenna Buglioni lead the team with 25 points on the year. The pair are tied for eighth nationally with 1.79 points per game.
  • Liz Schepers and Clair DeGeorge recorded their 100th career points last weekend against Minnesota State. Schepers is just the 13th player in program history to reach 100 points as a Buckeye. DeGeorge came to the Buckeyes with 79 points this season and has since earned 21 points in the Scarlet and Gray sweater. Emily Curlett is five points from the century mark with 95 points for her career.
  • Gabby Rosenthal leads the Buckeyes in scoring with 11 goals on the year. The senior’s season best mark was 12 goals during the 2019-20 season.
  • Despite giving up its first power play goal of the year in game one against the Mavericks, Ohio State ranks No. 1 in the country with a 0.972 penalty kill percentage.
  • With 74 goals and 201 points this season, the Buckeyes lead the nation in scoring defense (0.14) and scoring offense (5.29).
  • Jenna Buglioni is on a 14-game point streak. The sophomore’s streak is tied for second longest in program history, most recently reached by Natalie Spooner from Feb. 26-Nov. 10, 2010.
  • Sophie Jaques recorded her sixth power play goal of the season against Minnesota State, keeping her rated best in the country in power play scoring.

History vs. Penn State

  • Ohio State and Penn State meet for the 11th and 12th time in series history. The first season the teams met was 2013-14 and their last meeting was in 2017-18.
  • The Buckeyes lead the Nittany Lions in the series, 8-2.
  • The teams last met in Columbus with Ohio State and Penn State splitting the series.

History vs. St. Lawrence

  • The Buckeyes own a 5-7 record against St. Lawrence all time. The series dates back to the Buckeyes’ inaugural season in 2000.
  • In the teams’ last meeting, Ohio State opened the 2019-20 season with a sweep of the Saints.

Around the WCHA

  • All five WCHA teams in action this weekend are set for non-conference matchups.
  • Minnesota Duluth joins the Buckeyes at the D1 in DC Tournament, playing Penn State Friday and St. Lawrence on Saturday.
  • Cloud State visits Rensselaer for the weekend and Bemidji State hits the road to play Lindenwood.
  • Minnesota plays in the Smashville Showcase, meeting Mercyhurst Friday and Boston College or Colgate on Saturday.