October 31, 2017

Ohio State’s Tanner Laczynski an NCAA and B1G Star


Oct. 31, 2017

B1G Release | NCAA Release 

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tanner Laczynski, a sophomore forward on the No. 16-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named NCAA First Star and Big Ten Second Star of the Week after leading the Buckeyes to a sweep of Robert Morris in a home-and-home series. Laczynski, from Shorewood, Ill., had five points, with three goals and two assists, and a +5 mark in the series.

#NCAAHockey Stars of the Week
1-Tanner Laczynki, @OhioState_MHKY
2-Zeb Knutson, @MavHockey
3-Troy Terry, @DU_Hockeyhttps://t.co/lpCrXC09Lt pic.twitter.com/wGfEb0TWM4

— NCAA Ice Hockey (@NCAAIceHockey) October 31, 2017

Friday against Robert Morris in Columbus, Laczynski had a goal and two assists for three points, his second consecutive three-point outing. He scored a goal in the first period and then had the primary assist on Matthew Weis‘ gamewinner with one minute left in the second period. He also set up Austin Pooley‘s goal late in the third for a two-goal cushion, leading to the Buckeyes’ 5-3 win. Saturday on the road against the Colonials, Laczynski scored the gamewinner, breaking a 1-1 tie, with 2:31 left in regulation and sealed the 3-1 win with an empty net goal in the final 10 seconds. He was +5 in the series, with a +3 mark in game two.

⭐️⭐️ Congrats to Tanner Laczynski@B1GHockey Second Star of the Week! ⭐️⭐️ #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/QQIN5Ppm5L

— Ohio State M Hockey (@OhioState_MHKY) October 31, 2017

Laczynski, a Philadelphia Flyers draft pick, has a 3-6-9 line on the year, with all nine points coming in his last four games. He has had a hand on each gamewinning goal in the Buckeyes’ four-game winning streak, with a goal and two primary assists.

Two more Buckeyes were highlighted by the NCAA after the series vs. Robert Morris, with a goal by freshman Eugene Fadyeyev (the first of his career), set up by senior Matthew Weis with a no-look, behind the back pass, named the NCAA Top Play of the Week.

Weis ➡️ Fadyeyev. NCAA Top Play of the Week! #GoBucks https://t.co/w0wdfSiX5g

— Ohio State M Hockey (@OhioState_MHKY) October 31, 2017

The No. 16 Buckeyes host No. 10 Notre Dame in the first Big Ten Conference series between the teams this weekend, meeting at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Value City Arena. Friday, glow wands will be handed out to the first 5,000 fans and youth are invited to take a shot on the Buckeye net postgame. Saturday, Script Ohio on Ice will be performed during the first intermission. Family and Friends ticket packages are available by using the code FAMILY to purchase tickets online.