August 22, 2022

Schedule Announced, Highlighted by Outdoor Game

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Big Ten released the full 2022-23 men’s hockey schedule Monday, with each school taking on each of the other six programs in four games over the season.

A February series with Michigan highlights Ohio State’s schedule; the Buckeyes and Wolverines will meet in Value City Arena in Columbus Feb. 16 and then travel north for an outdoor game, Faceoff on the Lake, in FirstEnergy Stadium, home of the Cleveland Browns, for a contest Feb. 18.

Ohio State will host two-game series with the other five teams and travel for two-game sets in each league city. The Buckeyes also have 10 previously announced games on their schedule vs. nonconference foes, including home games vs. Bentley Oct. 20-21 and a matchup in Columbus against Bowling Green Dec. 17.

Times and broadcast information will be released at a later date for home and away games.

Buckeyes vs. Wolverines in Columbus and Outside in Cleveland

Ohio State will welcome Michigan to Value City Arena Thursday, Feb. 16 and the teams will close out the series with an outdoor game, the Faceoff on the Lake, in FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, hosted by the Haslam Sports Group and the Cleveland Browns, Saturday, Feb. 18. Both contests will be Big Ten Conference games.

Tickets for the game in Columbus can be purchased through Ohio State’s usual ticket outlets.

For the game in Cleveland, Ohio State season ticket holders will be sent information on a special pre-sale opportunity.

Cleveland Browns and Columbus Crew season ticket members, along with Browns Waitlist members and select groups, will have early access to Faceoff on the Lake tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 29. Tickets will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Sept. 7. Fans interested in more information – including suite, premium hospitality and group offerings – may contact Browns membership services now through tickets@clevelandbrowns.com or 440-891-5050.

“Haslam Sports Group is dedicated to creating unique, memorable experiences for fans throughout the year, and we are excited to partner with the Ohio State University for Faceoff on the Lake, the first major outdoor hockey game at FirstEnergy Stadium,” Eric Clouse, HSG Chief Commercial Officer, said. “It will be an incredible environment for both fans and community programs alike who are passionate about this unparalleled college rivalry. We anticipate this to be a truly special atmosphere.”

This will be the Buckeyes’ fourth outdoor game and second against Michigan in Cleveland. Ohio State and the Wolverines met at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Guardians, in January 2012. The Buckeyes also played in outdoor games vs. Wisconsin at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., in February 2006 and vs. Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis in January 2014.

“We’re excited to partner with the Haslam Sports Group to provide this unique outdoor hockey game experience for our student-athletes,” Shaun Richard, executive associate athletics director – sport administration at Ohio State, said. “Playing hockey outdoors is something most hockey players did growing up and now they’ll get to do that in an NFL stadium in front of tens-of-thousands of people, in the greatest rivalry in all of sports.”

“This is a great opportunity for our program,” Steve Rohlik, who is entering his 10th year as head coach of the Buckeyes, said. “We are excited to have the chance to play in a rivalry game outdoors in the home of the Browns. It is an experience that will create memories for a lifetime.”

Ticket Information

Season tickets for the Buckeyes’ 2022-23 campaign are on sale now. Click HERE to purchase or call 1.800.GOBUCKS (select option 2, then option 2) to speak to an account executive to secure your seats.

Group and mini-plans tickets for all home games will go on sale Aug. 29 and single-game tickets will be on sale starting Sept. 6.

Parking is free for all home men’s hockey games in The Schottenstein Center.

A Look at the Full Buckeye Slate

After opening the season at Mercyhurst Oct 1-2, Ohio State will begin Big Ten play with a home series against Wisconsin Oct. 7-8. A nonconference series at UConn follows before hosting back-to-back series in Columbus; first is a nonconference matchup with Bentley Oct. 20-21 before welcoming Big Ten foe Minnesota Oct. 28-29.

The November slate starts with a road series at Michigan State Nov. 10-11 and then two games at home vs. Notre Dame Nov. 18-19. The Buckeyes will take on Long Island University on the road Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 24-25) and play at Penn State the following week (Dec. 2-3) for the final B1G games of 2022.

A week off for finals is up next before the Buckeyes close the first half of the schedule with a home-and-home nonconference series against Bowling Green. The teams will meet on Falcon home ice Dec. 16 and in Value City Arena Dec. 17.

The Buckeyes will close the regular season with seven consecutive Big Ten series. Ohio State will host Michigan State Jan. 6-7 in the first games of 2023. Two B1G road series are up next, as the Buckeyes will play at Michigan Jan. 13-14 and at Wisconsin Jan. 20-21.

Penn State comes to Columbus for a series Feb. 3-4 and Ohio State will travel to Notre Dame the following week for games Feb. 10-11.

After the games vs. the Wolverines in Columbus Feb. 16 and Cleveland Feb. 18, the regular season ends for Ohio State with a series at Minnesota Feb. 24-25.

The Big Ten Tournament will again be played on campus sites. The quarterfinal series are set for March 3-5, with the semifinals March 11 and final March 18.

Ohio State Buckeyes

2022-23 Ohio State Men’s Hockey Schedule
Oct. 1-2 at Mercyhurst
Oct. 7-8 vs. Wisconsin
Oct. 14-15 at UConn
Oct. 20-21 vs. Bentley
Oct. 28-29 vs. Minnesota
Nov. 10-11 at Michigan State
Nov. 18-19 vs. Notre Dame
Nov. 24-25 at Long Island University
Dec. 2-3 at Penn State
Dec. 16 at Bowling Green
Dec. 17 vs. Bowling Green
Jan. 6-7 vs. Michigan State
Jan. 13-14 at Michigan
Jan. 20-21 at Wisconsin
Feb. 3-4 vs. Penn State
Feb. 10-11 at Notre Dame
Feb. 16 vs. Michigan
Feb. 18 vs. Michigan (Faceoff on the Lake, FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio)
Feb. 24-25 at Minnesota
Big Ten Tournament (campus sites)
March 3-5 Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals (best-of-three series)
March 11 Big Ten Tournament Semifinals
March 18 Big Ten Tournament Final