Nov. 15, 2016
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State men’s hockey senior forwards Nick Schilkey and David Gust have both received Big Ten weekly honors for their performance in the Buckeyes’ series with Connecticut last week. Schilkey was named the league’s first star after posting a conference-high five points, including the 100th point of his Buckeye career, while Gust was honored as the second star after a B1G-best four goals, including his first career hat trick.
Schilkey, from Marysville, Mich., led the Big Ten with five points last week, tying for second in the NCAA in points. Friday, he had three points on a goal and two assists, including the 100th point of his Buckeye career. In the Buckeyes’ come from behind 7-4 win, his first assist was on Gust’s goal 48 seconds after UConn had taken a 2-1 lead in the first period. He set up Mason Jobst’s goal that tied the game at four at 14:27 of the second and then put the Buckeyes ahead with the eventual gamewinner just over a minute later (15:42). Saturday, Schilkey had the lone assist on Jobst’s goal that put the Buckeyes on the board and then scored 4:36 into the second to tie the game at two in the 3-3 OT tie. He was +2 and blocked a shot in each game.
Schilkey is tied for the Buckeye lead and tied for second in the B1G with 15 points and leads the Big Ten (by two) with 10 goals, tying for second in the NCAA in goals and ranking sixth nationally with .91 goals a game. He now has 104 points in his 117 game career. This is the sixth career league star of the week honor for Schilkey and his second this season.
Gust had a Big Ten best four goals over the weekend, tying one other player for the NCAA lead, including his first career hat trick Friday. In the Buckeyes’ come from behind win Friday, his first goal came 48 seconds after UConn had tied the game in the first period, his second was 45 seconds after UConn had taken a two-goal lead (4-2) and his third was on the power play at 16:55 of the third and extended the lead to two (6-4) in the eventual 7-4 victory. It was his second career multiple-goal game and he was +2. Saturday, Gust put the Buckeyes ahead 3-2 1:11 into the third period with a power play goal.
On the year, Gust has 11 points, with eight goals (tying for second in the Big Ten) and three assists. He is 16th in the NCAA with .73 goals a game. Gust is now a two-time B1G Star of the Week.
The No. 14/13-ranked Buckeyes are 6-1-4 this season and play two games at Rensselaer this weekend. Puck drop Friday and Saturday is at 7 p.m. in Troy, N.Y.