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Mark Cheremeta

Forward

Player profile

  • Year Junior
  • Height 5-11
  • Weight 185
  • Hometown Parkland, Fla.
  • Junior Team Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL)

Ohio State Career

  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree

2021-22 (Junior Season, through Dec. 17)

  • Nine points, with four goals and five assists, while playing in 15 games; missed Notre Dame series Dec. 3-4 with illness
  • 1-1-2 line vs. Bentley Oct. 9, Penn State Nov. 6 and Michigan Dec. 11
  • Scored gamewinner against Michigan State Oct. 30
  • Posted assists vs. Michigan State Oct. 29 and Penn State Nov. 5
  • Four-game point streak Oct. 29-Nov. 6
  • +7 on the year, with even or better rating in 14 of 15 games

2020-21 (Sophomore Season)

  • Played in all 27 games
  • First on team with 14 assists and second with 19 points; five multiple-point outings
  • Nine power play points (2g, 7a) to rank fifth in the Big Ten
  • Four-point night, with a goal and three assists, against Arizona State March 4; +4 in the game
  • Notched three points, with first collegiate goal and primary assists on both the game tying and game winning power play goals (scored in a 45 second span) at Notre Dame Dec. 13
  • Two goals vs. Penn State Jan. 9, with an assist vs. PSU Jan. 8
  • Two assists at Michigan State Jan. 23
  • Goal vs. Arizona State Dec. 17
  • Two assists against Wisconsin Dec. 3 and a helper vs. the Badgers Dec. 4
  • Posted first point as a Buckeye Nov. 29 vs. Michigan State with an assist
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honors

Prior to Ohio State

  • Skated with USHL Dubuque in 2019-20 and notched 43 points, with 18 goals and 25 assists, in 48 games
  • Played for Boston University in 2018-19, with three assists in 29 games; earned all-academic team honors
  • Spent two seasons with Islanders Hockey Club in the USPHL NCDC (2016-17 and ’17-18), winning the Dineen Cup both years
  • Played in three games with USHL Muskegon in 2016-17
  • Came up through Palm Beach Hawks organization
  • Participated in Florida Panthers development camp in 2017
  • Graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2017
  • Also played tennis, soccer and ping pong

Personal

  • Son of Vlad, a hockey coach, and Natalia, a real estate agent
  • Has a younger sister, Sofia
  • Born in Minsk, Belarus
  • Finance major; wants to pursue a career that has a connection to hockey, perhaps in business or financial advising
  • Enjoys playing golf and spikeball
  • Can speak Russian
  • Started playing hockey at age 5, with his dad getting him into the game because he played when he was younger
  • On why he chose Ohio State: “It is a great school to achieve a business degree, with a deep network of alumni. They have an amazing coaching staff I believe can make me a great hockey player.”
  • Favorite player is Artemi Panarin: “He is one of the most elusive players in the NHL today who uses his IQ and skill to make creative plays all over the ice. He’s one of the most entertaining players out there.”