October 3, 2017

Tatum Skaggs Named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week


Oct. 3, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Freshman Tatum Skaggs was named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Skaggs opened her Ohio State career with a two-goal game against RPI on Friday, and followed it up with another goal and an assist in Saturday’s 4-0 win. After the first weekend of season, Skaggs is tied for WCHA lead in both goals (three) and in points-per-game (2.00), while being tied for fourth in points overall (four).

“This is a huge honor, not just for Tatum, but for us as a team,” said Head Coach Nadine Muzerall. “This shows the depth that we’re starting to develop as a team. Having a rookie come on and score four points in the opening weekend is exceptional. We are expecting great things from not only her, but her line as well. You could see how the whole line’s effort contributed to her goals.”

“This is such cool honor to get, but I couldn’t have done it without my line mates,” Skaggs said. “Emma Maltais, Charly Dahlquist and I gelled really well together on this line. I think our line will make some huge contributions to the squad this year.”

The Buckeyes hit the road this weekend for a series at No. 4 Minnesota. Game one is set for a 8:07 p.m. ET start on Friday, while puck drop for Saturday’s game is scheduled for 4:07 p.m. ET.