Feb. 26, 2005

Box Score

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s ice hockey team lost, 3-2, to Minnesota State Saturday afternoon at the OSU Ice Rink in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes fall to 16-15-3 overall and 12-15-1 in the WCHA, while the Mavericks improve to 9-18-6 overall and 8-16-3 in the WCHA.

Ohio State will travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for the 2005 WCHA Playoff Championship March 3-6 at Ridder Arena. The Buckeyes are the No. 4 seed in the tournament and will face No. 5 Minnesota State Friday at 8:05 EST.

Prior to the game five seniors were honored for their efforts over four years – Jeni Creary, Jennifer Desson, Melissa Glaser, Jaclyn Haines and Meaghan Mulvaney – were recognized for their accomplishments with their family and friends.

In the first period MSU struck first when sophomore defender Autumn Conway pushed the puck into the net at the 6:33 mark for the 1-0 lead. Following the first goal, both teams remained scoreless with the Buckeyes compiling 19 shots, including 14 shots on goal. Buckeye goalie Melissa Glaser (Sr., Rockford, Ill./St. Mark’s) notched seven saves off of eight shots on goal by the Maverick offense.

Ohio State evened up the score in the second period when Mallory Peckels (Fr., Minocqua, Wis./Lakeland Union) tipped in a shot from teammate Jaclyn Haines (Sr., Rossland, British Columbia/Rossland Secondary) on a power-play. Haines fired the shot from the point when Peckels seized control of the puck and scooped it past the MSU goalie. The Buckeyes and the Mavericks remained tied at one a piece at the end of the period, with OSU outshooting MSU, 20-10.

In the final stanza, OSU took a 2-1 lead when Jana Harrigan (Jr., Burlington, Ontario/M.M. Robinson) redirected a shot from defender Amber Bowman (So., Innisfil, Ontario/Nantyr Shores) through the five-hole to the back of the net 5:18 into the period. The Mavericks regained the lead at the 17:14 mark when Cara Hendry pushed the puck into the OSU net. Less than two minutes later, Minnesota took a 3-2 lead off of a goal by Amanda Stohr. Following MSU’s second goal of the period Ohio State called a timeout. With 38 seconds remaining in the game, Ohio State pulled its goalie, but could not capitalize on the extra man advantage. The Buckeyes and the Mavericks concluded the period with nine and 10 shots, respectively.

Ohio State goalie Glaser recorded 25 saves for 59:22 minutes of action. Minnesota State’s Brittni Kehler had 41 saves in a full 60 minutes of play.

Ohio State tallied 43 shots and Minnesota State had 28 shots. OSU held MSU scoreless on 6-of-7 power-play chances. The Buckeyes converted on 2-of-5 power-play opportunities.

Game notes

Senior goalie Melissa Glaser has allowed MSU five goals in six games, compiling a 5-1 record, including three shutouts.

Minnesota State halted senior Jeni Creary’s point streak to seven games this season. Creary has posted six goals and five assists during her stretch. The Shell Lake, Saskatchewan, native leads the squad in goals with 23 and is second on the team in points with 38.

In the first round of the 2005 WCHA Playoff Championship, Ohio State will face Minnesota State for the second-consecutive year. The Buckeyes defeated the Mavericks, 3-1, March 12, 2004.

Hockey Game Box Score (Final) The Automated ScoreBook Minnesota State vs Ohio State (Feb 26, 2005 at Columbus, Ohio)
Minnesota State (9-19-6; 8-17-3 WCHA) vs. Ohio State (16-15-3;12-15-1 WCHA) Date: Feb 26, 2005 Location: Columbus, Ohio Arena: OSU Ice Rink Attendance:377 Start time:4:05 pm End time:6:13 pm Total time:2:08
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot ———————————- Minnesota State….. 1 0 2 – 3 Ohio State………. 0 1 1 – 2
1st period – 1, MSU, Autumn Conway/2 (Cara Hendry/3) 6:33. Penalties – Amber Bowman, OSU (checking) 8:49; Krysta Skarda, OSU (tripping) 13:19; Jeni Creary, OSU (hooking) 17:08; Richelle St. Croix, MSU (tripping) 18:48.
2nd period – 2, OSU, Mallory Peckels/3 (Jaclyn Haines/4, Lisa Chesson/6) 6:04 (pp). Penalties – Jen Jonsson, MSU (checking) 4:18; Amber Sharratt, MSU (checking) 6:35; Jaclyn Haines, OSU (roughing) 8:59; Amanda Stohr, MSU (roughing) 9:54; Melissa Glaser, OSU (roughing) 9:54.
3rd period – 3, OSU, Jana Harrigan/16 (Amber Bowman/16, Tessa Bonhomme/18) 5:18 (pp). 4, MSU, Cara Hendry/3 (Kristina Bunker/15, Jen Jonsson/1) 17:14 (pp). 5, MSU, Amanda Stohr/10 (Kristina Bunker/16, Melanie Salatino/10) 18:59. Penalties – Erin Keys, OSU (body-checking) 2:15; Amanda Stohr, MSU (hooking) 3:27; Mallory Peckels, OSU (holding) 11:07; Jen Jonsson, MSU (tripping) 12:59; Crystal Sayther, OSU (checking) 15:24.
Shots on goal – MSU 8-10-10 28; OSU 14-20-9 43. Power plays – MSU 1 of 7; OSU 2 of 5. Penalties – MSU 6 (12 min); OSU 8 (16 min). Goalies – MSU, Brittni Kehler 6-8-1 (60:00 minutes, 43 shots-41 saves); OSU, Melissa Glaser 7-8-1 (59:22, 28-25) , EMPTY NET (00:38, 0-0). A-377 T-2:08 Three stars: 1. Amanda Stohr 2. Cara Hendry 3. Jana Harrigan Referee:Rick Larson Linesman:Joe Harris; Erin Blair Win-Brittni Kehler (6-8-1). Loss-Melissa Glaser (7-8-1).