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Injury does not prevent Ohio State’s Sam Jardine from skating on

October 19, 2014
Sam Jardine is scarred, not scared. Two seasons after a skate blade nearly cut his hand’s mobility, the Ohio State men’s hockey junior defenseman sees his surgical mark as an indication he’s in the right place. Jardine’s perspective was born after a game on Nov. 10, 2012, when the then-freshman defenseman dived to prevent a scoring chance. Whistled for holding, Jardine immediately broke procedure. Instead of skating to the penalty box, Jardine screamed and pointed to his arm, current-senior forward Tanner Fritz said. “I thought it was broken because the tendons were sliced,” Jardine said. “Then blood started coming and I knew I was in big trouble.” As he turned… Read more

Strong goalkeeping not enough for Ohio State men’s hockey

October 19, 2014
Christian Frey made 60 saves in one game and lost. That was the prevailing takeaway from the Ohio State men’s hockey team’s home-and-home series with No. 11 Miami (Ohio). After falling 5-1 in Columbus on Friday, the Buckeyes lost, 2-1, the following night despite their sophomore goaltender’s near-record-setting performance in Oxford, Ohio. “We have to look in the mirror and get better defensively,” OSU coach Steve Rohlik said. “I think that’s the biggest thing for us.” Frey came within six saves of setting a school record for most saves in a game on Saturday. OSU was outshot 62-20 in the game, the first time it had allowed more than 50… Read more

Ohio State women’s ice hockey sweeps Bemidji State in weekend series

October 19, 2014
The Ohio State women’s hockey team bounced back from a winless weekend against Wisconsin to sweep Bemidji State in a home series over the weekend. The Buckeyes improved to 4-2-0 on the season and 2-2-0 in conference. In Saturday’s matchup, OSU won 1-0. With a little more than 11 minutes to play in the first period, the Buckeyes were on a power play following a hooking penalty by Bemidji senior forward Rachael Kelly. OSU scored on the play, but referees waved the goal off due to a Buckeye player illegally being in the crease. Once Bemidji returned to full strength, the two teams held each other to a scoreless first… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey readies for in-state opponent Miami

October 17, 2014
Games between in-state rivals can make the penalty box a crowded space, but for the Ohio State men’s hockey team, that may not be a problem. The Buckeyes are perfect on the penalty kill entering a home-and-home series against No. 11 Miami (Ohio). During their season-opening series against then-No. 4 Providence College, the Buckeyes (1-1-0) held the Friars to five shots on seven power plays. “The bottom line is when there’s any breakdowns (on the penalty kill) you see guys blocking shots,” Buckeye coach Steve Rohlik said. “That’s the epitome of where our team’s at.” OSU’s early season special teams success is a welcome change from last season’s futilities. The… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey splits opening weekend

October 13, 2014
The Ohio State men’s hockey team had an up-an-down ride through its weekend. After defeating No. 4 Providence, 5-4, in overtime on Friday night, the Buckeyes fell to the Friars, 2-1, in overtime on Saturday in Columbus. The two one-goal games extracted a range of feelings from OSU. In one day, the Buckeyes’ temperament went from euphoric to downcast. Providence freshman forward Brian Pinho’s goal with 45 seconds remaining in overtime of Saturday’s game sparked the mood change. “It’s disappointing we lost tonight. We gave ourselves a chance,” coach Steve Rohlik said on Saturday. “It’s a tough one to lose in overtime, but I’m proud of our team.” Following a… Read more

Ohio State women’s ice hockey shutout, swept by No. 2 Wisconsin

October 13, 2014
The Buckeyes lost to No. 2 Wisconsin, 3-0, Sunday thanks in large part to Badger redshirt-senior forward Brittany Ammerman, who scored two of the three Wisconsin goals. With 7:09 left in the first period, Badger sophomore forward Sydney McKibbon scored on a power play for the first goal of the game. Halfway through the second period, Ammerman scored to pull Wisconsin ahead, 2-0. The final goal came in the last few seconds of the third period when Ammerman scored on a power play after OSU senior defenseman Kari Schmitt was called for roughing. OSU was outshot, 47-18, by Wisconsin. Freshman goalie Kassidy Sauve played a total of 59:37 minutes and… Read more

Men’s hockey ready to drop puck for 2014 season

October 10, 2014
When the puck drops in Columbus this weekend, the Ohio State men’s hockey team’s coming-out party will be officially over. The Buckeyes won’t be surprising anyone this year, including themselves. OSU’s regular-season opener against No. 4 Providence will mark the beginning of a season where expectations are clearer than they’ve been in the past, Buckeye junior defenseman Sam Jardine said. Goals to win the Big Ten title and reach the NCAA tournament are built upon the OSU’s loss in the conference championship last year, Jardine said. “It’s been fresh in our memory all summer,” he said. “(We are) very bitter about it, but very motivated, very empowered to get back… Read more

Ohio State women’s hockey looks to continue undefeated start

October 10, 2014
Coming off back to back victories to open the season, the Ohio State women’s hockey team is set for a matchup with one of the top teams in the country. OSU (2-0) is scheduled to take on No. 2 Wisconsin (4-0) in a two-game series over the weekend. The Buckeyes head into the weekend with the momentum of two home-ice wins against New Hampshire. They swept the Wildcats with a scores of 1-0 and 4-3 last weekend. Coach Nate Handrahan said he hopes the excitement of playing on the road will transfer to high energy on the ice. “Heading into Wisconsin we know they’re always a tough opponent, we know… Read more

Ohio State men’s ice hockey cruises in tune-up win, 7-1

October 5, 2014
  In a game that was meaningless in the standings, the Ohio State men’s hockey team played with a purpose in its 7-1 exhibition win against the University of Guelph on Saturday. The Buckeyes’ home-ice victory featured seven different goal scorers and near-perfect performances from the power-play and penalty-kill units. OSU capitalized on the man-advantage, scoring on three of four power-play opportunities. Sophomore defenseman Drew Brevig ran the power play, picking up a goal and a pair of assists. “(Brevig’s) the quarterback,” Buckeye coach Steve Rohlik said. “We just have to continue to build the chemistry. Power play and penalty kill are the difference between winning and losing.” Freshman forward… Read more

Ohio State women’s ice hockey sweeps opening series against New Hampshire

October 5, 2014
The Ohio State women’s hockey team knew it needed a good start to the season, but getting a good scare wasn’t in the original plans. Following a 1-0 win against New Hampshire on Friday, the Buckeyes completed their home series sweep against the Wildcats with a 4-3 late-game victory Saturday. OSU sophomore forward Claudia Kepler’s goal with 32 seconds remaining in Saturday’s game saved the Buckeyes (2-0-0) from a collapse that saw their early 3-0 lead erased. “We’re really a cohesive unit that’s working well together right now and you can feel the energy in the locker room and while we’re on the bench,” senior forward Kayla Sullivan said. “We’re… Read more