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Ohio State men’s hockey falls in Big Ten Tournament, ending its season

March 22, 2015
The Ohio State men’s hockey team arrived at the Big Ten Tournament confident and motivated. The Buckeyes (14-19-3, 8-11-1) turned that into a 3-1 win against Penn State in the Big Ten quarterfinals, but couldn’t make it pass the semis. OSU’s confidence and motivation wasn’t quite enough, as the Buckeyes lost to No. 13 Minnesota, 3-0, to end their season Friday evening. Even though the Buckeyes didn’t make the championship game, coach Steve Rohlik had a positive outlook on the losing season. While he said he was proud of the team as a whole, Rohlik stressed the importance of the Buckeyes’ upperclassmen. “I’m even prouder of our eight seniors,” he… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey awaits opponent for first round of Big Ten Tournament

March 12, 2015
All six teams in the Big Ten hockey conference will be playing this weekend in their final series, but four teams will have a chance to shake up the Big Ten standings. With the Big Ten title and No. 1 seed up for grabs, the Ohio State men’s hockey team is waiting to see who it will play in Joe Louis Arena in Detroit on March 19 in the first round of the tournament. Last weekend, the Michigan State Spartans snagged the top spot after sweeping Wisconsin, while Penn State remained the fourth seed after sweeping the Michigan Wolverines, who sit at second. OSU played a role in the mix-up… Read more

Report: Women’s hockey coach Nate Handrahan resigns after sexual harassment complaints; assistant coach resigns

March 11, 2015
After just four seasons, Ohio State women’s hockey coach Nate Handrahan and one of his assistants have resigned, an OSU spokesman confirmed to The Lantern on Wednesday afternoon. According to a report from The Columbus Dispatch, Handrahan resigned instead of being fired after being investigated by the university for “inappropriate and unprofessional conduct.” The Dispatch reported that the university received complaints about sexual harassment and sexual innuendo. In one instance reported by the Dispatch, a witness said Handrahan told his players to “get horny for the puck.” An OSU spokesman confirmed the resignation in an email to The Lantern on Wednesday afternoon, as well as the resignation of assistant coach… Read more

Ohio State women’s hockey coaches Nate Handrahan, Keith Maurice resign

March 11, 2015
After just four seasons, Ohio State women’s hockey coach Nate Handrahan and one of his assistants has resigned. An OSU spokesman confirmed the resignation in an email to The Lantern Wednesday afternoon, as well as the resignation of Keith Maurice, who joined the program in May 2013. The spokesman did not provide a reason for the resignations. The OSU women’s hockey team went 67-64-15 in four seasons under Handrahan, including a 17-16-3 mark this season. In the 2012-2013 season, the Buckeyes posted a 19-win season, the second most in team history. Handrahan was just the second head coach in the 15-year history of the program.… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey wins home finale against No. 15 Golden Gophers

March 8, 2015
In the final home game of their collegiate careers, OSU’s eight seniors were the stars on the ice one last time. The senior class helped lead the team to a 5-2 victory over the No. 15 Golden Gophers on Saturday. “Led by our seniors, no question,” coach Steve Rohlik said. “We talked a lot about it today and in video session, you can’t script a book any better than what happened tonight, but again, you’re led by eight pretty quality young men. But I credit the team because it takes all 27 guys to get it done, and all 27 guys jumped on board and everybody wanted to do it… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey set to honor 8 seniors playing in final home series

March 5, 2015
After 142 games, the Ohio State men’s hockey senior class is set for one last series at the Schottenstein Center. The Buckeyes are set to honor eight seniors on Saturday night — forwards Tanner Fritz, Matt Johnson, Darik Angeli, Chad Niddery and Nick Oddo and defensemen Al McLean, Justin DaSilva and Clark Cristofoli — as they play in their final collegiate home game. “They are what an Ohio State Buckeye is,” coach Steve Rohlik said. “All eight of these guys have brought different things to the table, on the ice, off the ice and in the classroom.” Former Buckeye and current Binghamton Senator in the AHL Ryan Dzingel sang his… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey completes 1st series sweep of season against Penn State

March 2, 2015
Freshman forward Nicholas Jones scored his first career goal and senior captain Tanner Fritz extended his point streak to four games as the Ohio State men’s hockey team snagged its first sweep of the season against Penn State. On Friday, the Buckeyes bounced back from a 1-0 deficit early in the first period to beat the Nittany Lions, 5-3, before winning by the same score Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. OSU snagged the back-to-back wins after splitting its previous two series against Michigan and Wisconsin. Ten players tallied points for the Buckeyes on Saturday, including three points from Fritz alone. Sophomore goaltender Christian Frey led the way for the Buckeyes… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey aims to block shots on way to wins

February 26, 2015
Blocking shots is considered to be a game tactic by some, and desperation hockey by others. That seems to have been the dilemma throughout the NHL recently, and now the topic has found its way into the world of college hockey. According to the the website SportingCharts.com, a blocked shot is “an attempted shot on net that is prevented from reaching the net due to being blocked or deflected by an opponent.” For the Ohio State men’s hockey team, blocked shots have always important. Last season, the Buckeyes ranked seventh in the NCAA with 15.54 blocks per game. Junior defenseman Craig Dalrymple said for a shooter to get the puck… Read more

Ohio State men’s hockey splits weekend series with rival Michigan Wolverines

February 23, 2015
As the Ohio State men’s hockey team got set to take on the Michigan Wolverines for the last time in the regular season, the Buckeyes were looking to improve on the ice with improved preparation. “We practiced a lot better this week then we did last week. Preparation is key,” coach Steve Rohlik said. “You win the game Monday through Thursday, and we didn’t do that last week. If we continue to do well in practice, we have a better chance at success.” The Buckeyes had a bit of success as they split the home-and-home series with the Wolverines. On Sunday, the Buckeyes traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., to play… Read more

Anthony Greco excelling with chance to lead Ohio State men’s hockey offense

February 19, 2015
After scoring only 10 goals in 53 games entering the 2014-15 season, Ohio State men’s hockey’s Anthony Greco aimed for a breakout year. “You have to get bigger, faster and stronger every year in the summertime, but the big thing for me coming off the past two years was I just had to get to a better place mentally,” the junior forward said. Greco started his hockey career in his hometown of Queens, N.Y., where he played for the Long Island Royals. He was quickly recruited at age 12, by the late J.P. Parise, to play for Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn., alma mater of NHL superstars like Jonathan Toews,… Read more