Ohio State roundup: Men’s hockey gets victory
Chris Crane scored twice to help Ohio State defeat Ferris State 3-1 last night in a Central Collegiate Hockey Association game at Ewigleben Ice Arena in Big Rapids, Mich.
The Buckeyes (8-8-5, 7-3-3-1) jumped out to a 2-0 lead behind first-period goals by Alex Szczechura and Crane. Crane, a junior forward, added his fifth goal of the season 1:52 into the third period to pad Ohio State’s lead.
Justin Buzzeo scored at the 11:13 mark of the third period to spoil Brady Hjelle from earning his fourth shutout of the season. He finished with a season-high 38 saves while allowing one goal or less for the 11th time this season. He also lowered his goals-against average to an NCAA-best 1.40.
The victory ended a six-game winless streak for the Buckeyes, whose last victory was Dec. 1 at Michigan State. They took over fourth place in the CCHA with the victory.
Ferris State is 9-9-3, 7-7-1.
Minnesota defeated Ohio State 25-9 in a matchup of two of the nation’s top five-ranked teams.
The No. 3 Golden Gophers (9-1, 3-0 Big Ten) overcame a 9-8 deficit at intermission against the No. 5 Buckeyes (7-2, 1-2) by scoring the final 16 points. Ohio State lost all five matches between 165 pounds and heavyweight.
The Buckeyes were mathematically eliminated from winning when No. 9 Andrew Campolattano lost 5-2 to No. 14 Scott Schiller at 197 pounds.
“There are not many positives we can take away for tonight’s match,” Ohio State coach Tom Ryan said. “Nikko Triggas did a great job and wrestled hard. Peter Capone did a good job, as well as showing energy.”
Triggas, Hunter Stieber and Cam Tessari earned victories for the Buckeyes. Undefeated sophomore Logan Stieber missed his third straight match because of an injury.
Three goals in the third period sent No. 8 Wisconsin to a 4-1 victory over No. 9Ohio State in a Western Collegiate Hockey Association game in Madison, Wis.
The Badgers (13-6-2, 9-6-2) took a 1-0 lead at the 16:47 mark of the second period before Brianna Decker scored the first of her two short-handed, third-period goals. Her first came 3:04 into the period, but the Buckeyes (14-6-1, 9-5-1) cut the deficit in half when Ally Tarr got her fourth goal of the season 4:48 later.
Alev Kelter pushed the Wisconsin lead back to two goals at the 11:26 mark, and Decker put it out of reach with 5:07 remaining. Wisconsin held a 13-6 advantage in shots in the final period and finished with a 32-26 edge.
The loss ended a four-game unbeaten streak for the Buckeyes, who went 0 for 5 on the power play.