Thursday, December 13, 2012

Storm the Schott!!

The Ohio State Band performs Script Ohio on Ice
The agitators over on Twitter are trying to get local hockey fans fired up and at the game this Saturday (December 15, 8:05 PM start time) for a pivotal CCHA match up between the 2nd ranked Miami Redhawks (5th ranked nationally) and our 4th ranked Ohio State Buckeyes.  Wielding the hashtag #StormtheSchott, the Twitterazzi are trying to incite the locals, hopefully to good result.  MISS HOCKEY??  COME OUT TO THE SCHOTT AND CHEER ON THE BUCKEYES!!

The Knucklebucks will be out in force!!
This promises to be a really good match-up.  Last Saturday, Lake Superior State snapped Miami's 8 game unbeaten streak.  Meanwhile, the Buckeyes, after sweeping  2 games from Michigan State two weeks ago, lost to Robert Morris University at home last Friday in non-conference play.  Since the BasketBucks were taking over the Schott on Saturday, the hockey Buckeyes traveled to Robert Morris where they lost in overtime.

While the two losses in non-conference play didn't hurt the Buckeyes CCHA ranking, they do highlight OSU's scoring difficulties.  The Buckeyes will either have to put the puck in the net, or keep Miami off the board in order to win.  Fortunately, they have November Goaltender of the Month Brady Hjelle in net who may well be up for the task.

Miami has Sophmore Forward Austin Czarnik (7g-12a-19pts) and Freshman Riley Barber (7-12-19) who are tied for first in CCHA scoring.  Ohio State counters with 7th place Ryan Dzingel (8-8-14) and 8th place (tied) Tanner Fritz (3-10-13).  The Buckeyes play a tight checking, solid hockey game that Hitch would love under coach Mark Osiecki.  They will have to be at their best against a formidable opponent.  Come cheer the home town boys on!


1 comment:

  1. Or you could go out to cheer on the RedHawks in their favorite sport because no Ohio school appreciates hockey the way Miami does. ~Love and Honor~
    Regardless, it is hockey, and it should be a good series.


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