Fritz and Dzingel lead Ohio State with three points each
Teams close series at 7:05 p.m. Monday in Value City Arena
Teams slated to meet Friday in Ann Arbor, Monday in Columbus
Fritz posts two assists as Buckeyes move to 8-1 in their last nine games
Teams will face off Friday and Saturday
Inaugural Big Ten Hockey Game in Columbus
Sister Kara is a redshirt junior defenseman on the Ohio State women's hockey team ... began playing hockey at the age of 4 because a neighborhood friend got him into the game ... attracted to Ohio State because of the sports facilities and campus ... loves to play golf away from hockey ... hidden talent is ping pong ... favorite player growing up was Mike Modano because he was a leader and played big in important games ... Pick One: Movie - Olympus has Fallen; Television Show - Breaking Bad; Musician - Luke Bryan; Professional Team - Chicago Blackhawks; Athlete - Patrick Kane; Home cooked meal - Chicken and dumplings; Celebrity - Bradley Cooper; Snack food - Goldfish; Ice cream flavor - Oreo; Sport other than hockey - golf; Vacation spot - Paw Paw Lake in Michigan; Rink - Arctic Ice in Orland Park; Place hockey has taken you - Canada.
Prior to Ohio State: Played for the Fargo Force in the USHL the past two seasons ... fourth on the team in scoring, skating in 64 games with 21 goals and 28 assists for 49 points ... played in 43 regular season games during the 2011-12 season with Fargo, tallying 14 goals and 16 assists for 30 points ... 15 points in 13 games during the 2013 USHL Playoffs, ranking second in playoff scoring in the USHL ... team advanced to the Clark Cup final in 2013 ... spent two seasons with the Chicago Fury AAA U18 team ... graduated from Marist High School in 2012.
Off the Ice: Son of Dave and Kelly ... three older sisters: Dana, Jena and Kara ... Jena attends Chicago Kent Law School ... majoring in business administration.