Sophomore named NCAA First Star of the Week
Weis and Laczynski post three points each, Pooley and Fadyeyev score first collegiate goals
Six rookies on Ohio State 2017-18 squad
Audio PronunciationStarted playing hockey at age 5; father loves hockey and introduced him to the game … favorite hockey player is Pavel Datsyuk “He is very good in all three areas of the ice and great both with the puck and without it.” … played with Buckeye sophomores Sam McCormick and Freddy Gerard in Madison; was roommates with Gerard … Pick one: Movies – Gladiator and Happy Gilmore; Television show – Game of Thrones; Music group – Linkin Park; Professional team – Chicago Blackhawks; Homecooked meal – Borsch; Celebrity – Margot Robbie; Snack food – chocolate chip cookies; Ice cream flavor – peanut butter and chocolate; Sport other than hockey – soccer; Book – War and Peace.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two seasons with Madison Capitols in the USHL … skated in 56 games in 2016-17 and had 29 points, with six goals and 23 assists, while serving as an assistant captain … five goals and 10 points in 28 games for the Capitols in 2015-16 … represented Ukraine in IIHF World Junior U18 Tournament in 2015 … played five games with USHL Madison in 2014-15 and skated in 16 regular season games, along with four postseason contests, for the Madison U18 team … played with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights 16U team … member of national championship team with Wilkes-Barre in 2011-12 … graduated from Abundant Life Christian School in 2016.
Off the Ice: Son of Nikolay, a police officer, and Svetlana, who works in the furniture business … only child … would like to get into coaching … enjoys dancing and soccer.
My Gameday - Austin Pooley