Ohio State hosts Rensselaer in a nonconference series this weekend
Buckeyes score twice in final five minutes; Jobst tallies two goals, Gerard has two assists
Schilkey a finalist for Big Ten Medal of Honor
Wiitala scores twice, Joshua posts three points for the Buckeyes
Get to know Jobst, Joshua, Fidler, Kearney, Gerard and Wiitala
Gerard - RPI Preview
Attracted to Ohio State because of the opportunity to play Division I hockey in the Big Ten, the coaching staff and because it is his state school ... has worked teaching younger hockey players how to skate ... started playing hockey at age 3 after seeing his preschool classmate dressed as a hockey player for Halloween and becoming interested in the game ... favorite hockey player is Jonathan Toews because “he is the best leader in the NHL right now” ... grew up playing with Ohio State classmate Tommy Parran in the Cleveland Barons organization and was teammates with Buckeye sophomore Miguel Fidler in Madison ... Pick One: Movie - The Change Up; Television show - Entourage; Musical group - Creed; Professional team - Columbus Blue Jackets; Homecooked meal - tuna noodle casserole; celebrity - Leonardo DiCaprio; ice cream flavor - chocolate; vacation spot - Myrtle Beach; Book - Count of Monte Cristo.
Ohio State Career: Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2016-17 after posting 3.7+ grade-point average for the school year ... two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2016-17 (Sophomore Season): Saw action in 17 games and had two assists ... helpers vs. Robert Morris Nov. 5 (with +2 rating) and Arizona State Jan. 13 ... B1G Distinguished Scholar, Academic All-Big Ten honoree and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2015-16 (Freshman Season): Skated in 25 games and had 12 points on four goals and eight assists ... +7 in last nine games combined, with 3-3-6 line in the stretch ... first career goal, along with two assists, for three points and +2 mark at Wisconsin Jan. 9 ... two points on a goal and an assist at Penn State Feb. 20 ... sealed win at Michigan March 4 with an empty net goal; +2 in game two vs. the Wolverines March 6 ... assist on the overtime gamewinning goal at Michigan State March 11 ... assist Nov. 13 vs. Canisius for first career point ... goal vs. Wisconsin Feb. 27 and +1 in each game vs. the Badgers Feb. 26-27 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Played in all 60 games for the Madison Capitols in the USHL in 2014-15, recording 36 points on 18 goals and 18 assists to rank second on the team in scoring ... served as an alternate captain, elevated to team captain during the season, and received team’s MVP award as voted by his teammates ... played for the Boston Junior Bandits in the EHL for two years; had 50 points (22g, 28a) in 44 games in 2013-14 and 13 points (6g, 7a) in 41 games in 2012-13 ... played in Cleveland Barons program ... 35 points, with 14 goals and 21 assists, in 40 games with the Barons U18 team in 2010-11 and 15 points, including 12 goals, in 2011-12 ... graduated from St. Edward’s High School in 2012 ... played baseball, lacrosse, football and soccer growing up.
Off the Ice: Son of Allen and Sally ... two siblings, Charlie and Coco ... enjoys reading books and listening to music ... communication major.