Buckeyes score three times in final 4:32, including gamewinner with 34 seconds remaining
Fritz recognized by conference, Greco by NCAA
Greco notches hat trick, Fritz has two goals and two assists
Dzingel voted MVP, Gedig squad's Best Defensive Player
Ohio State will face Wisconsin for inaugural crown Saturday
Ohio State 3, Michigan State 0
Ohio State vs. Bowling Green (Photo credit Michael Griggs)
Ohio State 2, No. 1 Minnesota 2, OSU wins shootout
Inaugural Big Ten Hockey Game in Columbus
Notre Dame 3, Ohio State 1
Born in Queens, N.Y., moved to Minnesota at age 12 to attend Shattuck St. Mary's ... started skating at age 4 after watching the New York Rangers on TV ... highlight of hockey career was representing the United States overseas with the U17 National Team... parents have had a huge impact on him as a person by being his biggest fans... favorite hockey player is Zach Parise because of the way he conducts himself on and off the ice ... favorite thing about hockey is the atmosphere and speed of the game ... Pick One: Movie - Warrior; Television show - Entourage; Professional team - New York Rangers; Ice cream flavor - chocolate chip cookie dough; Celebrity - Mark Wahlberg; Rink - Des Moines Buccaneer Arena; Sport other than hockey - baseball.
Ohio State Career: A two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.2013-14 (Sophomore Season): Voted squad's Most Improved Player by his teammates ... played in 33 of 37 games (DNP Oct. 11 vs. Miami because of injury, Nov. 1 vs. Minnesota Duluth, Nov. 9 vs. Niagara, Nov. 16 vs. Niagara) ... skated in last 25 games of the year ... five goals and career-high 10 assists for personal-best 15 points ... sealed win over No. 1 Minnesota in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals with an empty-net goal with 27 seconds remaining ... scored gamewinner Feb. 1 vs. Penn State; goal broke a two-all tie late in the second period; +1 in game one vs. the Nittany Lions ... set up third-period game-tying goal vs. Michigan State Jan. 11 and +1 in the game ... three points in series with Robert Morris Oct. 25-26; power play, gamewinning goal in game one and had two assists in game two ... goal and +1 mark at Penn State March 15 ... helper vs. Minnesota March 7 ... assist and +1 in each game vs. Mercyhurst Dec. 28-29 ... scored Nov. 29 at Michigan in inaugural Big Ten game ... assist and +1 rating vs. Canisius Nov. 15 and Nov. 2 vs. Minnesota Duluth ... helper Oct. 15 at Bowling Green, with two blocked shots ... three blocked shots Feb. 7 at Michigan State ... an Academic All-Big Ten choice and Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2012-13 (Freshman Season): Skated in 20 games, with 11 points on five goals and six assists ... played in first seven games, injured Nov. 9 vs. Alaska and missed 15 games before returning to action at Northern Michigan Jan. 18 ... scored third period gamewinning goal, clinching CCHA quarterfinal series win, in game three vs. Ferris State March 17; blocked two shots vs. the Bulldogs ... gamewinning goal and an assist vs. Notre Dame Feb. 1, with +1 mark ... three points in series vs. Lake Superior State Jan. 25-26; assist in opener before goal and assist in game two, with +1 mark ... tallied in first game back from injury Jan. 18 at Northern Michigan ... scored Buckeyes' first goal of the season in first career game Oct. 12 at Minnesota Duluth ... two assists Oct. 27 at Bowling Green, with +2 mark ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete honoree.
Prior to Ohio State: Played with the Des Moines Buccaneers and Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL ... led the Buccaneers with 24 assists and 46 points in 2011-12 ... ranked second with 22 goals while playing in 58 regular-season games in 2011-12 ... received 2011-12 Leading Scorer Curt Hammer Award ... began USHL career in 2010-11 with Waterloo, skating in 10 games before joining Des Moines for the final 32 regular-season games ... had 15 points in 2010-11, with 13 (7g, 6a) coming with the Buccaneers ... skated for Team USA in an Under-17 tournament overseas... attended Shattuck St. Mary's ... graduated from Valley High School (Des Moines, Iowa) in 2011 ... also played baseball.
Off the Ice: Son of Paul, a New York City firefighter who played baseball in college, and Mary Jane, a registered nurse ... has one older brother, Paul, a graduate of Notre Dame who attends law school at St. John's, and a younger brother, Nicholas ...sport industry major ... over the summer, has spent time working at Shattuck St. Mary's hockey camps.