Hjelle posts 30 saves, Broncos win shootout
Fritz, Angeli, Dzingel tally for Buckeyes, Hjelle makes 26 saves and adds an assist
Teams meet Friday and Saturday
Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Giveaways, postgame skate and autograph session also scheduled
Johnson and Krogh - Quinnipiac Postgame Press Conference Oct. 8
RMU 3, OSU 2
Attracted to Ohio State because of the coaching staff and their style; also because of the campus and the city of Columbus ... introduced to hockey at age 5 by his parents, who were hoping it would use up some of his neverending energy ... Joe Sakic is his favorite player because of his long career in the NHL and his skills as an all-around player ... many summer jobs include work at youth hockey camps, repairing hockey rinks, working for a construction company and as a server on a river boat cruise ... Pick one: Television show - Swamp People and Two and a Half Men; Movie - Transformers; Athlete - Brett Hull; Celebrity - Jessica Alba; Ice cream flavor - cookie dough; Snack food - pot stickers; Homecooked meal - mom's chicken enchiladas; Vacation spot - Grandparents' house in California; Music - Luke Bryan; Professional team - Penguins; Sport other than hockey - football.
Ohio State Career: Selected squad's 2012 Unsung Hero by his teammates.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Played in 28-of-35 games ... missed time with injury ... three goals, two assists and five points on the year ... goal and an assist vs. Quinnipiac Oct. 8 for first collegiate point and multiple-point game; +2 in the game ... scored shorthanded goal to seal win at Michigan State Oct. 21, +1 in the game ... tally in win at Notre Dame Oct. 15 ... assist and +1 at Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5 ... +3 in series vs. Northern Michigan Nov. 11-12, with +2 mark in game 1 ... voted squad's 2012 Unsung Hero by his teammates.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent three years in the USHL, skating with the Waterloo Black Hawks in 2008-09 before playing two seasons with the Tri-City Storm ... alternate captain for the Storm ... played in 56 regular-season games, with nine goals, 14 assists and 23 points, along with 62 penalty minutes in 2010-11 ... received Grinder of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year accolades in 2011 ... 9-3-12 line in 55 regular-season games for the Storm in 2009-10 ... received Most Inspirational Award in both 2010 and `11 ... traded to the Storm to begin the 2009-10 campaign ... played and had eight points, including six assists, in 40 games for Waterloo in 2008-09 ... named Waterloo's Hardest Worker ... skated for Stillwater High School where he was named Varsity MVP, all-conference and elite league with 12 goals, 12 assists and 24 points while serving as a captain in 2007-08 ... graduated from Stillwater High School in 2009 ... also played football.
Off the Ice: Has a younger brother, Anthony... management and industry exploration major and would like to pursue a career in sales ... in his spare time enjoys working on his truck, hunting and boating.
Stats and bio updated 10/1/12