Ohio State scored three goals in the third for the victory, improving to 10-4-4 overall
Teams close series at 8 p.m. Saturday
Laczynski and Weis post three points each, Lampasso scores twice, Romeo makes 34 saves
Nappier notches first collegiate win in goal, six Buckeyes record multiple points
Teams to face off in B1G series
Coach Rohlik, Matt Miller, Matthew Weis and Sean Romeo speak after the 4-1 win.
Matthew Weis - Notre Dame Home Series Preview
Matthew Weis - UMass Preview
Preseason Interviews - Matthew Weis
Men's Hockey Buckeyes Go International - Larocque, Parran and Weis traveled abroad this summer and talked about their experiences.
Ohio State won 2-1 over Minnesota
Buckeyes vs. Nittany Lions - Game Two
The teams opened their season series in Columbus Dec. 1
Ohio State lost to Notre Dame, 4-1, in the first B1G game between the teams. (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Photo credit: Ric Kruszynski
Attracted to Ohio State because of the strong athletic program ... started roller hockey at the age of 4 and ice hockey at the age 5 because his father and grandfather were huge fans and transferred their love of the game ... favorite player is Sidney Crosby because he is exciting to watch and every time he touches the puck something happens ... Pick One: Movie - Wedding Crashers; Television show - Two and a Half Men; Professional team - New Jersey Devils; Athlete - Derek Jeter; Home cooked meal - chicken cutlet; Celebrity - Adam Sandler; Snack food - chips and salsa; Ice cream flavor - cookies and cream; Sports other than hockey - baseball, golf and football; Vacation spot - Aruba; Place hockey has taken you - Europe.
Ohio State Career: Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection in 2014-15 ... two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice ... enters senior year with 85 points (28g, 57a) in 99 games as a Buckeye, tying for 10th in points among NCAA returnees in 2017-18 and tying for fifth among current B1G players in career points ... traveled to Thailand in Summer 2017 with group from Ohio State Department of Athletics through Global Vision International, where they engaged in sports-related and life skills activities with local youth in the Phang Nga province.
2016-17 (Junior Season): Played in 32 games and had 31 points, with nine goals and career-high 22 assists ... missed time with an injury ... B1G First Star of the Week after six points and +6 rating at Niagara Oct. 28-29; goal and three assists for first career four-point game in series opener, with goal and an assist in game two ... three assists vs. UConn Nov. 11, adding a helper in game two; +3 in opener ... three points in series vs. Minnesota Feb. 10-11; goal and an assist in game one and a helper in game two ... notched three points at Michigan State Feb. 17-18; tallied gamewinner and an assist in game two and had a helper in opener ... two-assist outings Feb. 4 at Michigan State and March 16 vs. the Spartans in the Big Ten Tournament ... goal vs. Wisconsin Jan. 26 and had an assist Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden ... scored Buckeyes’ first goal of the season at Denver. Oct. 7 and had an assist in the outing ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honors.
2015-16 (Sophomore Season): Career-high 11 goals, 21 assists and 32 points while playing in 34 games ... point in 14 of last 17 games ... tied for 13th in B1G in points, t-10th in assists ... 15 power play points, including 11 assists, to rank fifth among league players ... seven-game point streak Feb. 19-March 11, with three goals, nine assists and 12 points in stretch ... eight multiple point outings ... scored overtime gamewinning goal at Michigan State March 11 ... goal against the Spartans in Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals March 17 ... two assists on the power play at Michigan March 4; assist and +2 vs. the Wolverines March 6 ... four assists in series vs. Wisconsin Feb. 26-27, with three helpers in game two ... scored twice and had an assist for three points Feb. 20 at Penn State; assist in game one for four-point series ... scored goal to tie game with .01 left in regulation Feb. 12 vs. Minnesota and had an assist in the game ... two assists Jan. 17 at Michigan ... three points in Florida College Classic, with assist vs. Boston College Dec. 28 and goal and an assist vs. Cornell Dec. 29 .. two points, with a goal and an assist, vs. Mercyhurst Oct. 31 and Nov. 14 vs. Canisius ... power play goal in each game at Providence Oct. 23-24 ... notched 50th career point with an assist at Michigan March 4 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2014-15 (Freshman Season): Skated in 33 games and had eight goals, 14 assists and 22 points, leading squad’s rookies in scoring and tying for third on the team in points ... second on team in assists ... fourth in points among Big Ten freshmen en route to Big Ten All-Freshman Team accolades ... ended year with point in five of last eight games ... three assists vs. Providence Oct. 10 in first collegiate game ... two assists and +2 rating vs. Minnesota March 7; six blocked shots in the series, with four in game one ... scored twice and was +2 Feb. 27 vs. Penn State, assist and +1 mark in game two Feb. 28 for three-point series ... goal in each game at Wisconsin March 13-14, with +1 mark in game two ... scored first goal as a Buckeye Nov. 14 at Bowling Green and added an assist for two-point night ... won faceoff that set up gamewinning goal vs. Wisconsin Feb. 13, +1 in the game ... goal vs. Michigan Jan. 16 ... helper at Minnesota Feb. 7 ... assist and +1 Jan. 9 at Penn State, scoring power play goal in game two vs. the Nittany Lions Jan. 10 ... two points at Mercyhurst Jan. 2 with a power play goal and an assist ... helpers Dec. 5 at Michigan, Nov. 1 at Canisius and Oct. 17 vs. Miami.
Prior to Ohio State: Played two full seasons with the Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League ... skated in 52 games in 2013-14 and had 23 goals, 34 assists and 57 points. ... 40 points, with 13 goals (seven power play, three gamewinners) and 27 assists, in 56 games in 2012-13 ... won a gold medal with Team USA at the Under 19 World Junior Championship ... spent 2011-12 splitting time between the Corpus Christi IceRays in the NAHL and the Gamblers ... skated in 33 games for the Gamblers in 2011-12, posting six goals and nine assists ... played in 12 postseason games as the Gamblers won the 2012 Clark Cup Championship ... had 18 points in 25 games for the IceRays in 2011-12 ... played for Team USA Under-18 Select Team at the 2012 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament ... skated for the New Jersey Hitmen in the EJHL and had 39 points (17 goals, 22 assists) in 39 games ... graduated from Ashwaubenon High School ... also played baseball.
Off the Ice: Son of Brian and Pamela Weis ... has a younger sister, Allison ... enjoys golf, ping pong and hanging out with friends ... sport industry major.
Coach Miller on WJC Staff
First Half Flashback
Sean Romeo Named B1G First Star of the Week