Team to face Notre Dame in semifinals Saturday
March 12 - 18, 2013
Game three set for 7:05 p.m. Sunday in the OSU Ice Rink
Forward had league-best 12 points in February
Trio combines for 11 points, led by Szczechura hat trick
Miami Preview with Nick Oddo, Danny Dries and Coach Osiecki
LSSU Postgame Press Conference Dec. 3 - Crane and Oddo
Ohio State 6, Lake Superior State 1
Attracted to Ohio State because of the coaching staff, big time school and history of tradition and winning ... began skating at age 3 and playing hockey when he was 5 ... father introduced him to the sport by taking him to Omaha Lancers games when he was a kid ... favorite player is Jed Ortmeyer because he is also from Omaha and an idol ... summer work has included a cleaning service, mowing lawns, hockey camps and FSI Nutrition ... Pick one: Television shows - Entourage and The League; Movie - Wedding Crashers; Celebrity - Mark Wahlberg; Vacation spot - California; Music - Country; Professional Team - Detroit Red Wings; Sport other than hockey - football.
Ohio State Career: Named program's 2012 Best Defensive Player ... CCHA Rookie of the Month and league rookie of the week selection ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
2011-12 (Freshman Season): Played in 32-of-35 games ... five goals, five assists and 10 points with team-best +5 mark ... received team's Best Defensive Player award ... five points, with three goals and two assists, and +5 rating in five games (including four-game point streak) in December to pick up CCHA rookie of the month honors ... named CCHA Rookie of the Week Jan. 3 after goal, assist and +3 mark vs. Robert Morris Dec. 30 ... scored gamewinning goal and added an assist Nov. 12 vs. Northern Michigan; +1 in the game ... first career goal and point was gamewinner in 2-0 win at Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5; +1 in the contest ... power play goal vs. Miami Dec. 9 and +1 mark at Miami Dec. 10 ... goal and +1 rating vs. Lake Superior State Dec. 3 ... helper and +1 Nov. 19 at Michigan and Jan. 28 at Lake Superior State ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Played four years in the USHL, two with Cedar Rapids and two with the Omaha Lancers ... skated in 215 career USHL games, with 58 goals, 45 assists and 103 points ... had career-best 42 points, with 24 goals and 18 assists, in 2010-11 ... named Forward of the Year and received the Phil Todd Scholarship his final year ... a USHL Midseason All-Star ... won a gold medal in 2008 World Junior A Challenge ... received RoughRiders' Unsung Hero Award during 2007-08 season ... had 20 points, with 10 goals and 10 assists, for the Lancers in 2009-10 ... posted lines of 10-8-18 and 14-9-23 for the RoughRiders in 2008-09 and 2007-08, respectively ... earned league's player of the week award in 2009 ... graduated from Kennedy High School in 2008.
Off the Ice: Son of Paul and and the late Michele... has two siblings, Andy, a financial advisor, and Megan, a student at Nebraska-Omaha ... finance major ... enjoys hunting and fishing ... cousins are Nick and Chris Greisen, who both played professional football.
Bio and statistics updated 10/1/12