Laczynski, Gerard, Weis all notch multiple points, Nappier posts win in net
Ohio State is now 14-4-4 overall, extending winning streak to six
No. 9 Buckeyes host the Purple Eagles Friday and Saturday
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
Sasha Larocque - Niagara Series Preview
Sasha Larocque - Minnesota Home Series Preview
Sasha Larocque - Notre Dame Home Series Preview
Sasha Larocque - UMass Preview
2017-18 Captains Jobst, Larocque and Stork talk about being selected team captains
Ohio State won 2-1 over Minnesota
(Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Ohio State lost to Notre Dame, 4-1, in the first B1G game between the teams. (Photo credit Ric Kruszynski)
Ohio State took on Notre Dame in a B1G game in Value City Arena.
Photo credit: Ric Kruszynski
Attracted to Ohio State because of the "academics, facilities, coaches, team and school environment" ... started playing hockey at age 8; enjoyed playing street hockey so father and friends got him involved in ice hockey ... favorite hockey player is Josh Gorges because "He is a tough player to play against and does anything for his team. He is reliable defensively and capable in the offensive zone and I try to model my game after his." ... Pick one: Movie - Zoolander; Television show - Suits; Musical group - Zac Brown Band; Professional team - Montreal Canadiens; Homecooked meal - hamburgers; Celebrity - Will Smith; Snack food - yogurt and granola; Ice cream flavor - vanilla; Vacation spot - Banff; Book - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.Ohio State Career: Traveled to Iceland in Summer 2017 as part of Buckeyes Go International study abroad program ... two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2016-17 (Sophomore Season): Played in 34 games and had eight assists and nine points ... 68 blocked shots on the year, with three-plus in five of last six games (22 total in stretch) ... seventh among Big Ten players in blocks and blocks per game ... +18 on the year, tying for seventh among all B1G skaters; ranked third among league blueliners and tied for 13th among NCAA defensemen ... seven shot blocks in B1G Tourney, with five vs. Wisconsin in semifinals March 17; +3 in quarterfinal win vs. Michigan State March 16 ... assist and four blocks in each game at Wisconsin March 10-11; +3 in game one ... two assists and +2 in game one vs. Minnesota Feb. 10 (including on gamewinning goal), with helper and +1 mark in game two ... assist and four blocks at Michigan Feb. 4 ... scored a goal and was +2 at Minnesota Dec. 3 ... also had helpers Oct. 15 at Miami and Nov. 11 vs. UConn ... four blocks in each game in the Ice Breaker Tournament Oct. 7-8 ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2015-16 (Freshman Season): Played in 32 of 36 games and had 10 points, with three goals and seven assists ... points all came in the last 24 games of the season ... blocked 55 shots ... +1 or better in six of last seven games ... missed three games with injury ... three points in Michigan series Jan. 15/17; two assists and three shot blocks in game one and a goal in game two ... gamewinning goal vs. Cornell Dec. 29 in Florida College Classic championship game, with +4 rating ... scored first career goal Nov. 28 at Omaha ... assist Nov. 14 vs. Canisius was first career point ... blocked eight shots in series at Providence Oct. 23-24, with five in game one ... seven blocks in series at Michigan State March 11-12, with four in series opener ... assist, five shot blocks and a +2 mark at Michigan March 4.
Prior to Ohio State: Skated in 57 regular season games with Dubuque in 2014-15 in first year in the USHL ... started year as an alternate captain and was promoted to captain in February ... 20 points, including 16 assists, on the year ... played in eight postseason games as the Fighting Saints reached the conference final ... played four seasons in the AJHL, including two-plus campaigns with the Grande Prairie Storm ... had 22 points (7g, 15a) in 42 games in 2013-14 for the Storm while serving as team captain ... alternate captain and posted 31 points, including 26 assists, in 58 games in 2012-13 ... began 2011-12 with the Okotoks Oilers, playing in 23 games, before moving to Grande Prairie, posting four assists in 29 games with the Storm ... skated in 40 games for the Oilers in 2010-11 and had six assists; started year with Calgary Buffaloes Midget AAA team ... graduated from Centennial High School in 2011.
Off the Ice: Son of Chris and Nora ... has a sister, Carolyn, and a brother, Justin ... earth sciences major and wants to work in the oil and gas industry ... enjoys spending time in nature.
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