Outstanding student-athletes will be honored at 46th annual Scholar-Athlete Dinner
Team to face Notre Dame in semifinals Saturday
Teams will meet in quarterfinal best-of-three series in OSU Ice Rink
Teams meet Friday and Saturday
Puck drops at 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday
RMU 3, OSU 2
Buckeyes post 4-1 win over Wildcats (photos by Alissa Clendenen)
Attracted to Ohio State because it is a well-known school in athletics and academics with great facilities ... started playing organized hockey at age 5 ... favorite player is Sidney Crosby, because he never gives up on a play, is a great competitor and has great puck control ... worked with the Mini Backs program in Salmon Arm mentoring young players while helping them with hockey skills ... won the Canadian Midget National Championship Telus Cup with Prince Albert Mintos in 2006-07 ... Pick one: Television show - Entourage; Movie - The Hangover; Celebrity - Jennifer Aniston; Home cooked meal - perogies; Vacation spot - anywhere hot with a beach; Music - George Strait; Professional team - Pittsburgh Penguins; Sport other than hockey - football.
Ohio State Career: A two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2011-12 (Sophomore Season): Skated in 28-of-35 games and posted five assists ... led team's forward with 30 blocked shots, including four at Bowling Green Jan. 7 and three Dec. 3 at Lake Superior State and Dec. 30 vs. Robert Morris ... assist and +2 Nov. 11 vs. Northern Michigan ... helper and +1 mark at Western Michigan Feb. 10 and vs. Alaska Oct. 28 ... assist in second game of the year at Quinnipiac Oct. 8 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2010-11 (Freshman season): Played in 20-of-37 games, with three assists and four points on the year ... DNP Nov. 6 vs. Alabama-Huntsville and in last four series of first half of season because of injury; returned to action Jan. 2 vs. Army and played 12 games before missing final seven games of the year with an injury ... power-play goal Jan. 21 vs. Notre Dame for first career tally ... power-play assist Jan. 14 at Western Michigan ... assist at Quinnipiac Oct. 9 for first career assist and point, +1 vs. the Bobcats ... helper and +1 mark vs. Alabama-Huntsville Nov. 5 ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
Prior to Ohio State: Spent two seasons with Salmon Arm of the BCHL ... posted 17 goals and 31 assists for 48 points in 52 games with the Silverbacks in 2009-10 ... added three points, two goals and one assist, in four playoff games ... played in 33 games with the Silverbacks in 2008-09, posting 23 points, including eight goals and 15 assists ... played in 10 playoff games ... played in four games in the 2008 World Junior A Challenge ... graduated from Wadena Composite High School in 2008.
Off the Ice: Son of Calvin and Linda ... has two older sisters, Kelsey and Chrysta, and one younger brother, Michael ... taught himself how to play guitar at age 18 ... marketing major.
Bio and statistics updated 10/1/12