Buckeyes Skate to 1-1 Tie with No. 5 Miami
Dec. 14, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State men’s hockey team skated to a 1-1 overtime tie with No. 5-ranked Miami Friday in Value City Arena, with senior Devon Krogh scoring for the Buckeyes and classmate Brady Hjelle making 28 saves in the Ohio State net. The RedHawks won the shootout, 1-0 in three rounds, to take the extra point in the CCHA standings.
The Buckeyes (7-5-5, 6-2-3-1 CCHA) and RedHawks (10-3-4, 7-3-3-3 CCHA) will close the series, and the first half of the season, at 8:05 p.m. Saturday in Value City Arena.
The teams were scoreless through the first two periods. In the opening stanza, Ohio State outshot the RedHawks, 10-5, and each team had one power play chance. Hjelle had 14 saves in the second period, with Ohio State putting six shots on the RedHawk net. The Buckeyes had one power play in the middle period and had their third chance of the game start with 1.1 seconds left in the stanza.
Krogh opened the scoring with an unassisted goal at 3:52 of the third period. He got to the puck off a RedHawk clearing attempt and his slapshot was able to get through for his second goal of the season. At 12:43 the RedHawks’ Curtis McKenzie tied the game with a power play goal, scoring on a one-timer, assisted by Riley Barber and Matthew Caito. Miami outshot Ohio State in the period, 7-3, and each team had one power play opportunity.
Neither team was able to score in overtime. Both goalies stood tall, as Hjelle stopped three shots and Miami’s Jay Williams made four saves. Ohio State had a power play chance in the period but did not convert.
The game went to a shootout to determine the extra league point. Miami’s Austin Czarnik scored the lone goal in the second round to give the RedHawks the shootout win.
Ohio State was outshot, 29-23, in the game. Hjelle played 64:58 and had 28 saves. Williams had 22 saves in 64:45 between the pipes for Miami.
The Buckeyes were 0-for-4 on the power play in the game and Miami was 1-for-2 with the man advantage.
On the game overall
On Miami’s performance tonight
Devon Krogh, Ohio State senior defenseman
Brady Hjelle, Ohio State senior goaltender
On starting in goal this season
Enrico Blasi, Miami head coach
On gaining momentum
“We got the extra point so there’s a bit of momentum going into the game tomorrow, but we know we have to go again hard tomorrow. They had their chances and we had our chances. It was a typical rivalry game with Ohio State. The nerves are there.”
Curtis McKenzie, Miami senior forward
Jay Williams, Miami freshman goaltender
On Ohio State’s only goal