COLUMBUS, Ohio – Matthew Weis, a senior forward on the No. 8-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team, was named Big Ten Second Star of the Week after posting two goals and three points in the Buckeyes’ sweep of Niagara.
⭐️⭐️Congrats to Matthew Weis, the #B1GHockey Second Star of the Week!
The senior had three points - including a gamewinning goal and gamewinning assist - in the Buckeyes' sweep of Niagara. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/5SRRJ30x1b
— Ohio State M Hockey (@OhioState_MHKY) January 3, 2018
Friday, Weis had an assist on Tanner Laczynski’s gamewinning goal with seven seconds left in regulation that lifted the Buckeyes to a 3-2 victory. Saturday, he scored two power play goals. His first put the Buckeyes up 2-0 in the first period (the gamewinner in an eventual 4-1 win) and his second gave Ohio State a 3-1 advantage in the second stanza. Weis was part of the Buckeye penalty kill that was 5-for-6 in the series, including 4-for-4 (with a major) in game two.
Saturday was the fourth two-goal game of Weis’ career and his second this season after scoring two goals at UConn Nov. 10. He is on a four-game point streak (2g, 4a, 6p) and has a point in six of his last seven games. On the year, he has a 7-12-19 line. Weis picked up the 100th point of his Buckeye career Dec. 9 and now has 35-69-104 totals in 119 games for the Scarlet and Gray.
The Buckeyes, 12-4-4 overall, are 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. The squad plays its next two series on the road, facing Michigan State at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday before taking on No. 14 Penn State at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 and 7 p.m. Jan. 13. A week off follows before a four-game homestand when the Buckeyes will host Michigan Jan. 26-27 and Michigan State Feb. 2-3.
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