COLUMBUS, Ohio – After posting five points last weekend, Tanner Laczynski, a sophomore forward on the No. 6-ranked Ohio State men’s hockey team, has been named Big Ten Second Star of the Week. Laczynski had a goal and four assists as the Buckeyes split their road series with the No. 13-ranked Nittany Lions.
Friday at Penn State, Laczynski assisted on both of Mason Jobst’s power play goals in the second period that drew the Buckeyes within one. In Ohio State’s 5-1 win Saturday, Laczynski opened the scoring 5:18 into the game, assisted on Freddy Gerard’s first period power play goal (the eventual gamewinner) and had a helper on Gerard’s empty net goal that sealed the win.
— Ohio State M Hockey (@OhioState_MHKY) January 14, 2018
Laczynski, from Shorewood, Ill., is first in the NCAA with 23 assists this season and has 34 points, one off the NCAA lead. He is on an eight-game point streak, with five goals, nine assists and 14 points in the stretch. He has four straight and 11 total games with two or more points this year and has an NCAA-high 24 points at even strength, with eight gamewinning points to share the national lead. His 1.42 points per game average is first in the Big Ten and sixth nationally.
The Buckeyes, who have won seven of their last eight games, are 15-5-4 overall and in second place in the Big Ten with an 8-5-1-0 record. The squad is off this weekend before a four-game homestand. The Buckeyes will host No. 20 Michigan at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 and 8 p.m. Jan. 27 before 7 p.m. games with Michigan State Feb. 2-3.
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