Feb. 1, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio – As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ohio State men’s hockey varsity program, a fan vote was held to select an All-Buckeye Team. Voting was done by position and based on a player’s accomplishments in college only. All Buckeyes who were All-Americans, first or team all-conference selections or Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame members were included on the ballot. Named to the team were goalie Jeff Maund, defensemen Greg Kostenko and Jim Witherspoon and forwards Hugo Boisvert, Paul Pooley. Maund, Kostenko, Witherspoon and Pooley were introduced to the crowd during the first intermission of the Buckeyes’ game vs. Penn State. Boisvert, who is still playing in Germany, and Pooley, who is on the coaching staff at Notre Dame, were unable to attend.
Meet the All-Buckeye Team …
Jeff Maund (1998-99)
1999 Second Team All-American … 1999 First Team All-CCHA … backstopped Buckeyes to 1998 NCAA Frozen Four and 1999 NCAA Tournament appearance … 1998 NCAA West Regional Most Outstanding Player … 1998 CCHA All-Rookie Team … ended career with then-program-record 2.35 career goals-against average … tied for second in single-season wins with 22 in 1998 and had 20 in 1999 to tie for sixth … ranks in the Top 10 in single-season goals-against average from both 1998 (2.34) and ’99 (2.36), in career wins (42) and single-season saves (1,036 in ’99) … Team MVP in 1998 and 99 … two-year letterwinner and played in 70 career games.
Greg Kostenko (1977-80)
1980 Second Team All-CCHA … 1978 and 1979 Honorable Mention All-CCHA … recipient of Ohio State’s 1978 Most Improved Player and Best Defensive Player awards … 397 career penalty minutes to rank sixth among Buckeyes; 151 penalty minutes in 1977 are fifth in program history … four-year letterwinner, playing in 133 career games … recorded 72 career points on 19 goals and 53 assists.
Jim Witherspoon (1971-74)
1973 Second Team All-CCHA … 1972 CCHA All-Tournament Team selection … member of Ohio State’s first CCHA championship squad, as 1972 team shared regular season title and won tournament crown … team captain in 1973-74 … one of just three Buckeye blueliners to reach 100 points; ranks third among Ohio State defensemen with 101 career points … tied for second among Ohio State defensemen with 81 career assists and 26 helpers in 1975 are tied for seventh among blueliners for a single season … played in 114 career games.
Hugo Boisvert (1997-99)
Only two-time All-American in program history … 1998 First Team All-American and First Team All-CCHA … 1999 First Team All-CCHA and Second Team All-American, as well as Hobey Baker Award finalist … 1998 CCHA All-Rookie Team and team Rookie of the Year … 2013 Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame inductee … 1998 Ohio State Male Athlete of the Year … 147 career points to rank 20th in program history … two-time team scoring leader, with 58 points in 1998 and 51 in 1999 … helped squad to program’s first NCAA Tournament and Frozen Four appearances in 1998 and back to the NCAA tourney in 1999 … three-year letterwinner who played in 121 games for the Scarlet and Gray.
Paul Pooley (1981-84)
1984 Bauer National Player of the Year, Hobey Baker Award finalist and First Team All-American … 1984 CCHA Player of the Year and First Team All-CCHA … 1981 Second Team All-CCHA and 1983 Honorable Mention All-CCHA … 1981 CCHA Rookie of the Year … 1994 Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame inductee … first Buckeye hockey player to have his sweater retired (2006) … all-time program leader in points with 270, goals (114) and assists (156) … 37 more points than second place … 96 points in 1984 are the best single-season mark in program history, including program-record 64 assists … 59 points as a freshman, ranking second among rookies all-time … shared 1983 team MVP honors and was honored as MVP in 1984 … skated in 149 games for the Scarlet and Gray … 41-game point streak that began in 1982-83 and carried through the first 24 games of 1983-84 … four-year letterwinner who played in 149 games as a Buckeye.
Paul Tilley (1977-80)
1979 First Team All-CCHA … 1977 and 1980 Second Team All-CCHA … team MVP in 1978 and 1979 … 1977 team Rookie of the Year … 212 career points, tying for fourth in program history … 131 career assists are third in program history … 81 career goals are tied for seventh among all Buckeyes … led squad in scoring twice, including 76 points in 1979, the seventh-highest total in program history for a single season … 32 goals in 1979 are tied for ninth-most for a single campaign, while 44 assists that year rank sixth … played in 148 games during four-year Buckeye career.