March 11, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State men's hockey defenseman Craig Dalrymplewas an honorable mention choice for the 2012-13 CCHA All-Rookie Team, the conference announced Monday. A native of Kippen, Ontario, Dalrymple played in all 28 conference games and was fifth among league rookie defensemen with 10 points in CCHA play.
The all-conference teams are voted on by the league's 11 head coaches and based on CCHA games only. Coaches may not vote for their own players.
Dalrymple, the CCHA Defenseman of the Week March 4, tied for 13th among all CCHA rookie skaters in league action, posting 10 points on two goals and eight assists. In all games, he had 14 points, including 11 assists, tying for 12th among all league freshmen and ranking tied for fourth among the rookie blueliners.
His +9 mark in CCHA action tied for eighth among the CCHA blueliners and was tied for second-best among freshmen only. Overall, Dalrymple is +7, ranking third among the league's rookie defensemen and tying for 12th within all CCHA blueliners.
Dalrymple, who has played in all 36 Buckeye games, leads Ohio State's defensemen and freshmen in scoring with 14 points and enters the postseason on four-game assist and point streaks. He has been even or better in the last seven games, with five +1 games in the stretch.
Dalrymple is the 21st Buckeye to earn honorable mention CCHA All-Rookie Team accolades. Last season, current sophomore Max McCormick was named to the All-Rookie Team and now sophomores Ryan Dzingel and Al McLeanwere honorable mention choices.
The Buckeyes return to action this weekend when they host Ferris State in a CCHA Tournament quarterfinal best-of-three series. The games are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday (and Sunday if necessary) in the OSU Ice Rink. Single-game tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Ohio State radio will carry the action over the air on 1460 AM and online at ESPNColumbus.com, with a free video stream on OhioStateBuckeyes.com.