May 22, 2014
COLUMBUS, Ohio - In 2014-15, the Ohio State men's hockey team is slated to host 16 regular-season games and an exhibition game in Columbus this season, including two games vs. each Big Ten Conference opponent. The Buckeyes will travel for 10 B1G games, six non-conference games and a Thanksgiving weekend tournament.
Ohio State will have three B1G games in the first half of the season, opening its conference slate against Michigan State in Columbus Nov. 20-21 and taking on Michigan in Ann Arbor Dec. 5 in its only game in December. The team resumes its schedule with a non-conference series at Mercyhurst Jan. 2-3 before 17 consecutive conference games wrap up the regular season. All six B1G teams will then head to Detroit for the conference tournament at Joe Louis Arena March 19-21.
Season tickets and Big Ten packages for new accounts are on sale now and can be secured with a deposit for as little as $50 a seat. Fans interested in becoming a season ticket or Big Ten package holder can contact the Ohio State Athletic Ticket Sales Department at 1-800-GOBUCKS (select option 2) or AthleticSales@osu.edu for pricing, details and information. Information on season ticket renewals and single game tickets will be released soon.
The season opens with an exhibition game vs. Guelph Oct. 4 before beginning the regular season against Providence Oct. 10-11 in Columbus. The Buckeyes will take on Miami in a home-and-home series Oct. 17 (in Columbus) and Oct. 18 (in Oxford). The Scarlet and Gray will then travel for a two-game set at Canisius Oct. 31/Nov. 1, followed by two games against Nebraska-Omaha in Columbus Nov. 7-8. Ohio State and Bowling Green will face off in a home-and-home series Nov. 14-15, with the first game in Columbus.
Big Ten Conference play opens for the Buckeyes in Columbus with a series vs. Michigan State Nov. 20-21. The team will then head to Notre Dame, Ind., for the Shillelagh Tournament Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 28-29). The first half of the season ends with a game at Michigan Dec. 5.
Ohio State's final non-conference series is at Mercyhurst Jan. 2-3 before the team ends the regular season schedule with 17 B1G games (eight in Columbus, nine on the road).
After a series at Penn State Jan. 9-10, the Buckeyes host Michigan Jan. 16. Ohio State will face Michigan State the weekend of Jan. 23-25 in East Lansing, followed by a series at Minnesota the weekend of Feb. 6-7.
Ohio State will play its next three games - and seven of the next eight - in Columbus. The Buckeyes will face Wisconsin, its opponent in the inaugural Big Ten Tournament Championship game, the weekend of Feb. 13-15. A home-and-home series between the Buckeyes and Wolverines is slated for Feb. 20 in Columbus and Feb. 22 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State hosts Penn State the weekend of Feb. 27-March 1 before ending its home schedule against defending B1G regular-season champion Minnesota March 6-7. The squad wraps up the 2014-15 B1G slate on the road against the Badgers March 13-14.
The Buckeyes were 18-14-5 in 2013-14 and finished fourth in the Big Ten in the inaugural season of men's hockey as a B1G sport (6-9-5-4). Ohio State advanced to the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament before falling in overtime to Wisconsin. The Buckeyes, who return 20 letterwinners, were 13-6-2 at home during 2013-14.
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