Oct. 28, 2013
Ohio State vs. Bowling Green
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 7:05 p.m. - Value City Arena, Columbus, Ohio
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• Live Video ($): BTDN (through Buckeye Vision subscription)
• Radio: 1460 AM and Online
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COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio State men's hockey team (2-3-0, 0-0-0 B1G) takes on Bowling Green (2-1-2, 0-0-0 WCHA) at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday in Value City Arena. The teams met in Bowling Green, Ohio, Oct. 15, a 4-3 Falcon victory, in the first game of the season series.
Busy Buckeyes In Columbus
For the game Tuesday, Ohio State/IMG Radio will have the call on 1460 AM, with both an audio stream available as part of the Buckeye Vision subscription package on OhioStateBuckeyes.com. BTDN, BTN's digital network, will broadcast the game and it will be available both on BTN.com and as part of the Buckeye Vision subscription package. Audio, video and live stats links for both games this weekend, as well as all games throughout the season, are on the men's hockey schedule page or gameday page on OhioStateBuckeyes.com, with ingame updates also on Twitter @OhioState_MHKY.
The Buckeyes are in a stretch of three games in five days - and seven in a nine-day period - with a series vs. Robert Morris last Friday and Saturday, the game vs. Bowling Green tonight and two games at home vs. Minnesota Duluth Friday and Saturday. The Buckeyes' next seven games will all be in Value City Arena.
Ohio State, under first-year head coach Steve Rohlik, is coming off a two-game sweep of a home-and-home series vs. Robert Morris. The squad is averaging 3.4 goals a game to tie for 15th in the NCAA. Junior Max McCormick and senior Alex Szczechura share the Buckeye lead with five points each, with McCormick posting a team-best five assists and Szczechur recording two goals and three helpers. Junior Darik Angeli has a team-high three goals and is tied with junior Nick Oddo (2g, 2a), sophomore Anthony Greco (1g, 3a), senior Travis Statchuk (4a) and junior Ryan Dzingel (4a) for third with four points each. In goal, freshman Matt Tomkins picked up both wins last weekend and has a 3.31 goals-against average.
Tickets for all Buckeye hockey home games can be purchased at the arena on game night, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com, in person at any Ticketmaster outlet or at the Ohio State University ticket office in the Jerome Schottenstein Center. Single game tickets are $11 for adults and $8 for student/youth and seniors.
Again this year, all Ohio State students will receive free admission to regular-season home games with a valid BuckID.
Fans interested in season tickets, a 10-game mini plan that includes all 10 Big Ten games in Columbus or group tickets should contact the athletic ticket sales staff for details. Account executives can be reached by phone (1-800-GOBUCKS; select option 2) or email (email@example.com).
This season, when the Buckeyes score three goals in a game, all patrons in attendance will receive a coupon for free french fries from participating McDonald's of Columbus and Central Ohio. If the Buckeyes hit the four-goal mark, the coupons will be upgraded to a free Big Mac instead of french fries. If we score on a PP everyone gets a Cane's coupon as they exit. In addition to that a select section will receive a BOGO combo offer.
So this past Friday, everyone got a coupon for a free Chicken Finger. Folks in section 106 also received the BOGO combo offer. We will rotate sections throughout the year.
For Raising Cane's Power Plays this season, if the Buckeyes score on the power play, fans in attendance will receive a coupon for a free chicken finger, while select fans in attendance will receive a buy one, get one combo offer coupon.
Youth Hockey and the Buckeyes, Meet and Greets and Skates Scheduled
Again this year, any youth 13 or under wearing their youth jersey can receive one complimentary ticket to any regular season game in Value City Arena. The promotion is only available at the Schottenstein Center Box Office on game night.
On two nights - Nov. 9 vs. Niagara and Dec. 29 vs. Mercyhurst - all youth 13 and under wearing their youth jersey are invited to the Ohio State lockerroom postgame for a tour and meet and greet with select hockey players.
Postgame meet and greets for all fans, held on the concourse level postgame, are scheduled for Friday vs. Minnesota Duluth, Nov. 9, Dec. 29, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15, with select players each night. Postgame skates are scheduled for Nov. 16 and Jan. 11 (fans must bring their own skates).
Buckeyes vs. Falcons
All-time, Ohio State and Bowling Green have met 175 times (dating to 1966), with the Falcons ahead, 94-72-9. The Buckeyes have the advantage in Columbus, 42-35-3. This is the first matchup between the teams on Buckeye home ice since Jan. 9, 2010; the last seven games between the teams have all been in Bowling Green. Ohio State was 3-1-3 in thoese road games and leads the Falcons, 12-2-3, in the last 17 matchups. The teams faced off as conference foes in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association in 1971-72 (as founding teams) and 72-73 and then again when Ohio State rejoined the conference in 1975-76 through last season.
The Last Time
Ohio State and Bowling Green met in Bowling Green, Ohio, Oct. 15, with the Falcons coming from behind for a 4-3 win. Ohio State led 1-0 after the first period on a power play goal from freshman Nick Schilkey. Justin DaSilva made it 2-0 2:21 into the game and Darik Angeli pushed the lead to three with a goal at 10:03. The Falcons scored twice in the second period to draw within one and then scored twice in 23 seconds early in the third - at 3:07 and 3:30 - to tie the game and take the lead.
Bowling Green enters the game Tuesday on a three-game unbeaten streak (2-0-1) that started with the win over the Buckeyes Oct. 15. The squad last played Oct. 18-19, tying Colgate 1-1 before downing the Red Raiders, 7-0, in game two in Bowling Green. The team is 2-1-2 overall, with a tie and loss at Union. The Falcons are averaging 3.4 goals a game this season and allowing 2.3 a contest. Bryce Williamson leads the team with seven points and shares the goal scoring lead with Ben Murphy with four each. Dan DeSalvo is first with five assists and second with six points. In goal, Tommy Burke is 1-0-2 with a 2.21 goals-against average and .907 save percentage. Tomas Sholl is 1-1-0, posting a 2.50 goals-against average and .898 save percentage.