Strength and Conditioning recognizes weight room accomplishments
Five former Buckeyes compete in 2013 tournament
Tuominen to skate for Finland; Spooner and Bonhomme for Canada; Chesson on U.S. prelim roster
No. 1 Minnesota up first for Ohio State Friday, 7:07 p.m. CT at Ridder Arena
February 26 - March 4, 2013
Minttu Tuominen Photo Gallery
WCHA Scholar Athlete (2012; 2013)
WCHA Rookie of the Week (Oct. 20, 2009)
WCHA All-Academic Team (2010-11)
Academic All-Big Ten at-large selection (2010-11)
Ohio State Scholar-Athlete (2010; 2011; 2012; 2013)
Helped Team Finland to a fourth place finish at the 2013 IIHF World Women's Championships... Competed at the 2012 4 Nations Cup with Team Finland...Member of the Finnish National Team in 2008-09 and 2009-10 ... won a bronze medal at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games ... also took bronze with Finland at 2011 IIHF World Women's Championships ... competed at the 2009 and 2010 MLP Cups in Germany ... also has played in the Four Nations Cup in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... earned bronze with Team Finland at 2010 Four Nations Cup ... in September 2008, competed with Team Finland in series against Sweden ... also was an assistant captain for Finland's U-18 team at the 2008 IIHF World Women's Under-18 Championship.
2012-13 (Senior Season)
Played in all 37 games during her senior season... tallied a career best 19 points on six goals and 13 assists... put 102 shots on goal, fourth most on the team... finished the season with a +2 rating... credited with 22 blocked shots... scored two goals Oct. 6 at Minnesota Duluth including the game-winner... also had game-winning goal Oct. 26 against Bemidji State... had one power play goal on the season... had four multi-point games... scored a goal in a first round WCHA playoff game at Minnesota Duluth March 1.
2011-12 (Junior Season) Tuominen saw the ice in 32 games during the season ... She had one multi-point game during the year which came against Bemidji State (Oct. 7) where she recorded 2 assists ... She had one power play goal which came on October 15th, 2011 against St. Cloud State ... she finished the season with 2 Goals, 7 Assists, and 9 Points while taking 59 shots on goal and blocking 16 shots ... her on-ice +/- rating was -2.
2010-11 (Sophomore Season)
Competed in 32 games, including 24 against WCHA opponents ... missed three games while competing with Team Finland at the 2010 Four Nations Cup ... finished with 10 points on two goals and eight assists ... first point of the season came on an assist in the 6-5 loss at Wisconsin (Oct. 22) ... handed out another assist at North Dakota (Nov. 7) ... had a helper on the final goal of Ohio State's 4-2 upset over then-No. 3 Minnesota Duluth on the road (Nov. 19) ... scored her first goal of the season in a 3-1 victory against conference foe Bemidji State (Nov. 27) ... tallied the second goal of the year and the first goal of Ohio State's 3-2 win at St. Cloud State (Jan. 29) ... finished the year with a multi-point game, recording two assists in the Buckeyes WCHA First Round loss at Minnesota (Feb. 26) ... had three other single-assist performances: Wisconsin (Jan. 8), St. Cloud State (Jan. 28) and North Dakota (Feb. 4) ... finished with 63 shots ... assessed five penalties for 10 minutes.
2009-10 (Freshman Season)
Missed 14 games while competing with the Finnish National Team ... played 23 games with the Buckeyes, including 16 WCHA contests ... totaled 11 points on six goals and five assists ... scored two of her goals on the power play and one gamewinner ... had a hat trick in January between her trips with the Finnish National Team ... had three multiple-point games ... started her career with six points in her first six games ... tallied her first college points in her first series with the Buckeyes ... assisted on the lone goal in OSU's 1-1 OT tie in season opener at Boston University, and followed with a power play goal the next game in 4-4 OT tie with Terriers (Oct. 2-3) ... also scored the next game, a 6-5 home loss to Minnesota (Oct. 9) ... posted first multiple-point game with goal and assist in 5-2 win at Bemidji State, helping the Buckeyes pull away by scoring the fourth goal and setting up the fifth (Oct. 16) ... then opened up the scoring the next game by assisting on the first goal in eventual 2-2 OT tie with the Beavers (Oct. 17) ... for her efforts at BSU, was named WCHA Rookie of the Week ... assisted on two of Ohio State's four goals and was plus-4 in 4-3 victory vs. St. Lawrence (Nov. 20) ... recorded hat trick with three goals, including opening two, in 6-0 shutout at Minnesota State (Jan. 15) ... also was a season-best plus-4 in that game against the Mavericks ... after winning the bronze medal at the Winter Olympics, flew from Vancouver to Madison, Wis., to join her teammates and help the Buckeyes to an upset sweep of the Badgers in a WCHA First Round Playoff series (Feb. 26-27) ... then played in the WCHA Final Faceoff semifinal game against Minnesota in Minneapolis (March 6) ... had 45 shots on goal ... finished with a plus-2 rating ... only penalized in three games, totaling four penalties for eight minutes.
Prior to Ohio State
Played for the Espoo Blues and attended Makelanrinne Sports High School in Helsinki ... while with the Espoo Blues, won the Finnish Championship three times (2007, '08, '09) ... member of the bronze medal-winning Finnish team at the Winter Universiades, February 2009 in Harbin, China ... helped Finland win the Euro Hockey Tour in December of 2008 ... at Makelanrinne, captained the team after being named one of the school's top athletes of 2007 and `08.
Daughter of Anna Rokkanen and Heikki Tuominen ... full first name is Minnamari ... has an older brother, Karri, and stepsister, Tia ... played for the Espoo Blues and Finnish National Team with former Buckeye All-American Emma Laaksonen ... after graduation, would like to play professionally in Europe and coach hockey at the high school or college level ... interested in sports nutrition and psychology.
THE TUOMINEN FILE
Career Game Highs
|Goals||3||Jan. 15, 2010 at Minnesota State|
|Assists||2||5x, last Oct. 12, 2012 vs. North Dakota|
|Points||3||Jan. 15, 2010 at Minnesota State|
3x, last Nov. 16, 2012 vs. Wisconsin
|Shots||6||4x, last March 2, 2013 at Minnesota Duluth|
|Plus/Minus||+4||Jan. 15, 2010 at Minnesota State|
First Goal - Oct. 3, 2009 at Boston University
First Assist - Oct. 2, 2009 at Boston University
Hat Tricks - Jan. 15, 2010 at Minnesota State
Buckeyes Topple No. 9 North Dakota 2-1
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