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Aubrey Nelson


Centerburg, OH

Member since 07 October 2013 | Blog

Born in the middle of an ice storm and destined to be a hockey fan. My grandma has never forgiven me for chucking my sweet sixteen party in favor of attending the Ohio State-Miami game. I'm excited to be covering the awesomeness that is Buckeye hockey for Eleven Warriors.


  • SPORTS MOMENT: The Buckeyes' run to the Frozen Four in 1998. Any game in which Ohio State beats Miami is a good game, but January 8, 2011 was a particularly memorable one with John Albert bringing OSU all the way back from an 0-2 hole. The blowout of Notre Dame in the 2010 CCHA playoffs was pretty fun too.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Linebackers in general and A.J. Hawk in particular
  • NHL TEAM: Pittsburgh Penguins
  • MLB TEAM: Cincinnati Reds

Recent Activity

Comment 25 Mar 2017

I was so concerned about using my bad bracket juju for good that I didn't even think to fashion a Hunter Miska voodoo doll which would clearly have been more useful. 

Comment 24 Mar 2017

Hey, lots of love here. Call me superstitious if you want but I really do have the worst track record for brackets. (Sorry North Dakota and Western Michigan.) My only concern was the hockey gods would somehow know Duluth wasn't a sincere pick and my selection hex would backfire. 

Comment 24 Mar 2017

With a full, healthy roster I think Ohio State is a match for anybody. As the roster stands now, I don't know. In addition to the injuries/suspension we know about I suspect a few of the guys in the lineup are more banged up than they're letting on. I'd love to say there's a sprinkle of upset left but I wouldn't want to stake anything important on a Buckeye win.

I did my part though. I picked Duluth in my bracket, hoping my chronic inability to make correct selections might boost the Bucks into the next round.  

Comment 18 Mar 2017

After the results of last night's games the picture simplified for Ohio State. If Penn State and UMass-Lowell win tonight then the Buckeyes are in. If either Wisconsin or Boston College pulls off an upset then the Bucks are out. 

Comment 17 Mar 2017

FYI, anyone who's interested can tinker with various conference tourney outcomes in USCHO's PairWise Predictor. It could still go either way for the Buckeyes but the scenarios are more good than bad. OSU fans need to keep a close eye on Denver. Besides Ohio State's, the Pioneers' results in the NCHC tourney seem to be the next biggest factor in whether the Bucks (who defeated Denver way back in the season opener) make a return to the NCAA tournament. Pioneer wins are good for OSU. 

Comment 16 Mar 2017

Because two spots are going to be taken by the Atlantic Hockey and WCHA tourney champs. Of the six teams still in contention for those titles only one, Air Force, Is currently in the top 16 of the PairWise. As it stands the Bucks would squeak in as long as there aren't major upsets in the other conference tourneys. A loss to poorly ranked MSU or even No. 18 Wisconsin will drop Ohio State out of that spot. Plus most of the teams just above and below the Bucks in the PWR are still active in their conference tournaments with a chance to better their positions.