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Aubrey Nelson

Staff

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.

Favorites

  • 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 2016

You're very welcome. Thank you for reading. Lol I'm pretty sure I've used that phrase before. Probably right after I typed some serious journalistic term like "janky" or "bomb diggity." And then used an emoticon ;)

Comment 23 Mar 2016

An odd numbered conference isn't ideal so I do think the Big Ten will be looking to add another team.  

Arizona State is a popular rumor but I don't think that's the conference's preference. The way I see it, the Big Ten has been fairly careful to cultivate an elite brand and adding a newly minted D-I doesn't further that cause. I expect it's more likely the B1G hopes the addition of Notre Dame will pave the way to poach one of the better programs from the WCHA or NCHC. Miami is certainly an attractive prospect. 

I think the possibility that a current Big Ten school makes the jump to D-I hockey is least likely. It has been repeatedly emphasized that no school is prepared to make that transition. 

Comment 23 Mar 2016

Not yet but I'm guessing the Big Ten wants another team. I'm also guessing they'd like to lure one of the better programs away from the WCHA or NCHC. 

Comment 18 Mar 2016

I think the Bucks have steadily improved throughout the season. It was hard to see sometimes because the results just weren't there (which was probably partially related to OSU's insanely difficult schedule).

As for scholarships College Hockey Inc has a pretty good basic explanation here. I'm not sure how the Buckeyes divide theirs but basically they start with the same 18 scholarships any other Big Ten team does. 

Comment 18 Mar 2016

It's not always their strategy (or at it isn't always apparent that's what they're going for) but it was very clear that was the plan tonight. I'm guessing the idea was the physicality would bust some holes in the usually solid MSU defense. Fortunately the Spartans' offense is not that great and the Bucks rallied. 

Comment 05 Mar 2016

Ohio State's official Big Ten record vs Michigan is 1-1-1-1, in other words a regulation win, a regulation loss, and one tie with a shootout win. This is slightly better than the Wolverines' 1-1-1-0, a regulation win, a regulation loss, and one tie with a shootout loss. But according to the NCAA (which does not recognize shootouts) the teams are an equal 1-1-1 vs each other.