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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 3 hours ago

You're welcome. I think the increasing health of the team is a big factor. The active roster hasn't been whole since, like, Thanksgiving. (Still isn't, though it's getting close.) I suspect the Buckeyes' recent clickage also has a bit to do with their bubble status for an NCAA tourney berth. For whatever reason Ohio State plays better when the pressure is on. Since falling out of a secured spot and down to the PairWise bubble, the Bucks seem to have a renewed team-wide focus from the marquee players down to the lunch pail crew. Everyone is coming to work. 

Comment 17 Feb 2017

The WCHA does have a tournament. It starts next week with best-of-three series hosted by the conference's top seeds (1st-4th place). The winners move on to the single-elimination semifinals and final the following week in Minneapolis.  And, yes, the conference tourney champ will get an auto bid to the NCAA tournament.