Ohio State and Notre Dame both entered tonight’s game looking to redeem themselves from disappointing Friday night results. The Buckeyes did just that, steamrolling the Irish by a final score of 5-1.
|goals by period||1||2||3||final|
The first goal of the game came from an unlikely source. Defenseman Blake Doerring put OSU on the board midway through the opening period. The tally was the Vermont transfer’s first as a Buckeye and the second of his collegiate career. Freshmen Kevin Miller and Nicholas Jones assisted on the play.
Tanner Fritz stretched the Ohio State lead to two when he lit the lamp at the 12:24 mark. The senior captain struck again in the second period, converting the Buckeyes’ first power play of the game. The scores were Fritz’s fourth and fifth of the season.
The offensive assault continued in the third. Freshman defenseman Victor Bjorkung netted his first collegiate goal with help from Nick Schilkey and Darik Angeli. Angeli capped the Buckeye scoring midway through the period with his fourth marker of the year.
|pd||time||buckeye goal scorer (assists)|
|1||7:05||Blake Doerring (Kevin Miller, Nocholas Jones)|
|1||12:24||Tanner Fritz (Anthony Greco, Matt Weis)|
|2||5:56||Tanner Fritz (Nick Schilkey, Anthony Greco)|
|3||1:28||Victor Bjorkung (Nick Schilkey, Darik Angeli)|
|3||10:49||Darik Angeli (Nick Oddo, Nick Schilkey)|
Christian Frey started in net for Ohio State. The sophomore goaltender stopped 29 shots on the night. The only blemish came in the final minute of the opening period as Frey contended with traffic in the crease. The play was reviewed by the officiating crew but the call on the ice was not overturned.
Buckeye special teams were 1 for 2 on the power play and a perfect 3 for 3 on the penalty kill which included the fending off a five minute major. Notre Dame finished with a slight 30-28 edge in shots. Earlier this afternoon Western Michigan upset No. 17 Union by an astonishing 8-2 score. The Broncos are your 2014 Shillelagh tournament champs.
Ohio State tries to keep the positive results flowing next Friday when they head to Yost to take on Michigan. Game tine is currently set for 7pm. The tilt is slated to air on BTN which you can view at home or at the Scarlet Liners’ watch party.