The No. 7 men’s hockey Buckeyes rolled over a struggling Colgate team. Ohio State took command of the game early and never surrendered it. The Bucks outshot the Raiders 44-19 en route to a 3-0 victory.
|Scoring by Period||1||2||3||Final|
|No. 7 Ohio State||1||1||1||3|
The Buckeyes took command early in the contest. They kept Raiders goalie Mitch Benson busy in the first period. They put 15 shots on net. Midway through, Ronnie Hein lit the lamp with this backhand shovel.
At the other end of the ice, Sean Romeo quietly turned aside Colgate’s four first period shots. The senior goalie continued to smother the Raiders’ offense in the middle frame. Although Colgate ramped up its attack, the Buckeye net remained clear.
While Romeo stymied the Raiders, Ohio State’s offense kept humming. The Bucks chucked another 17 shots on net in the second period. With 14 ticks left on the clock, Tanner Laczynski converted a Colgate turnover into a 2-0 OSU lead.
Buckeyes and Colgate underway in the third.— Ohio State Men's Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) November 10, 2018
Ohio State up 2-0 after a late Laczynski goal in the second. pic.twitter.com/tHiqdCIug5
Ohio State powered to the finish in the third period. OSU shooters kept up a steady stream of shots on the Raider net. The Buckeye defense locked things down and allowed Colgate only a handful of low-quality attempts. Laczynski iced the victory with a late empty-net goal.
|Buckeye Goal Scorers (Assists)||Pd||Time|
|Ronnie Hein (Gustaf Westlund)||1||11:37|
|Tanner Laczynski (unassisted)||2||19:46|
|EN - Tanner Laczynski (unassisted)||3||19:43|
Tonight’s pair of goals brings Laczynski’s season total to four. The Philadelphia Flyers prospect returned to the Buckeye lineup tonight after missing the last three games due to injury. He seems none the worse for his layoff.
Romeo stopped all 19 Raider shots in his second consecutive shutout. This is his fourth career whitewash. He has not surrendered a goal against since getting the hook against Bowling Green.
Overall this outing was a vast improvement over recent Buckeye efforts. The team started strong and remained in control throughout the contest. It was the first game in which the scoreboard did not appear to affect OSU’s compete level.
The Scarlet and Gray can keep the good mojo flowing with another strong game tomorrow afternoon. The Bucks and Raider conclude their series at 4pm ET. The game can be viewed live through ESPN+ ($) or listened to via Colgate Radio.
- Like I said, the Bucks dominated the shot count, 44-19.
- Five Buckeyes tied for the lead in shots on net. Wyatt Ege, Mason Jobst, Tanner Laczynski, Carson Meyer, and Gustaf Westlund each registered four shots.
- Ohio State was 0-for-3 tonight on the power play and 1-for-1 on the penalty kill.