After dropping back-to-back games at Minnesota this weekend by a combined score of 9-2, Ohio State men's ice hockey has earned a No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament set to begin next weekend.
The Buckeyes have earned the No. 3 seed and home ice for the first round of the Big Ten Tournament!— Ohio State Men's Hockey (@OhioStateMHKY) February 26, 2023
Ohio State will host Penn State in a best of three series next weekend. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/5DpaAX4QQM
The Buckeyes will host Penn State in a three-game series with game one set for Friday at 7 p.m. ET. Saturday's matchup will face off at 6 p.m. ET and Sunday's will do the same, if necessary.
Should Ohio State prevail, it would participate in a single-elimination semifinal hosted by the higher-seeded team on Saturday, March 11 (BTN). The championship game will take place Saturday, March 18 (BTN).
Ohio State split the regular season series with Penn State with each school winning twice. The Buckeyes outscored the Nittany Lions, 12-11, over those four contests.
Steve Rohlik's squad has gone just 1-3-2 with one shootout win over its last six outings and is 18-13-3 overall this season.