Thanks. The Bucks have provided a lot of great achievements to write about this season. Romeo was amazing. He's stepped right in and become one of OSU's greatest assets.
Not that I've found, and the only highlights I turned up are Notre Dame's.
I wouldn't lay much blame on Romeo. He had little defensive support. If it hadn't been the second half of a homestand I'd say the Bucks had bus legs. A couple goals were scored from the blue line through heavy traffic as skaters just kind of stood around. The shorty was a giveaway right in front of his net. He either got the hook to shake the team up or because there's no point in risking your No. 1 guy in a losing effort.
The rankings are a little easier to figure than the tournament seeding. The Bucks may move up to No. 5. The team currently in that spot, Cornell, went 1-0-1 last weekend with a tie against sub .500 Harvard. Idk though. Unlike the men's side of things, once the poll gets set for women's hockey it's maddeningly difficult to shake it up.
The tournament seeding for the women is not as straightforward as you'd expect from just an eight team field. The selection committee's travel contingency could throw a wrench into things since seeds No. 5-8 are placed in the bracket by (as USCHO puts it) by "relative strength, as long as these pairings do not result in extra flights."
Won't know if the flight thing comes into play until after the conference tournaments end and the field is really set. But short of some tragedy befalling the top 4 and opening the door for OSU to move up or upsets in literally every conference tourney knocking them out, the Buckeyes are likely the No. 5 seed and headed for a first round match at No. 4 which will probably be Colgate.
5,000+ make quite a bit of noise. The Bucks have had decent crowds, in general, this year. They currently rank ninth in the NCAA in total attendance (69,562) and tenth in average attendance (4,969).