Sophomore defenseman Sam Jardine (21) marks his man during a game against Michigan State Jan. 11 at the Schottenstein Center. The teams tied, 1-1.Credit: Kelly Roderick / For The LanternThe recently created Big Ten men’s hockey conference has been less than kind to the Ohio State Buckeyes.But, in coach Steve Rohlik’s return to his alma mater, the Buckeyes (12-9-1, 2-5-1-0) were able to pick up their second conference victory after a series split against No. 9 Wisconsin (14-7-1, 5-3-0-0).The lone victory on the weekend for OSU came in comeback fashion Saturday, a 3-1 outcome that ended a four-game winless skid.After a scoreless first period, the Badgers snatched the lead midway through the second on a goal by senior forward Mark Zengerle. But less than two minutes later, OSU freshman forward Nick Schilkey skated past two opponents before lifting a backhanded shot into the roof of the net.The Buckeyes took the lead for good less than four minutes later when junior forward Nick Oddo punched in a rebound after sophomore defenseman Sam Jardine’s shot from the point wasn’t held.The Badgers pulled their goalie in the final minutes in search of the tying goal, but instead it was the Buckeyes who scored as junior forward Darik Angeli dispatched the puck into the empty net with just 12 seconds remaining.Rohlik said his team figured out what it needed to do to get back to winning ways after its four-game winless streak.“We’ve played close with a lot of teams but we couldn’t seem to find a way to win,” Rohlik said. “Tonight we found a way to win.”Freshman goalie Christian Frey made 36 saves to record his third victory of the season, and Rohlik described him as “the best player on the ice.”However, things did not go quite as well for the Buckeyes Friday night, as they fell to the Badgers 5-3.Within the first eight minutes, the Buckeyes were already down 1-0 and also without Oddo after he was given a game misconduct penalty for checking Wisconsin senior forward Jefferson Dahl from behind.Afterwards, Oddo wasn’t pleased with his decision on the play.“It was a little frustrating. I shouldn’t have done it,” Oddo said in an interview with U.S. College Hockey Online. “(The game misconduct penalty) was the right call.”Despite losing one of their top scorers in Oddo, the Buckeyes still nailed in the next two goals to take a 2-1 lead in the second stanza.But OSU gave up three goals in succession between the second and third periods, a sequence that proved to be decisive in the home team’s victory.Up next, the Buckeyes are scheduled to return home to take on last-place Penn State (4-15-1, 0-6-0) in another Big Ten matchup. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. Friday, while Saturday’s game is slated for a 2 p.m. start.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedBusinessman jailed for 5 years on narcotics chargeFebruary 12, 2019In “Court”200lbs of cocaine, 132lbs of ganja found on fishing boat, 2 in custodyJuly 14, 2018In “Crime”In excess of $20B worth of narcotics confiscated for 2017, says Anti-Narco AgencySeptember 1, 2018In “Crime” 82 parcels of cocaine weighing 91.132kg (200 pounds) and 98 parcels of cannabis weighing 56.008kg (132 pounds) were unearthed from a fishing vessel after ranks of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) conducted an operation about 04:00h on Saturday last at the Mon Repos channel, on the East Coast of Demerara shoreA Good Hope businessman was today arraigned in relation to the cocaine and cannabis discovered in a fishing vessel at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara.The accused, Azim Baksh, known as “Bato”, of Phase One Good Hope, (ECD) denied the allegation when he stood before Magistrate Alisha George at the Sparendaam Magistrate’s Court.The charge against him alleged that he had trafficked some 91.132kg of cocaine and 56.008kg of cannabis on July 14.His Attorney, Bernard DaSilva, told the court that the drugs were not found on his clients possession but found in a boat where his client was never present.DaSilva further argued that at the time of the discovery, Baksh was in his motorcar on the Mon Repos Public Road, East Coast Demerara (ECD).However, CANU Prosecutor, Konyo Sandiford told the Court that the defendant has been under their watch for a lengthy period.On the day in question, he and another man known by the alias ‘dive and shoot’ were reportedly seen by CANU ranks on the boat where the drugs were found.However Baksh was arrested after CANU had issued a wanted bulletin for him.He was remanded to prison until August 10, 2018.