Forthcoming Buckeyes Games
The new season will host a string of exciting games at the Schottenstein Center that is located on the campus of the Ohio University. Full named Jerome Schottenstein Center, the multi-use facility is a popular music, sports and entertainment venue known for hosting some of the most exciting events. Inaugurated in 1998, the arena cost an astounding amount of one hundred and fifty eight million dollars to construct. Over the years, the Schottenstein Center has become host to several popular events namely Frozen Four, Jeopardy! College Championship, Big Ten Conference and NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Championships, to name a few. This time the arena once again becomes host to a series of adrenaline pumping games where its’ home team, the Ohio State Buckeyes will compete for the big win.
Ohio State Buckeyes
The Ohio State Buckeyes is the name given to all the collegiate programs that play from the Ohio State University. Consisting of a total of thirty nine varsity teams that include twenty women’s teams and nineteen men’s teams, the Ohio State University has named their sports’ programs after the national tree of Ohio, the Ohio Buckeye. Some of the teams that make up their athletics’ department include football, basketball, golf, baseball, synchronized swimming, ice hockey, tennis, rifle, soccer, track, rugby, gymnastics and lacrosse including others. Supporting the colors scarlet and grey, a majority of these departments are known to compete in National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I, while a few are also a member of the Big Ten Conference. Over the years, various departments of the college have produced some of the greatest players that include Fred Taylor, Woody Hayes, Paul Brown, Chic Harley, Frank Howard, Katie Smith, Jerry Lucas, Archie Griffin, John Havlicek and Jesse Owens.
Buckeyes Ice Buckeyes Team
The ice hockey team from the Ohio State University was initiated back in 1963. Currently competing in NCAA’s Division I, the team is also known to participate in the Big Ten Conference. Practicing at their home arena, named the Value City Arena, the Buckeyes have bagged a regular season conference championship in 1971, a Frozen Four title in 1998 and two Conference tournaments in 1972 and 2004, apart from qualifying for six appearances in NCAA playoffs. With Mark Osiecki as the team’s current head coach, the team has been playing under his leadership for two years now. With an all-time record of 30-33-9, Osiecki is currently leading a roster that constitutes of forward players; Darik Angeli, Ryan Dzingel, Tanner Fritz, Anthony Greco, David Gust, Matt Johnson, Alex Lippincott, Tyler Lundey, Max McCormick, Nick Shilkey and Travis Statchuk, defensemen; Drew Brevig, Clark Cristofoli, Craig Dalrymple, Blake Doerring, Sam Jardine and Josh Healey and goaltenders; Matt Tomkins, Collin Olson and Logan Davis.
Achievements & Honors
Several players from the ice hockey team have played as professional ice hockey players. Some of these include Tom Askey, Nate Guenin and Rod Pelley from Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, Corey Elkins and Jim Witherspoon of the Los Angeles Kings, Mike Bales from Iserlohn Roosters, Sean Collins from Washington Capitals and R. J. Umberger from Columbus Blue Jackets, to name a few. These players have also been inducted to the Ohio State Varsity Hall of Fame that was inaugurated in 1977.
Watch some of the most talented Ohio State Buckeyes ice hockey players compete in what is expected to be an exciting series of games.