Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey
|Ohio State Buckeyes|
|University||Ohio State University|
|Head coach||Steve Rohlik|
|1 year, 0–0–0|
|Arena||Value City Arena
|Colors||Scarlet and Gray
|NCAA Tournament Frozen Four|
|NCAA Tournament Appearances|
|1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009|
|Conference Tournament Champions|
|Conference Regular Season Champions|
The Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey team is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college ice hockey program that represents Ohio State University. The Buckeyes are a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA). They play at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
The Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey program began in 1963, the team played at the new OSU Ice Rink, constructed in 1961. The Buckeyes were a founding member of the CCHA in 1971. The Buckeyes won the inaugural 1972 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament with a 3-0 win over Saint Louis University.
One of the team's most successful seasons came in 1997-1998, The Buckeyes moved into new the 17,500-seat Value City Arena, which replaced the aging and undersized (1,400-seat) OSU Ice Rink. The team finished the 1997-1998 season with an overall record of 27-13-2. They secured an at-large bid to the 1998 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. That same season the Buckeyes advanced to the 1998 Frozen Four and lost in the semifinal game to Boston College 2-5. The 1998 tournament was the program's first and only Frozen Four appearance to date. In 1999 the team advanced to the 1999 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament. Despite a first round elimination with a 2-4 loss to Maine, this marked the first time in school history the team made the NCAA tournament in consecutive seasons.
The time period during the early 2000s was the most successful period in the program's history. Ohio State made the NCAA Post season tournament in 2003, 2004, and 2005. The 2003-2004 season also saw the Buckeyes win the school's second CCHA post season tournament with a 4-2 win over Big Ten and CCHA rival Michigan. After three seasons, the Buckeyes returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2009, when they received an at-large bid to 2009 NCAA Tournament after a 5th place finish in the CCHA regular season and falling to Alaska in the CCHA Quarterfinals. In the 2009 NCAA Tournament the team lost 3-8 to Boston University in the First round.
On March 21, 2011 the Big Ten Conference announced plans to sponsor men's ice hockey starting in 2013–14 season. Ohio State along with CCHA rivals, University of Michigan and Michigan State University will leave the CCHA to join University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin from the WCHA and Penn State, who is elevating their men's and women's American Collegiate Hockey Association club programs to varsity status, to form a six-team Big Ten Hockey Conference.
During the first half of the 2011-2012 season, the Buckeyes jumped out to a sizeable lead in the CCHA standings when the team recorded a 10-3-1 conference record. The second half of the season proved much harder for Ohio State when the team recorded an eleven game winless streak through January and the first half of February. The team broke the streak with a 4-3 win over Western Michigan, the team's lone win in the second half of the season. The Buckeyes fell from a season high, second place ranking in January 2012 to 21st place by the end of the regular season. In the first round of the 2012 CCHA Tournament, Ohio State was swept by Notre Dame 0-2 and 2-4 in the best-of-three series.
All-time coaching records
As of completion of 2011–12 season
|Totals||8 coaches||48 seasons||787–810–128||.493|
Ohio State established hockey as a varsity sport in 1963-64.
|Tom Bedecki (Independent) (1963-64–1964-65)|
|Glen Sonmor (Independent) (1965-66–1965-66)|
|Harry Neale (Independent) (1966-67–1969-70)|
|Dave Chambers (Independent) (1970-71–1970-71)|
|Dave Chambers (CCHA) (1971-72–1971-72)|
|Gerald Walford (CCHA) (1972-73–1972-73)|
|Gerald Walford (Independent) (1973-74–1974-75)|
|Jerry Welsh (CCHA) (1975-76–1994-95)|
|John Markell (CCHA) (1994-95–2009-10)|
|1997-98||John Markell||27-13-2||19-10-1||3rd||NCAA Frozen Four|
|1998-99||John Markell||21-16-4||17-10-3||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2002-03||John Markell||25-13-5||16-8-4||3rd||NCAA First Round|
|2003-04||John Markell||26-16-0||16-12-0||4th||NCAA First Round|
|2004-05||John Markell||27-11-4||21-5-2||2nd||NCAA First Round|
|2008-09||John Markell||23-15-4||13-11-4||5th||NCAA First Round|
|Mark Osiecki (CCHA) (1994-95–2009-10)|
National champion Conference regular season champion Conference tournament champion
As of August 5, 2011. Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey roster
|1||Cal Heeter||L||Senior||St. Louis, Missouri||St. Louis (NAHL)|
|30||Jeff Michael||L||Junior||Hilliard, Ohio||North Bay (NOJHL)|
|34||Brady Hjelle||L||Junior||International Falls, Minnesota||Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)|
|5||Brandon Martell||L||Senior||Elk River, Minnesota||Fairbanks (NAHL)|
|6||Clark Cristofoli||L||Freshman||Lewis Center, Ohio||Sioux Falls (USHL)|
|7||Al McLean||L||Freshman||Duluth, Minnesota||Omaha (USHL)|
|8||Curtis Gedig||L||Sophomore||West Kelowna, British Columbia||Vernon (BCHL)|
|21||Sean Duddy||R||Senior||Ann Arbor, Michigan||Wichita Falls (NAHL)|
|25||Justin DaSilva||L||Freshman||Cambridge, Ontario||Powell River (BCHL)|
|27||Devon Krogh||R||Junior||West Vancouver, British Columbia||Penticton (BCHL)|
|44||Ben Gallacher||L||Freshman||Calgary, Alberta||Camrose (AJHL)|
|9||Chad Niddery||R||Freshman||Penticton, British Columbia||Powell River (BCHL)|
|10||Darik Angeli||R||Freshman||Lakewood, Colorado||Tri-City (USHL)|
|11||Alex Lippincott||L||Sophomore||Akron, Ohio||Fargo (USHL)|
|12||Travis Statchuk||L||Sophomore||Wadena, Saskatchewan||Salmon Arm (BCHL)|
|13||Paul Kirtland||L||Junior||Cary, North Carolina||Fairbanks (NAHL)|
|14||Alex Carlson||L||Junior||Farmington, Minnesota||North Iowa (NAHL)|
|15||Nick Oddo||R||Freshman||Omaha, Nebraska||Omaha (USHL)|
|16||Brendan Arniel||L||Sophomore||Winnipeg, Manitoba||Buffalo (OJHL)|
|17||Max McCormick||L||Freshman||De Pere, Wisconsin||Sioux City (USHL)|
|18||Ryan Dzingel||L||Freshman||Wheaton, Illinois||Lincoln (USHL)|
|19||Danny Dries||L||Senior||Lake Orion, Michigan||New Hampshire (Hockey East)|
|20||Riley Simpson||L||Freshman||Innisfail, Alberta||Brooks (AJHL)|
|23||Cory Schneider||L||Senior||Rochester, New York||Penticton (BCHL)|
|25||Matt Johnson||R||Freshman||Stillwater, Minnesota||Tri-City (USHL)|
|28||Alex Szczechura||R||Sophomore||Brantford, Ontario||Penticton (BCHL)|
|29||Tanner Fritz||R||Freshman||Grande Prairie, Alberta||Grande Prairie (AJHL)|
|33||Chris Crane||R||Sophomore||West Chester, Ohio||Green Bay (USHL)|
Buckeyes in professional hockey
- Tom Askey, retired goaltender for the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim and various European pro teams.
- Mike Bales, NHL ice hockey goalie, currently playing for the Iserlohn Roosters (DEL).
- Matt Bartkowski, current NHL hockey player/defenseman with Boston Bruins.
- Mathieu Beaudoin current NHL hockey player with Phoenix Coyotes.
- Sean Collins current NHL hockey player for the Washington Capitals.
- Corey Elkins, current NHL hockey player/left wing with Los Angeles Kings.
- Tom Fritsche, 2nd round draft choice, currently with the Lake Erie Monsters(AHL).
- Nate Guenin, current NHL player with the Anaheim Ducks.
- Ryan Kesler, current NHL hockey player with the Vancouver Canucks.
- Jamie Macoun, longtime veteran ice hockey defenceman in the NHL.
- Jeff Madill, retired NHL player with the New Jersey Devils.
- Bill McKenzie, retired NHL goaltender.
- Éric Meloche, current professional hockey player with the Straubing Tigers (DEL).
- Kevin Montgomery current NHL draft choice, currently with the Lake Erie Monsters(AHL).
- Rod Pelley, currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks in the NHL.
- Dave Steckel, current ice hockey player in the NHL for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
- Tyson Strachan, current NHL player/defenseman with the Florida Panthers.
- R.J. Umberger, current ice hockey player/center in the NHL for the Columbus Blue Jackets.
- Jim Witherspoon, retired NHL player/defenseman with the Los Angeles Kings.
- J.B. Bittner retired AHL player with Portland Pirates/Iowa Stars Coach for South Carolina Stingrays in ECHL
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