Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey

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Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio State Buckeyes athletic logo
University Ohio State University
Conference Big Ten
Head coach Steve Rohlik
4th year, 66–61–18 (.517)
Captain(s) Nick Schilkey
Alternate captain(s) Drew Brevig
Josh Healey
Arena Value City Arena
Capacity: 17,500
Location Columbus, Ohio
Colors Scarlet and Gray
         
NCAA Tournament Frozen Four
1998
NCAA Tournament Appearances
1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2017
Conference Tournament Champions
1972, 2004
Conference Regular Season Champions
1971–72
Current uniform
CCHA-Uniform-OSU.png

The Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey team is an NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents Ohio State University. The Buckeyes are a member of the Big Ten Conference. They play at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio.

History[edit]

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.[1]

One of the team's most successful seasons came in 1997–1998, The year BEFORE 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.[2] That same season the Buckeyes advanced to the 1998 Frozen Four and lost in the semifinal game to Boston College 5-2.[2] 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 4-2 loss to Maine,[3] this marked the first time in school history the team made the NCAA tournament in consecutive seasons.[4]

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.[5] After three seasons, the Buckeyes returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2009,[6] when they received an at-large bid to the 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 8-3 to Boston University in the First round.[7] The program was also invited to play in the Frozen Tundra Hockey Classic against Wisconsin on February 11, 2006, which was the second-ever outdoor ice hockey game played between college teams.[8]

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, Michigan and Michigan State will leave the CCHA to join Minnesota and 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.[9]

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.[10] 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,[11] the team's lone win in the second half of the season.[12] The Buckeyes fell from a season high, second-place ranking in January 2012 to 21st place by the end of the regular season.[13][14] In the first round of the 2012 CCHA Tournament, Ohio State was swept by Notre Dame 2-0 and 4-2 in the best-of-three series.[15]

Despite an up and down 2013–14 season, Ohio State had a good showing in the inaugural Big Ten Hockey Tournament. After defeating Michigan State in overtime in the first round, the Buckeyes upset #1 Minnesota 3-1. They ultimately fell 5-4 in overtime in the championship game to the Wisconsin Badgers. Despite missing out on the NCAA Tournament, Ohio State would finish the 2013-14 season ranked #20.

Coaches[edit]

The Buckeyes are currently coached by Steve Rohlik. He was announced the new head coach on April 24, 2013 shortly after the departure of Mark Osiecki.[16]

All-time coaching records[edit]

As of completion of 2016-17 regular season[4]

Tenure Coach Years Record Pct.
2013–present Steve Rohlik 4 66–61–18 .520
2010–2013 Mark Osiecki 3 46–50–16 .479
1995–2010 John Markell 15 280–267–56 .511
1975–1995 Jerry Welsh 20 328–381–56 .463
1972–1975 Gerald Walford 3 41–46–4 .477
1970–1972 Dave Chambers 2 44–14–0 .759
1966–1970 Harry Neale 4 49–48–3 .505
1965–1966 Glen Sonmor 1 9–7–0 .563
1963–1965 Tom Bedecki 2 6–14–0 .300
Totals 9 coaches 54 seasons 869–888–153 .495

Season-by-season results[edit]

Ohio State established hockey as a varsity sport in 1963-64.

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Tom Bedecki (Independent) (1963-64–1964-65)
1963-64 Tom Bedecki 2-8-0
1964-65 Tom Bedecki 4-6-0
Tom Bedecki: 6-14-0 -
Glen Sonmor (Independent) (1965-66–1965-66)
1965-66 Glen Sonmor 9-7-0
Glen Sonmor: 9-7-0 -
Harry Neale (Independent) (1966-67–1969-70)
1966-67 Harry Neale 10-10-0
1967-68 Harry Neale 9-13-2
1968-69 Harry Neale 11-18-0
1969-70 Harry Neale 19-7-1
Harry Neale: 49-48-3 -
Dave Chambers (Independent) (1970-71–1970-71)
1970-71 Dave Chambers 20-9-0
Dave Chambers (CCHA) (1971-72–1971-72)
1971-72 Dave Chambers 24-5-0 8-4-0 1st
Dave Chambers: 44-14-0 8-4-0
Gerald Walford (CCHA) (1972-73–1972-73)
1972-73 Gerald Walford 18-11-1 7-7-0 3rd
Gerald Walford (Independent) (1973-74–1974-75)
1973-74 Gerald Walford 16-13-2
1974-75 Gerald Walford 7-22-1
Gerald Walford: 41-46-4 7-7-0
Jerry Welsh (CCHA) (1975-76–1994-95)
1975-76 Jerry Welsh 18-15-1 3-13-0 5th
1976-77 Jerry Welsh 17-20-1 8-7-1 3rd
1977-78 Jerry Welsh 16-18-1 9-11-0 4th
1978-79 Jerry Welsh 25-13-2 15-8-1 2nd
1979-80 Jerry Welsh 25-10-3 14-5-1 2nd
1980-81 Jerry Welsh 24-12-3 15-6-1 2nd
1981-82 Jerry Welsh 16-17-1 10-17-1 10th
1982-83 Jerry Welsh 26-9-5 21-7-4 T-2nd
1983-84 Jerry Welsh 30-10-1 21-9-0 T-2nd
1984-85 Jerry Welsh 19-20-2 13-17-2 6th
1985-86 Jerry Welsh 23-19-1 16-15-1 5th
1986-87 Jerry Welsh 19-23-1 12-19-1 6th
1987-88 Jerry Welsh 10-24-6 7-21-4 8th
1988-89 Jerry Welsh 9-26-5 7-20-5 8th
1989-90 Jerry Welsh 11-24-5 11-17-4 T-5th
1990-91 Jerry Welsh 11-25-4 9-19-4 7th
1991-92 Jerry Welsh 12-21-5 8-19-5 8th
1992-93 Jerry Welsh 5-30-2 3-25-2 11th
1993-94 Jerry Welsh 7-23-5 6-19-5 10th
1994-95 Jerry Welsh 5-22-2 2-17-2 10th
Jerry Welsh: 328-381-56 -
John Markell (CCHA) (1994-95–2009-10)
1994-95 John Markell 2-7-0 1-5-0 10th
1995-96 John Markell 10-19-5 8-17-5 8th
1996-97 John Markell 12-25-2 9-16-2 7th
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
1999–2000 John Markell 13-19-4 9-16-3 11th
2000-01 John Markell 17-18-2 13-13-2 7th
2001-02 John Markell 20-16-4 12-12-4 T-7th
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
2005-06 John Markell 15-19-5 11-14-3 10th
2006-07 John Markell 15-17-5 12-12-4 7th
2007-08 John Markell 12-25-4 7-18-3 11th
2008-09 John Markell 23-15-4 13-11-4 5th NCAA First Round
2009-10 John Markell 15-18-6 10-12-6 8th
John Markell: 280-267-56 -
Mark Osiecki (CCHA) (2010-11–2012-13)
2010-11 Mark Osiecki 15-18-4 10-14-4 9th
2011-12 Mark Osiecki 15-15-5 11-12-5 T-8th
2012-13 Mark Osiecki 16-17-7 13-10-5-1 4th
Mark Osiecki: 46-50-16 -
Steve Rohlik (Big Ten) (2013-14–present)
2013-14 Steve Rohlik 18-14-5 6-9-5-4 4th
2014-15 Steve Rohlik 13-18-3 8-11-1-0 5th
2015-16 Steve Rohlik 14-18-4 8-8-4-1 4th
2016-17 Steve Rohlik 21-11-6 11-8-1-1 3rd NCAA First Round
Steve Rohlik: 66-61-18 33-36-11-6
Total: 869–888–153

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

As of January 25, 2017.[17]

# S/P/C Player Class Pos Height Weight DoB Hometown Previous team NHL rights
1 Ohio Davis, LoganLogan Davis Senior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 178 lb (81 kg) 1994-09-23 Upper Arlington, Ohio Ohio (Midget AAA)
2 Minnesota Ege, WyattWyatt Ege Sophomore D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1995-03-19 Elk River, Minnesota Alaska Anchorage (WCHA)
3 Alberta Larocque, SashaSasha Larocque Sophomore D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 202 lb (92 kg) 1994-02-09 Calgary, Alberta Dubuque (USHL)
4 Minnesota Brevig, DrewDrew Brevig (A) Senior D 6' 2" (1.88 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1992-04-24 Lakeville, Minnesota Brookings (NAHL)
5 Ohio Myer, GordiGordi Myer Freshman D 5' 10" (1.78 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1996-02-28 Toledo, Ohio Green Bay (USHL)
6 Ohio Parran, TommyTommy Parran Sophomore D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-08-07 Shaker Heights, Ohio Youngstown (USHL)
7 Michigan Schilkey, NickNick Schilkey (C) Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1994-05-12 Marysville, Michigan Green Bay (USHL)
8 Michigan Joshua, DakotaDakota Joshua Sophomore F 6' 3" (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1996-05-15 Dearborn, Michigan Sioux Falls (USHL) TOR, 128th overall 2014
9 Illinois Laczynski, TannerTanner Laczynski Freshman F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 191 lb (87 kg) 1997-06-01 Shorewood, Illinois Lincoln (USHL) PHI, 169th overall 2016
10 Minnesota Wiitala, JohnJohn Wiitala Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1995-03-27 Lakeville, Minnesota Waterloo (USHL)
12 Minnesota Fidler, MiguelMiguel Fidler Sophomore F 6' 1" (1.85 m) 198 lb (90 kg) 1996-03-14 Edina, Minnesota Madison (USHL) FLA, 143rd overall 2014
15 Ohio Gerard, FreddyFreddy Gerard Sophomore F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 171 lb (78 kg) 1994-01-19 Rocky River, Ohio Madison (USHL)
16 New Jersey Weis, MatthewMatthew Weis Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1995-05-23 Freehold, New Jersey Green Bay (USHL)
17 Illinois Gust, DavidDavid Gust Senior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1994-02-21 Orland Park, Illinois Fargo (USHL)
18 New York (state) Lampasso, ChristianChristian Lampasso Junior F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 172 lb (78 kg) 1994-05-09 Amherst, New York Lincoln (USHL)
19 Alberta Miller, KevinKevin Miller Junior F 5' 11" (1.8 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-07-27 Stony Plain, Alberta Fort McMurray (AJHL)
20 Germany Möser, JanikJanik Möser Junior D 5' 11" (1.8 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 1995-09-26 Mannheim, Germany Muskegon (USHL)
25 Michigan Kearney, BrendonBrendon Kearney Sophomore F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1995-03-12 Northville, Michigan Chicago (USHL)
26 Indiana Jobst, MasonMason Jobst Sophomore F 5' 7" (1.7 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1994-02-17 Speedway, Indiana Muskegon (USHL)
27 Pennsylvania Stork, LukeLuke Stork Junior F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 176 lb (80 kg) 1995-04-13 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Youngstown (USHL)
30 Texas Frey, ChristianChristian Frey Senior G 5' 11" (1.8 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 1993-03-12 Arlington, Texas Dubuque (USHL)
31 Alberta Tomkins, MattMatt Tomkins Senior G 6' 3" (1.91 m) 206 lb (93 kg) 1994-06-19 Sherwood Park, Alberta Sherwood Park (AJHL) CHI, 199th overall 2012
39 Wisconsin McCormick, SamSam McCormick Freshman F 5' 10" (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1997-02-20 De Pere, Wisconsin Waterloo (USHL)
40 Michigan Hein, RonnieRonnie Hein Freshman F 6' 0" (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1997-01-22 Chelsea, Michigan Waterloo (USHL)
46 Illinois Joyaux, MattMatt Joyaux Junior (RS) D 5' 8" (1.73 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1994-03-18 Bloomingdale, Illinois Omaha (USHL)
47 Alberta Healey, JoshJosh Healey (A) Senior D 6' 0" (1.83 m) 197 lb (89 kg) 1994-07-12 Edmonton, Alberta Sherwood Park (AJHL)
49 North Carolina Romeo, SeanSean Romeo Junior G 6' 1" (1.85 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1994-11-07 Cary, North Carolina Maine (HEA)
50 Ohio Miller, MattMatt Miller Freshman D 6' 1" (1.85 m) 204 lb (93 kg) 1995-08-22 East Palestine, Ohio Youngstown (USHL)

Buckeyes in professional hockey[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pletsch, Fred; Courtney Welch (2008). "Season By Season". 2008–09 CCHA Media Guide and Record Book (PDF). Central Collegiate Hockey Association. pp. 119–152. Retrieved 2009-03-07. 
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  3. ^ "1999 NCAA Tournament". Inside Colelge Hockey. April 2002. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b "Ohio State Men's Hockey Team History". U.S. College Hockey Online. 2011. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ Weston, Paula C. (March 20, 2004). "Buckeyes Shock Wolverines For CCHA Title". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  6. ^ "2009 NCAA Tournament". Inside Colelge Hockey. April 2002. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  7. ^ Connelly, Jim (March 28, 2009). "Top-Seeded Boston University Storms Past Ohio State". U.S. College Hockey Online. Retrieved March 24, 2011. 
  8. ^ Albright, David (February 14, 2006). "On top of the ol' Tundra, a great day for hockey". ESPN. Retrieved February 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ Staff (March 21, 2011). "Big Ten confirms plan to sponsor hockey starting in 2013–14 season". USCHO. Retrieved March 21, 2011. 
  10. ^ Dowd, James V. (December 16, 2011). "CCHA: Midseason Report". Inside College Hockey. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  11. ^ Holleran, Andrew (February 12, 2012). "Ohio State hockey's 11-game winless skid snapped against Western Michigan". The Lantern. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  12. ^ Holleran, Andrew (February 28, 2012). "Ohio State men's ice hockey slips from grace". The Lantern. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  13. ^ "USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll: January 09, 2012". U.S. College Hockey Online. January 9, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  14. ^ "USCHO.com Division I Men's Poll: February 27, 2012". U.S. College Hockey Online. February 27, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  15. ^ Atchison, John (March 5, 2012). "Notre Dame Sweeps Ohio St Out of CCHA Playoffs, Faces Michigan Next". Yahoo! Sports. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Rohlik becomes ninth head coach in program history". 
  17. ^ "2016–17 Roster". Ohio State Buckeyes. Retrieved January 25, 2017. 

External links[edit]

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