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Junior goaltender Jared Coreau.
Junior goaltender Jared Coreau.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The No. 19-ranked Northern Michigan University hockey team was swept by Ohio State on Saturday (Nov. 17) as the Buckeyes defeated the Wildcats for the second night in a row. OSU scored two third period goals to defeat the ‘Cats 4-2.

NMU is now 4-6-2 overall and 1-5-2 in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. The Buckeyes improve to 4-3-3 overall and 3-1-2 in the conference.

Sophomore forward Ryan Daugherty gave NMU the 1-0 lead 9:43 into the game with an unassisted goal for his team-leading fifth of the season.

Ohio State tied up the game 1:04 into the second with a power-play tally by Riley Simpson.

Ryan Dzingel added to the lead with a five on three power-play goal 1:40 later.

Senior defenseman Scott Macaulay scored his second of the season to tie the game at two 6:34 into the second on a five on three power play. Assisting on the goal was junior forward Stephan Vigier and Daugherty.

Alex Szczechura scored the game-winner 1:50 into the third. Chris Crane made it a two-goal lead 8:06 into the frame for the final tally of the game.

The Buckeyes outshot NMU 42-14. Junior goaltender Jared Coreau had a season-high 38 saves and is now 4-6-2 on the season. Collin Olson (2-2-1) had 12 saves for OSU.

NMU took nine penalties for 29 minutes while OSU had six penalties for 23 minutes. The ‘Cats were 1-for-4 on the man advantage and the Buckeyes were 2-for-8.

Northern hosts Alaska over the Thanksgiving weekend from the Berry Events Center. The puck drops at 7:35 p.m. both nights. There is a special on tickets as you can buy two adult hockey tickets and get two tickets half off. Thanksgiving holiday tickets can be purchased online at or at any NMU ticket outlet.


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Calvin Larson
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