Press Box


COLUMBUS, Ohio â€Â“ The Columbus, Ohio curse must be on the Wildcats, because NMU lost another hockey game in the Ohio capital on Saturday night.  This time the Buckeyes defeated the â€Â˜Cats in CCHA play2-0.


The last time NMU won a game at Ohio State was a 3-2decision on Nov. 7, 1981.  NMUâ€Â™s first visit to Value City Arena was Nov. 16-17,2001 as the â€Â˜Cats were swept.  NMU saw their seven-game unbeaten streak end andnow stand at 5-2-2 overall on the season and 3-1-1 in conference action.  Ohio State improves to 8-3-0 and 6-1-0.


OSU scored a goal in the second and one in the third periodfor the win.  Bryce Anderson scored a power-play marker at 1:45 of the secondperiod to give the Buckeyes the 1-0 lead.  The Buckeyes made it 2-0 when DomenicMaiani scored at 9:47 of the third period for the final margin of the game.


Tuomas Tarkki kept the â€Â˜Cats in the game with his 27 saveson the night.  Dave Caruso for OSU had 24 saves on the night.  The home teamhad the advantage on shots with a 29 to 24 edge.  OSU scored the onlypower-play goal on the night in seven chances as the â€Â˜Cats were shutout withthe extra attacker in seven opportunities.


The two teams will square off again on Sunday afternoon(Nov. 14) at Value City Arena at 2:05 p.m.








Prepared By
Dave Faiella
Sports Information Director