- Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey
Ohio State Buckeyes University Ohio State University Conference CCHA Head coach Mark Osiecki 2nd year, 15–18–4 Arena Value City Arena
Location Columbus, Ohio Colors Scarlet and Gray NCAA Tournament Frozen Four 1998 NCAA Tournament Appearances 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009 Conference Tournament Champions 1972, 2004 Conference Regular Season Champions 1971–72
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. The Buckeyes returned to the NCAA Tournament in 2009, after three seasons when Ohio State 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.
The Buckeyes are currently coached by Mark Osiecki. Osiecki was hired in April 2010, he replaces John Markell behind the OSU bench. Osiecki is a retired NHL player with the Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets and Minnesota North Stars. He previously served as head coach and GM of the Green Bay Gamblers (United States Hockey League) from 1997–2004, and from 2004-2010 was the recruiting coordinator and assistant/defensive coach for the Wisconsin Badgers.
All-time coaching records
As of completion of 2010–11 season
Tenure Coach Years Record Pct. 2010–present Mark Osiecki 1 15–18–4 .459 1994–2010 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 8 coaches 48 seasons 772–795–123 .493
As of August 5, 2011. Ohio State Buckeyes men's ice hockey roster
Goaltenders # State Player Catches Year Hometown Previous Team 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) Defensemen # State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team 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) Forwards # State Player Shoots Year Hometown Previous Team 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 Straubing Tigers (DEL).
- 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 Columbus Blue Jackets.
- 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 New Jersey Devils in the NHL.
- Dave Steckel, current ice hockey player in the NHL for the New Jersey Devils.
- Tyson Strachan, current NHL player/defenseman with the St. Louis Blues.
- 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.
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