Ohio State Buckeyes Hockey Schedule
The college hockey season is upon us and Columbus, Ohio is bristling with excitement
as the Ohio State Buckeyes are ready to once again take to the ice. Once again Value Center Arena will be rocking as NCAA
hockey excitement takes over the campus and the Buckeyes look to make a big move up the Big 10 standings. The last few seasons
have been a bit rough in Columbus but 2013-2014 is looking to be the year that OSU hockey turns things around and gets back
to their winning ways.
Big games abound on this year's schedule and Buckeyes hockey fans will want to be marking their
calendars for trips to Value Center Arena. Monday December 2nd will see Ohio State's biggest rival across all of athletics,
the Michigan Wolverines skate onto the ice in Columbus and if you want to find an intense match up look no further than this
contest. Two months later the Buckeyes have a Valentine's Day date with collegiate hockey powerhouse the Wisconsin Badgers.
If you can't make the February 14th game, do not worry the Badgers will be back at Value Center Arena the following day for
a rematch. be sure to get out to one or both of the Buckeyes/Badgers games for top-level hockey action!
year's team enters conference play with a chip on their shoulder after a severely disappointing close to the 2012-2013 season
in which the Buckeyes won only one game in the second half of the season after jumping out to an impressive 10-3-1 start and
finishing tied for eighth place in the conference. The season then came to an abrupt end when OSU was swept by Notre Dame
in the first round of the CCHA tournament. With several returning starters and an entire off season to reflect on what could
have been done differently, the Buckeyes are sure to carry an intensity into the current season that could bring them back
to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. The Ohio State Buckeyes hockey program is on the brink of a major turnaround
and the disappointment of the end of last season could prove to be just the right catalyst to ignite a big season.
One of the best events in the world of sports to attend in person is a hockey game and college
hockey games, where people are playing and rooting for their alma maters, offers up some of the most intense competition and
energetic arenas in all of sports. True Value Center is on the verge of erupting when thousands of Buckeyes hockey fans show
up anxiously awaiting the puck to drop so they can cheer on their team through three quarters of NCAA hockey action. Ohio
State is known as one of the best universities in the country when it comes to college athletics both because of the incredible
student athletes who commit to the school and the loyal fans who are always enthusiastic with their support and both these
facts remain true with the hockey program. Some of the rowdiest fans you will find anywhere can be found at True Value Center
when the Buckeyes' hockey team takes to the ice. Big 10 hockey action is unlike any other in the college game and you will
know from the first bone rattling hit of the game that you are in for an experience like no other that will have you jumping
out of your seat until the final buzzer sounds.
Whether it is hockey, football, basketball,
or any other NCAA sport, the Big 10 is sure to field some of the top teams in the country and bring a dedicated group of student
athletes out to display the fruits of all their hard work. The conference boasts 23 men's hockey national championships with
Michigan leading the way with nine. Four of the six hockey teams that play in the conference have won more than one national
title, ensuring that every game matches up teams with proud hockey histories looking to bring home a another championship
for their school and its fans. Big 10 hockey brings a level of excitement that is unparalleled in the college hockey game
and regardless of who Ohio State is matched up against during conference play, you will not want to miss a moment of the action.
Ohio State Buckeyes Hockey Trivia
Buckeyes hockey has been a part of the school's athletic program since 1963
and it was a founding member of the CCHA, winning the first CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament in 1972 with a 3-0 win over Saint
Louis. Since then the Buckeyes have gone on to produce several NHL players including Matt Bartkowski, Sean Collins, Nate Guenin,
Ryan Kesler among others. Jerry Welsh was the Buckeyes longest serving coach, compiling a record 328 wins during his twenty
year run in charge of the program.