Ohio State Buckeyes Hockey Schedule
Columbus, Ohio is the place to be each year when the college hockey season
gets underway and the Ohio State Buckeyes take to the ice in their quest for a Big Ten conference title. Value City Arena
- Schottenstein Center, the Buckeyes' home, really comes to life during home games and the excitement in the air during a
big game is palpable. Possessing one of the best home ice advantages in all of college hockey, the Ohio State Buckeyes are
especially tough beat at home. NCAA hockey is of huge importance in Columbus and tickets to see the Buckeyes play atValue
City Arena - Schottenstein Center always sell out quickly. Get your tickets from StubHub as soon as possible to head out to
show the Ohio State Buckeyes your support.
The home schedule for the Buckeyes begins on October 4th when the Guelph
Gryphons come toValue City Arena - Schottenstein Center for an exhibition match up. Other important home games for Ohio State
hockey this year include games against the Providence Friars, the Miami Ohio Redhawks, the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks, the Bowling
Green Falcons, the Michigan State Spartans, the Michigan Wolverines, the Wisconsin Badgers, the Penn State Nittany Lions,
and the Minnesota Golden Gophers. On November 28th the Buckeyes will take part in the Shillelagh Tournament at Compton Family
Ice Arena in Notre Dame, Indiana where they will take on Western Michigan. There is nothing quite like being insideValue City
Arena - Schottenstein Center for a big Ohio State Buckeyes hockey game whether you are a long time college hockey fan or are
a newcomer to the sport. There are several chances to come out toValue City Arena - Schottenstein Center to catch the Ohio
State Buckeyes in action during the 2014-2015 season.
The history of Ohio State Buckeyes hockey
dates all the way back to 1963 when the program started playing its home games at the OSU Ice Rink. The Buckeyes have had
some success over the years but are still seeking their first ever National Championship. They will attempt to achieve that
goal this season under first year head coach Steve Rohlik who has already been impressive with his preseason motivational
tactics and intense workouts. The Buckeyes have seen their share of struggles over the past few seasons and finished last
season with a 15-15-5 record and tied for 8th place during their first season in the Big Ten hockey conference, but they should
be ready to turn things around and possibly make a return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2009. This is definitely
the start of an exciting new era for the Michigan State Spartans, not only because they are getting accustomed to their new
home in the Big Ten, but also because they have a new coach ready to take the team in a new direction.
Buckeyes Hockey Conference
The 2013-2014 season was a landmark one for the Buckeyes as well as for the rest of the
Big Ten hockey conference. Last year was the first season that the Big Ten sponsored hockey and the schools and fans participating
could not have been more excited. Michigan State and Ohio State made the transition along with Michigan from the CCHA while
Wisconsin and Minnesota joined from the WCHA. Penn State also joined the newly formed Big Ten following a year of playing
as an independent. It did not take long for the big Ten to establish itself as among the best in all of college hockey. Last
season the Minnesota Golden Gophers won the Big Ten regular season championship and earned the number one overall seed in
the NCAA Tournament while the Wisconsin Badgers won the conference tournament and earned a top seed in the tournament themselves.
Be sure to get in on all of the Big Ten hockey action this season as a the first chapter of a new tradition continues to be
Hockey fans in general are some of the most passionate sports fans around, but
nothing quite matches the fanaticism surrounding college hockey and Ohio State Buckeyes hockey fans are some of the most dedicated
and vociferous fans in the entire NCAA. On game day at Value City Arena - Schottenstein Center, the fans file in and take
their seats when the cheering and chanting begins. As the clock winds down closer and closer to the dropping of the puck the
crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams are ready for face off and the excitement really begins. Thunderous,
bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, powerful slapshots, and tremendous saves set the arena on fire
for the following three periods of world class college hockey. By the time the final buzzer sounds your voice is hoarse and
your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives, and you will already be planning a return trip.
Buckeyes made it all the way to the Frozen Four during their first ever NCAA Tournament appearance in 1998.