directory Light the Lamp - a Columbus Blue Jackets blog: Buckeyes flat...lose first of year to #2 Miami

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Buckeyes flat...lose first of year to #2 Miami

Well in contrast the Jackets sterling road performance tonight the hockey Buckeyes tossed up a stinker tonight at the Schottenstien center. They lost 5-1 to the #2 ranked Miami Blackhawks.

Tom Fritsche got the Buckeyes on the board first and then the 'hawks scored 5 straight and improved their record to 3-0 and looked every bit the #2 ranked team in the country.

Still though I had a great time at the game.....just something about college hockey that I love. I think its mostly the increased hitting compared to the NHL. I'm convinced that there are two reasons for this

1. Guys can't fight in Div 1 NCAA hockey so they hit more instead and/or

2. The players just aren't as good thus hold onto the puck longer and aren't able to avoid the hits.

Regardless the game ops staff puts on a pretty good show and combine that with the prep band playing OSU fight songs and the larger than you'd think student section it really is a good change of pace from the Jackets. You can't beat the $6 dollar cost either.

The men's team plays against Miami in Oxford tomorrow night. Hopefully they produce a better fate!


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