I was just forwarded this baby a little while ago (thanks BHG!):
Ohio State and Denver to Meet in Nationwide Arena Oct. 16
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The second game of the Ohio State men's hockey home series vs. Denver will be played at 7:05 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at Nationwide Arena in downtown Columbus, home of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets. The first game of the series will be at 7:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15 in Value City Arena, the Buckeyes' home rink, on the Ohio State campus.
The teams met in Denver last season, splitting the series Oct. 24-25, 2008. The Pioneers won the opener, 3-1, before the Buckeyes rallied to win the second game, 4-3.
The Buckeyes begin their 2009-10 campaign with an exhibition game against Western Ontario at noon Oct. 4 in the OSU Ice Rink. The regular season opens Oct. 8-9 in Value City Arena against Quinnipiac.
It's not quite the Jackets/OSU double header I was hoping for but still this is pretty damn cool.
Denver is a regularly ranked program and with Ohio State coming off their 5th NCAA Frozen Four appearance last season this should be a great game.
Ohio State will be lead this year by guys like 2008 2nd round pick Zac Dalpe (my boy!) and 2007 6th round pick John Albert.
I also received a twitter update that the OSU men's hockey team took the ice for the first time this season today.
No word yet on the cost of tickets for the Nationwide event but once I find out I'll update this post.
If you've never been to a college hockey game I would highly recommend it. It's cheap which makes for a great family outing and the quality of hockey is excellent!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Labels: Ohio State Men's hockey