The Buckeyes go on the road this Friday for a single contest against Robert Morris in Pittsburgh. RMU is 4-9-3 but records can be deceiving. The Buckeyes are coming off a two-point weekend in North Dakota which kept them tied for third in the WCHA with Minnesota-Duluth. The Bucks tied Friday's game and it went into OT. Neither team scored in the extra period and the game went into a shootout where Ohio State prevailed. North Dakota came from behind to win Saturday's game 4-3. Colonial fans, what are your thoughts on your season so far and what can we expect out of your team Friday?
Good point, ARM. Don't know the answer to that question! I don't recall any off the top of my head. RMU, IIRC, had a good team last season and actually made the NCAA Tournament. They beat us 2-1 last year in Columbus. OK, I stand corrected. It was the RMU men's hockey team that made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season after winning the Atlantic Hockey Tournament. They were then soundly beaten 7-3 by the Gophers. Anyway, Mrs 86 and I are making the trip to Pittsburgh Friday for the game. It's only a couple hours from where we will be for Thanksgiving weekend (NE Ohio) ... easily the shortest road trip we will ever have to see an OSU Women's Hockey away game! The closest WCHA roadie for us is a trip to Madison to watch our team take on the Badgers. The other six schools in the league are all in Minnesota and North Dakota. It's nice to see visiting fans at the OSU Ice Rink because I know what a long trip it must be. I guess the positive is it is probably not hard to find reasonable flights into Columbus. Mrs 86 and I don't have the coin to fly everywhere so we only go on trips we can drive. We're heading to Toronto next month for the CWHL All-Star Game. They're holding it at the ACC, so that will be fun. Thanks for stopping by, ARM! Gets lonely talking to myself on some of these threads (haha)!
My perception from a distance of RMU is that it has been hurt by a double whammy of graduation and injuries.
"... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling
Wasn't coach recognized not too long ago as USCHO CotY? They had good year with record # of wins for the program IIRC.
2016 NRotY= Sarah Potomak
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