Miguel Fidler should be back after sitting out this season and there were several kids who played early or not at all that never made an appearance in the second half of the season (Fadyeyev, Rounds, Gabriele). Whether that was because of injury, physical maturity or other reasons is your guess. There appears to be a couple incoming freshmen that are older and may be able to contribute. Time will tell.
Now on to wondering who the out of conference opponents will be next season. Arizona State I hear. Hoping Bowling Green and/or Miami make their way back to the schedule.
Posted this over on the OSU Women's Hockey Thread. Decided to cut and paste because of the obvious relevance here:
Both OSU Hockey Teams made it to their respective Frozen Fours in 2018. It's an achievement to be long remembered and cherished. Yes, it's a Buckeye first. Still, while remarkable, it's not all that rare.
I reviewed the records from 1998 through the just completed season. I chose 1998 because that was the first year that Women's Hockey had a national tournament for the last four teams standing. The AWCHA sponsored the first three of those tournaments. The NCAA picked up the sponsorship in 2001.
Over the course of those 21 seasons, the Frozen Double has occurred 12 times. Here's the list:
Minnesota (5) 2002, 2003, 2005, 2012, 2014
Boston College (3) 2007, 2012, 2016
New Hampshire (2) 1998, 1999
Wisconsin (1) 2006 (Both Teams Won National Titles.)
Ohio State (1) 2018
Not bad company to be in.
Heard some good news from a very reliable source that all guys that can return will return form 18-19 season.
Laczynski made it official today. Coming back for his junior year.
BG is back on the schedule oct 26 at home and 27 at BG. ASU trip is oct 12 and 13
We really need to rotate BG and Miami onto the schedule. Have a series with each in alternate years. Plus, I'd like to chip away at that 14 game lead that Miami now has in the series. Amazing that we held the series lead going into the mid 2000s before the Lost Decade.
They still get good crowds for home games so I think this is more of a temporary thing. Still, I'm enjoying the quiet.
As for can they bounce back? I'm not sure. It would seem that ten year run had a lot more to do with Bergeron than Rico, and they mortgaged the farm to give Rico a long term deal when he was a hot commodity. I'm not sure a broke *** athletic department that takes tens of millions in subsidies can afford the buyout and the money to bring in a hot new coach to rebuild the program. Given the league they play in, I think they're going to drift in the wilderness for awhile.
Given our history of watching the program sink back after the Pooley Brother years and then again after the Boisvert to Umberger years, I don't take anything for granted. Love the successful periods but don't think they're our birthright and stick with the team through the down periods.
full schedule is out at the Official site.
OOC games with Arizona State, Bowling Green, Colgate, UMass and Mercyhurst.
Carson Meyer is trying to get out of his one-year transfer suspension to Ohio State by blaming his transfer on Miami's bad cooking & subsequent tapeworm.
"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984
"One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its Black Gates are guarded by more than just Orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep, and the Great Eye is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire and ash and dust, the very air you breathe is a poisonous fume." Boromir
"Good news! We have a delivery." Professor Farnsworth
I can't speak to Miami fans invading OSU threads as I never venture in OSU conversations much myself - but rest assured plenty of people still discuss Miami hockey on the internet...
So I'm sure they'll back when things turn around or the series resumes! #winkwink
The Meyer situation is disappointing (and gross). He can really play. It's disappointing to hear his side, indicating that Miami may simply not have believed him (because certain tests were negative) - and made that known. I hope he does well and that this doesn't shift recruiting success in Columbus back to OSU...
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