Well that was disappointing at the end but was really had me screaming was the camera was zeroed in on center ice from about a minute left until the last 10 seconds! Somebody leave for a bathroom break?
I was going to wait until later to write this when I wasn't as emotional, but it won't be any easier to write this later. Ohio State's season ended today with a record of 20-13-2, nothing to be ashamed of, but the season is over nonetheless. The Buckeyes had some quality wins this season, but not enough to offset the plethora of bad losses. Bottom line, today was a must win if the Buckeyes wanted to hear their name called tomorrow night, and they came up short. My heart hurts for them, but hopefully they learn from this so that history doesn't repeat itself next season. The Badgers opened the scoring the first period on a power play goal by Britta Curl. The Buckeyes would tie it up at 1-1 on a goal by Tatum Skaggs and that is how the first period ended. The Buckeyes scored first in the second period on a Charly Dahlquist goal to take a 2-1 lead. Sophie Shirley would tie it up for the Badgers late in the second period and the teams would go into the third period tied at 2-2. In the third period, Wisconsin's Annie Pankowski would net the game-winner for the Badgers to send them into tomorrow's WCHA Title Game vs Minnesota. Wisconsin outshot Ohio State 42-15. Badger goaltender Kristen Campbell stopped 13 of the 15 shots she faced. Buckeye netminder Andrea Braendli stopped 39 of the 42 shots she faced. Ohio State's season ends earlier than they wanted and hopefully, that will provide motivation to the returning players. Love our team and coaching staff, and clearly, Coach Nadine Muzerall has the program moving in the right direction. They just fell short of the goals they set for themselves this season. Sometimes you have to take a step back to take two steps forward. Congratulations and special thanks to our Seniors, who really contributed to the bar being raised with this program. They will be missed and cherished by Buckeye Nation, as well they should. Thank you for choosing the Buckeyes ... Lauren Boyle, Charly Dahlquist, Maddy Field, Erin Langermeier, and Jacyn Reeves!
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Sometimes you have to take a step back to take two steps forward.
Can Ohio stop the transfers this off season?
I have to say that I have watched this team all year and I sure thought this would be the year. It seems as though they struggled at times but when they finished so strong against Wisconsin, wow, I thought here we go. Running into a stubborn Mankato team in the first round might have been a factor. Thinking you are going to blow away a team like that and then play two close games might have affected this team mentally.
As far as players leaving as stated earlier in this thread, I agree, if you don't want to be here, leave. While I am not real familiar with this coach, she seems pretty intense. If I had a kid playing, this is the kind of coach I would want for them. At this level in the WCHA anyone can beat anyone any day. I think you have to be tough and have a tough coach. If you cant handle it, move out so she can get players who can.
Just my opinion (which doesn't mean much) just a fan of this team!
"... And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;" -- Rudyard Kipling
In person, at the Ice Rink, both victory celebrations were authentic & energetic. A positive send-off to the Final Face-Off. The theory that the players might have been depressed after the wins never occurred to me. And now that the idea is on table, I have to say it doesn't ring true.
I'm presume you're basing this theory on a knowledge of the scores & standings, and perhaps watching webcasts of the games. I just can't fathom that anyone who attended the games in person experienced them as a downer.
Hope you get a chance to come up for some games some weekend! Just a word of advice, though, check the football schedule and try to come up when there is not a home football Saturday. Don't get me wrong, OSU Football is my first love, but it is such a pain trying to get in and out of there on a home football Saturday. In a normal season, there is only one of those. This past season, there were three home football Saturdays when Women's Hockey was home. I was so ready for December to roll around so there weren't anymore home football games. If you have ever been to OSU, the women's games are in the OSU Ice Rink. I am going to date myself on this, but when I was a student at tOSU, the men's games were at the OSU Ice Rink, and it was undersized ... 185 x 80 if I remember correctly. In the late 90's, they renovated it for the "new" women's program and expanded the ice surface to regulation (200' x 85'). In the past, I have vented about it being the worst facility in the WCHA, and it is, but I do like the intimate atmosphere and opportunity to say hello to our girls after the games and encourage them. Hope you are able to make it up.
Don't know if this season's schedule was an aberration or a new normal.In a normal season, there is only one of those. This past season, there were three home football Saturdays when Women's Hockey was home. I was so ready for December to roll around so there weren't anymore home football games.
One thing to take into account is that virtually every organization in Central Ohio tries to avoid Football Saturdays for weekend events. It makes the "open" Fall Weekends awfully busy with non-Football stuff. In other words, lots of schedule conflicts. This certainly includes competing sports events, such as Men's Hockey & CBJ Hockey. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like this problem has gotten worse over the years. So pick your poison, I guess.
How far back do we have to go to find a year when there were no South Stands? I can't even remember such a time! Or maybe the temporary bleachers from the '90's on back don't count as compromising on the horseshoe shape. Back in the day those bleachers were removed for Track & Field season.
History indeed. I've even got some great memories specific to those rickety old bleachers. Do you remember the Home win over Notre Dame/Lou Holtz? When Terry Glen scored the long touchdown, it was like an earthquake in those stands.OSU has a great athletic history for sure. Look forward to maybe battling the crowds and catch both. The beauty of retirement is flexibility in schedule. Thanks again and Go Bucks!
Hope you can make the trip soon. You wanna go back. You gotta go back.
Ok, how about that Terry Glenn play.
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Enjoyed both links; thanks for posting them.
It was great to hear Keith Jackson's call of the Terry Glenn catch. And the timing of the Regis Philbin sideline interview was hilarious, at least from a Buckeye perspective.
I know bringing football stuff into uscho.com is taboo, but we have to do something to pass the time in the offseason. Saw some of my girls at the Men's game today vs Penn State. After the way the guys laid an egg out there, that was definitely the highlight of the day!! The girls were in good spirits and are ready to get back at it next season. They were also pretty stoked about the recruits coming in. I am not going to make any bold predictions for next season, but with another great recruiting class coming in, we will certainly be deeper.
Perhaps more to the point: IMHO, OSU stuff is always fine in an OSU thread, including Football. Guests should always be welcomed, but it's our space. Granted, one should refrain from bringing up non-hockey sports on another team's thread.
Here on the Women's Hockey Board we tend to blur these lines a bit, simply to find people to talk to. After all, there are only 17 of us.
Great to hear!Saw some of my girls at the Men's game today vs Penn State. After the way the guys laid an egg out there, that was definitely the highlight of the day!! The girls were in good spirits and are ready to get back at it next season. They were also pretty stoked about the recruits coming in.
They have every reason to be proud of a Top 10 season. There's no such thing as a Top 10 Banner, or at least there shouldn't be. But Top 10 status does reflect a season of many accomplishments.
As a matter of personal preference, I almost never make predictions. I'm not a Joe Namath type guy, and don't want to be. Oops, another Football reference. Let's make that I'm not a Mark Messier type guy, and don't want to be! I do make exceptions at tournament time, at least when I can post as a neutral fan of the sport.I am not going to make any bold predictions for next season, but with another great recruiting class coming in, we will certainly be deeper.
I really enjoy Aubrey's stories on OSU Women's Hockey, and also the ones Alison Lukan writes on The Athletic.
Hello Buc's fans. Just checking in to see if there is anything going on or any interesting news so far this off season?
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