Hockey Taking Center Ice… Uh… Stage

Written December 9th, 2013 by Scott

It’s a slow period for Ohio State’s non-revenue sports.

Fall sports are completed while some winter sports teams are taking an extended break.

However, the OSU men’s and women’s hockey teams have played on, with mixed results. The men’s team is 8-6 overall and 0-2 in the first season of Big Ten hockey. The “Buck-ice” had won five straight before losing two in a row to TTUN. Ugh.

Ryan Dzingel leads OSU in scoring.
Ryan Dzingel leads OSU in scoring.

Ryan Dzingel leads a group of four with double-digit points. He has nine goals and nine assists for 18 points. Max McCormick has seven goals and nine assists and Alex Szczechura has four goals and 12 assists, good for 16 points each. Tanner Fritz has a pair of goals and 13 assists for 15 points.

Some help in goal may be on the way.

OSU has signed United States Hockey League standout Christian Frey. He is expected to enroll for spring semester and be eligible to play when OSU returns to action Dec. 28 against Mercyhurst. The USHL is the top amateur junior league in the US.

Frey has a 9-3-1 record with a 2.08 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage.

Women’s hockey

The women’s team continues to play hard but is struggling, sitting at 5-11-2 overall and 2-9-2 in the league. OSU is 2-7 in it’s last nine and takes a much-needed break until the new year.

Twins Sara and Kari Schmitt lead the team in scoring. Sara has four goals and 10 assists for 14 points while Kari has four goals and eight assists for 12 points. Ally Tarr also has 12 points on a pair of goals and 10 assists.


  1. KenNo Gravatar
    December 9th, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Scott, thanks for putting the non-revenue sports recap on ice for us tonight.


  2. CharlesNo Gravatar
    December 9th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Signing Christian Frey should be a big help for the men’s program. Big Ten hockey is going to be ridiculously hard considering the conference consists of teams that have totaled 11 Frozen Four appearances in the last 12 years including 4 titles and 2 second place finishes. Fortunately Big Ten hockey should bring in additional money to the program which should really help it grow.


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