Hamden, Conn.– Ohio State got their 2010-2011 college hockey season is in full swing as they blanked Quinnipiac, 4-0 to give Mark Osiecki his first NCAA head coaching win. The Burnsville, Minnesota native said, “It feels good and Cal really kept us in the game.”
Junior goalie Cal Heeter blocked 32 shots and the Buckeyes earned a road split at Quinnipiac of the ECAC.
Senior forward John Albert scored once and added two assists while freshman forward Chris Crane, got his first college goal. Senior forward Sergio Somma and sophomore defenseman Devon Krogh also tallied for the Buckeyes.
“This was a good response from last night’s loss," Osiecki said. "It was a lesson learned as you have to take care of the puck to win. We played smarter with the puck and had a lot less turnovers tonight. Cal gave us an opportunity to stay in the game early and made some big saves. Albert had a lot of jump and created a lot of things offensively."
With Heeter’s second career shutout, he was named CCHA Goaltender of the Week.
Quinnipiac won Friday, 2-1.
Osiecki, was previously an assistant at Wisconsin the last six years. OSU will play its first CCHA game October 22, at Ferris State in Big Rapids, Michigan. This is the 40th anniversary of the start of the CCHA.
Raymond J. Rolak
October 13, 2010
(Raymond Rolak is a Michigan based Sports Broadcaster)