OSU 3, RMU 4: Photoblog

I’m a bit skint right now, so I decided to take in the Ohio State hockey game this afternoon in lieu of attending the CBJ-Detroit tilt at Nationwide. This was my first time seeing the Buckeyes this season. The freshman-heavy squad has been pretty awful this season, in the basement of the CCHA (what ECACHL standings? I don’t know nothin’ ’bout no ECACHL standings). They were playing Robert Morris today, a relatively new D1 program from a minor conference. The teams skated to a 5-5 tie in Pittsburgh on Friday night.

Small crowd on hand at the Schott. So of course the ticket sellers jammed everybody together in those uncomfortable Schott seats in the same section, with huge swathes of empty sections surrounding them. Makes perfect sense, right?

I committed a bit of a faux pas, wearing my USA hockey jersey to the game, not realizing that the RMU Colonials wear Navy and Red. But no one really cared.

The first period was a fairly dreadful one, not many chances for either team. In the second, OSU dominated territorially, as they say, and looked to score the first goal, only to have it called back. Nevertheless, the Buckeyes scored one that stood up shortly thereafter to take the lead. However, the Colonials scored three, to go into the last period with a two goal lead. The Buckeyes got one back in the third, but RMU added an insurance goal and went home with the 4-2 win. Not a good outing for Ohio State. But at least, as bad as St. Lawrence has been this year, I’m feeling more confident of their ability to beat OSU when they come to town in three weeks.

Interesting note of the afternoon: several of the RMU players were using Christian sticks. I thought Christian was out of business? Cool if they’re back…the first ever hockey stick I owned for myself was a Christian, way back in 1987 or thereabouts.

Got some decent pictures, although my camera batteries crapped out at the beginning of the third.

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Upper bowl of the Schott curtained off to make the building more cozy

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Opening faceoff

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OSU band keeps people entertained during a boring first period

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Buckeyes try a wraparound

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Picard gets hit but gets back up

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OSU celebrates a goal

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RMU forward chases the puck

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Robert Morris celebrates

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Tom Fritsche plays along the boards

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One response to “OSU 3, RMU 4: Photoblog

  1. OSU looks awful this season. One tie in the last ten games. I like the curtain over the upper bowl. If they’d put it over the glass it would stop the fans from seeing some terrible hockey by the home team

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