Before heading over to the big Beckstravaganza at Crew Stadium, I took in some free exhibition hockey at Ohio State, where the Buckeyes were taking on York of the OUA at the Ice Rink. Although the first period was fairly even, it quickly turned into a blowout in the second. OSU wound up winning the game 9-3. Don’t think I’d read too much into that in terms of what this season holds for the experience-light Buckeyes, but it was fun to watch anyway.
Incidentally, York has a Daniel Torres from Markham on their team. Is this Raffi’s brother or other relative? And when did York stop being the Yeomen and become the Lions?
The OSU Ice Rink — in here it actually feels like the Buckeyes draw a crowd
Severyn takes the faceoff in the offensive zone
OSU scores! The first of many.
Zac Dalpe with the hit
Tempers flare between Picard and Searle
Freshman D Matt Bartowksi looks for the puck
Duddy and Preston joust for the puck
Searle clears the puck from in front of the York net
Everybody pile on the goalie
A frequent sight during yesterday’s game
Adam Ross sandwiched between a couple of Buckeyes
Dustin Carlson takes exception to Jake Van Allen
York’s Cassidy Preston
Picard chases Ross in the neutral zone
Shane Sims tangles with a York skater
Kyle Ruppe takes out the York net
Korte poke-checks a Buckeye
Taylor Stefishen attacks the net
A trio of
Yeomen Lions defends against Cory Schneider
Sticks and gloves come up in front of the net again