CLEVELAND – The Ohio State men’s hockey team beat arch-rival Michigan, 4-2 Saturday night in front of a record-setting crowd.
A total of 45,523 fans watched the game, setting a new mark for a neutral-site outdoor hockey college hockey game. The previous record was set during a 2006 game between Wisconsin and the Buckeyes in Lambeau Field.
The first period and a half of the game was scoreless before Ohio State got on the board with a goal from Cole McWard at the 14:21 mark of the second period.
After that, a flurry of goals followed. Jake Wise made it 2-0 Ohio State just 2:50 later, before Michigan answered 1:14 later, and the Buckeyes responded again with a short-handed goal from Tyler Duke 45 seconds later to extend the lead to 3-1.
Michigan cut it to 3-2 with a goal at the 8:46 mark of the third period, but the Buckeyes sealed it with another quick answer. Stephen Halliday’s insurance goal 56 seconds later closed the scoring at 4-2.
Jakob Dobas made 35 saves in the win.