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Ohio’s Shawn Baird (#14) checks Pitt’s Jacob Tepe (#42) into the bench during the two teams’  game on Jan. 18, 2019.

Hockey: Pitt scouting report and how to watch

No. 6 Ohio (20-8-4) returns to Bird Arena after finishing off the Central State Collegiate Hockey League regular season last weekend.

The Bobcats will host No. 18 Pitt (26-2-0) this weekend. This is the Bobcats' final series against a ranked team this season. 

The Bobcats will once again be pulling out alternate jerseys for this series. Instead of the standard white jerseys with green pants, they will be wearing special whiteout jerseys. 

Game information

Opponent: Pitt Panthers

Puck drop: 7:30 p.m.

Venue: Bird Arena

How to watch: Bobcat Productions presents Ohio Hockey

Meet the opponent

Top point scorers

No. 41 Austin Tonkovich (25 goals, 32 assists)

No. 11 Alex Crilley (20 goals, 31 assists)

No. 43 Oldrich Virag (21 goals, 29 assists)

Goalie play

No. 29 Matt Snader (17-1, .917 save percentage, 2.05 goals-against average, two shutouts)

No. 35 Tristian Canter (9-1, .905 save percentage, 2.40 goals-against average)

Penalty minutes

No. 25 Jonathan Fair (52)

No. 41 Austin Tonkovich (30)

No. 11 Alex Crilley (24)

Last matchup

This will be the ninth consecutive season that Ohio and Pittsburgh will face each other. Last season, Ohio won the first game 12-0 in Athens. The second game was canceled because of inclement weather.

The Bobcats have won all 14 games since the two teams started playing annually. The team is also 18-0 since 1986 against the Panthers.

Injury report

Gianni Evangelisti wore a red non-contact jersey this week at practice. Evangelisti suffered a lower-body injury last weekend at Iowa State, but is expected to play this weekend against Pittsburgh

Zach Curry was back on the ice this week. This was the first time the freshman forward has been on the ice since he had sports hernia surgery over winter break.


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