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Ohio forward Tyler Harkins (22) gets tripped up while skating in the offensive zone during the Bobcats hockey game on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Bird Arena in Athens, Ohio.

Hockey: Ohio starts its season against Lindenwood in 2-game series

Ohio will start its shortened 2021 season when it travels to Maryland Heights, Missouri, to take on Lindenwood in a two-game series.

Here’s the information for the series:

Opponent: Lindenwood (4-0)

Meet Location: Centene Community Ice Center

Meet Dates: Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. | Feb. 3 at 1 p.m.

Ohio was originally scheduled to play Liberty in Athens for its opener, but that series had to be rescheduled due to COVID protocol. Instead, the Bobcats will be on the road for the first game of the season, and they will go against one of their toughest rivals.

Series Information:

Coach Cole Bell wanted Ohio to face worthy opponents this year, and starting the season against a Lindenwood team that’s already played and won four games is about as tough a test as you can get. 

The Lions look nearly flawless on both offense and defense already. In the four games it’s played, Lindenwood has outscored its opponents 30-4, even managing to score 13 points in a matchup against Missouri State. The Lions’ success shouldn’t be too daunting for the Bobcats, however, as Ohio has beaten talented Lindenwood teams in the past. 

Last season, Lindenwood finished 23-7, which was the best record in the Central States Collegiate Hockey League. Ohio was close behind at second with a 21-9 record. 

Ohio split the overall series with Lindenwood last season, winning two games and losing two others against the Lions. Both of the Bobcats’ victories were by one-point margins, whereas the Lion’s victories were won by three points in the first game and seven points in their next victory. 

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