Ohio had its season opener Friday, and is coming back home to Bird Arena on Saturday with its first victory under its belt. After a solid offseason and training camp, Ohio was back and better than ever and was ready to take on John Carroll.
Here are all of the numbers you need to know from Ohio’s first game:
Ohio took down John Carroll 5-2 Friday, with each of its goals scored by five different players. Luc Reeve and Tommy Kloepfer kicked off the night by scoring two goals in the first period, followed up by Hollander Thompson’s goal in the second period. Ohio wasn’t ready to stop after that, with Laker Aldridge and and JT Schimizzi putting two more points on the board in the third period.
Ohio had 55 shots on goal throughout the span of the game Friday. Ohio put John Carroll goalie Martin Moine to work, especially in the first period where it had 22 shots. Ohio didn’t slow down much as the game continued, with 20 shots on goal in the second period and 13 shots in the third. John Carroll accrued 16 total shots on goal, with only two total in the second period.
The Bobcats racked up 10 total penalty minutes in comparison to the Blue Streaks 14. This gave each team a pretty ample chance to score on the power play. The Bobcats had far more success though, going three for six on the powerplay while the Blue Streaks were zero for four.
Justin Damon had 14 saves, only allowing two goals the entire night. He had a solid save percentage of 87%; he’s a player to keep an eye on as the season continues. He was recruited in the offseason as a way to put more competitiveness in the goalie position, and he lived up to those standards Friday.