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Spencer Schons #16 taking a shot on goal during tonights game against John Carroll on Sept. 25, 2021.

Hockey: Numbers to know from Ohio's second victory against Illinois

Correction appended.

Ohio has increased its record to 6-0-0 after sweeping Illinois during its Homecoming weekend. This is the first time the Bobcats have completed a series sweep against the Illini since the 2019-20 season, which is especially important after their devastating loss in 2020. Here are all the numbers you need to know from the Bobcats' victory:


This is the third game this season where Ohio has been victorious while scoring five goals, the first and second being against John Carroll and Alabama. Also, the Bobcats only allowed the Illinis to take five shots on goal total in the first period, a testament to their defensive ability.

Four out of five goals were scored in the first period, all by four players. Nick Ventura scored first only two minutes in, followed by Luc Reeve, Ryan Higgins and Laker Aldridge, scoring two minutes apart.


After a Bobcat and Illini goal in the second period, the scoring action came to a complete halt. The Illini garnered two total penalty minutes, giving the Bobcats zero chances to score on the power play. The Bobcats earned six penalty minutes, but the Illini couldn't take advantage and went 0-2 on the power play.


Ohio had 34 total shots on goal in this matchup, the fewest they have taken all season. The first period was the most productive, with 17 total shots. The action slowed down in the second period, with Ohio only taking seven shots on goal. 

Correction appended: A previous version of the article stated that the last time the Bobcats had completed a series sweep against the Illini was the 2011-12 season, when it was actually the 2019-20 season. This article has been updated to reflect the most accurate information.


Emma Erion

Managing Editor

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