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Hockey: Division II to play Louisville in first round of TSCHL tournament

Ohio is on the road this weekend for the Tri-State Collegiate Hockey League Tournament. 

The Bobcats, who are No. 6 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Southeastern Division, are No. 1 in the Northeastern Division of the TSCHL. They’ll head to Columbus, Ohio, to play for their first championship since 2018.

Here’s what to know: 

Game Information 

Opponent: Louisville 

Time: 4:45 p.m. 

Location: Ohio Health Chiller North (Columbus, Ohio) 

How to watch: Youtube 

Meet the Cardinals

Head coach: Brian Graham (12th season) 

Statistical leaders 

Points: Cam Costa (50 points) 

Goals: Dalton Karl (27 goals) 

Assists: Costa (26 assists) 

Power play goals: Karl (eight power play goals) 

Game winning goals: Karl (five game winning goals)

Penalty Minutes: Ty Morgan (54 minutes) 

Meet the Bobcats 

Head coach: Ryan Dunning (second season) 

Statistical leaders

Points: Nick Erker (32 points)

Goals: Hayden Ripley (15 goals)

Assists: Erker (19 assists)

Game-winning goals: Ripley (three game-winning goals) 

Power play goals: Noah Staten (two power play goals) 

Penalty minutes: Ripley (55 penalty minutes)

Last time out 

The Bobcats swept the Cardinals in mid-November in Bird Arena, although the first game did end in overtime. Ohio won the extra time and took home a 3-2 win. The next day, Ohio took home a 4-2 win sans overtime. 

Things to note 

  • Neither team made it out of the first round of the tournament in 2022. 

  • Louisville has won three of the past 10 TSCHL Tournaments.

  • Ohio completed a 20-win regular season at the end of February, highlighted by wins against Miami, Ohio State, and last year’s tournament champion, Indiana. 


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