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Hockey: Numbers to know from Ohio's 4-2 win against Liberty

Ohio picked up a big win Saturday by beating Liberty 4-2 on the road. The win came just one day after Ohio fell to Liberty in overtime. Ohio, the No. 4 team, split its series with the No. 6 team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association. 

Here are the numbers to know:


Only 54 seconds passed between Ohio’s first goal of the game and Liberty’s. When Phil Angervil scored 2 minutes and 12 seconds into the first period, it seemed like Ohio was off to an early lead. However, Liberty’s Reid Bogenholm scored in the same minute to even the score at one. Luckily for Ohio, it was able to regain its lead in the first period when Hollander Thompson scored midway through. 


Goaltender Justin Damon finished the night with 48 saves. Since Ohio and Liberty played so close for the entire time, multiple of those were potentially game-winning. One of Damon’s best saves of the night came when he deflected a shot that Liberty picked up off his rebound when Ohio was only up by one. This boosted Ohio’s confidence and allowed it to build its lead. 

Ohio’s road series against Liberty was the third time this season that Damon has started in a full series. With his 48 saves on Saturday and 59 from Friday, Damon totaled 107 saves on the weekend. 


The Bobcats took advantage of the Flames’ first two penalties of the game by scoring a goal on each of the resulting power plays. The first was Thompson’s 10:49 into the first. The second was scored by Laker Aldridge, his third goal of the weekend. 

Jack Glen also sent a puck into the back of the net on a power play in the third period, but it was ruled no goal. Had it been good, the Bobcats would have scored on 75% of its power plays. 


Ohio finished the game with 37 shots on goal, which is a lower number than usual. Liberty finished with 50, but only produced two goals. Normally, Ohio is the team with more shots on goal, but that did not matter on Saturday. 


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