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Ohio University Golie Justin Damon (1) Defends the goal against Syarcuse University, Nov. 3, 2023 in Bird Ice Arena.

Hockey: Ohio playing Kent State in last home series before holiday break

Ohio is on its home ice once again this weekend as it looks to face Kent State. 

Ohio is coming off a hard-fought series sweep against Niagara, and it is looking to bring the energy of the second game against Niagara both nights. The Bobcat's first game against the Purple Eagles saw Laker Aldridge playing the hero, scoring in overtime to give Ohio a 2-1 win.

Saturday night was a completely different story, with 9 different Ohio players scoring goals throughout the night with Justin Damon holding Niagara to only 3 goals. Head Coach Lionel Mauron was particularly happy with Saturday's offensive performance since the Bobcats took advantage of every opportunity to score. Now, against the Golden Flashes, the Bobcats will have to continue to work as a unit to ensure that they can move the puck down the ice efficiently.

Here is everything you need to know before the series.

Series Information:

Opponent: Kent State (16-6-1)

Date and Time: Dec. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m.

Location: Bird Arena


Last year, when the Bobcats took on the Golden Flashes, they swept them and shut them out in both games. Goaltenders Max Karlenzig and Garrett Alderman were the stars of these games.

Players to watch:

Kent State has some stellar players statistically, including JJ Creighton and Jack Kinsman, who have 31 and 29 points, respectively, and 11 and 12 goals, respectively.

Will Cohen is on the rise with the Bobcats, scoring a goal in both games against Niagara. Although he had a bit of a slow start to the season, he has now garnered 8 points in his first year at Ohio.

Emma Erion

Managing Editor

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