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Forward Hollander Thompson (25) celebrates after the Bobcats score against Toledo at Bird Arena in Athens, Ohio Jan. 20, 2024

Hockey: Numbers to know from Ohio's 5-1 revenge victory

Ohio is not a team that backs down from a fight, and it proved that with its revenge win against Maryville on Saturday. The 5-1 victory was a welcome change from the 1-2 overtime loss the Bobcats suffered against the Saints on Friday. Maryville’s quick offense was nearly silenced by Ohio’s defense. The defense was Ohio’s biggest strength this weekend, playing with a fierce consistency that kept Maryville at bay in both games. Here are the numbers you need to know from Saturday’s victory:


Ohio’s overall record with Maryville is now back to 4-4 after its victory on Sunday. Their contested rivalry has been hot since their first meeting in 2022, when the Saints faced the Bobcats at their home rink, ultimately splitting the series. They have split every series they’ve placed against each other since then, showing how evenly matched the teams truly are. The current ACHA rankings have Maryville seeded at six, just two spots above Ohio.


#9 Noah Holt is one of Ohio’s newest star forwards, who has truly been a standout in the last few games. He scored 2 of Ohio’s 5 goals on Saturday and has 34 total points this season. He also has 21 goals for the 28 games he’s played this season, an impressive feat in his rookie year. 


The number of penalty minutes Ohio had against Maryville was lower than the typical amount it gets per game, especially against rivals. In Ohio’s game against other rival Niagara on Dec. 2, it earned a total of 84 penalty minutes and 19 in the other Niagara match-up in that series. Ohio’s physicality isn’t always a bad thing, but sometimes not having the pressure of playing on the kill pays off, as shown on Saturday.


Emma Erion

Managing Editor

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