The Ohio State Buckeyes women’s hockey team will have a chance to repeat as national champions after they advanced to Sunday’s NCAA final with a 3-0 win over Northeastern. Ohio State is the No.1 seed in this year’s tournament and they showed why with a dominant effort that was not truly reflected on the scoreboard. The Buckeyes outshot Northeastern 53-15 and dominated huge stretches of the game despite Northeastern having a sizable powerplay advantage of 4-1.
After today’s win Ohio State is now 7-2 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, this will be the second championship game that Ohio State has played in in program history, which began back in the 1999-00 season. The National Championship goes Sunday at 4p.m. ET.
Other notes from around college hockey:
- The Wisconsin Badgers women’s hockey team also advanced to Sunday’s NCAA national championship game with a 3-2 overtime win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Wisconsin nearly won the game in regulation, however Minnesota turned up the pressure with the net empty late in the game and were able to get the equalizer with 1:11 remaining in the third period. Credit goes to Wisconsin as they were able to overcome the blown lead and get the game winner in overtime. K.K. Harvey was the eventual goal scorer for the Badgers as she ripped a wrist shot from the right circle with 3:13 left in the first overtime. For the Badgers they will be seeking their seventh national title when they battle Ohio State on Sunday, having last won the championship in 2021.
- NHL Network’s Renaud Lavoie is reporting that New Jersey Devil’s 2019 fourth round pick Case McCarthy left tonight’s Boston University game on a stretcher after a scary incident. McCarthy slammed his back awkwardly into the end boards midway through the third period after a collision with Providence’s Patrick Moynihan. He was able to get back to his feet to a loud ovation but was stretchered off the ice a short time later. He was taken to hospital and is currently under observation. Boston went on to beat Providence 2-1 in overtime to advance to the Hockey East title game.
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