Photo credit: Scott Kinville/315 Hockey.
By Scott Kinville/315 Hockey.
The college hockey world has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving week, as there is a huge showdown on the schedule. The sixth-ranked Colgate Raiders (13-1-0 overall, 4-1-0 ECAC) are in Columbus, Ohio to take on the number-one-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (12-1-1 overall, 12-1-1 WCHA) for a two-game set. Tuesday’s game is scheduled to start at 6 pm EST and Wednesday’s game will begin at 3 pm.
The Raiders enter the series on a three-game winning streak, having defeated tenth-ranked Clarkson at home, and then Harvard and Dartmouth on the road. The Harvard game was the start of six straight games on the road Colgate, and they won’t play a home game until January 6th.
The Buckeyes are coming into the series on a four-game winning streak. They moved up to number one this week in the USCHO national poll, as they were ranked second last week. This will be the first non-conference game Ohio State will play this season.
This two-game set has huge implications for the national rankings, let’s take a look at how these two powerhouses match up against each other.
Colgate Raiders Team Offense
Goals For: 51.
Goals Per Game (average): 3.6. Colgate is seventh in Division I in goals per game.
Shots Per Game: 38.8.
Power Play: 21.1% (12 for 57). Colgate is tenth in Division I on the power play.
Ohio State Buckeyes Team Offense
Goals For: 61.
Goals Per Game (average): 4.36. Ohio State is fourth in Division I in goals per game.
Shots Per Game (average): 40.6.
Power Play: 35.5% (11 for 31). Ohio State is number one in Division I on the power play.
Colgate Raiders Top Five Scorers
1.) Danielle Serdachny: 10 goals + 16 assists = 26 points. Serdachny is tied for first in Division I in points, ninth in goals, and tied for second in assists.
2.) Kalty Kaltounková: 11 goals + 12 assists = 23 points. Kaltounková is sixth in Division I in goals, tied for ninth in assists, and tied for third in points.
3.) Kaitlyn O’Donohoe: 4 goals + 11 assists = 15 points.
4.) Sydney Bard: 2 goals + 12 assists = 14 points. Bard is tied for ninth in Division I in assists.
5.) Allyson Simpson: 1 goal + 8 assists = 9 points.
Elyssa Biederman leads the Raiders in shots with 57.
Ohio State Buckeyes Top Five Scorers
1.) Sophie Jaques: 13 goals + 9 assists = 22 points. Jaques is tied for first in Division I in goals
2.) Jennifer Gardiner: 6 goals + 12 assists = 18 points. Gardiner is tied for ninth in Division I in assists.
3.) Paetyn Levis: 5 goals + 9 assists = 14 points.
4.) Emma Maltais: 1 goal + 13 assists = 14 points. Maltais is tied for eighth in Division I in assists.
5.) Jenna Buglioni: 6 goals + 7 assists = 13 points.
Sophie Jaques leads the Buckeyes in shots with 81.
Colgate Raiders Team Defense
Goals Against: 17.
Goals Against Per Game (average): 1.2. Colgate is fourth in Division I in goals allowed per game.
Shots Allowed: 259.
Shots Allowed Per Game (average): 18.5.
Penalty Kill: 93.4% (42 for 45). Colgate is second in Division I on the penalty kill.
Ohio State Buckeyes Team Defense
Goals Against: 24.
Goals Against Per Game (average): 1.7. Ohio State is ninth in Division I in goals allowed per game.
Shots Allowed: 251.
Shots Allowed Per Game (average): 17.9.
Penalty Kill: 84.8% (28 for 33). Ohio State is twenty-first in Division I on the penalty kill.
Colgate Raiders Goaltending
Kayle Osborne has a record of 8-1-0 with a GAA of 1.12, a 0.944 save percentage, and 3 shutouts. Osborne is seventh in Division I in wins, fourth in GAA and fifth in save percentage.
Hannah Murphy has a record of 5-0-0 with a GAA of 1.00, a 0.935 save percentage, and 2 shutouts. Murphy is third in Division I in GAA and fourteenth in save percentage.
Ohio State Buckeyes Goaltending
Amanda Thiele has a record of 8-1-0 with a GAA of 1.89, a 0.896 save percentage, and 2 shutouts. Thiele is tenth in Division I in wins and sixteenth in GAA.
Raygan Kirk has a record of 3-0-1 with a GAA of 1.72, a 0.903 save percentage, and 1 shutout.
Quinn Kuntz has a record of 1-0-0 with a GAA of 0.00, a save percentage of 1.000 and 1 shutout.
For more information about Colgate Raiders hockey, visit https://colgateathletics.com.