No. 15 Ohio State men’s hockey (4-1-1) picked up two wins on the road against Mercyhurst (2-4) this weekend, outscoring the Lakers 10-3 in the matchups.
Ohio State got its offense going in the last two periods to help the team boat race Mercyhurst in a 7-2 game Friday night.
The scoring charge was led by senior defenseman Wyatt Ege, who recorded the first hat trick by an Ohio State player since David Gust had one against Uconn in 2016.
The Buckeyes took advantage of the power play Friday, as they converted four times on seven opportunities.
The game was scoreless after the first period. However, the Buckeyes outshot the Lakers 11-4 in the first.
It looked like the game was going to be a low-scoring affair, as the teams were still scoreless until Ege scored on a power play with 4:30 left in the second period.
This opened the floodgates for scoring, as there were four more goals scored before the end of the period — three by Ohio State — to give the Buckeyes a 4-1 lead heading into the final 20 minutes of the game.
Ohio State added three more goals in the third period, while Mercyhurst was able to get one back as the Buckeyes completed the rout 7-2.
The Buckeyes were able to complete the sweep of Mercyhurst Saturday night after a 3-1 win.
Ohio State took its first lead of the game after sophomore forward Gustaf Westlund scored nine minutes into the game.
Mercyhurst responded 26 seconds later, as the Lakers’ sophomore forward and points leader Dalton Hunter found the back of the net for the third time this season.
Ohio State took the lead back with 8:28 remaining, thanks to Westlund’s second goal of the game.
Redshirt freshman forward Kamil Sadlocha recorded his first goal this season to retake the lead at 2-1, the lone goal of the second period.
Ohio State improved to 4-1-1 following the sweep and will host Michigan Nov. 1 and 2.