Updated Sat, Feb 9, 2013 11:00 pm
In Saturday night's matchup between the Ohio Bobcats and the Kent State Golden Flashes, fists flew, hits hailed and goals were granted, as the Bobcats took down the Flashes handedly, 11-5. This win gives Ohio a record of 24-7-3, as they head into the CSCHL tournament next weekend.
Ohio’s success initiated from the strong play of Garrett Williams, who scored four of the team’s 11 goals, an early birthday present for the forward.
Ohio’s defense also played well, holding Kent to only 20 shots on goal and only one in the first period. Sadly for the Bobcats, that only shot in the first turned out to be a goal, as Ian Smith struggled when pressured by the Golden Flashes’ offense.
Both teams played extremely physical, as they racked up over 50 penalty minutes combined and multiple fights broke out as neither team was fond of each other. The Ohio defense made the power plays count, as they scored three power play goals and remained strong while down a man, as they controlled the puck throughout the night and made any attempt from Kent meaningless.
One of the only downsides of the game for Ohio came just after the halfway point in the first when forward Brett Agnew of Ohio got charged by Ethan Martin of Kent State and wasn't able to return for the rest of the game due to an injury suffered. The injury, if serious enough to sideline Agnew for next weekend's tournament, could be devastating to Ohio's team play.
Next weekend's tournament games will be played Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the Bobcats will look to continue their winning ways against the rest of the CSCHL.