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Ohio Hockey News Roundup: 1/3/2014

Here at the Union and Blue, we are committed to covering the Columbus Blue Jackets and bringing you the latest news and opinions about the team. The Blue Jackets are not the only hockey team in Ohio and in the Ohio Hockey News Roundup we will provide a quick overview of the latest news in Ohio hockey. The primary focus will be the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL, the Toledo Walleye of the ECHL, and the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL, as well as any interesting news at the NCAA level.

Ohio State

Ohio State men’s hockey came back from Winter break with a two game sweep of Mercyhurst in their final non-conference series of the season. In the first game on Saturday, Ohio State scored four unanswered goals in a 6-3 come from behind win. On Sunday, Mercyhurst got on the board first, but after that it was once again all Ohio State. They completed the sweep with a 7-2 victory. The Buckeyes will be back in action one week from today with two games in Columbus against Michigan State.

Lake Erie Monsters

The Monsters finished up the year with two games against the Chicago Wolves. Lake Erie was shutout 4-0 on Friday December 27th, but they were able to bounce back with a 5-4 win on Saturday. On New Years Day, they opened 2014 with a 3-2 road loss to the Utica Comets. The Monsters have a game at the Q tonight and tomorrow against the Milwaukee Admirals.

Toledo Walleye

Toledo had a busy end of 2013, with four games played before New Years Day. Last Friday, they took on the Fort Wayne Komets and while they overcame a 3 goal deficit, the Walleye lost 4-3. The following day, Toledo returned home to take on the Cincinnati Cyclones. Cinci demolished Toledo 7-3. The Walleye finally were able to get a win against the Kalamazoo Wings this past Monday. Toledo won that game 3-2. Toledo finished 2013 with a 5-3 road loss to the Fort Wayne Komets. The Walleye are back home tonight against the Reading Royals, and then will travel to Kalamazoo tomorrow.

Cincinnati Cyclones

Cincinnati had three games to close out 2013. They came back and beat Evansville 7-6 last Friday, and as mentioned above, they defeated the Toledo Walleye 7-2 the following day. Cincinnati ended the year with a 4-3 loss to the Kalamazoo Wings. They take on the Wings in Kalamazoo again tonight, and will travel back home to take on the Reading Royals tomorrow.

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