“When many think of forwards in the Flyers’ pipeline, names like Morgan Frost, Joel Farabee and Isaac Ratcliffe come to mind.
Here’s a name that should be on everyone’s radar for 2019-20: Tanner Laczynski”
- Jordan Hall, NBC Sports
You would be forgiven if you didn’t associate Ohio State hockey with high level NHL prospect development. The Buckeyes, and college hockey in general, isn’t exactly a traditional hot spot for professional hockey, and with so many players all over the world, young Americans can slip through the crack a bit. That’s why the Buckeyes only have a few alumni in the NHL.
Per a feature from NBC Sports Philadelphia, however, Ohio State may be harboring an underrated prospect for the Philadelphia Flyers: star center (and rising senior) Tanner Laczynski. A former sixth round pick, Laczynski has rapidly improved his game recently, and had a stellar junior season, despite Ohio State’s early postseason exit.
If Laczynski is worth keeping an eye for his pro club, he’s certainly worth keeping an eye for Buckeye fans during his senior season. Ohio State will need him to live up to his lofty expectations if they want to continue to play at such a high level.
Baseball Bucks survive and advance
Last night’s lightning delay may have complicated things a bit, but it wasn’t enough to slow down the red hot Buckeyes, as they finished Maryland off in the Big Ten tournament earlier today, 3-2. The Buckeyes actually gathered that slim lead last night, thanks to an eighth inning rally, but it was Friday’s action that sealed the deal, as Ohio State’s Andrew Magno closed the door on Maryland in the eighth and ninth innings.
With a sixth straight win under their belts, there may not be a hotter team in the Big Ten tournament than the seventh seeded Buckeyes. Now, with more than a day to rest, Ohio State can really prepare for their 2 p.m. ET semi-final game tomorrow on the Big Ten Network. The Buckeye will face off with the winner of tonight’s matchup between the fourth seeded Minnesota and eighth seeded Iowa.
Take a look at Ohio State’s wrestling facility reveal
Ohio State is always looking to have state of the art facilities, and that doesn’t just apply to football and basketball. They want the best of the best in every sport, and today, they showed off what the best of the best for wrestling looks like in the reveal of the Jennings Family Wrestling Facility.
The facility itself is super neat and sleek, and it’s always fun to see athletes reacting to their new digs, so the quick two minute video linked above is definitely worth your time.