Both Ohio-area NCAA hockey teams had disappointing weekends, with Ohio State and Miami (Ohio) both dropping games before the teams square off in three straight games.
Miami entered the weekend as the No. 3 team in the country with a pair of CCHA matchups against Lake Superior, very much a middle-of-the-pack team at 8-10 overall and 5-7 in conference. The weekend started out nicely for Miami on Friday, as they won their eighth straight, scoring three in a row after the Lakers took the lead in the first period to earn a 3-2 win. But Saturday, the RedHawks were shut out for only the second time all season and lost their first game in Oxford all year as Domenic Monardo's goal gave Lake Superior the 1-0 win. The RedHawks had plenty of chances, but Kevin Murdock saved 46 shots to keep them off the board.
Ohio State had a pair of games against Robert Morris after a sweep of Michigan State last week. They couldn't come away with a win, losing 3-2 on Friday night and tying 2-2 in overtime on Saturday.