Buckeye Battle on Ice - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Buckeye Battle on Ice

CLEVELAND -WOIO --  Ohio State and Michigan took their heated rivalry to the ice Sunday, playing the first outdoor college hockey game in Ohio before 25,864 fans.  The game was played at Progressive Field.,

Derek DeBlois and David Wohlberg scored 28 seconds apart in the second period to lead the Wolverines to a 4-1 win over the number two ranked Buckeyes. While the hockey programs don't share the same blood feud the schools have had in football since the early 1900s, there were still plenty of punishing hits and after-the-whistle roughness to serve as reminders that no matter the sport, Michigan and Ohio State don't like each other.

Archie Griffin, the two-time Heisman Trophy winner from Ohio State, dropped the ceremonial puck.  Both schools sent their bands and fans alternated chants of "Let's Go Blue!" with "Let's Go Bucks!"  Michigan was playing in its fourth outdoor game.  Ohio State was in just its second and the large stage may have caused some early jitters.  Ohio State sophomore Chris Crane hopes the Indians decide to host this event again.

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