Men's Ice Hockey

The 1870 Society is proud to sponsor Ohio State University Athletics and support the Men's Ice Hockey program in the first for-profit Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) collective supporting Ohio State athletes. The organization was founded by a group of passionate, and experienced operators who are committed to helping Ohio State student-athletes navigate this complex and evolving world of NIL.

Men's hockey first became a varsity sport at Ohio State in 1963 and in the decades since, the Buckeyes have earned more than 1,000 victories and produced dozens of players who would go on to play in the NHL.

Head coach Steve Rohlik, a two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, and his staff have the Buckeyes achieving on and off the ice. In the classroom, the team grade-point-average has topped 3.0 for more than a decade. In that span, Buckeyes have earned All-American and All-Big Ten accolades, as well as major conference year-end awards. In just the last two years, five Buckeyes have signed NHL contracts.

Program History

  • 1,000+ wins
  • 10 NCAA Tournament Berths
  • 2 trips to the Frozen Four
  • 32 Players Have Played in the NHL
  • 10 All-Americans

Steve Rohlik, Head Coach

“We thank Buckeye Nation for their support of our outstanding student-athletes. Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) has quickly become a crucial part of elevating the student-athlete experience at Ohio State as we continue to work to recruit and retain elite Buckeyes. In order to remain among the best in both our league and the NCAA, we need your continued support. Please take the time to explore this webpage and learn about the ways you can contribute that will directly impact the student-athletes and their experience at Ohio State.”