Friday, February 27, 2015

Game 33: Omaha at UMD

Greetings from Amsoil Arena. Feels like I was here less than 24 hours ago. Weird.

Anyway, the Bulldogs and UNO Mavericks face off in around two hours. Kasimir Kaskisuo vs Ryan Massa in net.

Hectic few days at work with our changeover to 92.1 The Fan (WWAX-FM) coming Monday. That's the reason for no normal Friday pregame blog.

No Alex Iafallo for UMD. The sophomore was practicing this week and is not in the lineup for the Friday tilt because of illness, I'm told. We'll see about Saturday. Get through this first.

No Saturday blog because I'll be at the Proctor Arena working the Minnesota Hockey 12UA Olympic Region Tournament, which we're hosting this weekend. Saw some great hockey this afternoon, as top seed Brainerd rallied from two goals down to beat Thief River Falls 5-4 in double overtime. Fantastic game. If you're looking for a youth hockey fix this weekend, come up to Proctor.

That said, follow me on Twitter for thoughts and lineup news if there is any during the day Saturday. And don't forget Saturday's game starts at 6pm Central time. Tickets say 7pm, but the game was moved up an hour to accommodate Fox Sports North television.

Lines?

Lines.

UMD
Osterberg - Thomas - Krause
Farley - Toninato - Kuhlman
Decowski - Cameranesi - Crandall
McCormack - Young (Austyn) - Sampair

Johnson - Welinski
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Kotyk

Kaskisuo - McNeely - Fons

UNO
Nogard - Guentzel - Ortega
Randolph - Vesel - Gallo
Pope - Peterson - Parizek
Polk - Lane - Davis

Cooper - Messner
Snuggerud - O'Rourke
Youso - Brady

Massa - Thompson

Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday Musings: Bulldogs Lose Lead, Settle for Split

On the surface, the result was the same.

A two-goal win Friday and a tough loss Saturday. A 60-minute effort Friday, but only three points on the weekend. A split.

In no other way was UMD's split against Miami similar to its split against St. Cloud State.

The Bulldogs competed Saturday. They played hard. They battled. They executed wonderfully at times.

It just wasn't quite enough.

Miami rallied from 3-1 down with a goal set up by a great power play, followed by an actual power play goal, then won it in overtime on a Blake Coleman goal 4-3 over UMD.

In all honesty, it was a wonderful game and a great series, every bit as enjoyable for me as the Denver weekend was. Miami solidified its status in the completely unofficial and 100 percent meaningless Ciskie Top Five (joined by UMD, Minnesota State, North Dakota, and Boston University in an order I refuse to try to determine).

Yes, UMD proved it belongs. The Bulldogs went into a tough building against a great team and won four of the six periods. I was impressed by much of what I saw, starting with a pretty solid 120-minute effort. Was it perfect? No. UMD made some mistakes, especially on Saturday. But it's easier to refine execution than it is to coax effort at this point in the season.

There were a few missed scoring chances, a couple instances where guys overpassed, lost faceoffs, and failed to clear the defensive zone. Miami made UMD pay for some of the mistakes and played a strong game on Saturday. The fact UMD led much of that game is a credit to its battle level and its freshman goalie.

Yeah, Kasimir Kaskisuo allowed five goals on the weekend. They came on 80 shots. Considering the quality of the opponent and the quality of its chances, this might have been Kas' best weekend in our colors, even though we only won one game. Practically stood on his head in the second period Saturday (24 saves). 45 stops in the game.

And how about that UMD power play? Two more goals Saturday and four on the weekend in eight chances. Nothing fancy. Guys shot the puck and went to the net. Then they stayed at the net and caused trouble for the Miami goalie of choice. Sometimes, you don't need to draw up a cross-seam, high-low or low-high play. Just get the puck to the net. Worked for UMD on the weekend, and this would be a really good time for the power play to get hot.

In the end, Anthony Louis and Coleman made a play, and Miami got the money. Louis was great all night, using his speed and skill to create space and opportunities. Austin Czarnik continues to only have two goals this season, but man is he a good player.

UMD could see Miami again after a 2-2 season series split, either in the NCHC playoffs or the NCAA Tournament. Despite the strong effort, UMD fell to fifth in the NCHC, and would be on the road for the first round of the playoffs if the season ended today.

(It doesn't.)

Oh, and UMD's third in the Pairwise. So it's possible a No. 1 NCAA seed doesn't even get home ice in its conference playoffs.

That kind of year.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Game 32: UMD at Miami

OXFORD, Ohio -- It was very Minnesota-y here, with close to a half foot of snow falling on a mild day, the warmest of the trip so far.

Oddly, there was apparently at least discussion about the status of this game, as Miami's hockey Twitter feed sent multiple updates saying the game would be played as scheduled.

Hey, this isn't Minnesota. I saw a guy using a snowblower to take down what couldn't have been more than a couple inches left outside his business. In Minnesota, one gets chided for something like that.

Anyway, tremendous and significant opportunity for UMD in this game, with a chance to sweep the series and at least maintain a home-ice spot. Denver is hosting Colorado College, so it seems a safe bet the Pioneers get points and at least keep pressure on UMD, if not pass the Bulldogs if they don't win.

No Dominic Toninato for the Bulldogs. No Riley Barber for Miami.

Lines?

Lines.

UMD
Iafallo - Thomas - Krause
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Osterberg - Decowski - Crandall
McCormack - Young (Austyn) - Sampair

Johnson - Welinski
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Kotyk

Kaskisuo - McNeely

MU
Murphy - Coleman - Schmit
Loe - Greenberg - Mooney
Wideman - Kuraly - Gacek
Louis - Czarnik - Morris

Belpedio - Caito
Sullivan - Paulides
Dornbrock - Richart

McKay - Williams - Jacaruso

Friday, February 20, 2015

Saturday Hockey Notes and Thoughts: Huge Third Period Leads to Huge Win

OXFORD, Ohio -- Stop me if you've heard this one before.

UMD outscored and badly outshot an opponent in the third period to break open a tie game and win.

Well, it happened again Friday at Steve Cady Arena. UMD scored two third period goals to break a 1-1 tie and outshot Miami 16-8 in the third en route to a 3-1 win.

On the year, UMD has outscored opponents 43-25 in the third period, and a plus-97 shot differential is its highest of any period (plus-91 in the first, plus-36 in the second).

Freshman goalie Kasimir Kaskisuo made 30 saves, including 22 over the first two periods. He was peppered at times as the Bulldogs gave up some extended zone time here and there, but they also blocked 14 shots and cleared some loose pucks from the danger zone.

Third periods have become a bit of a way of life for UMD up to this point, but this game saw UMD set itself up for third period success by killing off a pair of Miami power plays in the second and doing a better job defensively.

Then Tony Cameranesi took over. He had a great scoring chance down the right wing early in the third, then on a power play, he found a puck Miami goalie Jay Williams couldn't cover up and jammed it home for a 2-1 lead.

UMD had to kill off two more Miami power plays in the first half of the third. The back-to-back chances included a brief five on three for the RedHawks. MU got three shots on the first chance, but none on the second as UMD did a great job keeping the home team to the outside.

A great effort by Cal Decowski in the left corner led to a huge second third-period tally. Decowski got the puck to Willie Corrin, who walked into the left circle and ripped a shot by Williams to make it 3-1. Miami never really threatened after that, and UMD picked up its 19th win of the season.

******

Miami entered the game third nationally in faceoff percentage. UMD is in the bottom ten.

But UMD, continuing its recent trend upward, won 29 of 56 draws against Miami, and made the RedHawks centers and forwards work for a good number of the 27 they won.

UMD has won five of six, and a big reason for it is the improved play in the faceoff circle. Look at the fact that the Bulldogs have dealt with some good faceoff teams in this run of games, yet have won more than they've lost. It's a huge turn of events that is largely overlooked out there.

Another big factor Friday was UMD's battle level, which I thought was outstanding, especially in the third period. Decowski beat out two MU players for the puck that set up Corrin's goal, and UMD was clearing pucks defensively while driving the net offensively. It was a tremendous effort that led to a tremendous win. Adam Krause and Andy Welinski had big-time effort plays during penalty kills. Oh, and did I mention the 14 blocked shots?

UMD also was solid defensively, keeping Miami's transition game at bay outside of Blake Coleman's first period goal, which came 50 seconds after Justin Crandall gave UMD the lead with a power-play goal.

Speaking of that ...

Finally, how about that special teams effort? UMD scored twice on four chances against the best penalty kill (percentage-wise) in the NCHC, while holding a potent power play off the board in four chances of its own. In referencing last weekend, UMD coach Scott Sandelin said before the game that "when you win the special teams battle, you expect to win hockey games." His team did just that on Friday.

Now, it's time to win on Saturday. UMD has split three of four NCHC series since break, and the Bulldogs are 1-3 on Saturdays in those four series. That just doesn't get the job done. To win this league, we need to see some sweeps. Even with a tremendous opponent this weekend, the Bulldogs have a chance to finish off a six-point get, and it would be great to see them pull it off.

******

Elsewhere in the NCHC, St. Cloud State blew a 2-0 lead before rallying late to beat Omaha 4-3. Ethan Prow scored two power-play goals in the first period, then UNO rallied, taking the lead on Austin Ortega's power-play goal in the third. But SCSU answered, getting goals 16 seconds apart from Blake Winiecki and David Morley for the win. With the victory, SCSU is back to .500 overall and has shot up to 14th in the Pairwise, putting the NCHC in position to potentially get six of its eight teams in the NCAA Tournament.

In Kalamazoo, North Dakota held off Western Michigan 3-1. UND took sole possession of the NCHC lead with the win, as both Miami and UNO lost. Nick Schmaltz set up two goals and Zane McIntyre made 33 saves.

Danton Heinen and Daniel Doremus each scored twice for Denver on Friday as the Pioneers won 6-4 at Colorado College to clinch the Gold Pan. Zac Larraza had a goal and two apples, and Denver kept pace with UMD in the race for the final home-ice spot in the NCHC playoffs.

In those stadings, North Dakota now owns the top spot by three points over Miami and Omaha. UMD is one point behind the RedHawks and Mavericks and four back of UND. Denver remains two back of UMD, and St. Cloud State trails DU by four. With Friday's loss, Colorado College has clinched last place and will play the league champion in the first round of the playoffs.

Game 31: UMD at Miami

OXFORD, Ohio -- I know it's a pain from a logistical standpoint, but this is one of those weekends where the NCHC's television partner -- the wonderful folks at CBS Sports Network -- could really benefit from flex scheduling.

No disrespect to Western Michigan or Colorado College, but which game do you think they'd be better off airing tonight?

No TV for this one, so you're stuck with me. Apologies in advance. Remember, I don't make the television schedule.

(If I did, UMD would never be on TV, and you'd always be stuck with me. Heh.)

Lines?

Lines.

UMD
Iafallo - Thomas - Krause
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Osterberg - Decowski - Crandall
McCormack - Young (Austyn) - Sampair

Johnson - Welinski
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Kotyk

Kaskisuo - McNeely

MU
Lemirande - Greenberg - Morris
Murphy - Coleman - Schmit
Wideman - Kuraly - Gacek
Louis - Czarnik - Barber

Belpedio - Caito
Joyaux - Paulides
Dornbrock - Richart

Williams - McKay - Jacaruso

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Red Rock Radio Unveils Duluth's First FM Sports Radio Station

Exciting news, at least in my humble opinion.

Lots of work in the interim, but it'll be awesome once we get rolling.

Press release:
Red Rock Radio is proud to unveil the first-ever FM sports radio station in the Duluth-Superior market. Effective March 2, 2015, WWAX-FM 92.1 will be known as “92.1 The Fan.”

92.1 The Fan will continue to carry programming from KFXN-FM 100.3 in Minneapolis, highlighted by the Powertrip Morning Show (5:30am-9am weekdays), Paul Allen (9am-noon), “The Common Man” Dan Cole (noon-3pm), and Dan Barreiro (3pm-6:30pm).

The Fan will also lead the way in local sports coverage. Starting with the March 6-7 series at Western Michigan, 92.1 The Fan will be Duluth’s radio home of UMD Bulldog men’s hockey. UMD football will move from KQDS-AM 1490 to 92.1 The Fan starting this fall.

92.1 The Fan will also carry a selection of high school sports, including football and hockey, along with Minnesota Wild hockey.

Shawn Skramstad, President of Red Rock Radio says, “This is a major commitment to sports in the Northland. We are very excited to bring a variety of sports products to the FM band and have great confidence in the success of 92.1 The Fan.”

Bulldogs, RedHawks Ready For Huge Series

OXFORD, Ohio -- The longtime college head coaches who face off this weekend are in agreement, not that it's difficult to form a consensus who believe the NCHC is a competitive conference.

When talking about how hard these last four weekends of NCHC play are for everyone, Miami coach Enrico Blasi made it clear he wasn't complaining.

"This is what we signed up for."

When talking about how hard this conference in general is, UMD coach Scott Sandelin made it clear he wasn't complaining, either.

"We all knew that when we signed up for it."

In its second season, the National Collegiate Hockey Conference has already established itself as the toughest league in college hockey. Four of the top six in the current Pairwise -- along with five of the top nine -- reside in the NCHC.

Two weeks from Saturday, we'll know the pairings for the NCHC quarterfinal series. I can tell you right now that every coach of a home team will talk about how his team is playing a team no one wanted to have to face in a best-of-three. Even lowly Colorado College is showing signs of life thanks to improved defensive play. If the Tigers figure out how to score, they're going to give real trouble to the league regular-season champ.

(Yeah, we'll lock the Tigers into last place in the league, even though it's mathematically possible for them to tie Western Michigan for seventh and win the tiebreaker.)

What we have in Oxford this weekend is a marquee matchup of teams that are -- at least in my estimation -- among the five best teams in Division I. They played an outstanding series in Duluth on Halloween weekend, and I expect this one to be similarly good.

"I feel they're one of the best teams, if not the best team, in our league," Sandelin said of this week's adversary.

"Oh, my God, it's become quite a rivalry, and we know how hard they play and how skilled they are, and how well-coached they are," Blasi said. "It's going to be a fun weekend, two good teams going at it."

Look at this Miami roster. The RedHawks are so deep and talented up front that it doesn't even matter that senior captain and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist Austin Czarnik somehow only has two goals this season.

(Don't worry. He's contributing plenty. He has 27 assists.)

Miami will field a lineup that features four guys in double figures in goals. Sean Kuraly (14), Riley Barber (13), Cody Murphy (11), and Blake Coleman (10) all can fill the net. They're highly-skilled players who make life a living hell for opposing defenses.

While the RedHawks don't sport the high-end skill Denver has on its blue line, the RedHawks are just as active. Matthew Caito, Ben Paulides, and stud freshman Louie Belpedio (Sandelin says Belpedio is "as good a freshman 'D' as I've seen in a while") aren't afraid to get down around the faceoff dots. They don't score a lot (Miami's blue line has combined for 12 goals this season, while UMD has 16), but they force teams to account for them in close. That can create chances for the forwards as the puck goes low to high and people get open.

UMD counters with even more offensive balance. Miami has the four guys in double figures, but only six total players with five or more goals. Even taking leading scorer Dominic Toninato out of the equation (he's on the trip but not a safe bet to be in the lineup), the Bulldogs have eight players with five or more goals.

The Bulldogs' team speed has given even top defensive teams like Denver fits this season, and I expect there will be times this weekend where UMD is able to establish its forecheck and just suffocate Miami. But the RedHawks are so skilled up front that they don't need much of an opening to make something happen.

******

Saturday wasn't a great performance for UMD. The Bulldogs fell to St. Cloud State 4-1 and looked just flat, especially in the second period. Sandelin says he's heard coaches talking about how their players put so much into a Friday win that they had nothing left on Saturday, but he won't go there.

"I don't know how you can't play 120 minutes of hockey," Sandelin said this week. "It's what you signed up for."

Even if UMD had lost on Friday, Sandelin would have been pleased with his team's performance. The same wouldn't necessarily been true had they found a way to win Saturday's game.

"Everyone focuses on the end result, I look at the 60 minutes," he said. "For us to come out and not have a better game on Saturday, for me and the guys, it's not acceptable. There's no excuse for it. Not when you're 30 games into the year and playing for valuable points. We had a good talk about that Monday."

Sandelin was quick to say he doesn't expect his team to play perfectly at this stage. However, he wants a better effort for 120 minutes or more this weekend.

"It can't just be one night. It can't just be part of the game. We need it from everybody. We need to play better hockey for 60 minutes. We've got to play better. Our league is too good. Any lapses cost you."

******

Quick injury update for you.

As I mentioned, Toninato is on the trip. However, listening back to Sandelin's press conference Wednesday, I'd say it's unlikely he plays Friday. UMD brought eight defensemen on the trip, and one of them -- probably freshman Nick McCormack -- will likely play on the fourth forward line Friday.

That's a sign that Toninato won't play. Freshman Blake Young, who had been playing on said fourth line, went down in the first period Saturday and did not return. He did not make the trip.

I don't know if there's any chance Toninato plays this weekend, or if it's like when Adam Krause went on the Omaha trip when I had a better chance of playing than he did.

All I know is he practiced some on Wednesday and he's here this weekend. Hopefully, even if he doesn't play, it's a sign of progress in his recovery.

UMD Women Host Important Series, Look to Help One of Their Own

Back in Duluth, the UMD women's hockey team will host a very special night on Friday. The series that opens against Ohio State is critical for the Bulldogs' chances at home ice in the WCHA playoffs next weekend, but that's not the most important thing happening at the rink.

Julianne "Montana" Vasichek was a two-time All-American as a player at UMD (the nickname works because she is from Great Falls, Mont.). Now the hockey equipment manager and strength and conditioning coach for the women's team, Vasichek is battling a serious illness. The Bulldog program is trying to help.

Vasichek was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in 2002, while she was still playing for UMD. If that wasn't bad enough, she was hit with a diagnosis of primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) five years later.

PSC is a very rare disease that affects the liver. Vasichek has undergone multiple procedures to open her bile ducts and place stents (they're called ECRPs, she says she's had around 12-15 of them total). Thankfully, she isn't on the list for a liver transplant because her score is too low. We hope it stays that way.

Many aren't so fortunate.

According to statistics available for December through LifeSources, there were 546 people awaiting liver transplants in the local region (Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota) and 15,465 awaiting liver transplants nationally.  Contrast those statistics with only 118 liver transplants performed regionally in 2013, and the numbers show that about 21 people died waiting for a transplant every day.  Vasichek also points out that every 10 minutes, a person is added to the national transplant list, proving how great the need is for awareness of organ donation.

That leads us to this weekend. Vasichek's passion is multi-fold at this point. She wants to raise awareness of PSC and help raise money for research. Vasichek also wants to help get more people registered to be organ and tissue donors.

"I am not really the type of person to sit around and wait for something to happen, I like to make things happen and be involved in the process," she said. "While playing hockey at UMD, I had the opportunity to learn leadership and problem solving skills from great leaders, coaches and teammates that I played with. When I was first diagnosed with PSC and after a short period of adjustment to a life with a new chronic disease, I felt like I wanted to contribute to a solution for myself and hopefully many others."

On Friday, the Bulldogs are asking fans to help by donating to any of a number of great organizations.

If you're going to the games, you can get more information on how to help at Amsoil Arena. If not, here's a list:

PSC Partners Seeking a Cure
www.pscpartners.org
LifeSource (will have a table and representative at the event)
United Network for Organ Sharing
Donor Dudes (sent green sunglasses for the team)
BetheMatch (will be setting up swabbing to add people to bone marrow transplant list)
 
Also, Vasichek is doing a fundraiser for PSC Partners that you can contribute to here.

Even hit by a splitting headache, Vasichek was in a good mood at the rink Wednesday. She's always in a good mood at the rink. This is a great cause, and we're all pulling for "Montana" as she continues her battle.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Musings: Bulldogs Struggle Through Saturday Loss to St. Cloud State

Let's not mince words here: For UMD to win the NCHC or make noise in the NCAA Tournament, games like Saturday better not happen much, if at all, the rest of the way.

After a pretty good start to Saturday's game -- albeit with no goals -- the Bulldogs fizzled badly and fell 4-1 at home to St. Cloud State.

The first five minutes were pretty good for the Bulldogs. UMD cycled the puck, had strong possession, and kept St. Cloud State from getting anything going offensively. Then came the first media timeout, and the Bulldogs weren't the same afterward.

The Huskies began to push back, taking the lead in shots on goal for good in a sequence that saw them get six in a row on Kasimir Kaskisuo. The game stayed scoreless because Kaskisuo was sharp and SCSU didn't do a great job of getting to the net.

The second period saw more of the same. SCSU outshot UMD 14-7, had a number of good scoring chances, and was clearly the better team. The Bulldogs lacked jump, didn't really get much going with the puck, and looked like the slower of the two teams after seemingly wearing down the Huskies the night before.

Two David Morley goals put the adversary ahead 2-0 in the third period, but Austin Farley scored on a rebound to make it 2-1 with UMD's second power-play goal of the weekend. It is the first time UMD scored power-play goals in both ends of a weekend series since Nov. 14-15 against Minnesota.

That positivity didn't last long. UMD had a golden chance to tie it up, but Tony Cameranesi hit the goalpost on a partial breakaway after using a backhand move to beat goalie Charlie Lindgren. Shortly after that, defenseman Carson Soucy took a penalty for playing with a broken stick, and Patrick Russell scored on the power play to give SCSU a 3-1 lead. Joey Benik hit an empty net late for the final margin.

Not much more to say. UMD wasn't sharp enough, quick enough, or hard enough to play against on Saturday. I don't know if there were guys who thought it would be easy after they dominated puck possession Friday. But just can't happen. Senior Justin Crandall made a good point after the game, telling reporters it reminded him of the North Dakota series, where UMD closed on a win late Friday before laying an egg Saturday. The three points lost here might not kill them in the NCHC race, and UMD's NCAA hopes are still in great shape. Big picture, it's not the kind of thing that can be repeated again.

Couple quick notes to close.
  • Don't know what the status of Dominic Toninato is. Heard from a few people who saw him walking around on Saturday. I'd guess he'll do everything he can to get on the ice for practice this week, and if there's any chance of him playing, he'll make the trip to Oxford. If there isn't a chance that he plays, UMD should take eight defensemen, and I believe Scott Sandelin will do that. This isn't the Omaha trip, where Adam Krause traveled even though he had no chance of playing. As of now, UMD has eight defensemen who are cleared to play. Might as well use them.
  • Now, the status of Blake Young might change that. Young left in the first period Saturday and didn't return. If he can't travel to Oxford, we'll see what Sandelin does for extras on the trip.
  • I thought Kaskisuo made some huge saves Saturday, especially in the second period. But the first goal Friday and first and third goals Saturday didn't look that great. Overall, a solid performance that kept UMD alive for most of the game. But there's improvement needed in goal, too.
  • UMD is four points out of the top spot in the NCHC, which is now a three-way tie between Miami (UMD's next opponent), Omaha, and North Dakota. Totally within striking distance, but the Bulldogs could still end up on the road for the first round of the league tournament. That's how tight it is right now.
Work to get done in a short week at the office. That'll do it for me. UMD fell to seventh in the meaningless USCHO poll, but is fourth in the PairWise, which will matter March 22, when selections are due out.

Barring big news, we'll talk Thursday from Oxford and in between on Twitter @bruceciskie.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Game 30: St. Cloud State at UMD

Pressure isn't the right word.

Maybe I'll go with "opportunity."

UMD has already clinched the regular-season series against St. Cloud State after Friday's 4-2 win. Now, opportunity knocks on a couple fronts.

A win in the series finale sweeps the season series from a longtime nemesis -- also returning the favor after SCSU pulled off a clean four-game sweep of UMD last season. It leaves UMD very much in the conversation for the NCHC regular season championship with six games remaining.

(Yes, it's a longtime nemesis. You have to go back to the 2007-08 season to find the last UMD regular season series win over the Huskies, and that was just two games. The last time UMD won a four-game regular season series from St. Cloud State was 1997-98, when the Bulldogs won three of four.)

(Hell, if UMD gets three points tonight, North Dakota gets none against Denver, and Miami and Omaha both fail to get three points in their respectable games, UMD ties for the league lead.)

Home sweeps are fun. I'm a fan of stick salutes. Let's get another one and make it five straight wins.

Lines?

Lines.

UMD
Iafallo - Thomas - Krause
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Osterberg - Decowski - Crandall
Sampair - Young (Austyn) - Young (Blake)

Johnson - Welinski
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Molenaar

Kaskisuo - McNeely - Fons

SCSU
Winiecki - Brodzinski - Rehkamp
Benik - Morley - Russell
Tedesco - Kossila - Peterson
Storm - Oliver - Bertsch

Prochno - Prow
Widman - Daly
Nevalainen - Ilvonen

Lindgren - Reijola