GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- For UMD, this game represents a tremendous opportunity. Win, and the Bulldogs have another quality performance on the road, a second road sweep in NCHC play, and they know they'll hold down sole possession of the NCHC lead for at least six more days.
Not to mention the potential PairWise implications down the road.
A loss sure isn't the end of the world, but it could render UMD's stay in first place a short one. Omaha is only one point behind the Bulldogs, and Miami can re-tie for the league lead if it beats St. Cloud State while UMD loses here.
North Dakota will be desperate. I expect a physical, emotional game that will test the patience of the officials much more than Friday did.
Iafallo - Toninato - Krause
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Osterberg - Decowski - Crandall
Sampair - Thomas - Young (Austyn)
Johnson - Welinski
Soucy - Raskob
McCormack - Kotyk
Kaskisuo - McNeely
Poolman - MacMillan - Parks
Chyzyk - Caggiula - Schmaltz (Nick)
Pattyn - Johnson (Luke) - Murphy
O'Donnell - Gaarder - Poganski
Ausmus - Schmaltz (Jordan)
Mattson - LaDue
Thompson - Panzarella
McIntyre - Johnson (Cam) - Hrynkiw