Saturday, January 31, 2015

Game 26: UMD at Denver

DENVER -- We're ready to go from Magness Arena, where UMD tries to make like bananas. The Bulldogs split this weekend set and the season series with a victory.

UMD was close in many ways on Friday. I liked the intensity, the forecheck, the work ethic, and the willingness of players to go to the net. Need to finish better, and need to start periods better than the Bulldogs did in the first and second on Friday.

UMD broke a season-long streak of four straight games failing to hit 30 shots on goal with exactly 30 on Friday. That run of four low-shot performances has dropped UMD's per-game average from a peak of 34.6 down to 33.16 entering this game. UMD has averaged 27.4 shots per game over its last five.



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

Johnson - Welinski
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Kotyk

Kaskisuo - McNeely

Moore - Doremus - Heinen
Loney OR Ritt - Shore - Marcinew
Larraza - Levin - Romig
Jacobson - Janssen - Arnold

LaLeggia - Zajac
Plant - Didier
VanVoorhis - Butcher

Jaillet - Cowley

Two DU lineup notes: We're told Evan Ritt will take the warmup and could play in place of Ty Loney, who is scheduled -- at this point -- to return after missing time with an undisclosed injury.

Also, this tweet indicates it will be Evan Cowley starting in goal instead of Tanner Jaillet.

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