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.
Osterberg - Thomas - Krause
Farley - Toninato - Kuhlman
Decowski - Cameranesi - Crandall
McCormack - Young (Austyn) - Sampair
Johnson - Welinski
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Kotyk
Kaskisuo - McNeely - Fons
Nogard - Guentzel - Ortega
Randolph - Vesel - Gallo
Pope - Peterson - Parizek
Polk - Lane - Davis
Cooper - Messner
Snuggerud - O'Rourke
Youso - Brady
Massa - Thompson