Friday, October 16, 2015

Game 2: UMD at Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- Greetings from high atop Mariucci Arena, where UMD will soon begin its quest for a fifth straight win against Minnesota, its main men's hockey rival for over half a century. To put that number (5) in perspective, if UMD wins this game, it will have just its second five-game winning streak against Minnesota ever.

As it stands, this is UMD's third-ever four-game winning streak against Minnesota. The others were between 1972 and 1973 under Terry Shercliffe, and from 2003-2004 under Scott Sandelin. Guess you don't go 77-134-17 against someone by dominating stretches of the rivalry.

But things have turned around as of late. UMD is 5-3-2 in the last ten against Minnesota, which is more than respectable (it's not like the Gophers have been playing garbage hockey lately). Sandelin is 21-23-6 lifetime against Minnesota.



Johnson - Toninato - Iafallo
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Osterberg - Thomas - Young (Austyn)
Sampair - Decowski - Exell

Pionk - Welinski
McCormack - Raskob
Corrin - Molenaar

Kaskisuo - McNeely - Deery

Gates, Jr. - Kloos - Fasching
Bristedt - Novak - Reilly
Cammarata - Sheehy - Lettieri
Michaelson - Romanko - Ramsey

Seeler - Collins
Bischoff - Glover
Johnson - Brodzinski

Schierhorn - Lehr - Kautz

(We believe Schierhorn starts, but the line chart does not always indicate the starter here. Follow me on Twitter @bruceciskie for the latest.)

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