We solemnly swear to not make electricity jokes.
This marks UMD's first Friday night home game of the season. It also marks UMass-Lowell's first game outside of the state of Massachusetts (four home games and one at Merrimack so far for the RiverHawks).
As I wrote about earlier, I expect this to be a very interesting weekend. UMD likes to push the pace and use its speed. UMass-Lowell is closer to a lockdown-variety team, and a very fundamentally sound one.
Too bad healthy scratches can't just leave the team for the night, because the Wild have healthy-scratched defenseman Christian Folin, and his younger brother Niklas -- a freshman -- is a top-pair blue-liner for UMass-Lowell.
Iafallo - Toninato - Young (Austyn)
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Osterberg - Thomas - Johnson
Young (Blake) - Decowski - Sampair
Pionk - Welinski
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Molenaar
Kaskisuo - McNeely - Fons
White - Fallon - Dmowski
Smith - Gambardella - Louria
Edwardh - Master - Chapie
McGrath - Campbell - Francis
Mueller - Folin
Zink - Kapla
Panico - Forney
Cleary - Boyle
(NOTE: Looks like UML lists goalies numerically. Grr. Anyway, we're assuming Boyle starts until someone says he isn't.)