Friday, January 08, 2016

Game 18: UMD at Miami

OXFORD, Ohio -- The second half of the season is underway for UMD, as the Bulldogs battle Miami this weekend at Steve Cady Arena.

With students on break for the holidays, Miami drew barely 3,300 combined for a Saturday/Sunday series against RPI last week. Hopefully, even with students gone this series can draw a little better. Watching those games back this week, it looked very empty in here.

Miami gets sophomore defenseman Louie Belpedio back for this game. He won bronze with Team USA at the World Juniors in Finland, playing big minutes on the blue line. This week, coach Enrico Blasi said Belpedio would be a gametime decision, as they needed to see how he felt once he got back Wednesday night.

UMD has juggled lines a bit, going with a combination that worked well in Saturday's exhibition win over the US Under 18 Team. Blake Young is in the lineup for the first time since the Nov. 14 tie/three-on-three win against Denver.



Young (Blake) - Toninato - Iafallo
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Johnson - Thomas - Young (Austyn)
Osterberg - Decowski - Mackay

Welinski - Pionk
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Molenaar

Kaskisuo - McNeely

Lemirande - Siroky - Schmit
LaValle - Greenberg - Sherwood
Louis - Melnick - Roslovic
Morris - Kuraly - Gacek

Dornbrock - Belpedio
Joyaux - Richart
Hutton - Caito

Williams - McKay - McCarthy

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