Saturday, February 27, 2016

Game 32: UMD at St. Cloud State

ST. CLOUD, Minn. -- Tremendous opportunity in front of UMD. Not only can the Bulldogs pick up their fourth NCHC sweep of the season, but UMD can present itself with a (very small) bit of margin for error over the rest of the season.

Beat St. Cloud State to sweep the series, and UMD possibly won't need to win the league tournament to be in at-large position. Also, the Bulldogs will -- no matter what -- enter the season's final weekend in a home-ice position in the NCHC.

All that stands in their way tonight? The third-ranked team in the country, on Senior Night with a large senior class and all their families in attendance as part of an expected standing-room only crowd, probably pissed off to have lost at home Friday night.

No big deal, right?

A UMD win would give it four straight wins at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center, believed to be the longest UMD win streak in St. Cloud since SCSU went Division I.



Iafallo - Toninato - Johnson
Farley - Cameranesi - Kuhlman
Osterberg - Thomas - Mackay
Sampair - Decowski - Exell

Welinski - Pionk
Soucy - Raskob
Corrin - Kotyk

Kaskisuo - McNeely

Eyssimont - Kossila - Russell
Benik - Morley - Newell
Murray - Peterson - Tedesco
Jackson - Winiecki - Benson

Schuldt - Prow
Widman - Borgen
Nevalainen - Lizotte

Lindgren - Reijola - Zevnik

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