Friday, January 06, 2017

Game 19: Colorado College at UMD

It's not often that gold medalists get welcomed back to UMD the day after winning said gold medal, but freshman forward Joey Anderson will feel the love during this series opener. Of course, he'll feel it while not playing, as UMD has chosen to give Anderson a night off after he helped the United States win gold at the World Junior Championship Thursday night.

Anderson played 24:35, including nearly eight of the 20 minutes in overtime to lead all U.S. forwards. Since UMD coach Scott Sandelin had already talked about wanting to rest him in Friday's game, it's not at all surprising he will be a healthy scratch. Probably for the only time in his career here.

Same lines and defensive pairings as the Saturday win in Bemidji. Once Anderson returns, it'll be interesting to see how things change.



Iafallo - Toninato - Johnson
Osterberg - Thomas - Mackay
Tufte - Peterson - Kuhlman
Miller - Spurrell - Exell

Soucy - Raskob
Pionk - Kotyk
Wolff - Molenaar

Miska - Deery - Shepard

Bergh - Gerdes - Hansen
Berardinelli - Rothstein - Halloran
Kehoe - Ockey - Michaud
Burmaster - Van Horn - Makara

Kivihalme - Farny
Blumenschein - Israel
McCaskill - Josefchak

Leclerc - Shatzer

(CC lists Alex Pernitsky as an extra skater for warmup. If he draws in, I'll update the lines on Twitter @BruceCiskie.)

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