Friday, January 13, 2017

Game 21: St. Cloud State at UMD

Should be a fun series this weekend between two teams that can't be thrilled with last week's events. UMD, of course, settled for two out of six points against Colorado College at home, while St. Cloud State got zero of six at Miami. In that set, SCSU led 2-1 late Friday before a controversial major penalty allowed the RedHawks to score a late equalizer and overtime winner.

UMD will play without senior defenseman Willie Raskob, suspended for a head contact incident on CC's Mason Bergh Saturday. It's a warranted punishment that we've discussed enough. Freshman Jarod Hilderman draws in for the series opener, his first game since Oct. 15 against Notre Dame.

UMD coach Scott Sandelin Wednesday lamented a lack of emotion and intensity in the previous weekend. You can bet that his players will be prepared to change that this weekend. Huge opportunity to bank some points this weekend before a tough set at North Dakota and then a stretch of two out of three weeks where UMD won't be playing in conference.



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

Soucy - Molenaar
Pionk - Kotyk
Wolff - Hilderman

Miska - Deery - Shepard

Wahlin - Peterson - Papa
Jackson - Winiecki - Newell
Eyssimont - Poehling (Ryan) - Benson
Poehling (Jack) - Storm - Poehling (Nick)

Ahcan - Borgen
Schuldt - Cholowski
Nevalainen - Lizotte

Smith - Driscoll

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