Injury updates on SCSU’s Rabey, Oliver

A shot by St. Cloud State’s Nick Oliver (27) is deflected by North Dakota goaltender Clarke Saunders during a game Nov. 10 at the National Hockey and Event Center.

St. Cloud State sophomores Nick Oliver and Jarrod Rabey will both be out of the team’s lineup for 2-3 weeks with lower body injuries, according to St. Cloud State coach Bob Motzko. Both players were injured in Saturday’s 5-1 win over Denver at the National Hockey and Event Center.

SCSU sophomore Nick Oliver

Oliver, a wing from Roseau, has 1 goal, 4 assists, 18 penalty minutes and is a minus-2 this season. He has played in 23 of the team’s 24 games this season. In 57 career games, Oliver has 3 goals, 6 assists, 51 penalty minutes and is a minus-5. He will be replaced in the lineup this weekend by either sophomore Garrett Milan (16 GP, 1-1-2, 4 PM, minus-3; Career: 44 GP, 3-3-6, 6 PM, minus-5) or sophomore Joe Rehkamp (17 GP, 0-3-3, 6 PM, minus-7; Career: 35 GP, 2-4-6, 10 PM, minus-5). Motzko said that whomever they decide to go with in the lineup, they will play wing on a line with junior center Cory Thorson and sophomore Brooks Bertsch on the wing on Friday.

St. Cloud State sophomore Jarrod Rabey

Rabey, a defenseman from Rockton, Ill., has 3 assists, 21 penalty minutes and is even this season. He has played in 18 of the team’s 24 games. For his career, he has played in 37 games and has 6 goals, 11 assists, 27 penalty minutes and is a minus-2. He will be replaced in the lineup by Taylor Johnson, who was a healthy scratch both games last weekend. Rabey was a defensive partner with sophomore Tim Daly both games last weekend. Johnson has played in 15 games this season and has 3 assists, 4 penalty minutes and is a minus-2. The senior from White Bear Lake has played in 121 games in his career and has 7 goals, 32 assists and 176 penalty minutes.

St. Cloud State senior Taylor Johnson

“The good news is that we replace those two guys with guys who have played a lot and we’re good on depth,” Motzko said.


Mick Hatten

About Mick Hatten

I cover St. Cloud State hockey and I am a general assignment reporter for the sports department at the Times. 2012-13 was my third season covering the Huskies hockey programs. My wife Kristin and I have two boys (Luke, 5, and Josh, 3) and we live in St. Cloud. I have had two stints working at the Times. I worked here from 1986-91 as a part-time sports reporter and intern. I have been back since Aug. 1999. I spent one year as the prep sports coordinator, six years as the St. Cloud State reporter (football, men's and women's basketball and everything else but hockey) and spent four years as the Citizen Times editor. The last two years, I was also the editor of the Rocori Times and Sauk Rapids-Rice Times sections, which are mailed directly to people in those two school districts. Follow me on Twitter at or on Facebook at I do online chats about college hockey during the season from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays at
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