One change from what was in the paper today (and I’m kicking myself because I meant to change this after being at practice Thursday): junior Joey Rehkamp is on the fourth line and junior Garrett Milan is out. Rehkamp is the center and junior Nick Oliver is the left wing. Oliver, in the paper today, was the center.
|16-Jimmy Murray||26-Nic Dowd||13-David Morley|
|9-Joey Benik||11-Kalle Kossila||22-Jonny Brodzinski|
|10-Ryan Papa||8-Cory Thorson||21-Brooks Bertsch|
|18-Garrett Milan||27-Nick Oliver||6-Daniel Tedesco|
|28-Andrew Prochno||12-Ethan Prow||29-Ryan Faragher|
|7-Kevin Gravel||40-Tim Daly||35-Charlie Lindgren|
|19-Ben Storm||15-Niklas Nevalainen||33-Joe Phillippi|
No changes from what was in the paper today.
The Pioneers are coming off a bye week. The last series Denver played was Jan. 24-25 at home against North Dakota and the teams split.
“We just tried to rest as much as we could and did a lot of skill development last week,” Denver coach Jim Montgomery said. “I think we needed the break as a team. We had played three weeks in a row against really good opponents (St. Cloud State, Minnesota-Duluth and North Dakota).
“We’ve had midterms this week.”
To top that off, the flight the Pioneers flew in on Thursday was delayed at least two hours.
As for on the ice, the Huskies and Pioneers split their first series (6-3 SCSU win, 5-2 Denver win). That series left some clear objectives for playing the Huskies for the second series this season.
“We’ve got to eliminate turnovers in the neutral zone,” Montgomery said. “Their transition game killed us the first night.
“We’ve got to make good decisions and stay out of the penalty box. They do not take a lot of penalties and we can’t afford to go to the box 5-6 times against them. You can’t give a team that has guys like (Kalle) Kossila, (Nic) Dowd, (Joey) Benik, (Jonny) Brodzinski, (Ethan) Prow and (Andrew) Prochno that many chances and onto the ice with extra space.”
LW C RW 8-Trevor Moore 19-Daniel Doremus 23-Matt Marcinew 12-Ty Loney 9-Gabe Levin 27-Quentin Shore 16-Zac Larraza 26-Evan Janssen 18-Emil Romig 14-Larkin Jacobson 25-Matt Tabrum 39-Grant Arnold LD RD Goalies 21-Joey LaLeggia 10-David Makowski 1-Sam Brittain 7-Will Butcher 11-Nolan Zajac 30-Greg Ogard 6-Matt VanVoorhis 4-Josiah Didier
ST. CLOUD STATE STATISTICAL LEADERS
Player GP G A Pts PM +/- Jonny Brodzinski 24 14 12 26 12 +12 Kalle Kossila 24 12 12 24 10 +6 Nic Dowd 24 12 11 23 18 +8 David Morley 24 7 16 23 6 +11 Andrew Prochno 24 3 15 18 12 +14 Joey Benik 19 7 10 17 10 +9 Cory Thorson 24 8 6 14 2 Even Ryan Papa 23 4 10 14 27 +7 Kevin Gravel 24 3 11 14 2 +5 Jimmy Murray 22 6 7 13 12 +3 Ethan Prow 24 1 12 13 12 +16 Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA Ryan Faragher 22 13-5-3 .904 2.68 Charlie Lindgren 6 1-1-1 .873 2.71
- DENVER STATISTICAL LEADERS
TEAMS STATISTICAL COMPARISON (national ranking in category)
|Shots per game||32.88 (17th)||28.23 (43rd)|
|Opponent shots per game||27.38 (12th)||31.65 (39th)|
|Goals per game||3.67 (3rd)||2.62 (38th)|
|Opponent goals per game||2.75 (29th)||2.12 (4th)|
|Power play %||23.2 (5th)||22.9 (6th)|
|Penalty kill %||78.2 (48th)||87.9 (5th)|
|Short-hand goals for||2||0|
|Short-hand goals against||0||2|
|Penalty minutes per game||8.1 (56th)||12.1 (33rd)|
|Opponent penalty minutes||10.2||12.5|
|Faceoffs||777-712 (.522) (14th)||843-791 (.516) (18th)|