Lines, updated statistics going into Friday’s NCHC game between No. 5/6 SCSU and No. 15 Denver

St. Cloud State players celebrate a goal in Saturday's 8-6 loss to Nebraska-Omaha at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Photo by Matthew Semisch

St. Cloud State players (from left) Andrew Prochno, Cory Thorson, Jimmy Murray, Brooks Bertsch and Ethan Prow celebrate a goal in Saturday’s 8-6 loss to Nebraska-Omaha at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Photo by Matthew Semisch

SCSULines for No. 5/6 SCSU (8-4-2-0 NCHC, 14-6-4 overall)

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.

LW C RW
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
LD RD Goalies
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

DenverLines for No. 15 Denver (7-5-2-1, 13-8-5)

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 men's hockey players (from left) Jonny Brodzinski, Ryan Papa (10) and Kalle Kossila celebrate a goal Friday at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Photo by Matthew Semisch

St. Cloud State men’s hockey players (from left) Jonny Brodzinski, Ryan Papa (10) and Kalle Kossila celebrate a goal Friday at CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb. Photo by Matthew Semisch

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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
DENVER STATISTICAL LEADERS
Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Trevor Moore 26 10 11 21 10 +9
Joey LaLeggia 26 9 10 19 30 +2
Quentin Shore 23 6 13 19 12 -6
David Makowski 26 8 10 18 34 Even
Ty Loney 26 6 9 15 26 +3
Gabe Levin 26 4 11 15 2 +4
Nolan Zajac 26 2 13 15 14 +4
Daniel Doremus 26 5 9 14 14 +5
Zac Larraza 18 6 4 10 16 +5
Zac Larraza 24 2 7 9 10 Even
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Sam Brittain 25 13-7-5 .936 1.96
Evan Crowley 1 0-1-0 .917 2.83
Greg Ogard 2 0-0-0 1.000 0.00
St. Cloud State's Jimmy Murray (16) and Denver's David Makowski collide near the Denver bench earlier this season in Denver.

St. Cloud State’s Jimmy Murray (16) and Denver’s David Makowski collide near the Denver bench earlier this season in Denver.

TEAMS STATISTICAL COMPARISON (national ranking in category)

SCSU DU
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)

 

 

 

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 https://twitter.com/MickHatten or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sctimesmick. I do online chats about college hockey during the season from 1-2 p.m. Thursdays at www.sctimes.com.
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