St. Cloud State has changes to the third and fourth lines from Friday night’s lineup. Junior center Cory Thorson gets two new linemates in freshman Jimmy Murray and sophomore Joey Holka. Sophomore Brooks Bertsch, who was the right wing on Thorson’s line Friday, is a scratch. Sophomore Nick Oliver, who was Thorson’s left wing Friday, moves to left wing on the fourth line that is centered by sophomore Joe Rehkamp. Rehkamp was a healthy scratch Friday. The right wing on that line is sophomore Garrett Milan, who was the left wing on the fourth line Friday.
Senior center Drew LeBlanc leads NCAA Division I in assists with 18. He is sixth on the career assists list for the program with 86.
Freshman left wing Kalle Kossila scored his ninth goal on Friday, which leads Division I rookies. The St. Cloud State media relations department gives some perspective to Kossila’s goal scoring by noting that Mark Parrish had 15 goals as a freshman, Ryan Lasch had 16 as a freshman, Andreas Nodl and Garrett Roe had 18 apiece as freshmen, Mark Hartigan had 22 his freshman season and Jeff Saterdalen had 17 goals his freshman season.
Junior Nick Jensen leads Division I defensemen in assists with 13 and has 57 career assists. The program’s all-time leader in assists as a defenseman is Kelly Hultgren, who had 79 from 1991-95.
|11-Kalle Kossila||19-Drew LeBlanc||22-Jonny Brodzinski|
|10-Ben Hanowski||26-Nic Dowd||13-David Morley|
|16-Jimmy Murray||8-Cory Thorson||17-Joey Holka|
|27-Nick Oliver||37-Joe Rehkamp||18-Garrett Milan|
|28-Andrew Prochno||14-Nick Jensen||29-Ryan Faragher|
|7-Kevin Gravel||12-Ethan Prow||35-Rasmus Reijola|
|40-Tim Daly||4-Taylor Johnson||33-Joe Phillippi|
The lone change to the Tigers’ lineup is junior Josh Thorimbert, as expected, starting in goal. Senior Joe Howe took the loss on Friday. Howe made 24 saves and gave up 4 goals.
The Tigers are 0-3-1 in the month of December. Colorado College is in seventh place in the WCHA, but six points out of first. Since 2006-07, the Tigers are 4-2-2 at the National Hockey and Event Center since the 2006-07 season.
William Rapuzzi, who scored Colorado College’s first goal Friday, has 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) in a career-best 10-game point streak.
|12-Archie Skalbeck||13-Rylan Schwartz||27-William Rapuzzi|
|16-Alex Krushelnyski||25-Scott Winkler||17-Charlie Taft|
|11-Hunter Fejes||10-Cody Bradley||15-Andrew Hamburg|
|22-Peter Maric||21-Jeff Collett||24-Jared Hanson|
|6-Peter Stykeewych||28-Mike Boivin||39-Josh Thorimbert|
|4-Joe Marciano||7-Eamonn McDermott||31-Joe Howe|
|20-Ian Young||3-Michael King|
ST. CLOUD STATE STATISTICAL LEADERS
COLORADO COLLEGE STATISTICAL LEADERS
TEAM STATISTICAL COMPARISON
|Shots per game||29.5||29.3|
|Opponent shots per game||26.8||32.1|
|Goals per game||3.5||3.6|
|Opponent goals per game||2.6||3.6|
|Power play %||19.5||19.0|
|Penalty kill %||83.3||75.4|
|Short-hand goals for||2||4|
|Short-hand goals against||5||0|
|Penalty minutes per game||10.5||12.5|
|Opponent penalty minutes||14.4||10.2|