Lines, updated statistics going into Saturday’s game between SCSU and Colorado College

 

Colorado College defenseman Peter Stoykewych (6) and St. Cloud State’s Nick Oliver (27) tussle Friday at the National Hockey and Event Center. Times photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com.

No. 17 SCSU  (8-5 WCHA, 10-7 overall)

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.

 

LW C RW
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
LD RD Goalies
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

COLORADO COLLEGE (5-5-1, 8-9-2)

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.

LW C RW
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
LD RD Goalies
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’s Jonny Brodzinski (22) goes to the net as Colorado College goalie Joe Howe makes a save Friday at the National Hockey and Event Center. Times photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com.

ST. CLOUD STATE STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Drew LeBlanc 17 5 18 23 4 +4
Nic Dowd 17 9 13 22 18 +3
Kalle Kossila 15 9 5 14 6 +9
Nick Jensen 17 1 13 14 8 +3
David Morley 14 6 6 12 6 +2
Ben Hanowski 12 4 8 12 6 +2
Jonny Brodzinski 17 6 4 10 6 +9
Cory Thorson 17 5 4 9 6 Even
Andrew Prochno 16 2 7 9 10 +3
Joey Holka 16 2 5 7 14 +7
             
             
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA    
Ryan Faragher 16 9-7-0 .910 2.47    
Rasmus Reijola 2 0-1-0 .840 4.21    
Joe Phillippi 1 1-0-0 .842 3.00

 

Colorado College’s William Rapuzzi goes in and scores a short-handed goal on St. Cloud State goalie Ryan Faragher on Friday at the National Hockey and Event Center. Times photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com.

COLORADO COLLEGE STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Rylan Schwartz 18 10 15 25 23 +4
William Rapuzzi 19 10 13 23 12 +10
Scott Winkler 19 10 10 20 29 +10
Alexander Krushelnyski 19 8 12 20 4 +5
Archie Skalbeck 19 7 9 16 18 +5
Mike Boivin 19 6 9 15 38 +4
Eamonn McDermott 19 2 11 13 12 +3
Charlie Taft 19 2 7 9 4 +5
Andrew Hamburg 19 5 3 8 23 -5
Jeff Collett 19 1 5 6 10 -4
             
             
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA    
Josh Thorimbert 11 4-4-1 .884 3.38    
Joe Howe 10 4-5-1 .901 3.42    

 

Colorado College’s Alexander Krushelnyski (left) and St. Cloud State’s Jimmy Murray battle for a puck Friday at the National Hockey and Event Center. Times photo by Dave Schwarz@stcloudtimes.com.

TEAM STATISTICAL COMPARISON

  SCSU CC
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
Faceoffs  547-496  NA

 

 

 

 

 

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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