Lines, updated statistics going into Saturday’s game between SCSU and Michigan Tech

 

St. Cloud State players celebrate a goal by Ben Hanowski (10) in the second period of Friday’s game at the National Hockey and Event Center. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

NO. 7/9 ST. CLOUD STATE (17-7-1 WCHA, 20-12-1 OVERALL)

The Huskies are tied for No. 7 in the PairWise Rankings going into Saturday’s game with Michigan Tech.

This weekend’s series is on Charter Cable Channel 87 and Comcast Channel 13/23.

OK, here are the scenarios for SCSU clinching the McNaughton Cup and the No. 1 seed for the WCHA playoffs (SCSU owns tiebreakers over North Dakota and Minnesota):

* SCSU will clinch first outright tonight with a win, a UND loss, and a UM loss or tie.

* SCSU will clinch the No. 1 seed (but not first outright) tonight with a win, a UND loss, and a UM win OR with a win and a UND tie.

* SCSU will clinch the No. 1 seed (but not first outright) tonight with a tie, a UND loss, a UM loss or tie, and a UNO loss or tie.

Here are the lineup changes for SCSU vs. Friday night: freshman Joey Benik moves from right wing on the second line to right wing on the fourth line; freshman Jimmy Murray moves from left wing on the fourth line to right wing on the second line; sophomore Garrett Milan will be the left wing on the fourth line replacing sophomore Joey Holka, who was the right wing on the fourth line last night; redshirt freshman center David Morley replaces sophomore Joey Rehkamp as the center on the fourth line. Morley has missed the last 4 games with a lower body injury.

Senior Ben Hanowski needs 1 goal to reach 60 for his career. He would become the 9th SCSU player in the Division I era with 60 career goals. Here are the others:

SCSU CAREER GOALS

Mark Hartigan (1999-2002) 86

Ryan Lasch (2006-10) 79

Jeff Saterdalen (1988-92) 78

Tim Hanus (1988-92) 73

Chris Scheid (1987-91) 73

Dave Paradise (1993-97) 66

Garrett Roe (2007-11) 65

Tyler Arnason (1998-2001) 61

 

Senior center Drew LeBlanc picked up an assist to move into a tie with Jeff Saterdalen for career assists at SCSU. Both have 101. Here is the list of career assists leaders for SCSU:

SCSU CAREER ASSISTS

Garrett Roe (2007-11) 113

Ryan Lasch (2006-10) 104

Jeff Saterdalen (1988-92) 101

Drew LeBlanc (2008-13) 101

LW C RW
11-Kalle Kossila 19-Drew LeBlanc 22-Jonny Brodzinski
10-Ben Hanowski 26-Nic Dowd 16-Jimmy Murray
27-Nick Oliver 8-Cory Thorson 21-Brooks Bertsch
18-Garrett Milan 13-David Morley 9-Joey Benik
LD RD Goalies
28-Andrew Prochno 14-Nick Jensen 29-Ryan Faragher
7-Kevin Gravel 40-Tim Daly 35-Rasmus Reijola
12-Ethan Prow 4-Taylor Johnson 33-Joe Phillippi 

 

MICHIGAN TECH (6-14-4 WCHA, 10-16-4 OVERALL)

Junior Daniel Sova replaces sophomore Justin Fillion as the defensive partner for freshman Walker Hyland tonight. Sophomore Blake Hietala replaces senior Chad Pietila as the right wing on the third line and joins center Jacob Johnstone and left wing Ryan Furne.

Michigan Tech is 8-33-3 all-time in St. Cloud. MT’s last win at the National Hockey and Event Center was Nov. 14, 1998.

MT was 1-for-1 on the power play Friday and is 8-for-its-last-21.

MT dropped to 3-9 against ranked teams with Friday’s loss. Michigan Tech’s wins have been over Minnesota (5-3 on Oct. 19), Western Michigan (4-0 on Dec. 30) and Nebraska-Omaha (Feb. 2).

MT is 0-14-3 when it gives up the first goal of games.

 

LW C RW
19-Blake Pietila 10-Tanner Kero 23-Alex Petan
15-David Johnstone 7-Jujhar Khaira 28-Milos Gordic
12-Ryan Furne 8-Jacob Johnstone 20-Blake Hietala
18-C.J. Eick 9-Dennis Rix 13-Aaron Pietila
LD RD Goalies
16-Steven Seigo 34-Riley Sweeney 31-Pheonix Copley
3-Bradley Stebner 25-Carl Nielson 30-Jamie Phillips
29-Walker Hyland 24-Daniel Sova  

St. Cloud State goalie Ryan Faragher tracks the puck as teammate Taylor Johnson (4) holds off Michigan Tech’s Milos Gordic (28) in Friday’s game at the National Hockey and Event Center. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

 

SCSU STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Drew LeBlanc 33 11 33 44 12 +15
Nic Dowd 33 13 21 34 28 +8
Kalle Kossila 31 15 16 31 6 +18
Jonny Brodzinski 33 17 11 28 10 +26
Nick Jensen 33 3 23 26 12 +15
Ben Hanowski 28 14 10 24 12 +6
Andrew Prochno 32 3 19 22 14 +14
David Morley 26 9 7 16 10 +3
Cory Thorson 33 9 5 14 6 -3
Ethan Prow 31 3 10 13 2 +8
Jimmy Murray 33 3 8 11 14 +4
Kevin Gravel 33  10  25  +4 

 

Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Ryan Faragher 31 19-10-1 .916 2.27
Rasmus Reijola 3 0-2-0 .804 5.14
Joe Phillippi 1 1-0-0 .842 3.00
 

 MICHIGAN TECH STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Alex Petan 31 13 15 28 6 +3
David Johnstone 28 9 16 25 30 +3
Blake Pietila 29 14 7 21 38 -4
Jujhar Khaira 31 5 16 21 45 Even
Tanner Kero 27 7 12 19 27 Even
Ryan Furne 30 5 12 17 16 -2
Steven Seigo 31 6 8 14 6 Even
Dennis Rix 31 6 5 11 28 -6
Milos Gordic 24 5 6 11 8 -7
Riley Sweeney 31 0 10 10 10 -6
Malcolm Gould 26 3 6 9 8 -3
Brad Stebner 29 1 8 9 24 -1
Walker Hyland  17  +1 

 

Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Pheonix Copley 21 7-13-1 .903 3.10
Kevin Genoe 11 3-3-3 .902 3.28
Jamie Phillips 6 0-1-0 .877 2.87
 

 

Jonny Brodzinski of St. Cloud State and Michigan Tech’s Steven Seigo battle for control of the puck during Friday’s game at the National Hockey and Event Center. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

 TEAM STATISTICAL COMPARISON
 
  SCSU MT
Shots per game 29.6 31.3
Opponent shots per game 26.6 31.9
Goals per game 3.4 3.0
Opponent goals per game 2.5 3.2
Power play % 17.7 22.4
Penalty kill % 82.2 78.9
Short-hand goals for 2 2
Short-hand goals against 6 4
Penalty minutes per game 8.3 12.4
Opponent penalty minutes 11.7 12.9
Faceoffs 1,018-957 (.515) 1,046-1,034 (.503)

 

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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