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

 

A shot by St. Cloud State’s Joey Benik gets past Minnesota goaltender Adam Wilcox during the Feb. 8 game at the National Hockey and Event Center in St. Cloud. It was Benik’s first college goal. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

NO. 8/10 ST. CLOUD STATE (14-6-1 WCHA, 17-11-1 OVERALL)

The Huskies are No. 9 in the PairWise Rankings going into Saturday’s game with Minnesota.

St. Cloud State has a couple changes on the third and fourth lines. Sophomore Brooks Bertsch, who was the left wing on the fourth line Friday, moves up to right wing on the third line. Sophomore Garrett Milan, a healthy scratch Friday, is the left wing on the fourth line. Redshirt freshman David Morley, who had a shot on goal and was a plus-1 Friday, is a scratch. Not sure right now if Morley is a healthy scratch or if he suffered an injury.

LW C RW
10-Ben Hanowski 19-Drew LeBlanc 11-Kalle Kossila
16-Jimmy Murray 26-Nic Dowd 22-Jonny Brodzinski
9-Joey Benik 8-Cory Thorson 21-Brooks Bertsch
18-Garrett Milan 37-Joey Rehkamp 17-Joey Holka
LD RD Goalies
28-Andrew Prochno 14-Nick Jensen 29-Ryan Faragher
7-Kevin Gravel 12-Ethan Prow 33-Joe Phillippi
40-Tim Daly 4-Taylor Johnson 35-Rasmus Reijola 

 

NO. 1 MINNESOTA (11-4-4 WCHA, 19-4-4 OVERALL)

The Gophers are No. 2 in the PairWise Rankings going into Saturday’s game. The Gophers gave SCSU sports information errant offensive lines before Friday’s game, so I’m not 100 percent sure on the changes.

Freshman A.J. Michaelson is in the lineup after being a scratch Friday. He replaces junior Jake Parenteau in the lineup. From the lines I scratched down during the game Friday, it looks like the top two lines are the same. On the third line, Travis Boyd moves up to center Tom Serratore and Seth Ambroz. On the fourth line, Christian Isackson will center Michaelson and Justin Holl.

The defensive pairings and freshman Adam Wilcox starting in goal is the same as last night. 

LW C RW
7-Kyle Rau 27-Nick Bjugstad 19-Erik Haula
11-Sam Warning 16-Nate Condon 24-Zach Budish
14-Tom Serratore 22-Travis Boyd 12-Justin Holl
6-Jake Parenteau 26-Christian Isackson 17-Seth Ambroz
LD RD Goalies
4-Seth Helgeson 10-Ben Marshall 32-Adam Wilcox
5-Mike Reilly 20-Mark Alt 1-Michael Shibrowski
2-Brady Skjei 29-Nate Schmidt  
     

 SCSU STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Drew LeBlanc 29 9 30 39 8 +12
Nic Dowd 29 12 17 29 24 +6
Kalle Kossila 27 12 14 26 6 +17
Jonny Brodzinski 29 13 9 22 10 +22
Ben Hanowski 24 12 10 22 10 +3
Nick Jensen 29 3 19 21 10 +11
David Morley 26 9 7 16 10 +3
Andrew Prochno 28 2 13 15 12 +9
Cory Thorson 29 8 5 13 6 -4
Ethan Prow 27 2 9 11 2 +6
Jimmy Murray 29 3 7 10 10 +4
Joey Holka  25  20  +4 

 

Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Ryan Faragher 27 16-9-1 .917 2.16
Rasmus Reijola 3 0-2-0 .804 5.14
Joe Phillippi 1 1-0-0 .842 3.00

Minnesota’s Nick Bjugstad celebrates a Gopher goal in the first period of the Feb. 8 game at the National Hockey and Event Center in St. Cloud. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

 MINNESOTA STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Erik Haula 24 13 20 33 8 +10
Kyle Rau 27 13 17 30 16 +11
Nate Schmidt 27 7 20 27 12 +15
Nick Bjugstad 27 14 12 26 22 +8
Nate Condon 27 9 16 25 6 +14
Zach Budish 27 9 15 24 10 +13
Sam Warning 18 5 11 16 6 +10
Christian Isackson 27 3 12 15 16 +7
Seth Ambroz 27 7 7 14 22 +11
Travis Boyd 27 3 9 12 4 +2
Ben Marshall 27 5 6 11 12 +12
Mike Reilly 25 2 9 11 12 +5
Tom Serratore  27  18  Even 

 

Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Adam Wilcox 26 18-3-4 .925 1.71
Michael Shibrowski 3 1-1-0 .881 3.18

Minnesota’s Justin Holl tries to get a shot on St. Cloud State goaltender Ryan Faragher during a Feb. 8 game at the National Hockey and Event Center in St. Cloud. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

 TEAM STATISTICAL COMPARISON

 
  SCSU UM
Shots per game 29.3 32.9
Opponent shots per game 25.8 23.4
Goals per game 3.3 3.8
Opponent goals per game 2.4 1.9
Power play % 18.5 24.4
Penalty kill % 84.0 88.2
Short-hand goals for 2 2
Short-hand goals against 6 2
Penalty minutes per game 8.4 10.5
Opponent penalty minutes 12.2 16.7
Faceoffs 879-823 (.516) 922-790 (.539)

 

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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