Freshman Ben Storm is not in the lineup tonight. Thought that might be the case. Storm was the St. Cloud State player who was blasted into the boards by Western Michigan’s Kyle Novak in the third period last night. Novak was given a checking from behind major and a game misconduct at 6:11. I did not see Storm return to the ice. Will try to get an update on him tonight.
The tinkering of the lines continues. Junior Joey Holka, who was the right wing on Nic Dowd’s line last night, is a healthy scratch tonight. He is replaced by sophomore David Morley. Morley was the center on the second line last night.
Freshman Ryan Papa moves up to the second line that has sophomore Kalle Kossila at center and Jonny Brodzinski on the right wing. He replaces senior Cory Thorson on that line.
Thorson moves back to center on the third line with Garrett Milan and Brooks Bertsch on the wings. Milan was a healthy scratch last night. Bertsch was on a line with junior left wing Nick Oliver and junior center Joey Rehkamp last night.
The fourth line is quite interesting. Redshirt freshman walk-on T.J. Belisle is on the left wing with Oliver at center and Rehkamp on the right wing. This is Belisle’s second regular season game.
Freshman Daniel Tedesco is the wing being replaced in the lineup by Milan. Tedesco is a healthy scratch.
For the first time in a while, juniors Tim Daly and Jarrod Rabey are in the lineup on the same night on defense. Daly will be senior Kevin Gravel’s defensive partner; Rabey is freshman Niklas Nevalainen’s defensive partner.
|16-Jimmy Murray||26-Nic Dowd||13-David Morley|
|10-Ryan Papa||11-Kalle Kossila||22-Jonny Brodzinski|
|18-Garrett Milan||8-Cory Thorson||21-Brooks Bertsch|
|23-T.J. Belisle||27-Nick Oliver||37-Joey Rehkamp|
|28-Andrew Prochno||12-Ethan Prow||29-Ryan Faragher|
|7-Kevin Gravel||40-Tim Daly||35-Charlie Lindgren|
Lines for Western Michigan (5-5-1-1 NCHC, 11-8-4 overall)
The Broncos have no changes to their lineup. Same lines as Friday.
|8-Sheldon Dries||29-Will Kessel||16-Nolan LaPorte|
|24-Shane Berschbach||13-Chase Balisy||17-Justin Kovacs|
|14-Colton Hargrave||10-Josh Pitt||21-Kyle Novak|
|25-Mike Cichy||26-Michael Rebry||28-Sam Mellor
|9-Chris Dienes||20-Taylor Fleming||1-Frank Slubowski|
|6-Matt Stewart||7-Kenney Morrison||55-Lukas Hafner|
|15-Jordan Oesterle||11-Dennis Brown|
SCSU STATISTICAL LEADERS
WESTERN MICHIGAN STATISTICAL LEADERS
TEAMS STATISTICAL COMPARISON (national ranking in category)
|Shots per game||33.16 (18th)||28.91 (38th)|
|Opponent shots per game||25.79 (7th)||28.91 (17th)|
|Goals per game||3.63 (4th)||2.74 (32nd)|
|Opponent goals per game||2.37 (14th)||2.43 (19th)|
|Power play %||23.2 (7th)||14.2 (47th)|
|Penalty kill %||79.4 (44th)||83.1 (23rd)|
|Short-hand goals for||2||4|
|Short-hand goals against||0||2|
|Penalty minutes per game||8.6 (53rd)||16.9 (1st)|
|Opponent penalty minutes||10.5||13.6|
|Faceoffs||625-557 (.529) (9th)||686-774 (.470) (50th)|