Lines, updated statistics going into Saturday’s WCHA playoff game between SCSU and Alaska-Anchorage

St. Cloud State’s Garrett Milan skates past the SCSU bench after scoring a goal in the first period of Friday’s game at the National Hockey and Event Center. Photo by Dave Schwarz, dschwarz@stcloudtimes.com

 NO. 8 SCSU (18-9-1 WCHA, 22-14-1 OVERALL)

The Huskies have one change in the lineup vs. Friday: sophomore Jarrod Rabey replaces freshman Ethan Prow as senior Taylor Johnson’s defensive partner.

The MacNaughton Cup will be on display tonight in the south concourse during the first and second periods.

The Huskies are 21-6 in first round WCHA playoff games played at the National Hockey and Event Center. SCSU is 9-2 in first round home playoff games under coach Bob Motzko.

SCSU is looking to reach the WCHA Final Five for the second straight year and 14th time. The other times that the Huskies have reached the Final Five are: 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. SCSU has reached the championship game four times: 2010 (5-3 loss to North Dakota), 2006 (5-3 loss to North Dakota), 2001 (6-5 overtime win over North Dakota) and 1994 (3-2 overtime loss to Minnesota). The Huskies’ Final Five record is 8-16.

St. Cloud State is No. 12 in the PairWise Rankings going into Saturday’s game.

Freshman Jonny Brodzinski joined an elite group on Friday with his 20th and 21st goals of the season. Here are the other 20 Huskies in the Division I era with 21 or more goals in a season:

1.   37 – Mark Hartigan – 2001-02
2.   34 – Fred Knipscheer – 1992-93
3.   28 – Tyler Arnason – 2000-01
4.   27 – Mark Parrish – 1996-97
    27 – Mark Hartigan – 2000-01
6.   25 – Ryan Lasch – 2007-08
7.   24 – Jeff Saterdalen – 1989-90
    24 – Ryan Malone – 2001-02
9.   23 – Ben Hanowski – 2011-12
    23 – Chris Scheid – 1988-89
11.   22 – Chris Scheid – 1989-90
    22 – Tim Hanus – 1989-90
    22 – Marc Gagnon – 1993-94
    22 – Mark Hartigan – 1999-00
    22 – Andrew Gordon – 2006-07
16.   21 – Jeff Saterdalen – 1990-91
    21 – Tim Hanus – 1990-91
    21 – Brett Lievers – 1994-95
    21 – Greg Hagen – 1992-93
    21 – Jonny Brodzinski – 2012-13

 Here are the lines for the Huskies tonight:

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
9-Joey Benik 13-David Morley 18-Garrett Milan
LD RD Goalies
28-Andrew Prochno 14-Nick Jensen 29-Ryan Faragher
7-Kevin Gravel 40-Tim Daly 33-Joe Phillippi
4-Taylor Johnson 2-Jarrod Rabey 35-Rasmus Reijola
     

 ALASKA-ANCHORAGE (2-20-6, 4-24-7)

Two changes for the Seawolves’ lineup vs. Friday: freshman defenseman Austin Sevalrud is in the lineup and Chris Kamal gets the start in place of Rob Gunderson in goal. Sevalrud sat out a game disqualification for a kicking major penalty that he took in Sunday’s loss at Denver. Sevalrud’s addition to the lineup means the Seawolves will have six defensemen in the lineup after playing with five on Friday. Anchorage’s bench was further shortened Friday because defenseman Ben Matthews received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for checking from behind at 10:18 of the first period. Anchorage will again dress 11 (rather than the usual 12) forwards.

LW C RW
29-Scott Allen 9-Blake Tatchell 12-Alex Gellert
40-Daniel Naslund 21-Matt Bailey 26-Tyler Currier
20-Hayden Trupp 19-Bobby Murphy 16-Andrew Pettitt
  23-Kory Roy  18-Chris Crowell
LD RD Goalies
8-Scott Warner 3-Derek Docken 35-Chris Kamal
13-Quinn Sproule 22-Blake Leask 33-Rob Gunderson
 5-Aaron Sevalrud 6-Ben Matthews  
     

 

St. Cloud State’s Nick Oliver tries to control the puck in front of Alaska Anchorage goaltender Rob Gunderson during 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 37 12 35 47 14 +12
Nic Dowd 37 13 23 36 39 +8
Jonny Brodzinski 37 21 11 32 10 +27
Kalle Kossila 35 15 16 31 8 +16
Nick Jensen 37 4 24 28 12 +20
Ben Hanowski 32 14 12 26 14 +3
Andrew Prochno 36 5 21 26 14 +19
David Morley 30 10 9 19 12 +4
Cory Thorson 37 9 7 16 6 Even
Jimmy Murray 37 5 10 15 14 +4
Ethan Prow 35 3 11 14 2 +9
Kevin Gravel 37  10  25  -1 

 

Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Ryan Faragher 35 21-12-1 .915 2.31
Rasmus Reijola 4 0-2-0 .817 4.59
Joe Phillippi 2 1-0-0 .864 2.72

 

 

ALASKA-ANCHORAGE STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Blake Tatchell 35 8 16 24 16 -9
Jordan Kwas 29 9 11 20 14 -10
Scott Allen 35 12 7 19 31 -7
Matt Bailey 35 7 12 19 63 -16
Alex Gellert 34 6 7 13 20 -13
Blake Leask 33 2 9 11 6 -13
Daniel Naslund 34 4 6 10 10 -20
Quinn Sproule 31 2 6 8 24 -13
Kory Roy 33 0 7 7 12 -10
Scott Warner 35 3 3 6 8 -12
Hayden Trupp 34 2 4 6 21 -10
Derek Docken 35  12  -18 

 

Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA
Chris Kamal 20 2-13-3 .886 3.27
Rob Gunderson 18 2-11-4 .873 3.89
         
 

TEAMS STATISTICAL COMPARISON

  SCSU AA
Shots per game 29.5 21.3
Opponent shots per game 26.7 30.2
Goals per game 3.4 1.9
Opponent goals per game 2.5 3.7
Power play % 17.2 14.8
Penalty kill % 82.8 74.6
Short-hand goals for 2 4
Short-hand goals against 6 1
Penalty minutes per game 8.2 14.1
Opponent penalty minutes 12.6 10.2
Faceoffs 1,138-1,086 (.512) 992-1,038 (.489)

 

 

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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