Lines, updated statistics going into Thursday’s game between RPI and SCSU

 

St. Cloud State’s Drew LeBlanc skates with the puck during a Dec. 15 game against Colorado College at the National Hockey and Event Center.

No. 16 ST. CLOUD STATE (9-5 WCHA, 11-7 overall)

The lone change that was a possibility tonight would be sophomore Garrett Milan replacing sophomore Joey Holka as a wing on the fourth line. But Holka has been doing a good job killing penalties and that has helped him stay in the lineup. Senior Taylor Johnson plays his fourth straight game on defense with sophomore Jarrod Rabey sitting out his fourth straight game.

LW C RW
11-Kalle Kossila 19-Drew LeBlanc 22-Jonny Brodzinski
10-Ben Hanowski 26-Nic Dowd 13-David Morley
9-Joey Benik 8-Cory Thorson 16-Jimmy Murray
27-Nick Oliver 37-Joey Rehkamp 17-Joey Holka
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

 

RPI (1-5-2 ECAC, 4-6-4 OVERALL)

The Engineers will have one Minnesotan in the lineup tonight in junior defenseman BoDolan, who is from St. Paul and played for Hill-Murray High School. He is a former teammate of some of the Huskies because he played junior hockey for the Penticton Vees of the British Columbia Hockey League. The other RPI players who are from Minnesota and are on the roster are sophomore forward Zach Schroeder (Prior Lake, St. Thomas Academy) and freshman forward Andrew Commers (Edina, St. Thomas Academy). Schroeder is battling wrist problems. The other Minnesota connections for the Engineers are head coach Seth Appert (originally from Cottage Grove) and hockey operations coordinator Kevin Anderson is a St. Cloud State graduate.

One other Minnesota connection is junior forward Matt Tinordi, who has a goal and an assist in 12 games. Tinordi’s father Mark played in the NHL from 1987-2000, including 1988-93 with the Minnesota North Stars. Matt’s brother Jarred played major juniors, was a first-round pick of the Montreal Canadiens as a defenseman and is playing professionally for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League.

LW C RW
28-Matt Tinordi 27-Marty O’Grady 22-CJ Lee
23-Brock Higgs 15-Jacob Laliberte 39-Ryan Haggerty
19-Mike Zalewski 26-Mark Miller 17-Milos Bubela
18-Travis Fulton 12-Johnny Rogic 9-Matt Neal
LD RD Goalies
10-Curtis Leonard 29-Nick Bailen 33-Jason Kasdorf
3-Guy Leboeuf 24-Chris Bradley 32-Bryce Merriam
5-Luke Curadi 11-Bo Dolan  
     

 

St. Cloud State’s Nick Jensen (14) and Nic Dowd (top) work to get the puck away from Colorado College’s Mike Boivin on Dec. 15 at the National Hockey and Event Center.

SCSU STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Drew LeBlanc 18 5 19 24 4 +5
Nic Dowd 18 9 14 23 18 +4
Kalle Kossila 16 10 5 15 6 +10
Nick Jensen 18 1 13 14 8 +5
Ben Hanowski 13 5 8 13 8 +3
David Morley 15 6 6 12 6 +3
Jonny Brodzinski 18 7 4 11 6 +11
Andrew Prochno 17 2 9 11 10 +5
Cory Thorson 18 5 4 9 6 Even
Joey Holka 17 2 5 7 14 +7
Ethan Prow 17 2 5 7 2 +6
             
Goalie GP W-L-T Save GAA    
Ryan Faragher 17 10-6-0 .911 2.38    
Rasmus Reijola 2 0-1-0 .840 4.21    
Joe Phillippi 1 1-0-0 .842 3.00    
       

RPI STATISTICAL LEADERS

 

 

 

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Jacob Laliberte 12 6 8 14 2 +3
Matt Neal 13 4 7 11 0 -1
Nick Bailen 14 4 6 10 8 Even
Ryan Haggerty 13 5 5 10 16 -1
Brock Higgs 13 0 8 8 10 -4
Milos Bubela 14 3 3 6 12 +1
Mark Miller 14 2 3 5 4 +2
Curtis Leonard 13 1 3 4 0 +8
Guy Leboeuf 14 0 3 3 23 Even
Mark McGowan 8 2 1 3 6 Even
Marty O’Grady 8 1 2 3 2 +1
Mike Zalewski 13 2 1 3 6 -3
Goalie GP W-L-T Save GAA    
Jason Kasdorf 6 2-1-2 .945 1.46    
Bryce Merriam 6 1-3-1 .889 3.47    
Scott Diebold 4 1-2-1 .867 3.35    
             

TEAM STATISTICAL COMPARISON

  SCSU RPI
Shots per game 29.6 27.7
Opponent shots per game 26.2 28.6
Goals per game 3.4 2.5
Opponent goals per game 2.5 2.9
Power play % 18.5 13.6
Penalty kill % 83.9 82.8
Short-hand goals for 2 1
Short-hand goals against 5 4
Penalty minutes per game 10.1 13.5
Opponent penalty minutes 14.0 12.9
Faceoffs 581-517 (.529) 412-457 (.474)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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