Lines, updated statistics, some quotes going into Saturday’s WCHA men’s game between SCSU and Bemidji State

 

St. Cloud State’s Andrew Prochno (28) goes after the puck after checking Bemidji State’s Jeff Jubinville on Friday at the Sanford Center in Bemidji. Photo by Jack Hittinger, Bemidji Pioneer

 

NO. 12/13 ST. CLOUD STATE (13-5-1 WCHA, 16-10-1 OVERALL)

The Huskies are No. 8 in the PairWise Rankings going into Saturday’s game with Bemidji State. St. Cloud State is 7-0-1 in its last 7 WCHA games and is one point ahead of Minnesota and Nebraska-Omaha for the conference lead in the standings.

The Huskies were happy with Friday’s road win, but they did not play a perfect game, particularly after the first period.

“We got a lead (3-0 in the first period), which is critical on the road, we got good goaltending and then we got a little sloppy,” Huskies coach Bob Motzko said. “We had too many turnovers. We kind of stopped making plays. It got ugly out there. The last half of that game is as ugly as hockey can be played.”

St. Cloud State was 0-for-4 on the power play with seven shots.

“We had some good looks on our first power play, but they made some adjustments and we didn’t answer,” Motzko said. ”When you’re on the road, you rarely win games when you’re power play goes 0-for.”

The Huskies, though, did not get called for a penalty after taking some bad penalties in the series last weekend at North Dakota. Motzko wants to see more of that from his team tonight.

He also wants to see his team attack more in the offensive zone against the Beavers.

“We stopped forechecking,” Motzko said of his team in the second and third periods Friday. “You can’t forecheck them when they have the puck because they’re just going to slap it out. But there were a lot of times where we could have (forechecked). We were having a tough time distinguishing when to forecheck and when to get out of there. When you play against that style, it’s to learn how to (forecheck against it). We’ll watch film (Friday nght) and hopefully, we can put on some more pressure. We need to put more pressure on the offensive zone.

“We have to stay out of the penalty box and not give them chances on the power play. Two, we’ve got to establish more pressure. That gets you more into the flow of the game, gets your guys going. We’ve got to come more prepared to put pressure on them.”

The lone change for the Huskies is on the fourth line. Sophomore Joey Holka, who was a scratch Friday, replaces sophomore Garrett Milan as a wing.

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 13-David Morley
17-Joey Holka 37-Joey Rehkamp 21-Brooks Bertsch
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  

BEMIDJI STATE (4-11-4 WCHA, 5-15-5 OVERALL)

Bemidji State is 0-7-2 in its last 9 games and been shut out in 3 of its last 7 games.  

The Beavers’ defensive pairings are all the same as last night. In goal, Mathieu Dugas, who came on in relief of Andrew Walsh on Friday, starts.

The Beavers’ fourth line stays the same. The other three lines have changes. Center Jeff Jubinville and right wing David Boehm stay together on a line, but Brance Orban moves up from the third line right wing to left wing on the top line. Center Cory Ward and right wing Brad Robbins stay together on the third line, but Radoslav Illo is the left wing. Illo replaces Ben Kinne on that line. Kinne moves onto the right wing on a line with center Aaron McLeod and left wing Jordan George. All three of those players were on different lines Friday. But no players who were dressed Friday are scratches tonight.

LW C RW
7-Brance Orban 12-Jeff Jubinville 4-David Boehm
28-Jordan George 14-Aaron McLeod 9-Ben Kinne
18-Radoslav Illo 13-Cory Ward 17-Brad Robbins
23-Markus Gerbrandt 27-Mitch Cain 29-Phil Brewer
LD RD Goalies
8-Jake Areshenko 25-Brady Wacker 35-Mathieu Dugas
22-Matt Prapavessis 11-Graeme McCormack 30-Andrew Walsh
20-Sam Rendle 15-Sam Windle
 
ST. CLOUD STATE STATISTICAL LEADERS
Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Drew LeBlanc 27 7 29 36 8 +14
Nic Dowd 27 12 16 28 20 +6
Kalle Kossila 25 11 12 23 6 +17
Ben Hanowski 22 12 10 22 10 +5
Jonny Brodzinski 27 12 9 21 8 +22
Nick Jensen 27 3 16 19 10 +12
David Morley 24 8 7 15 10 +2
Andrew Prochno 26 2 12 14 12 +10
Cory Thorson 27 8 4 12 6 -5
Ethan Prow 25 2 9 11 2 +7
Jimmy Murray 27 3 6 9 10 +4
Joey Holka 23 2 5 7 20 +4
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA    
Ryan Faragher 25 15-8-1 .917 2.12    
Rasmus Reijola 3 0-2-0 .804 5.14    
Joe Phillippi 1 1-0-0 .842 3.00

 

BEMIDJI STATE STATISTICAL LEADERS

Player GP G A Pts PM +/-
Brance Orban 25 5 12 17 6 -4
Jordan George 25 8 7 15 14 -4
Aaron McLeod 25 10 3 13 6 -12
Danny Mattson 19 2 11 13 16 -8
Ben Kinne 23 3 8 11 2 -8
Jeff Jubinville 25 5 5 10 2 -5
David Boehm 25 3 7 10 29 -3
Radoslav Illo 25 2 7 9 12 -2
Cory Ward 25 5 3 8 35 -5
Matt Prapavessis 25 0 7 7 25 -10
Brady Wacker  25 35  -4 
Goalie GP W-L-T Save% GAA    
Andrew Walsh 18 4-10-4 .909 2.81    
Mathieu Dugas 8 1-5-1 .905 2.90    
 

TEAM STATISTICAL COMPARISON

 
  SCSU BSU
Shots per game 29.4 24.2
Opponent shots per game 25.3 31.4
Goals per game 3.3 2.1
Opponent goals per game 2.4 3.1
Power play % 17.4 15.6
Penalty kill % 83.5 80.r
Short-hand goals for 2 1
Short-hand goals against 6 0
Penalty minutes per game 8.9 12.2
Opponent penalty minutes 12.3 9.2
Faceoffs 824-764 (.519) 691-777 (.471)

 

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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