Pregame: UNO v Minnesota Duluth (13 Jan 2012)

NEBRASKA-OMAHA (10-8-4, 7-4-3 WCHA)
17 Broadhurst – 12 Montpetit – 21 White
19 Walters – 11 Jayson Megna – 13 Raubenheimer
23 Searfoss – 25 Gwidt – 10 Simonson
14 Zombo – 16 Krause – 15 Archibald

7 Young – 24 Aneloski
8 Jaycob Megna – 5 Ensign
4 Turgeon – 2 Smith

30 Faulkner
31 Massa
29 Belfour

Scratches: 3 Sustr; 9 Polk; 23 Schmit; 28 O’Rourke; 36 Bergman

Scouting the Mavericks: UNO enters this weekend’s series a big underdog, with the Mavericks not featuring in either of the two major national college hockey polls…Defenseman Andrej Sustr remains out with an upper body injury suffered in action before the new year…UNO expects to draw its biggest home crowd of the year on Friday, thanks to the university’s ‘Sell Out Duluth’ campaign…UNO snapped an 0-for-8 power play drought on Dec. 31 in its 4-1 win over Quinnipiac…Form (last 6 games): L-W-W-L-T-W.

#1 MINNESOTA DULUTH (14-3-3, 10-2-2 WCHA)
17 Seidel – 12 Connolly – 18 Basaraba
21 Herbert – 11 Oleksuk – 23 Brown
25 Justin Crandall – 15 Hendrickson – 27 Grun
10 DeLisle – 19 Tardy – 14 Flaherty

28 Bergman – 2 Lamb
66 Kishel – 5 Casto
8 Olson – 16 Smith

35 Reiter
31 Crandall

Scratches: 4 Johnson; 20 Danberg; 22 McManus; 26 Krause; 30 Gaffy

Scouting the Bulldogs: The top-ranked Bulldogs enter Friday’s game riding a 16-game winning streak (13-0-3), having not lost since Oct. 15 in a 5-4 contest against Minnesota…UMD is 2-1-0 all-time in Omaha, all at UNO’s former home, the Omaha Civic Auditorium…The Bulldogs have only lost five of their last 33 road games dating back to the start of the 2010-11 season…Form: W-W-T-W-W-W.

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