Pregame: UNO v Northern Michigan (Oct. 19)

(Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Welcome to Radio Free Omaha’s pregame coverage of Friday’s non-conference tilt between Nebraska Omaha and No. 17 Northern Michigan. Here, you will find line charts, scouting reports and more info related to tonight’s game.

Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (1-1-0, 0-0-0 WCHA) v #17 Northern Michigan Wildcats (2-0-0, 0-0-0 CCHA)
Oct, 19, 2012
CenturyLink Center; Omaha, Neb.

17 Walters – 12 Montpetit – 21 White
14 Zombo – 15 Archibald – 13 Raubenheimer
23 Searfoss – 27 Pearce – 25 Gwidt
9 Polk 0 19 Lane – 22 Schmit

8 Megna – 3 Sustr
11 Seeler – 24 Aneloski
2 Cooper – 7 Young

30 Faulkner
29 Belfour

Scratches: 4 Turgeon; 10 Simonson; 16 Krause; 18 Adams; 28 O’Rourke; 33 Stolarz

Scouting the Mavericks: UNO finished in second place at last weekend’s Icebreaker tournament in Kansas City, Mo. The Mavericks cruised to a 5-1 win over Army on Oct. 12 before dropping a 3-2 decision to Notre Dame the following night…UNO’s win over Army snapped a six-game losing streak dating back to the end of last season. That included a sweep at the hands of St. Cloud State in the first round of the WCHA playoffs…Four Maverick defensemen (Nick Seeler, Bryce Aneloski, Micheal Young and Andrej Sustr) scored in UNO’s two games at the Icebreaker…UNO is 9-5-1 all-time in home openers and enjoys an 11-4-0 advantage in Omaha against Northern Michigan…Form (first two games): WL.

11 Aynsley – 40 Vigier – 29 Daugherty
9 Seckel – 12 Thurber – 19 Kaunisto
22 adair – 26 Higby – 21 Rose
14 Nugent – 20 Nowick – 28 Lindores

33 Follmer – 4 Macaulay
23 Baker – 74 Jones
5 Trenz – 24 Ludwig

31 Coreau
1 Doan

Scratches: 3 Kesti; 6 Taurence; 8 Vandercook; 10 Leach; 16 Johnson; 25 Handley; 27 Eppl 35 Beutenmiller

Scouting the Wildcats: Northern Michigan has bused its way to Omaha for this weekend’s series. Driving from NMU’s campus in Marquette, Mich. to CenturyLink Center in Omaha takes approximately 12 hours and 30 minutes…The Wildcats swept Wisconsin in a two-game set last weekend in Green Bay, Wis. NMU has won five of its last six meetings with the Badgers…NMU is ranked No. 17 in this week’s United States College Hockey Online Men’s Division I poll. The Wildcats came in 15th this week in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll…Freshman forward Cohen Adair is the Central Collegiate Hockey Association’s Rookie of the Week, having scored a goal in each game last weekend against Wisconsin…Five of NMU’s six goals so far this season have been scored in the third period of games…Form: WW.

Referees: Derek Shepherd (3); Marco Hunt (15)
Linesmen: Chad Evers (52); Nathan Stanton (97)


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