Pregame: UNO v Bemidji State (Oct. 26)

(Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Welcome to Radio Free Omaha’s pregame coverage of Friday’s WCHA tilt between Nebraska Omaha and Bemidji State. Here, you will find line charts, scouting reports and more info related to tonight’s game.

Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (2-2-0, 0-0-0 WCHA) v Bemidji State Beavers (1-1-0, 0-0-0 WCHA)
Oct, 26, 2012

CenturyLink Center; Omaha, Neb.

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

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

30 Faulkner
33 Stolarz
29 Belfour

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

Scouting the Mavericks: UNO (2-2-0) enters its final season of WCHA play this weekend with the third and fourth games of a four-game homestand. The Mavericks split a two-game set last week with No. 17 Northern Michigan at home, winning Oct. 19’s meeting 5-2 before dropping a 2-1 decision the following night…Senior goaltender John Faulkner starts for the Mavericks in their first game of this series against Bemidji. Faulkner has been UNO’s Friday night goaltender of note thus far, beating Army 5-1 in the second Icebreaker semifinal on Oct. 12 and beating NMU on Oct. 19…UNO has struggled at home in recent years against Bemidji State, this weekend’s visiting club. The Beavers are 6-1-3 against UNO in the teams’ last ten tilts…Sophomore forward James Polk will start as a center for the first time in his collegiate career on Friday, with his line’s bookends being Ryan Walters and Tanner LaneForm (First four results): WLWL.

9 Kinne – 13 Ward – 28 George
18 Illo – 14 McLeod – 17 Robbins
7 Orban – 12 Jubinville – 4 Boehm
23 Gerbrandt – 29 Brewer – 27 Cain

8 Areshenko – 25 Wacker
22 Prapavessis – 11 McCormick
20 Rendle – 15 Windle

30 Walsh
35 Dugas

Scouting the Beavers: A win in either game this weekend would give Bemidji State’s hockey program its 1,000th win. BSU currently stands at 999-505-94 all-time over 57 years of intercollegiate competition…BSU is 0-4-0 in its first two WCHA-opening series, but it might break that streak this weekend in Omaha, where it is unbeaten in its last six meetings with the Mavericks at CenturyLink Center…Sophomore goaltender Andrew Walsh was the WCHA’s defensive player of the week a week ago, stopping 63 of 64 shots in two games against non-conference foe Lake Superior State…Junior forward Radoslav Illo is the Beavers’ danger man up front, leading the team thus far in scoring. In two career games against UNO, he has two goals and an assist. Form (first two official games): LW.

Referees: Matt Ulwelling (23); Jonathan Morrison (27)
Linesmen: Chad Evers (52); Scott Fitzpatrick (70)


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