Pregame: UNO v Alabama Huntsville (Nov. 23)

(Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Welcome to Radio Free Omaha’s pregame coverage of Friday’s non-conference tilt between the No. 15 Nebraska Omaha Mavericks and the Chargers of Alabama Huntsville. Here, you will find line charts, scouting reports and more info related to tonight’s game.

No. 15 Nebraska Omaha Mavericks (6-3-1, 4-1-1 WCHA) v Alabama Huntsville Chargers (1-10-1, Division I Independent)
Nov. 23. 2012 – CenturyLink Center; Omaha, Neb.

NEBRASKA OMAHA LINES:
17 Walters – 14 Zombo – 15 Archibald
23 Searfoss – 12 Montpetit – 21 White
25 Gwidt – 13 Raubenheimer – 18 Adams
9 Polk – 19 Lane – 22 Schmit

8 Megna – 3 Sustr
4 Turgeon – 24 Aneloski
7 Young – 11 Seeler

33 Stolarz
30 Faulkner
29 Belfour

Scratches: 2 Cooper; 10 Simonson; 16 Krause; 27 Pearce; 28 O’Rourke

Scouting the Mavericks: Freshman goaltender Anthony Stolarz will start for the Mavericks tonight. It’s his first start for UNO since he led the team out against WCHA rival Bemidji State on Oct. 27…Since Stolarz last played, the Mavericks have gone on a four-game winning streak. Senior goaltender John Faulkner played in all four of those victories coming against Michgian Tech on the road and Minnesota Duluth at home…UNO’s power play has struggled mightily over the last couple years, but the Mavericks have turned it around a bit lately, scoring five power play goals in their last three games…Junior first-line winger Ryan Walters has scored in each of his last three games, and fellow forward Josh Archibald and defenseman Michael Young each have three-game point streaks going into the UAH series…Form (Last five results): LWWWW.

ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE LINES:
8 Allan – 26 Cseter – 27 Lysaught
13 Webley – 16 Reid – 21 Vanderlugt
5 Brice Geoffrion – 9 Brears – 22 Sebastian Geoffrion
24 Koshley – 11 Prince – 7 Kendra

20 Uusivirta – 23 deBruyn
2 Strukoff – 3 White
28 Reinhardt – 4 Misuraca

31 Griggs
35 Gruehl

Scratches: 10 Hagen – 14 Hickey – 15 Kotlarz – 19 Pierce – 32 Groh

Scouting the Chargers: UAH has won two of its last three games against UNO, with the last coming during a series split last season on neutral ice in Nashville, Tenn…Head coach Kurt Kleinendorst is in his first season with the Chargers and his first season as a head coach in college hockey. Kleinendorst had been an assistant coach and scout before with the New Jersey Devils and also coached in the American Hockey League…Senior goaltender John Griggs gets the nod tonight for the Chargers. The Barrington, Ill. native has been UAH’s No. 1 netminder so far this season, appearing in 11 games and amassing a 3.83 goals-against average and .909 save percentage…The Chargers are 1-9-0 away from the friendly confines of the Von Braun Center…Sophomore defenseman Graeme Strukoff leads the Chargers so far with a goal and four assists for five points from the team’s first 12 games. Charger sophomore forward Kyle Lysaght leads the team in goals scores scored with three…UAH has given up an average of 4.08 goals per game this season while only putting in 1.17 per game at the other end of the ice…Form: LLLWL.

Referees: C.J. Beaurline (9); Dan Dreger (27)
Linesmen: Chad Evers (52); Scott Fitzpatrick (70)

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