Pregame: UNO v Colorado College (Jan. 5)

CenturyLink Center workers take the basketball court off the ice in the hours before UNO's game Saturday against Colorado College. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

CenturyLink Center workers take the basketball court off the ice in the hours before UNO’s game Saturday against Colorado College. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Welcome to Radio Free Omaha’s pregame coverage of Saturday’s WCHA tilt between the No. 16 Nebraska Omaha Mavericks and the Tigers of Colorado College. Here, you will find line charts, scouting reports and other information related to the finale of this weekend’s series.

NO. 16 NEBRASKA OMAHA MAVERICKS (12-8-1, 8-4-1 WCHA) V COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS (8-11-2, 5-7-1 WCHA)
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB.
JAN. 5, 2013

NEBRASKA OMAHA LINES:
19 Lane – 14 Zombo – 21 White
17 Walters – 15 Archibald – 13 Raubenheimer
9 Polk – 25 Gwidt – 18 Adams
16 Krause – 28 O’Rourke – 10 Simonson

8 Megna – 3 Sustr
2 Cooper – 24 Aneloski
4 Turgeon – 7 Young

30 Faulkner
29 Belfour
33 Stolarz

SCOUTING THE MAVERICKS: UNO currently sits in a tie for second place in the WCHA with North Dakota and Denver. A win for Mavericks Saturday, however, would see them sit alone atop the league standings…UNO matched its season high in goals in Friday’s 8-4 win over visiting Colorado College. The Mavericks had also scored eight goals once earlier this season, besting Alabama-Huntsville on Nov. 24…Junior forward Josh Archibald recorded Friday UNO’s first hat trick since Joey Martin did it in an 8-4 win over North Dakota on Jan. 21, 2011…Maverick freshman forward Tanner Lane scored his first two goals in a UNO sweater in Friday’s win, including the eventual game-winner 7:25 into the game’s second period…Junior forward Matt White has points in six of his last seven games, including a goal on Friday…Form (last five games): LWLLW.

COLORADO COLLEGE LINES:
18 Wamsganz – 13 Schwartz – 27 Rapuzzi
16 Krushelnyski – 25 Winkler – 24 Hanson
12 Skalbeck – 10 Bradley – 17 Taft
11 Fejes – 21 Collett – 14 DiGiando
22 Maric

6 Stoykewych – 28 Boivin
4 Marciano – 7 McDermott
20 Young

31 Howe
39 Thorimbert

SCOUTING THE TIGERS: Colorado College has struggled since Thanksgiving, losing each of their last three and only going 1-8-2 since Nov. 16…CC defenseman Mike Boivin recorded a hat trick of his own in Friday’s loss to UNO, becoming the first Tiger blueliner to accomplish the feat since Tom Preissing did it against Massachusetts-Lowell at the start of the 2002-03 season…The shorthanded goal CC gave up late in Friday’s game was the first such tally the Tigers had conceded all season …Form: L-T-LLL.

Referees: Justin Brown (5); Craig Welker (17)
Linesmen: Chad Evers (52); Scott Fitzpatrick (70)

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