Pregame: UNO v Michigan Tech (Feb. 2)

(Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

(Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Welcome to Radio Free Omaha’s pregame coverage of Saturday’s WCHA tilt between the No. 14 Nebraska Omaha Mavericks and the Huskies of Michigan Tech. Here, you will find line charts, scouting reports and other information related to the second and final game of this weekend’s series.

NO. 14 NEBRASKA OMAHA MAVERICKS (16-9-2, 12-5-2 WCHA) V MICHIGAN TECH HUSKIES (7-13-4, 4-11-4 WCHA)
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB.
FEB. 2, 2013

NEBRASKA OMAHA LINES:
17 Walters – 15 Archibald – 21 White
23 Searfoss – 14 Zombo – 19 Lane
25 Gwidt – 27 Pearce – 28 ORourke
9 Polk – 18 Adams – 10 Simonson

8 Megna – 3 Sustr
2 Cooper – 24 Aneloski
4 Turgeon – 11 Seeler

30 Faulkner
29 Belfour

Scratches: 7 Young; 12 Montpetit; 13 Raubenheimer; 16 Krause; 22 Schmit; 31 Massa

SCOUTING THE MAVERICKS: UNO forward Dominic Zombo and defenseman Andrej Sustr both had a goal and an assist Friday in the Mavericks’ 4-3 win over MTU…With a goal in Friday’s win, Maverick forward and Hobey Baker Award candidate Ryan Walters has now scored points in 11 straight games and has at least a goal or an assist in 19 of his last 20 games (16 G, 21 A, 37 P)…Sophomore forward Josh Archibald has points in each of his last seven games – nine points in all in that span – after picking up one assist on Friday…Maverick blueliner Michael Young is a healthy scratch on Saturday…UNO has now won four consecutive home games…Form (last five results): L-T-W-W-W.

MICHIGAN TECH LINES:
12 Furne – 8 Johnstone – 28 Gordic
15 Johnstone – 7 Khaira – 22 Gould
19 Pietila – 10 Kero – 23 Petan
18 Eick – 9 Rix – 17 Lickteig

21 Brown – 25 Nielsen
16 Seigo – 34 Sweeney
5 Fillion – 24 Sova

31 Copley
35 Genoe

SCOUTING THE TIGERS: Freshman forward Alex Petan picked up a goal and assist on Friday, and he is now riding a four-game point streak with seven points in all in that span…The Huskies had killed 13 straight penalties before UNO scored a 5-on-4 goal in Friday’s third period…Tech is still looking for its first win in Omaha since 1997, the first year of UNO hockey’s existence…Form: L-L-W-T-L.

Referees: C.J. Beaurline (9); Chris Perrault (22)
Linesmen: Chad Evers (52); Nate Stanton (97)

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