Pregame: UNO v North Dakota (Feb. 8)

Welcome to Radio Free Omaha’s pregame coverage of Friday’s WCHA showdown between No. 14 Nebraska Omaha and No. 7 North Dakota. Here, you’ll find line charts, scouting reports and more information pertaining to the first game of this two-game series.

NO. 14 NEBRASKA OMAHA (16-10-2, 12-6-2 WCHA) V NO. 7 NORTH DAKOTA (14-8-6, 9-5-6)
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB.
FEB. 8, 2013

NEBRASKA OMAHA LINES:
11 Seeler – 14 Zombo – 21 White
23 Searfoss – 25 Gwidt – 28 O’Rourke
17 Walters – 15 Archibald – 13 Raubenheimer
19 Lane – 27 Pearce – 22 Schmit

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

29 Belfour
39 Faulkner

Scratches: 9 Polk; 10 Simonson; 12 Montpetit; 16 Krause; 18 Adams; 31 Massa

Scouting the Mavericks: Sophomore goaltender Dayn Belfour is a surprise starter in goal for UNO tonight, taking over for senior John Faulkner. Belfour has not appeared in any games so far this season…Sophomore forward Josh Archibald has points in seven of his last eight games, and ten points overall in that span…Junior forward Ryan Walters, a Hobey Baker Award candidate for UNO, is averaging 1.34 points per game, good for third in the country…Form (last five results): T-W-W-W-OTL.

NORTH DAKOTA LINES:
19 Grimaldi – 10 Knight – 7 Kristo
9 Caggiula – 27 Rowney – 15 Parks
25 Mitch MacMillian – 16 Mark MacMillian – 17 St. Clair
8 Senkbeil – 28 Pattyn – 11 Rodwell

2 MacWilliam – 18 Simpson
4 Forbort – 23 Schmaltz
5 Mattson – 20 Gleason

31 Gothberg
33 Saunders

Scouting UND: Senior forward Danny Kristo leads all active NCAA Division 1 men’s hockey players with 144 points in his career. He and linemate (and Baker Award candidate) Corban Knight combine for the nation’s highest-scoring pair of teammates…A win last Saturday at home to Wisconsin snapped a five-game winless streak for UND, which was the longest of head coach Dave Hakstol‘s nine years so far with UND…Freshman goaltender Zane Gothberg was last week’s WCHA Rookie of the Week for his performances against the Badgers…Form: T-L-T-T-W.

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