Pregame: Nebraska-Omaha v Bentley (Oct. 11)

Nebraska-Omaha players celebrate Brian O'Rourke's second period goal during the Mavericks' 6-1 exhibition win over NAIT on Monday. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska-Omaha players celebrate Brian O’Rourke’s second period goal during the Mavericks’ 6-1 exhibition win over NAIT on Monday. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Listed under the jump are line charts, scouting reports and more information pertaining to Friday’s non-conference tilt between Nebraska-Omaha of the NCHC and Bentley from Atlantic Hockey.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA v BENTLEY
OCT. 11, 2013
CENTURYLINK CENTER – OMAHA, NEB.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA LINES:
17 Ryan Walters – 14 Dominic Zombo – 15 Josh Archibald
23 Johnnie Searfoss – 20 Jake Guentzel – 16 Austin Ortega
9 James Polk – 12 Brock Montpetit – 13 Zahn Raubenheimer
18 Jono Davis – 27 Aaron Pearce – 25 Justin Parizek

8 Jaycob Megna – 11 Nick Seeler
7 Michael Young – 24 Ian Brady
2 Brian Cooper – 28 Brian O’Rourke

31 Ryan Massa
1 Reed Peters
29 Kirk Thompson

UNO scratches: 6 Matt Youso; 10 Alex Simonson; 19 Tanner Lane

Scouting the Mavericks: UNO opens up its 17th regular season against a Bentley team the Mavericks have only faced twice before, with both games in Omaha. The hosts triumphed both nights, with UNO downing the Falcons 5-2 on Dec. 8, 2006, before beating the visitors again by a 7-2 scoreline the following night…Senior forward Johnnie Searfoss picked up three goals – his first hat trick ever, he later told reporters – in the Mavericks’ 6-1 exhibition win Monday night over the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology…Junior goaltender Ryan Massa started against the Ooks and played only the first period, stopping all six shots he faced before leaving the game to give freshmen Kirk Thompson and Reed Peters 20 minutes’ game time each…UNO has won each of its last six home openers and are 8-0-1 in its last nine curtain-raisers. UNO is 9-5-2 all-time in season-openers.

BENTLEY LINES:
25 Brett Switzewr – 12 Andrew Gladiuk – 26 Brett Gensler
16 Max French – 23 Alex Grieve – 10 Will Suter
27 Jared Rickord – 17 alex Kubiak – 3 Justin Breton
9 Andrew Fitzstephens – 22 Derek Bacon – 11 Tyler Deresky

24 Steve Weinstein – 21 Matt Blomquist
6 Mike Berry – 19 Zach Marginsky
20 Zach Ledford – 15 Charlie Donners

30 Branden Komm
29 Blake Dougherty
1 Gabe Antoni

Bentley scratches: 14 Tyler Krause; 2 Matt Maher; 4 Kyle O’Brien; 18 Michael Reardon

Scouting the Falcons: Friday’s game will be the first of eight road games in a row for Bentley as it starts its 2013-14 season. The Falcons do not have an exhibition game scheduled for this season…Senior forward Brett Gensler, who has 52 career goals and 114 career points to his name, is 11 goals away from breaking Bentley’s Division I era record for career goals and 13 points away from breaking the Falcons’ D-I era record for points. Gensler recorded 40 points last season (16 goals, 24 assists), thus making him the ninth-highest returning scorer in college hockey…Although Bentley College is situated in Waltham, Mass., the Falcons might have a sizable cheering section at the CenturyLink Center this weekend. Falcon freshman forward Will Suter is an Omaha native…Bentley, a member of the Atlantic Hockey Association, was picked 9th in the league’s preseason poll.

Referees: Derek Shepherd (3); Steve Patafie (18)
Linesmen: Nate Stanton (79); Chad Evers (72)

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