Pregame: Nebraska-Omaha v Cornell (Oct. 26)

Nebraska-Omaha freshman goaltender Kirk Thompson gets his fourth consecutive start Friday night at home to Cornell. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska-Omaha freshman goaltender Kirk Thompson gets his fourth consecutive start Friday night at home to Cornell. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Listed after the jump are line charts, scouting reports and more information pertaining to Friday’s non-conference tilt at CenturyLink Center between Nebraska-Omaha of the NCHC and No. 19 Cornell of the ECAC.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA (2-2-0, 0-0-0 NCHC) V No. 19 CORNELL (0-0-0, 0-0-0 ECAC)
OCT. 26, 2013
CENTURYLINK CENTER – OMAHA, NEB.

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

8 Jaycob Megna – 11 Nick Seeler
7 Michael Young – 24 Ian Brady
2 Brian Cooper – 6 Matt Youso

29 Kirk Thompson
1 Reed Peters
31 Ryan Massa

UNO scratches: 10 Alex Simonson; 19 Jono Davis; 28 Brian O’Rourke

Scouting the Mavericks: Friday night will mark UNO’s first-ever meeting with Cornell…UNO freshman goaltender Kirk Thompson gets his fourth consecutive start Friday night. Junior Ryan Massa played in the Mavericks’ season-opening 6-4 loss to Bentley two weeks ago, but Thompson has been the starter ever since…Maverick forward Ryan Walters is the only Maverick with at least one point in all four of the team’s games so far this season, and he had two goals and an assist last weekend in two games at Northern Michigan…UNO has yet to give up more than 30 shots in a single game in the 2013-14 campaign, although they were held to a season-low 22 shots last Saturday in a 6-3 loss to NMU…UNO has had serious trouble staying out of the penalty box so far this season. The Mavericks have committed 34 penalties in their first four games of the season and were whistled down 12 times last Saturday in Marquette. Form (results so far this season): L-W-W-L.

CORNELL LINES
28 Joel Lowry – 22 Cole Bardreau – 14 John McCarron
7 Jake Weidner – 20 Dustin Mowrey – 17 Brian Ferlin
10 Madison Dias – 12 John Knisley – 11 Eric Freschi
18 Armand De Swardt – 26 Jeff Kubiak – 16 Matt Buckles

5 Joakim Ryan – 3 Reece Willcox
24 Kirill Gotovets – 23 Jacob MacDonald
21 clint Lewis – 27 Patrick McCarron

33 Andy Iles
32 Mitch Gillam

Cornell scratches: 2 Eric Sade; 4 Craig Esposito; 6 Holden Anderson; 9 Christian Hilbrich; 15 Rodger Craig; 19 Teemu Titinen; 30 Ryan Coon

Scouting the Big Red:
Friday’s game will be Cornell’s first non-exhibition game of the season. The Big Red’s only matchup so far in the 2013-14 campaign ended in a 7-2 win over York last Saturday…Cornell returns four of its top five scorers from last season as well as three-year starting goaltender Andy Iles. Iles was a pretty safe bet to start in goal Friday in Omaha as he has started 70 consecutive games for the Big Red…Big Red forwards Cole Bardreau and Madison Dias both ended Cornell’s exhibition victory over York with two goals and an assist to their names…Cornell will look to pick up its third consecutive official season-opening win Friday against UNO…Cornell has seven draft picks on its 2013-14 roster.

Referees:
Dan Dreger (2); Brad Shepherd (33)
Linesmen: Scott Fitzpatrick (77); Todd Lacina (94)

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