Pregame: Nebraska-Omaha v North Dakota (Nov. 9)

(Photo: Matthew Semisch)

(Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Listed after the jump are line charts, scouting reports and more information pertaining to Saturday’s NCHC tilt at CenturyLink Center between Nebraska-Omaha and No. 11 North Dakota.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA (4-4-0, 2-0-0) V No. 11 NORTH DAKOTA (2-3-1, 1-3-0)
NOV. 9, 2013

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

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

UNO scratches: 6 Matt Youso; 10 Alex Simonson; 18 Jono Davis; 29 Kirk Thompson

Scouting the Mavericks: Last weekend, UNO picked up its first-ever win against Denver in the Colorado capital with a 3-2 overtime win Nov. 1 before clinching a sweep the following night, again winning 3-2 in overtime. Maverick junior forward Josh Archibald scored both game-winning goals against the Pioneers…UNO senior forward Ryan Walters had picked up points in each of UNO’s first nine games of the season before that streak was halted last Saturday in Denver…The 35 shots the Mavericks allowed last Friday were the most UNO has given up in any game so far this season…Archibald and freshman forward Jake Guentzel both picked up NCHC player of the week awards for their performances against the Pioneers. Archibald was named the league’s offensive player of the week, while Guentzel won the rookie of the week honor…Junior goaltender Ryan Massa gets the start Saturday for the Mavericks. In three appearances so far this season, he has posted a 1-2-0 record, 3.71 goals against average and .847 save percentage…Form (last five results): L-L-L-OTW-OTW.

16 Mark MacMillan – 27 Luke Johnson – 15 Michael Parks
26 Coltyn Sanderson – 28 Stepahe Pattyn – 11 Derek Rodwell
25 Mitch MacMillan – 9 Drake Caggiula – 7 Wade Murphy
29 Bryn Chyzyk – 13 Connor Gaarder – 19 Rocco Grimaldi

18 Dillon Simpson – 24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson – 6 Paul LaDue
20 Gage Ausmus – 2 Troy Stecher

31 Zane Gothberg
33 Clarke Saunders

UND scratches: 4 Keaton Thompson; 10 Adam Tambellini; 17 Colten St. Clair; 21 Brendan O’Donnell; 22 Andrew Panzarella; 30 Matt Hrynkiw

Scouting North Dakota: UND suffered its first home sweep in four years last weekend when it dropped a pair of decisions against then-No. 9 St Cloud State. The Huskies won 3-2 at Ralph Engelstad Arena Friday before winning the rematch by a 3-1 scoreline…UND is stuck in its first three-game losing streak in more than a year…Playing UNO may be just what UND needs though, as UND has won five of the teams’ last eight meetings, including two games in Omaha last season. Last time out against the Mavericks, UND rolled to a 5-2 victory outdoors at TD Ameritrade Park…UND sophomore goaltender Zane Gothberg, who gets the start Saturday, stopped 62 of 65 shots in UND’s two games in Omaha last season…Junior forward Michael Parks leads the NCHC in scoring with five points through UND’s first four league games…Freshman UND defenseman Troy Stecher is on something of a hot streak, having had a hand in all three of his team’s goals last weekend against SCSU…UND has only conceded one power play goal all season, coming 2:25 into its regular season opener at home to Vermont. Since then, UND has killed 28 consecutive penalties…Form: W-L-W-L-L.

Referees: Brian Thul (14); Brian Aaron (27)
Linesmen: Nate Stanton (79); chad Evers (72)


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