Pregame: Nebraska-Omaha v North Dakota (Nov. 10)

North Dakota will try and break its three-game losing streak Sunday against Nebraska-Omaha. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

North Dakota will try and break its three-game losing streak Sunday against Nebraska-Omaha. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

After the jump, you’ll find line charts, scouting reports and more information pertaining to Sunday’s NCHC tilt between Nebraska-Omaha and No. 11 North Dakota.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA (5-4-0, 3-0-0) V No. 11 NORTH DAKOTA (2-4-1, 1-4-0)
NOV. 9, 2013
CENTURYLINK CENTER – OMAHA, NEB.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA LINES:
17 Ryan Walters – 12 Brock Montpetit – 13 Zahn Raubenheimer
20 Jake Guentzel – 14 Dominic Zombo – 15 Josh Archibald
23 Johnnie Searfoss – 19 Tanner Lane – 18 Jono Davis
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

29 Kirk Thompson
1 Reed Peters

UNO scratches: 6 Matt Youso; 10 Alex Simonson; 25 Justin Parizek; 31 Ryan Massa

Scouting the Mavericks: Nebraska-Omaha picked up its third win in a row Saturday, knocking off No. 11 North Dakota 4-2 at CenturyLink Center. UNO gave up a 2-0 lead thanks to two second-period goals from UND, but forward Tanner Lane picked up a game-winning goal in the middle portion of the game’s third period…UNO forward Ryan Walters had two assists Saturday, including the primary assist on Lane’s game-winner. Walters now has at least one point in eight of UNO’s nine games so far this season…Forward Josh Archibald‘s late empty-net goal Saturday means he’s ranked second in the NCHC with seven goals…Freshman goaltender Kirk Thompson gets the start in goal for the Mavericks on Sunday. He comes into the game with five previous appearances, a 3-2-0 record, a 2.99 goals against average and a .887 save percentage…Form (last five results): L-L-OTW-OTW-W.

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

18 Dillon Simpson – 24 Jordan Schmaltz
5 Nick Mattson – 6 Paul LaDue
2 Troy Stecher – 22 Andrew Panzarella

33 Clarke Saunders
31 Zane Gothberg

UND scratches: 4 Keaton Thompson; 10 Adam Tambellini; 17 Colten St. Clair; 20 Gage Ausmus; 21 Brendan O’Donnell; 30 Matt Hrynkiw

Scouting North Dakota: UND’s 4-2 loss to UNO Saturday was North Dakota’s fourth in a row. It’s the first time UND has lost four consecutive games since December of 2006…Freshman forward Luke Johnson picked up his first career goal in Saturday’s second period, beating UNO goaltender Ryan Massa for a power play tally…UND went a perfect 4-for-4 on the penalty kill Saturday against the Mavericks and connected on one of its three power play opportunities…UND senior goaltender Clarke Saunders gets the start Sunday. In two appearances so far this season, he has a 5.06 goals-against average and a .881 save percentage. His official record so far this season, however, is 0-0-0…Form: W-L-L-L-L.

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

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