Pregame: Nebraska-Omaha v Michigan (Nov. 15)

Listed after the jump are line charts, scouting reports and more information pertaining to Friday’s non-conference tilt between Nebraska-Omaha of the NCHC and second-ranked Michigan of the Big Ten.

Nebraska-Omaha junior goaltender Ryan Massa will start in goal Friday against second-ranked Michigan. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska-Omaha junior goaltender Ryan Massa will start in goal Friday against second-ranked Michigan. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

NEBRASKA-OMAHA MAVERICKS (5-5-0, 3-1-0 NCHC) V NO. 2 MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (6-1-1, 0-0-0 Big Ten)
CENTURYLINK CENTER – OMAHA, NEB.
NOV. 15, 2013

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

11 Nick Seeler – 28 Brian O’Rourke
7 Michael Young – 24 Ian brady
6 Matt Youso – 2 Brian Cooper

31 Ryan Massa
1 Reed Peters
29 Kirk Thompson

UNO scratches: 8 Jaycob Megna; 10 Alex Simonson; 18 Jono Davis

Scouting the Mavericks: UNO forward Dominic Zombo was the NCHC’s offensive player of the week a week ago, picking up a goal and two assists in two games against then-No. 11 North Dakota. It was the second week in a row a UNO player picked up that honor, as forward Josh Archibald nabbed it the week before…Archibald is second in the NCHC in goals with eight, while forward Ryan Walters is second in the league in assists with nine…The last time Michigan came to Omaha, UNO earned its only sweep of the Wolverines to date after beating U-M twice in February of 2010. The last time they played, period, the Wolverines picked up a 3-2 overtime victory, following a 10-minute video review of the game-winning goal – in a 2011 NCAA tournament regional semifinal in St. Louis after having erased an earlier 2-0 UNO lead…Ryan Massa gets the start in goal for UNO Friday. In four appearances so far this season, he’s posted a 2-2-0 record, 3.28 goals against average and a .873 saver percentage…Form (last five results): L-OTW-OTW-W-L.

MICHIGAN LINES:
27 Alex Guptill – 17 JT Compher – 19 Derek DeBlois
14 Tyler Motte – 18 Andrew Copp – 7 Phil Di Giuseppe
23 alex Kile – 12 Cristoval “Boo” Nieves – 9 Luke Moffatt
10 Justin Selman – 11 Zach Hyman – 15 Evan Allen

5 Michael Downing – 37 Mac Bennett
21 Nolan De Jong – 6 Brennan Serville
4 Kevin Clare – 3 Mike Chiasson

35 Zach Nagelvoort
1 Steve Racine
29 Luke Dwyer

Michigan scratches: 2 Spencer Hyman; 20 Travis Lynch; 22 Andrew Sinelli; 24 Kevin Lohan; 25 Max Stuart; 26 Mike Szuma; 30 Adam Janecyz

Scouting the Wolverines: Michigan boasts the nation’s second-best scoring defense so far this season. The Wolverines are only averaging 1.75 goals conceded per game, and they’ve only given up 14 goals so far, with half of them coming at even-strength. U-M freshman goaltender Zach Nagelvoort has been one of Division I’s best netminders so far, posting a 4-1-1 record through six appearances with the NCAA’s third-best goals-against average (1.47) and third-best save percentage (.948)…Forward Andrew Copp leads the Wolverines in points with eight so far this season, and three U-M players are tied for the team lead with four apiece. Copp also leads the team in game-winning goals so far in the 2013-14 campaign with two…Michigan leads its all-time series with UNO 26-7-3. The Wolverines are 9-4-3 all-time in Omaha and 5-2-1 at the CenturyLink Center…Form: OTW-W-L-OTW-W.

Referees: Nick Krebsback (13); Timm Walsh (17)
Linesmen: Nate Stanton (79); Todd Lacina (94)

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