Pregame: Nebraska-Omaha v Miami (Nov. 22)

(Photo: Matthew Semisch)

(Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Listed after the jump are line charts, scouting reports and more information pertaining to Friday’s NCHC tilt between Nebraska-Omaha and eighth-ranked Miami.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA MAVERICKS (6-6-0, 3-1-0 NCHC) V NO. 8 MIAMI REDHAWKS (7-4-1, 2-2-0)
CENTURYLINK CENTER – OMAHA, NEB.
NOV. 22, 2013

NEBRASKA-OMAHA LINES:
20 Jake Guentzel – 12 Brock Montpetit – 16 Austin Ortega
17 Ryan Walters – 14 Dominic Zombo – 15 Josh Archibald
23 Johnnie Searfoss – 19 Tanner Lane – 13 Zahn Raubenheimer
9 James Polk – 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; 18 Jono Davis

Scouting the Mavericks: Friday’s game will mark the first time UNO has played Miami since traveling to Oxford, Ohio for the Mavericks’ final regular-season weekend series in the now-defunct Central Collegiate Hockey Association back in February of 2010…Forwards Josh Archibald and Ryan Walters have led the way up front for UNO so far this season, coming into this weekend tied for the team with 13 points each, thus putting them in a tie for the team lead and into a tie for third place in scoring in the NCHC…Many are expecting a high-scoring series this weekend for the Mavericks against No. 8 Miami, and it’s worth keeping in mind UNO is 4-3-0 in its seven games out of 12 so far this season in which the victor has only won by a single goal…Six different UNO players scored goals last weekend in the Mavericks’ split at home to then second-ranked Michigan…Ryan Massa gets the start in UNO’s nets tonight. The junior goaltender has started each of the Mavericks’ Friday games so far this month and won all three…Form (last five results): OTW-W-L-W-L.

MIAMI LINES:
15 Bryon Paulazzo – 7 Austin Czarnik – 11 Riley Barber
10 Alex Wideman – 9 Sean Kuraly – 19 Max Cook
14 Cody Murphy – 25 Blake Coleman – 95 Anthony Louis
18 John Doherty – 22 Kevin Morris – 12 Alex Gacek

8 Matthew Caito – 5 Chris Joyaux
2 Taylor Richart – 55 Trevor Hamilton
4 Matt Joyaux – 28 Ben Paulides

1 Jay Williams
35 Ryan McKay

Miami scratches: 6 Michael Mooney; ; 20 Jimmy Mullin; 21 Johnny Wingels; 23 Devin Loe; 26 Justin Greenberg; 32 Anthony Jacaruso

Scouting the RedHawks: Together, Miami forwards Riley Barber and Austin Czarnik make up the NCHC’s top strike force so far this season. Czarnik has 18 points coming into Friday’s game against UNO, while Barber is only one point behind with 17…Although he’s only a junior, Czarnik is already only five points away from hitting the 100 mark for his career at Miami. He had two goals and an assist last weekend at home to No. 12 Wisconsin, and he could be only one or two weeks away from becoming the RedHawks program’s 48th centurion…Miami has only conceded seven goals in its past six games and have blanked their opponents three times in that span…Sophomore goaltender Jay Williams gets the start for the RedHawks Friday. In four appearances so far this season, he has a 2-2-0 record, a 1.74 goals-against average and a .905 save percentage…Form: W-W-L-W-L.

Referees: Tom Sterns (8); Andy Thiessen (11)
Linesmen: Scott Fitzpatrick (77); Chad Evers (72)

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