Pregame: Nebraska-Omaha v Miami (Nov. 23)

Nebraska-Omaha forward Dominic Zombo lines up his shot before scoring past Miami goaltender Jay Williams Friday. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska-Omaha forward Dominic Zombo lines up his shot before scoring past Miami goaltender Jay Williams Friday. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

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

NOV. 23, 2013

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 – 18 Jono Davis

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; 25 Justin Parizek

Scouting the Mavericks: UNO erupted for five goals in Friday’s second period before eventually coasting to a 6-3 win over Miami in the teams’ weekend series opener. Freshman forward Austin Ortega picked up two goals in that five-goal spurt, while Dominic Zombo, Johnnie Searfoss and Brock Montpetit also all found the net en route to opening up a 5-1 lead over the RedHawks…Forward Josh Archibald netted his 10th goal of the season in Friday’s third period…The only change in UNO’s lineup tonight is that freshman forward Jono Davis comes in on the fourth line right wing, while Justin Parizek is a scratch…Junior goaltender Ryan Massa stopped 29 shots Friday to pick up the win, and he will be rewarded with a second consecutive start Saturday. It’s the first time Massa will have started back-to-back games in the same weekend so far this season…Form (last five results): W-L-W-L-W.

15 Bryon Paulazzo – 7 Austin Czarnik – 11 Riley Barber
10 Alex Wideman – 9 Sean Kuraly – 19 Max Cook
14 Cody Murphy – 25 Blake Coleman – 26 Justin Greenberg
95 Anthony Louis – 18 John Doherty – 12 Alex Gacek

4 Matt Joyaux – 8 Matthew Caito
55 Trevor Hamilton – 28 Ben Paulides
22 Kevin Morris – 6 Michael Mooney

35 Ryan McKay
1 Jay Williams

Miami scratches: 2 Taylor Richart; 5 Chris Joyaux; 20 Jimmy Mullin; 21 Johnny Wingels; 23 Devin Loe; 32 Anthony Jacaruso

Scouting the RedHawks: RedHawks forward Kevin Morris, who scored late in Friday’s second period, is playing on defense. Taylor Richart and Chris Joyaux, arguably two of Miami’s top three defensemen along with Matthew Caito, are scratches Saturday…Miami went 2-for-7 on the power play last night. It was the first time the RedHawks had scored multiple power play goals since putting three such tallies past Canisius on Nov. 2…Miami forward and captain Austin Czarnik comes into Saturday’s game riding a three-game point streak, putting together two goals and as many assists in that span…Sophomore goaltender Ryan McKay gets his fourth start in the RedHawks’ past five games Saturday night. He also came in in relief for the injured Jay Williams during Miami’s 6-3 loss Friday…Form: W-L-W-L-L.

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


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