Pregame: Nebraska-Omaha v Colorado College (Feb. 28)

Ryan Massa gets the start in goal for Nebraska-Omaha Friday against Colorado College. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Ryan Massa gets the start in goal for Nebraska-Omaha Friday against Colorado College. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Below the jump are line charts, scouting reports and more information pertaining to Friday’s NCHC tilt between Nebraska-Omaha and Colorado College at CenturyLink Center in Omaha.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA MAVERICKS (13-15-2, 10-8-2-1 NCHC) v COLORADO COLLEGE TIGERS (6-18-6; 6-9-5-1 NCHC)
FEB. 28, 2014
CENTURYLINK CENTER – OMAHA, NEB.

NEBRASKA-OMAHA LINES:
20 Jake Guentzel – 14 Dominic Zombo – 15 Josh Archibald
17 Ryan Walters – 12 Brock Montpetit – 16 Austin Ortega
23 Johnnie Searfoss – 19 Tanner Lane – 18 Jono Davis
9 James Polk – 27 Aaron Pearce – 10 Alex Simonson

8 Jaycob Megna – 11 Nick Seeler
2 Brian Cooper – 28 Brian O’Rourke
7 Michael Young – 6 Matt Youso

31 Ryan Massa
1 Reed Peters
29 Kirk Thompson

Scratches: 13 Zahn Raubenheimer; 24 Ian Brady; 25 Justin Parizek

Scouting the Mavericks: UNO comes into Friday’s game in third place in the NCHC on 33 points, six behind both North Dakota and St. Cloud State in a tie for first on 39…The Mavericks picked up their fourth consecutive split last weekend at Western Michigan, winning 5-1 Feb. 21 before allowing four unanswered third-period goals in the rematch in a 5-3 win for the Broncos…Forward Josh Archibald is second in the NCAA in goals with 26, trailing only Boston College’s Hobey Baker Award favorite Johnny Gaudreau, who has 29 with three more games played than Archibald…Ryan Massa gets the start in the UNO nets Friday. He comes into the series opener against CC with a 7-6-1 record. 2.94 goals-against average and .891 save percentage…Form (last five games): W-W-L-W-L.

COLORADO COLLEGE LINES:
16 Andrew Krushelnyski – 9 Sam Rothstein – 28 Alex Roos
12 Archie Skalbeck – 21 Jeff Collett – 24 Jared Hanson
8 Luc gerdes – 10 Cody Bradley – 17 Charlie Taft
19 Michael Morin – 15 Christian Heil – 18 Scott Wamsganz

6 Peter Stoykewych – 13 Gustav Olofsson
27 Aaron Harstad – 4 Jaccob Slavin
20 Ian Young – 7 Eamonn McDermott

39 Josh Thorimbert
29 Courtney Lockwood

Scouting the Tigers: CC is currently in seventh place in the NCHC on 24 points, eight points behind Minnesota-Duluth and seven above Miami in last place on 17…The Tigers won the Gold Pan, the traveling trophy between CC and Denver, for the 12th time all-time last weekend…Senior goaltender Josh Thorimbert starts Friday for CC. He has factored in each game this season for the Tigers and has an even .900 save percentage and 2.97 goals-against average…Form: W-SOL-SOW-W-W.

Referees: Brad Shepherd (33); Dan Dreger (2)
Linesmen: Scott Fitzpatrick (77); Nate Stanton (79)

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