We're live from the National Hockey and Events Center in St. Cloud, Minn., for the WCHA spotlight series of the weekend. No. 1 ranked Minnesota rolls into town to take on the WCHA leading St. Cloud State Huskies in a two-game set.
This is the only meeting of the season between these two schools, and it also marks the final time that they meet up in the regular season as members of the WCHA. Next season the Gophers move to the Big Ten, while the Huskies will join the newly formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
Game time tonight is 7:35, and you can watch the contest live on FSN+.
St. Cloud State Huskies Lineup
Ben Hanowski-Drew LeBlanc-Kalle Kossila
Jimmy Murray-Nic Dowd-Jonny Brodzinski
Joey Benik-Cory Thorson-David Morley
Brooks Bertsch-Joe Rehkamp-Joey Holka
Andrew Prochno-Nick Jensen
Kevin Gravel-Ethan Prow
Tim Daly-Taylor Johnson
Minnesota Golden Gophers Lineup
Kyle Rau-Nick Bjugstad-Erik Haula
Sam Warning-Nate Condon-Zach Budish
Tom Serratore-Travis Boyd-Justin Holl
Jake Parenteau-Christian Isackson-Seth Ambroz
Seth Helgeson-Ben Marshall
Mike Reilly-Mark Alt
Brady Skjei-Nate Schmidt
Additional Game Notes:
- St. Cloud State currently has a nine-game unbeaten streak in WCHA play. The last time the Huskies lost in league play was Dec. 7th, when Nebraska-Omaha beat them 6-5 in St. Cloud.
- St. Cloud's Drew LeBlanc leads the country in assists with 30.
- SCSU freshman winger Jonny Brodzinski has a 13-game point streak coming into the weekend.
- The Gophers are 7-2-3 against ranked opponents this season. St. Cloud is ranked #8 in the USCHO.com poll.
- Minnesota leads the nation in offense, averaging 3.77 goals per game.
- Gophers' junior defenseman Nate Schmidt leads all D1 blue-liners in points this season with 25.
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