Although University of Minnesota head coach Don Lucia said after Friday's game that he hoped senior defenseman Jake Parenteau would be ready to play Sunday, it doesn't appear that's the case.
Parenteau was injured in the first period of Friday night's 3-3 tie when he went hard into the Gopher goal. He laid motionless on the ice for a minute before being helped off by Minnesota personnel. The Gophers spent the rest of the game playing with five defensemen.
"I thought our five [defensemen] did a good job. In that situation you can't hide anybody from their guys," Lucia said.
Jake Bischoff is playing in place of Parenteau, making this the first time both freshmen blue liners (Bischoff and Michael Brodzinski) have played in the same game.
Boston College, meanwhile, is starting junior Brian Billett in goal. Freshman Thatcher Demko got the start Friday and earned half a belt with defenseman Ian McCoshen for saving Taylor Cammarata's overtime breakaway (Jerry York and BC give guys a belt if they make a breakaway save), but will sit in the finale. The two Eagles goalies have split time so far this season.
Minnesota is starting Adam Wilcox in goal. Other changes from Friday include junior Christian Isackson playing for the Gophers in place of A.J. Michaelson and BC freshman Evan Richardson replacing Chris Calnan. Ryan Reilly is listed as an extra skater for the Gophers.
University of Minnesota Golden Gophers
Sam Warning (#11) - Kyle Rau (#7) - Hudson Fasching (#24)
Nate Condon (#16) - Justin Kloos (#25) - Taylor Cammarata (#13)
Connor Reilly (#21) - Travis Boyd (#22) - Vinni Lettieri (#19)
Tom Serratore (#13) - Christian Isackson - Seth Ambroz (#17)
Ryan Reilly (#9)
Brady Skjei (#2) - Justin Holl (#12)
Ben Marshall (#10) - Michael Brodzinski (#20)
Mike Reilly (#5) - Jake Bischoff (#28)
Adam Wilcox (#32)
Michael Shibrowski (#1)
Ryan Coyne (#31)
Boston College Eagles
Ryan Fitzgerald (#19) - Kevin Hayes (#12) - Austin Cangelosi (#26)
Johnny Gaudreau (#13) - Bill Arnold (#24) - Adam Gilmour (#14)
Quinn Smith (#27) - Patrick Brown (#23) - Evan Richardson (#22)
Destry Straight (#17) - Michael Sit (#18) - Brendan Silk (#9)
Ian McCsoshen (#3) - Michael Matheson (#5)
Isaac MacLeod (#7) - Danny Linell (#10)
Scott Savage (#28) - Stee Santini (#6)
Goaltenders (bold indicates starter)
Brian Billett (#1)
Thatcher Demko (#30)
Today's game begins at 1:00 p.m. CT and and is airing on Fox Sports North and BTN2Go.com. 1500 ESPN has the local call in the Twin Cities.
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