Here are the line-ups for this afternoon's consolation game between Minnesota State and St. Cloud State.
The line-up for Minnesota State:
Zach Stepan(NSH) - Matt Leitner - Zach Lehrke
Jean-Paul LaFontaine - Teddy Blueger(PIT) - Bryce Gervais
Chase Grant - Dylan Margonari - Johnny McInnis
Brett Knowles - Jordan Nelson - Max Gaede(SJS)
Brett Stern - Zach Palmquist
Jon Jutzi - Carter Foguth
Sean Flanagan - Blake Thompson
Stephon Williams - Cole Huggins
A much different looking line-up for the Mavericks tonight. The big change is that Stephon Williams will get the start this afternoon in place of Cole Huggins, who really struggled on Friday. Williams had a very rough go in his last game at the X at last year's Final Five, so this is a nice opportunity for redemption. The Mavericks get a huge boost to their line-up in welcoming back Zach Stepan and Teddy Blueger from one-game suspensions.
There's also a different look to the MSU blueline, with both Nelson brothers, Josh and Casey, not dressing tonight. Casey Nelson really struggled in Friday's game and did not play in the third period. Josh Nelson has been nursing a hip injury that will require surgery once the year is over, and this feels like a good opportunity to rest that injury a bit. Blake Thompson dressed yesterday as a seventh defenseman/12th forward, but played sparingly. He's in the top six on the blue line today.
St. Cloud's Line-Up
Jimmy Murray - Nic Dowd(LAK) - David Morley
Ryan Papa - Kalle Kossila - Jonny Brodzinski(LAK)
Daniel Tedesco - Cory Thorson - Brooks Bertsch
Nick Oliver(NSH) - Joe Rehkamp - Joey Holka
Andrew Prochno - Ethan Prow
Kevin Gravel(LAK) - Tim Daly
Ben Storm(COL) - Niklas Nevalainen
Ryan Faragher - Charlie Lindgren - Joseph Phillippi
Bob Motzko was overall pretty happy with how his team played last night, and his line-up reflects that, with no real changes. If there was one area Motzko was really disappointed in, it was in goal. Faragher is listed first on the line chart, though it would not be a surprise to see Lindgren get the start tonight.