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North Star College Cup Championship Line Charts

Matt Christians

Here are the line-ups for tonight's North Star College Cup championship game between Minnesota State and Bemidji State.

For Minnesota State:

Chase Grant - Teddy Blueger - Michael Huntebrinker

CJ Franklin - Matt Leitner - Bryce Gervais

Zach Stepan - Dylan Margonari - Brad McClure

Brett Knowles - Jordan Nelson - Max Gaede

Brett Stern - Blake Thompson

Zach Palmquist - Carter Foguth

Jon Jutzi - Casey Nelson

Stephon Williams - Cole Huggins

Notably for Minnesota State, Casey Nelson is in the line-up on defense after taking a shot off the leg late in the third period last night and spending twenty seconds on the ice before Stephon Williams famously pushed the net off the moorings. Getting Nelson back, especially if he's not too hobbled, is excellent news for Minnesota State.

The only line-up change for the Mavericks is Mike Huntebrinker replacing Jean-Paul LaFontaine on what is ostensibly Minnesota State's second line.  LaFontaine had a bad turnover on MSU's first goal allowed last night, and saw little ice time as the Mavericks tried to protect their lead in the third period last night. Huntebrinker gives them a little more grit and defensive presence.

For Bemidji State:

Markus Gerbrandt - Nate Arentz - John Parker

Leo Fitzgerald - Gerry Fitzgerald - Myles Fitzgerald

Charlie O'Connor - Cory Ward - Brendan Harms

Phil Marinaccio - Kyle Bauman - Phil Brewer

Sam Rendle - Sam Windle

Brett Beauvais - Matt Prapavessis

Ruslan Pedan - Graeme McCormack

Michael Bitzer - Andrew Walsh - Reid Mimmack

The Beavers didn't make any line-up changes from Friday, and why would they? They played a tremendous game top-to-bottom against Minnesota Duluth and will hope to get that same effort tonight. If one thing stands out, there's pretty solid depth in lines one through four for the Beavers, as well as in all three D pairings. The Fitzgerald line is the only line that doesn't feature two players with double digits in points.

The D pairing of Rendle/Windle is the one they'll lean on most heavily, but all three are solid. The Beavers got a pair of goals from the back end last night, and they could play a big role in bolstering their offense.