Friday, October 9, 2015

GAME DAY - Kendall Hockey Classic - Alaska vs St. Cloud State

Game Day

Alaska Nanooks (WCHA, 0-0-0) vs St. Cloud State Huskies (NCHC, 0-0-0)
4:07PM AKST - Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, AK

Live | Live Audio: 820 Sports 820AM

Live Internet VideoWCHA TV

Twitter: @NanookHockey

This is going to be a great game tonight. It's honestly the one I'm most excited for this weekend. The line chart looks solid for the 'Nooks. Rookies intermixed with the upperclassmen. Should be a good show. Big test right out of the gates, that's for sure.

For St. Cloud, I expect a physical team. They're dressing 5 freshman in the lineup tonight -  two forwards and three defensemen. On the line chart, none of them are paired together either. Their captain Ethan Prow is a bit of a playmaker too. 61 career points coming into his senior season this year. Had a few points in last week's exhibition as well.

Charlie Lindgren looks to make the start between the pipes for the Huskies. The senior has a 2.28 career goals against average and a record of 21-20-2. 19 of those wins came last season in his first year starting. At 6'2", he's a force. From what I've seen in a few highlights, a strong presence and aggressive in the crease. Should be a good challenge for the 'Nooks to crack.

Nan's lines tonight, like I mentioned, look pretty stacked. I love the defensive pairings, getting Jordan Burns and Nik Koberstein into the lineup. Ryker Leer and John Mullally are solid forwards to contribute too. This will be a great test for them too if they get a log of ice time.

F1 Ryker Leer - Tayler Munson - Marcus Basara
F2 Brandon Morley - Colton Sparrow - Austin Vieth
F3 Peter Krieger - Tyler Morley - Nolan Huysmans
F4 John Mullally - Josh Erickson - Alec Hajdukovich

D1 Josh Atkinson - Jordan Burns
D2 Justin Woods - J.D. Peterson
D3 Zach Frye - Nikolas Koberstein

G1 Davis Jones
G2 Jesse Jenks
G3 John Keeney

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