Thursday, October 9, 2008

It's game day

Just about, anyway.

Minnesota State and Bemidji State will get underway at 7:07 p.m. Friday night. I'll add some links as the day goes on, including my feature in The Free Press on Mavericks goalie Mike Zacharias.

The Mavericks will have a somewhat young forward lineup with five freshmen in the lineup. Three juniors are out, including Kael Mouillerat (suspended for the weekend for violating team rules), Jerad Stewart (mononucleosis) and James Gaulrapp (injury).

So the lines are likely to look like this: Bruess-Berge-Wiley, Sackrison-Irwin-Thompson*, Harrison-Louwerse*-Galiardi, Mueller*-Jokinen*-Schiller* (* denotes freshman).

No surprise, Mike Zacharias will start in goal, and the six defensemen who finished the season in the lineup -- Kilburg, Davis, Boe, Youds, Canzanello, Friesen -- will take the ice.

More later ...

3 comments:

Plasticine said...

Shane, do you know if Charter is carrying the games this year (done by Bethany)?

SHANE FREDERICK said...

Yes, the Bethany crew is back at it. I believe the game will be on Charter cable channel 14

onceamaverick said...

I thought Jokinen was going to finally bring some size and aggressiveness. No speed. It's not there. We need work on the power play but so does BSU. BSU never worked the puck to take a shot on even the 5 on 3. Jury is still out on our PK. Galairdi on the power play and PK? Please....