Saturday, December 15, 2007

Game day: No. 3 CC 2, St. Cloud State 4

Aside from about four too many penalties, Colorado College did a great job executing the game plan last night. Tonight, the Tigers won't have to contend with Garrett Roe, who is out because of a bruised hip. But CC will need to continue its diligent defense on top threats Andreas Nodl and Ryan Lasch. The keys for the game:
1. Richard Bachman in net. Friday, the freshman kept the Tigers in the game during the second period and late penalty kills.
2. Assertive play by the defensemen. CC's defensemen came out hitting early and set the tone with their physical play. The result was St. Cloud State turnovers and offensive opportunities for the Tigers.
3. Go hard to the net. Both Nate Prosser and Ryan Lowery said their Friday night goals resulted when they saw forwards going hard to the net. Each threw a hard shot on net with the hopes of creating a rebound for the forward, but they beat St. Cloud State's goalie instead.

Colorado College
10 Thauwald--14 Rau--23 Kilpatrick
21 Sweatt--19 Vlassopoulos--5 DeBoer
26 McCulloch--17 Johnson--22 Walsky
2 Lampl--9 McMillin--25 Testwuide

8 Hillen--15 Prosser
7 Fredheim--4 Gannon
11 Connelly--27 Wysopal

30 Bachman
31 O'Connell

Healthy scratches: D Ryan Lowery, RW Steve Schultz

St. Cloud State
12 Nodl--10 Hartman--18 Volpei
27 Mosey--13 Dey--19 Lasch
22 Borgen--17 Marvin--15 Oslund
21 Brocklehurst--8 Olson--20 Peckskamp

26 Swanson--24 Stephenson
4 Anderson--7 Raboin
6 Barta--2 Ammerman

33 Weslosky
30 O'Brien
41 Dunn

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