Saturday, March 1, 2008

No. 4 CC vs. No. 10 Minnesota State-Mankato

CC puts its 15-1 home ice advantage to the test as it tries to capture at least a share of the MacNaughton Cup against Minnesota State-Mankato tonight. If North Dakota loses or ties Sunday, the Tigers will win the Cup outright if the Tigers win. But first, CC needs a few things to ensure the win:
1. Limit odd-man rushes. Minnesota State-Mankato created several breaks off of forced turnovers and took advantage of when CC's defensemen were sagging back and not challenging the play.
2. Richard Bachman. No doubt the backbone of this season's Tigers.
3. Speed. For most of Friday's game, CC let Mankato match its speed. The Tigers need to establish the tempo tonight.

Colorado College
21 Sweatt--14 Rau--25 Testwuide
26 McCulloch--19 Vlassopoulos--23 Kilpatrick
10 Thauwald--17 Johnson--22 Walsky
18 Overman--9 McMillin--12 Quilico

8 Hillen--15 Prosser
7 Fredheim--4 Gannon
11 Connelly--24 Lowery

30 Bachman
31 O'Connell

Scratches: Tyler O'Brien (sick), Brett Wysopal (healthy), Addison DeBoer (separated shoulder), Dan Quilico (healthy), Stephen Schultz (out for season-concussion)

Minnesota State-Mankato
37 Kalinski--10 Harrison--21 Berge
29 Hanson--23 Bruess--9 Mouillierat
19 Irwin--7 Sackrison--18 Gaulrapp
20 Wiley--13 Gunderson--15 Stewart

22 Davis--4 Kilburg
5 Youds--17 Friesen
25 Linder--2 Canzanello

1 Zacharias
49 Tormey

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