Some pregame notes and line charts for tonight’s game against Wisconsin:
Bemidji State forward Radoslav Illo (lower body injury) is not in the lineup tonight. He was injured in a game against Omaha back on Feb. 3 and has not played since in a span now reaching six games. BSU head coach Tom Serratore said this week that Illo looked good in Wednesday’s practice and was ’50-50′ for this weekend, so there’s a chance he might play tomorrow.
Wisconsin is starting Landon Peterson in goal tonight (.893 save percentage) in his first Friday night start since October. He’s in for starter Joel Rumpel, who was injured against Wisconsin last week with a gash above his knee that required 20 stitches.
Bemidji State Frozen Four goalie Matt Dalton will drop the ceremonial face-off prior to tonight’s game.
I talked with BSU/Sanford Center rink announcer Tom Kaplan tonight and he told me that he will be the rink announcer at the WCHA Final Five Semifinal Friday afternoon at the Xcel Energy Center. It will be the biggest venue he’s announced in and said he’s looking forward to the experience.
Paape 18-Zengerle 9-Mersch 25
R. Little 20-Woods 21-Barnes 7
Labate 16-Meuer 12-S. Little 18
Navin 26-Dahl 14-Clark 17
Simonelli 26-Schultz 6
McCabe 19-Ramage 55
Springer 4-Faust 24
Kinne 9-McLeod 14-George 28
Orban 7-Walters 11-Boehm 4
MacQueen 17-Jubinville 12-Mattson 16
Tosunian 19-Fisher 13-Findlay 6
Hunt 29-Prapavessis 22
Areshenko 8-Windle 15
Carlson 5-Wacker 25