Pregame Warmup: Denver At Minnesota Duluth (Game 1)

The No. 19th-ranked Minnesota Duluth men’s hockey team hosts No. 11 Denver at 7:07 p.m. tonight in the NCHC opener for both schools at Amsoil Arena in Duluth.

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The Bulldogs’ line chart for tonight can be seen here. Freshman Kasimir Kaskisuo gets his second consecutive start after leading UMD to victory last Saturday in Mankato against Minnesota State.

The Pioneers’ line chart can be seen here. Sophomore Evan Cowley will start for DU in goal, though freshman Tanner Jaillet is available this weekend after leaving his first collegiate start last Saturday in the first period.

From the DNT this week:

Big crowd in Mankato comforts, focuses Kaskisuo

Denver at Minnesota Duluth preview

NCHC capsules

NCHC proves to be a tough league to predict

From the other side (Denver Post):

Pioneers show promise with large, senior class of big, rugged players