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College men's hockey: UMD at Minnesota State-Mankato

College men's hockey NO. 4 MINN. DULUTH (19-7-4) AT MINN. ST.-MANKATO (12-19-1) What WCHA series When 7:37 p.m. today, 7:07 p.m. Saturday Where Verizon Wireless Center (4,832), Mankato, Minn. Ranking Minnesota Duluth is No. 4 in the U.S. College ...

College men's hockey

NO. 4 MINN. DULUTH (19-7-4) AT MINN. ST.-MANKATO (12-19-1)

What WCHA series

When 7:37 p.m. today, 7:07 p.m. Saturday

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Where Verizon Wireless Center (4,832), Mankato, Minn.

Ranking Minnesota Duluth is No. 4 in the U.S. College Hockey Online poll.

Media: 4X-FM (94.1 in Duluth-Superior, 104.3 in surrounding area), KQ 105.5 (Grand Rapids) and KQ 106.7 (Babbitt and Ely); Charter 15 and 87; Live blog at duluthnewstribune.com

Series UMD leads 18-15-4.

COACHES

Scott Sandelin is 211-207-56 in 12 years at UMD.

Troy Jutting is 184-219-54 in 12 years at Minnesota State-Mankato.

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UMD UPDATE

The Bulldogs, with a 9-2-3 road record this season, are 10-1-1 the last 12 games versus Mankato. The Bulldogs lead Division I in scoring with 3.70 goals per game. Senior C Travis Oleksuk has a career-high 41 points this season and 103 career points in 123 games. Senior C Jack Connolly has played in a program-record 155 straight games; Oleksuk has been in 104 straight games. Over the past two seasons, when W Mike Seidel has registered at least a point, UMD is 25-2-4.

MINNESOTA STATE-MANKATO UPDATE

The Mavericks have scored five goals in three of the past seven games. Junior G Phil Cook is 7-3 the last 10 starts with marks of .926 and 2.37 in that stretch. Senior RW Justin Jokinen of Carlton has 3-8-11 in 32 games, and is 18-19-37 in 118 career games. Freshman LW Jean-Paul Lafontaine leads in scoring at 12-14-26 and freshman C Matt Leitner has 9-15-24. Junior RW Eriah Hayes leads in goals with 13. Senior RW Mike Louwerse had two goals in a 3-2 win at Anchorage last Friday.

UMD PROBABLE LINEUP

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Forwards

Mike Seidel-Jack Connolly-Keegan Flaherty; Caleb Herbert-Travis Oleksuk-Joe Basaraba; Adam Krause-Jake Hendrickson-David Grun; Dan DeLisle-Max Tardy-Justin Crandall

Defensemen

Wade Bergman-Brady Lamb; Tim Smith-Chris Casto; Drew Olson-Derik Johnson

Goalies

Kenny Reiter; Aaron Crandall

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