The Huskies and Catamounts return to Matthews Arena for the closure of their Hockey East season series on Saturday night at Matthews Arena. With Friday's 2-1 win, UVM has a five-point lead on the Huskies as it sits in eighth place.
BOSTON – Good evening from Matthews Arena on the campus of Northeastern University where the host Huskies (8-15-3, 4-12-3 Hockey East) look to bounce back in the back half of a weekend series with the Vermont Catamounts (9-14-4, 6-10-4 HE).
UVM won its first road game of 2013 on Friday night, beating NU by a 2-1 count to take the season series – one that will be very crucial at the conclusion of the season in just a few weeks. With the victory, the Catamounts extended their grasp on eighth place to five points over the Huskies.
After scoring the winning goal on Friday, UVM senior and Williston, Vt. native Ben Albertson is a scratch from the line-up tonight with injury. On the NU side, the Huskies will see some more changes with the shortened bench with the return of rookie defenseman Dustin Darou most notable.
Here are the full starting line-ups:
Kyle Reynolds – Jacob Fallon – Chris McCarthy
Connor Brickley – Anthony DeCenzo – Colin Markison
Robert Polesello – Matt White – H.T. Lenz
Kyle Mountain – Brett Bruneteau – Jonathan Turk
Caylen Walls – Michael Paliotta
Nick Bruneteau – Nick Luukko
Anders Franzon – Yvan Pattyn
Brody Hoffman (9-14-4, 2.81, .907)
Robbie Vrolyk – Cody Ferriero – Adam Reid
Steve Morra – Braden Pimm – Ryan Belonger
Kevin Roy – Mike McMurtry – Vinny Saponari
Jarrett Fennell – Zak Stone
Dax Lauwers – Dan Cornell
Mike Gunn – Colton Saucerman
Ben Oskroba – Josh Manson
XD: Dustin Darou
Bryan Mountain (0-5-2, 2.47, .902)
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