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3/2/13 NMU hockey line charts/playoff scenarios: Wildcats go for sweep of Lakers on Senior Night
March 2, 2013 - Matt Wellens
MARQUETTE — The Northern Michigan University hockey team goes for a sweep of Lake Superior State at 7:35 p.m. tonight on Senior Night at the Berry Events Center in hopes of securing a home CCHA first-round playoff series next weekend in Marquette.
The Wildcats defeated the Lakers on Friday, 3-1, via a goal and two assists by sophomore Reed Seckel and 50 saves by junior goaltender Jared Coreau.
Northern has a number of scenarios that keep them home next weekend, but they all center around a win tonight at the Berry Events Center. Here’s the possibilities:
— NMU defeats LSSU in regulation or overtime; AND Michigan loses at home to Ferris State in regulation, overtime or a shootout; OR Bowling Green State loses at Notre Dame in regulation, overtime or a shootout.
Northern currently wins the best regular season winning percentage tiebreaker over Michigan and would win the best regular season winning percentage tiebreaker over Michigan and BGSU should there be a three-way tie for between the Falcons, Wildcats and Wolverines (NMU win, Michigan and BGSU lose shootouts).
Where the Wildcats lose out is the conference wins tiebreaker should all three teams tie with 34 points, hence why NMU can’t get home ice with just a shootout victory.
Below are the lineups tonight for NMU and LSSU. Only change for the C’Cats is junior forward Jake Johnson is in for freshman forward Justin Rose.
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Reed Seckel-Matt Thurber-Erik Higby
Stephan Vigier-Mitch Jones-Darren Nowick
Brian Nugent-Kory Kaunisto-Ryan Daugherty
Cohen Adair-Ryan Aynsley-Jake Johnson
Kyle Follmer-CJ Ludwig
Austin Handley-Scott Macaulay
Jake Baker-Wade Epp
Scratches: Ryan Kesti, Ryan Trenz, Nate Taurence, DJ Vandercook, Justin Rose, Robert Lindores
Nick McParland-Chris Ciotti-Buddy Robinson
Dan Radke-Kellan Lain-Domenic Monardo
Kelin Ainsworth-Bryce Schmitt-Daniel Vernace
Ben Power-Stephen Perfetto-Colin Campbell
Zach Loesch-Zach Sternberg
Matt Bruneteau-Andrew Perrault
Kevin Czuczman-Eric Drapluk
Kevin Murdock-Kevin Kapalka
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