Game Day: No. 11 Minnesota State-Mankato (16-9-3) at Minnesota Duluth (10-13-3)

While many college hockey games in the Northeast United States have been postponed Friday with the impending Winter Storm Nemo bearing down, Minnesota Duluth and No. 11-ranked Minnesota State-Mankato will meet in NE Minnesota at 7:37 p.m. Friday and 7:07 p.m. Saturday at Amsoil Arena. Heavy snow is predicted for Sunday night and into Monday in the Duluth area (the storm is unnamed).

A News Tribune live blog will be available here.

UMD sophomore center Caleb Herbert is featured in the News Tribune here and series notes here.

Shane Frederick of the Mankato Free Press has a feature on Mankato senior captain Eriah Hayes here.

A bit more tweaking of UMD’s forwards lines this week by coach Scott Sandelin: Justin Crandall-Caleb Herbert-Mike Seidel; Austin Farley-Tony Cameranesi-Joe Basaraba; Charlie Sampair-Jake Hendrickson-Adam Krause and Dan DeLisle-Cody Danberg-Austyn Young. Defensemen: Drew Olson-Andy Welinski; Chris Casto-Tim Smith; and Wade Bergman-Derik Johnson. Freshman Matt McNeely will again be in goal.

Senior winger Keegan Flaherty remains out with an injury.

You can go around the WCHA with Frederick here and Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald right here.

The Minnesota State-Mankato sports information office features first-year coach Mike Hastings in a piece, reprinted by Let’s Play Hockey, here.

U.S. College Hockey Online has WCHA series picks here.

Bruce Ciskie talked with NCHC commissioner Jim Scherr, addressing Target Center as a playoff venue in a post here.

The Minnesota State-Mankato women’s team will also be in Duluth this weekend for games with UMD on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

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