With Nick Larson being out of action after having wrist surgery earlier in the week and a couple players stepping up when given the chance, there are a few changes from the normal Gophers lineup. Two players who normally sit, Joey Miller and Christian Isackson, get a chance to play while Sam Warning is scratched for a second consecutive game. Freshman Seth Ambroz takes his spot on the second line with Erik Haula and Jake Hansen.
Kent Patterson is between the pipes for Minnesota while Josh Thorimbert starts for Colorado College.
Minnesota Golden Gophers Line Combinations
Kyle Rau - Nick Bjugstad - Zach Budish
Jake Hansen - Erik Haula - Seth Ambroz
Nate Condon - Taylor Matson - Christian Isackson
Tom Serratore - Travis Boyd - Joe Miller
Seth Helgeson - Justin Holl
Ben Marshall - Mark Alt
Jake Parenteau - Nate Schmidt
Goalies (bold indicates starting):
Colorado College Tigers Line Combinations
Jaden Schwartz - Rylan Schwartz - Jeff Collett
Alexander Krushelnyski - Nick Dineen - Scott Winkler
Archie Skalbeck - David Civitarese - William Rapuzzi
Michael Morin - Tim Hall - Andrew Hamburg
Gabe Guentzel - Joe Marciano
Aaron Harstad - Mike Boivin
Ian Young - Arthur Bidwell
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