Coming to you live from the spacious Mariucci Arena press box, where I will be probably until 11 or 12 tonight.

Double-header for me. The Gophers host Canisius at 1 p.m., and then tonight at 7, a bunch of locked-out NHLers will play a game to benefit Defending the Blue Line. Come on out.

Left wing Sam Warning, a sophomore forward who plays on the left side of Erik Haula and Zach Budish on the second line, won't play this afternoon with an apparent injury. I probably won't know what's up until we get coach Don Lucia in the postgame.

In the meantime, defenseman Ben Marshall, whom I think played forward in high school, is on the line chart to play wing alongside Haula and Budish. Warning has two assists, four shots and is plus-3 in four games this season.

Jake Parenteau, who took a shot on the knee in Friday's exhibition tie with the Under-18 U.S. Team, is in the lineup, while Kyle Rau and Mark Alt also return from injury. Adam Wilcox is slated to start in goal.

Canisius is 1-3-1, has only scored five goals this season but has only allowed 11. This is the Griffins' first-ever meeting with the Gophers. The Gophers are 9-2-1 all-time against the Atlantic Hockey Association.

Gophers lines:


Kyle Rau-Nick Bjugstad-Christian Isackson

Ben Marshall-Erik Haula-Zach Budish

Nate Condon-Travis Boyd-Seth Ambroz

Tom Serratore-A.J. Michaelson-Ryan Reilly


Seth Helgeson-Justin Holl

Jake Parenteau-Nate Schmidt

Mike Reilly-Mark Alt


Adam Wilcox

Michael Shibrowski

Ryan Coyne



Doug Beck-Tyler Wiseman-Patrick Sullivan

Preston Shupe-Braeden Rigney-Torrey Lindsay

Taylor Law-Mitch McCrank-Kyle Gibbons

Stephen Miller-Carl Larsson-Ryan Bohrer


Logan Roe-Ben Danford

Duncan McKellar-Doug Jessey

Matthew Backhouse-Ben Parker


Tony Capobianco

Keegan Asmundson

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