Without NHL hockey through the end of the year, we’re going to focus in on prospects hockey. The Los Angeles Kings currently have prospects at three different universities: Brock Faber (2020 draft), University of Minnesota; Alex Laferriere (2020 draft), Harvard University; and Ben Meehan (2020 draft) and Andre Less (2019 draft) at University of Massachusetts-Lowell. We’ll follow them through the first part of the season.
Monday and Tuesday will see Brock Faber and the University of Minnesota Gophers hockey program take on the Ohio State Buckeyes hockey team, opening Ohio’s season. The Buckeyes retained 19 players from last season, giving them a roster of six seniors, four juniors, 11 sophomores, five freshmen and one “redshirt” freshman. Quinn Preston was second in the club last year with 15 goals, making him the top-scoring returner. Senior goaltender Tommy Nappier is a force, ranking eighth with 33 career wins, second in save percentage (.934) and fourth in goals-against average (1.92) among active NCAA goaltenders.
So far, Minnesota has played a two-game series against the Penn State University Nittany Lions late last week, winning both games. They are 31-8-5 all-time against Ohio State, and 17-2-3 when those games are on home ice.
Blake McLaughlin — Samuel Walker — Brandon McManus
Sampo Ranta — Scott Reedy — Jack Perbix
Jonny Sorensen — Ben Meyers — Bryce Brodzinski
Cullen Munson — Jaxon Nelson — Nathan Burke
Matt Staudacher — Jackson LaCombe
Ryan Johnson — Brock Faber
Ben Brinkman — Mike Koster
Tate Singleton — Eugene Fadyeyev — Matt Cassidy
Mark Cheremeta — Gustaf Westlund — Travis Treloar
Austin Pooley — Patrick Guzzo — Kamil Sadlocha
Michael Gildon — Jaedon Leslie — Quinn Preston
Evan McIntyre — Grant Gabriele
James Marooney — Layton Ahac
Ryan O’Connell — Dominic Vidoli
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 5:30 p.m. PT/8:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Big Ten Network and streamed on the FOX Sports App and fuboTV.