Lineup changes for Quinnipiac, North Dakota for national championship game

TAMPA, Fla. — North Dakota has two changes to its lineup for Saturday’s national championship game, while Quinnipiac has one.

Fighting Hawks second-line Luke Johnson, who was injured in Thursday’s victory over Denver and watched practice Friday with a brace on his left leg, is out.

Rhett Gardner moved from left wing to center, while Colten St. Clair entered the lineup, making his 10th appearance of the season.

On defense for North Dakota, Christian Wolanin replaced Hayden Shaw on the third pairing.

For Quinnipiac, Thomas Aldworth replaced Craig Martin on right wing with center Tanner MacMaster and left wing Bo Pieper.

Here’s how they’ll line up for the championship (8 p.m., ESPN2):

Quinnipiac (32-3-7)

7 Sam Anas-26 Travis St. Denis-16 Landon Smith
24 Bo Pieper-19 Tanner MacMaster-12 Thomas Aldworth
39 Andrew Taverner-23 Tommy Schutt-17 K.J. Tiefenwerth
18 Soren Jonzzon-11 Tim Clifton-22 Scott Davidson

6 Devon Toews-27 Kevin McKernan
13 Chase Priskie-4 Connor Clifton
14 Derek Smith-8 Alex Miner-Barron

34 Michael Garteig
29 Sean Lawrence
35 Jacob Meyers

North Dakota (33-6-4)

9 Drake Caggiula-8 Nick Schmaltz-16 Brock Boeser
29 Bryn Chyzyk-22 Rhett Gardner-14 Austin Poganski
25 Joel Janatuinen-26 Coltyn Sanderson-17 Colten St. Clair
19 Shane Gersich-10 Johnny Simonson-11 Trevor Olson

3 Tucker Poolman-6 Paul LaDue
20 Gage Ausmus-2 Troy Stecher
24 Christian Wolanin-4 Keaton Thompson

33 Cam Johnson
30 Matt Hrynkiw


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