Matchup: #21 Oakland (17-6-2, 5-4-0) take on the Toledo Rockets (8-13-0) Friday night at Toledo (9:30pm) and Saturday night at the ONYX Ice Arena (9:45pm) The Rockets are 7-2-0 at home this season.
All-Time Series: Oakland is 1-1-0 all-time against the Rockets. The games were both exhibition games at the ONYX in the 2017-18 season, while Toledo was an ACHA DII team.
Scouting #21 Oakland: Freshman forward Brendan Smith is tied for the team lead in points with 33. He has scored 13 goals and 20 assists. Forward Nic Fernandez has scored two goals this season, while adding six assists. Freshman forward Ryan Saad has 13 points on the season. On defense Kyle Nikles has three assists on the season in nine games played. Defenseman Danny Scorzo comes into the weekend with six points and Bruce McLean has four points. In net Josh Pack (12-6-1) has a 2.82 goals against average and a save percentage of 92%. Goalie Tommy Grassano (2-0-0) has a 2.57 goals against average and a save percentage of 88%
Scouting Toledo: Coming off a split with Calvin College, the Rockets have the nation’s second leading scorer in forward Ian Rapp. He has scored 21 goals while adding 27 assists. Forward Nik Verbosky has scored 12 goals and 21 assists, while forward Garrett Meyer has 26 points. On defense Josh Koback leads the blueline with five goals and 17 points. Defenseman Angelo Procaccini has 13 points. In net Manny Hertel-Bauman (5-9-0) has a 6.61 goals against average and a save percentage of 84%