The Mavs started the season last weekend with a tie and a loss to Union College. This weekend isn't going to be an easy one, with #2/#3-ranked Notre Dame coming to town. Notre Dame is 1-0-1 on the season after winning the Icebreaker tournament last weekend. Notre Dame tied Mercyhurst (winning in a shootout) and beat Providence College to win the tournament championship.
It will be interesting to see if freshman forward Tyler Weiss returns to the lineup. He did not travel to Schenectady, New York last weekend due to an upper body injury. (Weiss is also part of The NCHC's Snapchat Takeover weekend crew, which leads me to think he won't be playing.)
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Also check out this tweet from the @OmahaHKY account:
You can read the notes from this week's news conference here.
There is a tailgate before Saturday night's game. There will be food available for purchase.
Series preview articles:
Omaha World-Herald series preview:
And this is interesting. ABC57 has a story about the Irish season, but NO mention of this weekend's series at all:
Notre Dame hockey preview article:
Friday, 6:38 p.m. Central (NOTE: EARLY GAME TIME DUE TO TV)
Saturday, 7:07 p.m. Central
Both games will be broadcast live on 1180 AM (The Zone 2). Dave Ahlers will provide play-by-play and Terry Leahy will give color commentary. Coverage begins at 6:18 p.m. on Friday night and 6:37 p.m. Saturday night with the First National Bank Pre-Game Show.
Friday night's game is on CBS Sports Network (and NOT on NCHC.tv as a result. CBS Sports Network has exclusive access to games they carry).
Saturday night's game will be on NCHC.tv ($) and NET Nebraska, channel 12/26 and streaming online for free here.
Live Audio and Stats:
Live stats link here.
Live audio link here.
Also be sure to check out the third episode of the MavPuckCast with Jason & Jon, recorded after Saturday night's loss to Union.
The Mavs will travel to Arizona to take on second-year program Arizona State hockey for the first series of four games against the Sun Devils this season. Both games are listed for a 9:05 p.m. Central time start.