Monday, November 30, 2015

Omaha vs. St. Cloud: Dec. 4-5, 2015 in St. Cloud

It was a SWEEP weekend at Baxter Arena as the Mavs improved to 11-2-1 overall -- we're calling it "HOME SWEEP HOME" as the Mavs are 6-0-0 at Baxter Arena.

But the biggest test so far of the season is coming up this weekend as the #6 Mavs travel to St. Cloud, Minnesota to face the #7 Huskies. Here's a roundup of this week's articles.

Omaha-World Herald story after the weekly poll results were released:

And here's the OMavs story about the poll results:

No Mavs were honored with the NCHC weekly honors. (We thought Jake Guentzel was robbed, after his 5-point weekend!)

Here's the Omaha World-Herald preview story for the weekend's series:
http://www.omaha.com/uno/mavericks-want-payback-against-huskies/article_9efe6293-0998-53f5-ae1c-d4548e308bd5.html

Here's the OMavs.com story about the St. Cloud series:
http://www.omavs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31400&ATCLID=210555592




Here's the Omaha World-Herald write-up of Friday night's loss to the Huskies:
http://www.omaha.com/uno/no-st-cloud-state-rolls-to-win-over-mavericks/article_0b043c60-9b04-11e5-a05a-7b9f0de1417f.html


TV Coverage:
The games will be available on NCHC.tv.

Radio Coverage:
The games will be broadcast on 1180 AM (1180 The Zone 2). Dave Ahlers will provide radio play-by-play and Terry Leahy will provide color commentary. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. on Friday night and 6:30 p.m. Saturday night with the First National Bank Pre-Game Show.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Omaha vs. Ohio State: Nov. 27-28, 2015 series at Baxter Arena

Coming off two overtime games in Oxford, Ohio last weekend, the Mavs are back at Baxter Arena again for only the third home series of the year. They face Ohio State in a non-conference series that features a little bit of history.

Ohio State's head coach, Steve Rohlik, is one of the original UNO Hockey assistant coaches. Mike Kemp brought him on in 1996 when he started the program, and Rohlik almost succeeded Kemp as coach -- a little-known bit of trivia (but then Dean Blais was hired).

Hear what Rohlik has to say about this weekend's series:


Another important tie-in to Saturday's game is the inaugural Sheila Leahy Toys for Tots Drive. Sheila Leahy, wife of radio color commentator Terry Leahy, organized the annual Toys for Tots collection in conjunction with the U.S. Marine Corps. Sheila died this past year, and the event was named for her this year.



Here's a roundup of the weekend stories.

OMavs series preview story:
http://www.omavs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31400&ATCLID=210532127

Omaha World-Herald Friday preview article (@BooneOWH):
http://www.omaha.com/uno/mavs-crave-surge-in-power-play-points/article_49ceec28-bbbf-5000-8d13-a3e98174477c.html

Here's the Omaha World-Herald story about Friday night's win vs. Ohio State:
http://www.omaha.com/uno/uno-stays-unbeaten-at-baxter-arena-with---win/article_f36d7ec4-957f-11e5-bef7-57a089a90d92.html

Here's the Omaha World-Herald story about Saturday night's sweep:
http://www.omaha.com/uno/power-play-goals-lift-uno-past-ohio-state/article_2979a904-964b-11e5-9fb1-8f5e71c3f49c.html

Tickets:
UNO has introduced "rush seating" beginning this weekend.


Rush seats are ONLY available in the student section and are based on availability.

With the Husker football game in the afternoon on Friday, I know of seveal people with tickets available for sale. You can contact me via Twitter @Mavpuck or through our Facebook page, and we'll help connect you. TicketExpress also has tickets available for sale below face value (starting at $5).



TV Coverage:
The games will be available on NCHC.tv.

Radio Coverage:
The games will be broadcast on 1180 AM (1180 The Zone 2). Dave Ahlers will provide radio play-by-play and Terry Leahy will provide color commentary. Lester St. James will report from ice level. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with the First National Bank Pre-Game Show.



Thursday, November 19, 2015

UNO vs. Miami Series -- Nov. 20-21 in Oxford

After being off last weekend, the Mavs gained one spot in the USA Today/USA College Hockey poll.

Here's the roundup of stories related to the series.

OMavs.com preview article for Friday:
http://www.omavs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31400&ATCLID=210512703

Omaha World-Herald game write-up from Friday (RedHawks win in OT):
http://www.omaha.com/uno/redhawks-earn-bonus-point-after-tying-mavericks/article_195b5e68-900c-11e5-bed0-7b9bafe3c501.html

Omaha World-Herald game write-up from Saturday (Mavs win in OT):
http://www.omaha.com/uno/a-day-after-shootout-loss-uno-s-jake-randolph-nets/article_467af206-90d3-11e5-8ac5-cf06a07bbd9b.html

Jake Randolph's OT goal makes the "NCAA Top 5 Plays of the Week":
http://www.ncaa.com/video/icehockey-men/2015-11-23/di-hockey-top-5-plays-omaha-saint-cloud-state-north-dakota-providence

Tyler Vesel's first goal of the season made the NCHC "Top 5 Plays of the Week" at #3 (:50 seconds in):
http://www.nchc.tv/nchc/video/nchc-nchc-top-5-plays-of-the-week---s3,-episode-7-11-25-15

After the weekend, the Mavs remained #6 in both national hockey polls.

Next up: A non-conference series with Ohio State at Baxter Arena.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Omaha vs. Duluth: Nov. 6-7, 2015 series at Baxter Arena

Well, last weekend was a tough one for the Mavericks. Being swept at Western Michigan wasn't the way we wanted to launch our quest to make the NCHC Frozen Faceoff tournament this year, especially after going 6-0-0 to start the year. But the Mavs have the chance to "right the ship" as they take on #6 Minnesota-Duluth (UMD) this weekend at Baxter Arena.

This Tweet from goalie Kirk Thompson should help get you excited about this weekend:
Remember, after this weekend's games, the Mavs will be off next week before traveling to Oxford, Ohio to take on the Miami RedHawks the following weekend.

Here'a roundup of the weekend.

OMavs series preview story:
http://www.omavs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=31400&ATCLID=210474706

Omaha World-Herald Friday preview article (@BooneOWH):
http://www.omaha.com/uno/mavs-expect-tight-series-with-duluth-once-again/article_4ccdb826-cdda-57b3-b67c-5252b457447c.html

Omaha World-Herald article about Friday's win:
http://www.omaha.com/uno/uno-hockey-bounces-back-with-quick-start-in-win-over/article_4816d4c4-8500-11e5-8995-5360868e903f.html

Omaha World-Herald article about Saturday's SWEEP!
http://www.omaha.com/uno/after-two-disappointing-losses-last-weekend-uno-responds-with-sweep/article_5f0cdbfe-85ca-11e5-b1d7-934bc76bfeba.html

Photos from Saturday night, courtesy of Mark Kuhlmann (Facebook album):
https://www.facebook.com/mark.kuhlmann.94/media_set?set=a.10204970706044131.1073741986.1135800507&type=3&uploaded=19

Tickets:
Student tickets will be handled differently for this series. Click here for more information.

With high school football on Friday and Husker football on Saturday, I personally know of several people with tickets available for sale. Contact me via Twitter @Mavpuck or through our Facebook page and we'll help connect you!




TV Coverage:
The games will be available on NCHC.tv.

Inside Nebraska, the games will also be broadcast on NET1.
Outside Nebraska, the games will be on Fox College Sports Pacific. That's DirecTV channel 608 and DISH channel 448.

On the television broadcast, Dave Ahlers will handle play-by-play duties and #oldbull David Brisson will provide analysis.

Radio Coverage:
The games will be broadcast on 1180 AM (1180 The Zone 2). On Friday, Mike Melbye will do play-by-play. On Saturday, Dave Ahlers will be back to do radio play-by-play. Terry Leahy will provide color for both games, and Lester St. James will report from ice level. Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. with the First National Bank Pre-Game Show.