The Mavs have struggled at Baxter Arena over much of the the past year (dating back to January 2016). UNO is 2-5-1 at home this season, and the Mavs have gone 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. In an Omaha World-Herald article today, both Coach Blais and UNO Captain Justin Parizek talked about the importance of a second-half run, and how last year's second-half meltdown is still haunting them.
The Mavs last faced the Lakers in 2010. Lake Superior State is 8-9-1 overall (the Mavs are 9-6-3), but the Mavs lead the all-time series with the Lakers 14-9-5. Let's hope the wins continue.
Media Roundup Leading to the Series:
OMavs series preview:
Lake State series preview:
Tony Boone's Omaha World-Herald series preview:
OMavs Weekly News Release:
There are plenty of tickets available online for this weekend's series.
UNO is offering a "BOHO" ticket offer for this series -- buy one, get one half off:
Friday tickets on Ticketmaster ($20-$27):
Saturday tickets on Ticketmaster ($20-$27):
Ticket Express has a pair of tickets available for Friday night ($20):
Ticket Express has fewer than a dozen Saturday tickets still available ($18-33):
There are currently no tickets for sale within the MavPuck Group on Facebook (must be approved for group membership to see the posts), but you can post a "tickets wanted" post:
Friday and Saturday night's games will be available by subscription ($) on NCHC.tv.
Radio coverage begins with the First National Bank Pre-Game Show at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. Dave Ahlers will have the play-by-play, Terry Leahy will give color commentary and analysis, and Lester St. James will report from ice level.
Live Audio and Stats:
Live audio link here.
Live stats (Friday) here.
Live stats (Saturday) here.
NCHC conference play heats up -- in a big way -- as North Dakota visits Baxter Arena on Jan. 6-7 with a pair of conference games at 7:07 p.m. each night.
Baxter Arena and UNO have also announced the 2017 "Skate With the Mavs" event:
(Blog post on that later.)