Friday, November 25, 2016

Omaha at Northern Michigan University: Nov. 25-26, 2016

The Mavericks take on an old foe from the CCHA conference this weekend as they face off in a non-conference series with Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan.

NMU (3-10-1) is struggling at home, while the Mavs (6-5-1) have been "road warriors" so far this season, so expect good things from the Mavs in this series. However, the Wildcats play on the larger Olympic ice surface, so that could throw a bit of a wrench into UNO's play. On the positive side, Captain Justin Parizek is expected in the lineup after being held out for a concussion he suffered several weeks ago.

The Mavs are 17-17-2 all time with the Wildcats, but NMU holds a decisive 12-5-2 advantage in games at the Berry Events Center in the upper peninsula.

Series preview articles:

Omaha World-Herald series preview article:

Marquette Mining Journal series preview article: article:

NMU Wildcats article:

Friday, 6:07 p.m. Central
Saturday: 6:07 p.m. Central

Radio/TV Coverage:
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 5:37 p.m. each night with the First National Bank Pre-Game Show. 

Video is available via ($).

A day pass is $8.99 for just the WMU game, or $9.99 for all the WCHA games for a single day:

Live Audio and Stats:
Live audio link here.
Live stats (Friday) here.
Live stats (Saturday) here.

Next Weekend:
The NMU series kicks off three weekends of away games for the Mavs before the Christmas break. Next weekend, the Mavs travel to the Kohl Center Madison, Wisc., to take on a former WCHA foe (now in the Big 10) on Dec. 2-3. Friday's game begins at 7:30 p.m. Central, and Saturday's game will start at 8 p.m.

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