It was a mixed weekend for the Mavs. The team picked up an extra point in the NCHC standings with a shootout win on Friday night (the game was officially recorded as a 3-3 tie in NCAA standings), but lost 6-3 on Saturday night.
Taylor Ward picked up Rookie of the Week honors:
☑️ Career-high 3🍎 & points Fri. vs. CC— The NCHC (@TheNCHC) December 4, 2018
☑️ Second ⭐️ of the Game Fri.
☑️ Scored UNO's final 🚨 on Sat.
✅ Bauer #NCHCHockey Rookie of the Week
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He was also named NCHC Rookie of the Month:
After 2 points in Oct., led #NCHCHockey rookies with 🔟 points in Nov.— The NCHC (@TheNCHC) December 5, 2018
Points in 6 of 7 games (3⃣ multi-point games)
Two-time NCHC Rookie of the Week in Nov.
November Rookie of the Month
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And Mason Morelli was named NCHC Player of the Month:
Led #NCHCHockey with 12 points, 7🍎 & 1.71 ppg in November— The NCHC (@TheNCHC) December 5, 2018
4⃣ multi-point games in Nov.
Single-game career highs of 4 points & 3 assists
November Player of the Month
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In addition, Morelli made the NCHC's Top 5 Plays of the Week:
Between the legs passing, tic-tac-toe, silky mitts and a sprawling pad save...— The NCHC (@TheNCHC) December 5, 2018
All in the @TRIAortho #NCHCHockey Top 5⃣ Plays of the Week!
The Mavs finally got a vote in a poll this week, garnering a single vote in the USCHO poll:
USCHO poll for Monday, Dec. 5:
Here's the OMavs story about Friday night's tie and shootout win:
Here's Tony Boone's Friday night Omaha World-Herald article:
Here's the Omavs story about Saturday night's loss:
Finally, here's our MavPuck writeup of Tuesday's news conference:
UNO Hockey Press Conference Notes – Dec. 4
Looking Ahead to This Weekend:
The Mavs go on the road to St. Cloud State University this weekend. The Huskies are currently on top of the NCHC standings, so this will be a big test for the Mavs.