Friday, January 10, 2020

Series Preview: Omaha at North Dakota, Jan. 10-11, 2020

The temperatures are plunging, but the NCHC conference race is heating up.

The Mavericks traveled up to Grand Forks for the first conference series of the new year. Omaha is currently 8-9-3 on the season (2-5-1-0 in the NCHC, good for seventh place, tied with Colorado College). The Mavs suffered a tie and a loss in a non-conference road series in Maine last weekend.

The games will be at 7:37 p.m. on Friday night and 7:07 p.m. on Saturday night.

The Mavs are taking on a surging Fighting Hawks team that is 16-1-2 this season (including 11-0-0 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena). UND is in first place in the NCHC (7-0-1-1/0). North Dakota swept Alabama Huntsville in a home series last weekend. The Mavs are 11-22-1 all-time against UND, including a record of 6-11-1 at the REA.

UND won 3 out of the 4 games last season against UNO, its travel partner. This included a sweep at The REA that started its current 15-game home unbeaten streak (which dates back to the 2018-19 season).

Isaiah Saville is expected back in net for UNO on Friday night. Austin Roden had been in goal for the Mavs for the previous two series as Saville made the roster for Team USA in the World Junior tournament in the Czech Republic. He returned to the U.S. last weekend.

> Friday, 7:37 p.m. CT
> Saturday, 7:07 p.m. CT

Both games will be broadcast live on 1180 AM (Zone 2). Donny Baarns will provide play-by-play and Terry Leahy will provide analysis. Pre-game coverage begins 30 minutes prior to face off. 

> Friday and Saturday’s games are available on ($) and will also be broadcast on Cox’s YurView: Channel 13/1013 (HD).

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Check out the 12th episode of the second season of the “MavPuckCast with Jason & Jon.” 

Next up: The Mavs return home to face Denver at Baxter Arena next weekend, Jan. 17-18, 2020.

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