UNO vs Denver Jan. 9th

Chandler Heida 17 views


This Week

The No. 12/13 Omaha Mavericks return to NCHC play this weekend when they host No. 10 Denver on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 9-10. Friday's game begins at 7:37 p.m.

The Teams

The Mavericks are 12-5-3 overall this season and 6-3-1-1 in the NCHC this season, putting them in third place. They haven't played since a 2-1 OT win and a 6-2 loss to visiting New Hampshire on Dec. 30-31. UNO trails the all-time series with Denver, 7-15-2 and is 5-7-0 all-time against the Pioneers in Omaha. The Mavericks are 6-3-1 at home this season.

The Pioneers are 11-5-1 overall and 4-3-0-0 in the NCHC this season, good for fifth place. DU is coming off a 1-1 tie (2-1 shootout loss) at Dartmouth and a 5-3 win over Brown at the Ledyard Bank Classic in Hanover, N.H. last weekend. Denver is 2-2-1 on the road this season and has played just one other NCHC road series, going 1-1-0 at Minnesota Duluth on Oct. 24-25.

Last Time Out

The Mavericks earned a 2-1 overtime win before losing to New Hampshire, 6-2, on Dec. 30-31, their last series of 2014. On Tuesday, the Mavericks spotted the Wildcats a 1-0 lead at 3:12 of the first period but tied it at 1:02 of the third when Jake Randolph scored off the rebound of a shot by Tyler Vesel. In overtime, Vesel's pass from behind the net found Austin Ortega who fired home the game winner at 3:45. Kirk Thompson stopped 28 shots for the win.

On Wednesday, UNO dropped into a 4-0 hole after two periods but tried to build a rally in the third on goals by David Pope and Luc Snuggerud just 2:06 apart. The rally fell short when UNH added two, one into an empty net, to secure the split. Thompson, starting consecutive games for the first time this year, made 18 saves.

Buy Tickets


CenturyLink Center

(402) 341-1500

The CenturyLink Center Omaha Arena is big! A six-story building can fit inside the space. This much space can hold a lot of people—18,300 people...