Three weeks after the Mavs conquered the Bemidji St. jinx, UNO allowed once-winless Alabama-Huntsville their first victory of the year and split a non-conference series against the Chargers in Nashville. Huntsville who came into the game 0-14-1 thus far in the season, hadn't won a game since last year's 2-1 overtime victory in Omaha.
Another season of welcoming in a large freshman class meant a rather large unknown to the UNO hockey season. Inconsistent play in goal only added to the uncertainty.
Terry Broadhurst continued his assault on the UNO record book, and the Mavs skated away from a weekend series against Saint Cloud St. with three out of four points. Broadhurst's late goal on Saturday propelled UNO to a 4-3 lead, and the two teams ended the series with a 2-2 deadlock Sunday afternoon.
After failing to notch a victory in six chances against Bemidji St. last season, the UNO hockey team went to northern Minn. last weekend with an understanding of the challenge before them. Frustration Friday night gave way to a blowout Saturday night, and the Mavs snapped their seven-game winless streak against the Beavers.
In 2010/11, UNO had back-to-back 20-win seasons for the second time in school history. The Mavs made a trip to NCAA tournament for just the second time ever.
UNO scored nine goals in a WCHA series against #2 Colorado College, but could only manage a weekend split with the Tigers. The Mavs won a back-and-forth, 7-5 game Friday, then got behind by two goals and lost 5-2 on Saturday.
Ryan Walters got his first two goals of the season, scoring the game winner on Friday and putting the game in a temporary 2-2 tie on Saturday. Assistant Captain Matt White had two goals and two assists in the series, and Captain Terry Broadhurst added three points of his own.