At six foot eight inches, Andrej Sustr is an attractive candidate to play defense for almost any college team. His size makes him difficult to get around, and his reach makes up for the times when a guy can get around him.
After the Mavs failed to score against Alaska-Anchorage in last Friday's 3-0 loss at the Brice Alaska Goal Rush, the Seawolves came to Omaha for a WCHA conference matchup and were swept by UNO 4-1 and 3-1. With the two wins, the Mavs snapped a rare three-game losing streak and picked up their first conference points of the season.
When you're a freshman goaltender new to the program, you can expect a few hurdles on your way to earning a start in net. Often you have to compete with a veteran starter who's been in goal for a season or two.
UNO only managed to score one goal in two games and left the Brice Alaska Goal Rush with losses to Alaska-Anchorage and Alaska-Fairbanks. After failing to get a tying goal in the third period of last Saturday's loss to Colgate, the Mavs went over six periods before getting back on the scoreboard.
As the UNO hockey regular season commenced last weekend, several storylines came to the forefront.
Could the 10 freshmen additions to the roster have the same impact as last season? How would the Mavs deal with the suspension of Alex Hudson? Will John Faulkner develop some consistency with a lead, and on the second game of a weekend series?
Colgate scored two crucial late period goals and defeated UNO 4-3, claiming the Mutual of Omaha Stampede Championship. The first line combination of Terry Broadhurst, Brock Montpetit and Matt White produced multiple points for the second night in a row, but it wasn't enough for the Mavs who fell to 1-1, after beating Mercyhurst Friday night.