In 34 games this season, UNO has scored the first goal almost as many times as they've given up the first goal. Last weekend against Minnesota, the Gophers scored first on Friday, and then UNO came back and scored first on Saturday.
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.
The sport of hockey was built upon the frozen lakes and ponds of the Canadian countryside in the late 19th century. Canadians, searching for an identity to define their new nation, latched on to a primitive form of lacrosse played by the native peoples of their land.
The game eventually evolved into hockey, and gave Canadians something that was uniquely theirs. It was a game meant to capture the harsh realities of settling on the frozen landscape of a new and untamed land.
As October came, the UNO hockey team began preparing for its first season of WCHA hockey. Becoming the newest member of a storied conference with a record of 36 national championships and over 90 current NHL players left most to assume that for the Mavs, the 2010-11 season would be an uphill battle.
Jonathan Toews is the captain of the Chicago Blackhawks. At 22, Toews helped lead team Canada to an Olympic gold medal, then followed it up by helping the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup just four months later.
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.