When a guy hasn't scored a goal in a while, some critics might say he's gripping the stick a little too tightly. UNO Head Coach Dean Blais said he looks at the lack of scoring from some of his freshman a little differently.
Notes on UNO Hockey!
When most of us look for gifts for mom, we spend time at the mall or online browsing for that one perfect item. Some of us are better at it than others.
But despite your ability to surprise, it would be wise not to try and compare yourself to Zahn Raubenheimer. Collector's items, all day trips to the health spa or tickets for an exotic cruise are no doubt impressive.
But those all seem considerably mediocre compared to a zebra.
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.
A season ago, Johnnie Searfoss had the luxury of playing alongside veteran players such as Rich Purslow, Joey Martin, Matt Ambroz and Alex Hudson. In his first year in the program, Searfoss showed a scoring touch.
After months, perhaps years of speculation, an announcement was made Tuesday afternoon confirming an outdoor hockey game at TD Ameritrade Park in 2013. On Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 the Lincoln Stars will play the Omaha Lancers and the University of North Dakota will play UNO at an ice rink that will be constructed on the field of the downtown ballpark.
Nothing on the road is ever easy in the WCHA. That was certainly proven this weekend when UNO skated into Mankato, Minn. and had to play two overtime games en route to a series split.
When Ryan Massa suited up to start in net for UNO's exhibition against the U.S. Under-18 Team, the consequences may not have been clear. According to NCAA rules, any student-athlete past freshman year surrenders his or her redshirt for participation in an exhibition game.
Thus, Massa's time between the pipes just weeks after rejoining the program means he is now officially using his second year of college eligibility.