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.
What's that popular saying about everyone loving a comeback? In UNO's four road games, the Mavs have fallen behind every time.
Four times they have fallen behind 3-0, and three of those times they have failed to mount a comeback. But winning, as John Madden said, is a great deodorant.
Planning out a road trip to the historically rowdy Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. is never an easy proposition for any team. Skating a roster that includes 20 underclassmen into that environment makes the challenge that much more daunting.
Whatever Head Coach Dean Blais and the UNO coaching staff had in mind for a game plan, chances are it didn't include spotting the Badgers a 3-0 lead. Friday the Mavs came from three down to stun Wisconsin 5-4, then lost 6-3 after another three-goal deficit on Saturday.
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.