UNO hockey: so close to something big

No matter the sport, every team that becomes a championship dynasty has that one heartbreaking loss just before its dreams are realized.


Michigan ends UNO season in overtime

St. Louis - After a summer of preparation, 38 games of competition and 2,352 minutes of game time, the UNO hockey season came down to a span of just 10 minutes and 21 seconds.  In that short time span, the hopes and dreams of a Frozen Four appearance and potential national championship were wiped away.


Redeem Team

Though a weekend playoff sweep to Bemidji State puts UNO squarely on the NCAA tournament bubble, Dean Blais and the Mavs returned to business as usual on Monday afternoon.  With conference tournaments this week and selection Sunday approaching, the team is hopeful they've done enough to earn a spot in hockey's big dance.


Dean of victory

When Dean Blais was hired as UNO's head hockey coach two summers ago there was an immediate shift in expectations.  In the 12-year history of the program, UNO had been to the NCAA tournament just once and finished with 20 or more wins only three times.


Mavs split at Duluth, lock up third in first season with WCHA

UNO's 5-2 victory Saturday night earned the Mavs a split in their final conference series at No. 11 Minnesota-Duluth and sole possession of third place in the WCHA.  It's the highest conference finish the team has ever had in the 14-year history of UNO hockey.


Purslow brings consistency, tenacity

Leadership was a priority for the Mavs coming into the 2010 hockey season. There was the move to a new conference, the addition of 10 freshmen to the lineup and a five-year gap since the team last played in the NCAA tournament.


Mavs split with Denver, take over third in the WCHA

During Saturday's game, Denver's Jason Zucker put his 20th goal of the season past Mav goaltender John Faulkner a minute into the second period resulting in a 4-2 victory for the Pioneers and a split for the weekend. With the split, and a weekend that saw fellow third place Minnesota-Duluth go 0-1-1, UNO took over sole possession of third place in the WCHA.

Ambroz’s versatility keys Maverick success

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.