As if the offseason hadn't already been tough enough on the UNO hockey team, it was announced Sunday July 29 that Assistant Coach Brian Renfrew was taking a scouting position with the Winnipeg Jets. Renfrew came to Omaha in 2011 and spent just one year on Dean Blais' staff.
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.
Sitting in second place prior to the weekend, the Mavs dropped two to Wisconsin and are in danger of falling out of home ice for the WCHA playoffs.
Freshman forward Johnnie Searfoss scored UNO's only goal of the series as the Mavericks got swept in last weekend's trip to fellow conference newcomer Bemidji State. It was the Mavs' first weekend without a single conference point since last year's December trip to Ferris State. The two losses at the hands of the Beavers equal the total number of losses UNO has suffered in its first 12 games of the season.
Six months after its formation, a commissioner for the National Collegiate Hockey Conference has been named. Jim Scherr, the former Chief Executive Officer of the United States Olympic Committee and former executive director of USA wrestling, was introduced as The National's first commissioner on Wednesday morning.
In its first year, no one was sure what to expect out of Skate for a Cure. August isn't exactly the best time for hockey, and NHL players are enjoying their last weeks of free time before training camp opens.