Almost five months ago, the college hockey powers that be pegged UNO to finish eighth and ninth in two preseason conference polls. Few, if any, thought the Mavs could do better than average during their first season in the ultra-competitive WCHA.
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.
As the competition has discovered during the course of UNO's first eight games, it can be difficult to know which player or line to stop in order to be successful against the Mavs.
UNO hockey player Ryan Massa, who previously decided to take a year off due to personal reasons, has returned to the team. He has returned to practice, and it appears he will be moving forward with the team from this point.