The back of the Canadian five-dollar note depicts children taking part in several winter sports including, of course, hockey. The image is accompanied by a quote from Roch Carrier's short story The Hockey Sweater: "The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places – the school, the church and the skating rink – but our real life was on the skating rink."
Players and coaches involved in the sport of hockey talk often about how small and close-knit the hockey world is. That connection was evident on Sunday Aug. 28 when the UNO hockey community came together to support one of its own.
All-Summit League forward Max Touloute came off the bench to spark his team to three goals in 15 minutes, and Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne finished off UNO 6-0 Sunday afternoon. Facing their second future conference foe of the season, the Mavs were unable to capture the magic they found against Summit League member UMKC on Aug. 26.
The UNO volleyball team played four matches in last weekend's UNO Showcase tournament, only managing one win over two days. For a team that normally begins each season on a roll, the Mavs are in a very unfamiliar position.
The UNO women's soccer team hosted their first-ever home games as a Division 1 member last weekend, winning one and earning a draw in the other. The Mavs faced off against Central Oklahoma on Friday and Midwestern State on Sunday, two teams that had both beaten UNO a year ago.
UNO volleyball won just two sets all tournament and left the CEFCU Classic in Peoria, Ill. with an 0-3 record to start the season. Friday the Mavs lost a 3-1 match to the University of Illinois-Chicago, came back for another 3-1 loss to Bradley that evening and dropped a 3-0 decision to the same Bradley team the next morning.
A comeback win Friday night and the first-ever home game Sunday highlighted the UNO men's soccer inaugural weekend. In a matchup with two different conference champions from a year ago, the Mavs showed their mettle beating one and having several chances against the other.
The UNO women's soccer team scored two second-half corner kicks to overcome a 2-1 deficit and earned their first-ever Division I win Sunday at South Dakota. After falling behind for the second straight weekend, the Mavs put in two goals in an 11-minute span.