The sport of hockey was built upon the frozen lakes and ponds of the Canadian countryside in the late 19th century. Canadians, searching for an identity to define their new nation, latched on to a primitive form of lacrosse played by the native peoples of their land.
The game eventually evolved into hockey, and gave Canadians something that was uniquely theirs. It was a game meant to capture the harsh realities of settling on the frozen landscape of a new and untamed land.
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.
UNO turned a three-point gap into a 19-point gulf over the final six first-half minutes, coasting to a 93-67 win Saturday over Emporia State.