The hockey gods must have been displeased with UNO, the Omaha Sports Commission or the city in general. On perhaps the biggest day in conference history, neither the elements, the ice nor North Dakota cooperated with the plan.
After pushing the game back twice, the puck was finally dropped at the Battles on Ice at 6:35, two and a half hours after the scheduled start time. North Dakota proceeded to ruin the party by scoring three goals by the 10:32 mark of the first period and went on to win the game 5-2.
Jonathan Toews is the captain of the Chicago Blackhawks. At 22, Toews helped lead team Canada to an Olympic gold medal, then followed it up by helping the Blackhawks to the Stanley Cup just four months later.