Weekend results in the WCHA have left UNO in a tie for third place with North Dakota and Denver. In one of the bigger matchups of the conference schedule, Minnesota hosted North Dakota and went 1-0-1 to take over first place.
The Golden Gophers are joined at the top by St. Cloud State who went 2-0 at home against Denver. Minnesota and St. Cloud pace the WCHA with 22 points.
Overall, despite not playing, it's hard to think of a better outcome for the Mavs. The teams most likely standing in UNO's way for the conference crown gained ground, but only marginally.
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.
What's that popular saying about everyone loving a comeback? In UNO's four road games, the Mavs have fallen behind every time.
Four times they have fallen behind 3-0, and three of those times they have failed to mount a comeback. But winning, as John Madden said, is a great deodorant.
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 Kyle Ensign was a 14-year-old freshman at New Richmond High School in New Richmond, Wisc., he had already come to a crossroads in life. Though he was just beginning his high school career, Ensign had shown the talent and ability to maybe someday play college hockey.