Merry Christmas Eve! Hope everyone has a fun and festive holiday!
It's hard to believe I'm sure but it's a UNO hockey GAME WEEK! The Mavs (4-10-2) are back home at the Bax this weekend against the Seawolves of Alaska-Anchorage (2-13-1). Alaska-Anchorage is coming off its first WCHA win against Bemidji State on December 15. The last time the Mavs faced the S'wolves it was the during the Brice Alaska Goal Rush during Blais' last season, with Omaha winning 3-1.
This weekend will be a little strange. There will be no Friday game. Instead, the series will be Saturday and Monday. Saturday's game will be at the normal 7:07 PM CT time slot. Monday's game, however, will be a #LunchWithTheMavs special with the game starting at 12:07 PM CT. If you don't have tickets yet you can get them online at omavs.com with the code STOCKING for $5 upper bowl tickets.
If you're out of town or unlucky enough that you have to work New Year's Eve, the games will be available on NCHC.TV or on the radio at 1180 AM or the TuneIn Radio app. If you can be there, though, please please do because the Mavs will need every person they can get.
OPPONENT WATCH will return next week.
Series Preview: Omaha vs. Alaska Anchorage, Dec. 29 & 31 at Baxter Arena
Having seen many 'post break' swoons over the year, let's hope Bizzaro World kicks in and the 'pre-break' swoon will lead to a great run of wins in 2019.
Let’s hope you’re right, Hoff!