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  • Thursday, February 22, 2024 10:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    The Omaha Maverick Hockey program announced that former Coach Mike Kemp (currently UNO’s Executive Associate Athletic Director) will be retiring in May. The press conference was held in conjunction with the athletic department’s “weekly media availability” on Feb. 21, 2024. Kemp has been with the Mavericks since shortly after the announcement by the University of Nebraska at Omaha that it was starting a D-1 hockey program in 1996, giving Kemp the distinction of being the program’s first head coach. 

    Kemp also had a brief stint as the head coach of UNO’s club hockey team in the 1975-76 season (a role he took with the intention of elevating it to a full-fledged D-1 hockey program the following season) — read our blog post “The Origins of UNO Hockey” to learn more about that club team

    MavPuck.com’s Bridget Brooks attended the press event and was able to ask Coach Kemp about his years with the program, his legacy, and goals for the future. 

    Here is Bridget’s video from the press conference: 


  • Tuesday, February 13, 2024 6:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    On this episode of the #mavpuckcast... Jon and Jason discuss the University of Nebraska at Omaha Maverick Hockey team’s recent road trip to face the Western Michigan Broncos in Kalamazoo — includes their picks for “Player of the Week”. They analyze the current National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) standings. They cap the episode with a preview of Omaha’s upcoming series against Colorado College at Baxter Arena. 

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  • Thursday, February 08, 2024 12:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    On this episode of the #mavpuckcast... Bridget and Jon give their rundown of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Maverick Hockey team’s big conference sweep against the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at Baxter Arena — includes their picks for “Player of the Week.” They take a look at a “Thing You Missed at Baxter Arena” during the series, and they bid a fond farewell to “Make Some Noise!” emcee Andrew Rogers. they cap the episode with their preview and predictions for the upcoming hockey series against the Western Michigan Broncos at Lawson Arena in Kalamazoo. 

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  • Wednesday, January 31, 2024 4:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    On this episode of the #mavpuckcast... Jon and Bridget analyze the University of Nebraska at Omaha Maverick Hockey team’s recent series at St. Cloud (which they were in attendance for!) — including their picks for “Player of the Week” and a couple of player honors for Omaha forwards Ty Mueller and Nolan Sullivan. They look at a special “fight song” celebration outside the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center with a group of UNO students (the UNO Maverick Maniacs) who traveled to St. Cloud for the series. Jon and Bridget highlight some “Things You Missed in St. Cloud” as they look at some fun activities surrounding their trip to watch the UNO Hockey team on the road. They wrap up the episode with their predictions and analysis for Omaha’s upcoming series against the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs at Baxter Arena. 

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  • Tuesday, January 23, 2024 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    On this episode of the #mavpuckcast... Jon and Bridget analyze the Omaha Maverick Hockey team’s tough weekend against the Denver Pioneers — includes their picks for “Player of the Week.” They look at some “Things You Missed at Baxter Arena” during the series — including the UNO Chancellor’s Pregame Reception, merchandise giveaways, and flaming baton twirlers at UNO Hockey games. They wrap up the episode with their predictions for the Mavericks’ upcoming series against the St. Cloud State Huskies at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center. 

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  • Thursday, January 18, 2024 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    By Jon Brooks 

    Omaha Hockey’s Griffin and Tanner Ludtke are the subject of the season debut of “Inside the NCHC” (the conference’s online docuseries). 

    The brothers have garnered quite a bit of attention this season now that Tanner (a freshman) has joined Griffin (a sophomore) on the Maverick roster for the 2023-24 campaign. 

    There have been some notable siblings who have played for UNO since the program’s inaugural outing in the 1997-98 season. 

    The earliest to come to mind are Josh (one of the original Mavericks) and Bryce Lampman. The siblings (Josh was a forward; Bryce was a defenseman) never took the ice at the same time for Omaha (one season separated their tenures with UNO). 

    In that same era, Christian Graham (also an original Maverick) and his brother David played for UNO. Two seasons separated their tenures as Mavericks. 

    In recent years, we had the Megna brothers. Jayson (a forward) and Jaycob (a defenseman) played together for a single season (the 2011-12 season, before Jayson went pro).

    We almost had another sibling pair during the “Dean Blais Era” with forwards Terry and Alex Broadhurst. Alex committed to the Mavericks, but never made it to Omaha. Terry left Omaha after his junior season to play professional hockey (eventually reuniting with his brother at the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL in 2013).

    Having these familial bonds is a special thing to see in collegiate hockey.

    On this week’s episode of the Mavpuckcast, Bridget and I discussed the lauded Buium brothers at Denver this season (Omaha fans will get to see Shai and Zeev Buium play when the Pioneers roll into Baxter Arena for the series on Jan. 19-20).

    In the case of the Ludtkes (who hail from Lakeville, MN), they say their family is close (their parents have only missed a handful of their games over the years).

    We happened to sit by a relative of Tanner and Griffin at the Desert Hockey Classic in Arizona two weeks ago, and the pride the family shares in the brothers’ accomplishments was evident during Omaha’s game against Arizona St. on Jan. 6. 

    The Ludtke brothers have also launched a special line of “Ludtke Bros.” merchandise — a portion of the sales benefits The Hope Center for Kids

    As watchers of this program, it will be interesting to see how the brothers do the rest of this season, and seasons ahead with Omaha. It is exciting to see them both sporting the crimson-and-black for UNO this season. 

    Watch “Inside the NCHC: The Ludtke Brothers” on the NCHC YouTube channel below: 

  • Thursday, January 18, 2024 1:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    By Jon Brooks 

    UNO Hockey senior forward Brock Bremer puts away the #2 play in the NCHC Top 5 Plays of the Week – Jan. 16, 2024. 

    Bremer’s goal came at a critical juncture in the Jan. 12 game against North Dakota at Ralph Engelstad Arena. 

    At the 16:06 mark in the second period, Bremer was streaking down the ice when junior forward Ty Mueller sent a no look, behind-the-back pass Bremer’s direction (Mueller was named the NCHC Forward of the Week). 

    Bremer skated the puck up the slot and fired high on UND goalie Ludvig Persson, knotting the score at 3-3. 

    The goal (scored at 16:03 in the period) helped the Mavericks to a 5-4 overtime win against the Fighting Hawks. 

    The native of Forest Lake, Minnesota, currently has 3 goals and 4 assists for Omaha this season. 

    >> Bremer’s performance is also discussed on this week’s episode of the #mavpuckcastclick here to view the episode

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2024 6:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    By Jon Brooks 

    Omaha Hockey junior forward Ty Mueller is the “Forward of the Week” in the KJ Branding NCHC Players of the Week: Jan. 9-14, 2024. 

    Mueller tallied four points (1 goal, 4 assists) in the weekend series against North Dakota on Jan. 12-13 in Grand Forks.

    The native of Cochrane, Alberta, had a highlight reel, behind-the-back pass that keyed a goal by senior forward Brock Bremer during the Jan. 12 game against the Fighting Hawks (featured in the NCHC Top 5 Plays of the Week).  

    He also won 19-of-33 face-offs during the series. 

    Mueller currently leads the Mavericks with 17 points (7 goals, 10 assists) in the 2023-24 campaign.

    >> Mueller’s performance in the North Dakota series is discussed on this week’s episode of the #mavpuckcastclick here to view episode

    Read the full NCHC release: 
    KJ Branding NCHC Players of the Week: Jan. 9-14, 2024 

    This week’s episode of the #mavpuckcast: 


  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    On this episode of the #mavpuckcast... Jon and Bridget breakdown the Omaha Maverick Hockey team’s series at North Dakota — including their picks for “Player of the Week.” They discuss the recently announced changed to the National Collegiate Hockey Conference’s (NCHC) Frozen Faceoff playoff format coming in 2025 and 2026. They wrap up the episode with their predictions and analysis for the upcoming series against the Denver Pioneers at Baxter Arena. 

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  • Friday, January 12, 2024 8:33 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    By Jon Brooks 

    UNO Maverick Hockey sophomore goalie Simon Latkoczy snags the #5 play in the NCHC Top 5 Plays of the Week – Jan. 9, 2024. 

    Latkoczy’s featured save came at the 16:56 mark in the 3rd period of the Jan. 6 game at Arizona St. in the Desert Hockey Classic.

    Latkoczy stopped an initial shot by ASU freshman defenseman Anthony Dowd, then he shifted to make a pad save on the rebound, thwarting Sun Devil junior forward Jackson Niedermayer’s attempt (Niedermayer is the son of NHL Hall of Famer Scott Niedermayer). 

    The native of Trencin, Slovakia, had 33 saves in the game against Arizona St. 

    Omaha went on to lose the contest 2-1 in overtime. 

    Latkoczy currently has a 2.44 goals against average and a .911 save percentage this season for the Mavericks. 

    >> Latkoczy’s performance during the Desert Hockey Classic is also discussed on this week’s episode of the #mavpuckcastclick here to view this week’s episode

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