The UNO Hockey team sits at 6-3-1 after a split in Kalamazoo against Western Michigan on Nov. 15-16.
On this week’s episode, Jason and Jon talk about the team’s performance at WMU, odd hockey jargon that has been popping up on social media, and Omaha’s upcoming series against Miami (OH) at Baxter Arena on Nov. 22-23.
It’s mid-November and the UNO Hockey team is finally starting NCHC play!
In this week’s preview, we give fans the skinny on the series with the Western Michigan Broncos — including ways to watch/listen to the games.
Read full preview here:
Series Preview: Omaha at WMU, Nov. 15-16, 2019
The UNO Hockey program recently received a verbal commitment from forward Michael Abgrall (from Richmond, British Columbia).
We’ve got the details (including video clips) in our latest “Recruit Profile” on the MavPuck Blog.
Read full write-up here:
Recruit Profile: Michael Abgrall (F) - Powell River Kings (BCHL)
Our friend Ben Matukewicz is a fan who has been working on compiling a UNO Hockey jersey database the past few years featuring all the uniform variations the team has worn throughout the program’s history.
From time to time he also shares uniform concepts on Facebook and Twitter under the project’s moniker “Crimson & Black.” Matukewicz’s latest concept stems from one of the university’s early club team uniforms.
Last year I wrote an article about UNO’s club program during the 1970s (a period that almost saw the team move up to the varsity level). I mentioned in the blog post that the university played club hockey as early as the 1940s (according to the Omaha World-Herald archives).
Matukewicz’s “Heritage Uniform Concept” graphic above includes a picture of an early University of Omaha club team (on the left side — believed to be from 1947).
His overall concept is very cool — love that retro vibe!
I profiled Matukewicz and his creative pursuits on my personal blog in 2018. He is the co-founder of Aksarben Creative, and does some terrific graphic design work.
Be sure to follow Crimson & Black on Facebook and Twitter.
Presenting my heritage uniform concept for the Mavs: pic.twitter.com/74OiAynXNt— Crimson & Black (@omavs_jerseys) November 13, 2019
Presenting my heritage uniform concept for the Mavs: pic.twitter.com/74OiAynXNt
Another week, another Omaha rookie garnering “Rookie of the Week” honors as part of the “Bauer NCHC Players of the Week” for Nov. 4-10, 2019.
Freshman forward Nolan Sullivan scored his first collegiate goal in UNO’s series versus Wisconsin on Nov. 1-2 at Baxter Arena. Sullivan was a “face-off wizard” in the series, winning 72.7 percent of his face-offs against the Badgers.
Read full NCHC coverage here:
Bauer NCHC Players of the Week: November 4-10, 2019
The Omaha Mavericks Hockey team is 5-2-1 after a split with the Wisconsin Badgers at Baxter Arena on Nov. 8-9.
This week Jason and Jon discuss the UNO Hockey team’s recent tussle with the Badgers, atmospheric enhancements unveiled by the athletic department during the series, and the upcoming trip to Kalamazoo to take on the Western Michigan Broncos in the team’s first NCHC matchup of the season.
It’s a big series for UNO Hockey as #12 Wisconsin comes into Baxter Arena to take on the #20 ranked Mavericks.
In this week’s preview, we give fans the lowdown on the series with the Badgers — including ticket discounts and ways to view and listen to both games.
Read full preview here:
Series Preview: Omaha vs. Wisconsin, Nov. 8-9, 2019
The @OmahaHKY Twitter account unveiled the team’s new “intro video” for the 2019-20 season.
Those familiar with Ak-Sar-Ben lore will notice images at the beginning of the video harkening back to the days when the Aksarben Village property (which sits across the street from UNO’s Baxter Arena) was a horse racing track.
The compilation also intersperses clips of UNO Hockey players at Baxter Arena with footage of a bucking bull in a dirt pen. The Beastie Boys song “Sabotage” plays through this year’s intro video.
Check out the new intro video below:
⚫️ U N L E A S H E D #EveryoneForOmaha | #OmahaHKY pic.twitter.com/fangjEDb5B— Omaha Hockey (@OmahaHKY) November 8, 2019
⚫️ U N L E A S H E D #EveryoneForOmaha | #OmahaHKY pic.twitter.com/fangjEDb5B
The UNO Hockey coaching staff has been busy scouring the globe for the next generation of Maverick players.
We take a look at the Omaha Hockey recruits who have verbally committed for 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Read full write-up here:
UNO Hockey Recruiting Update (Nov. 2019)
UNO Hockey sophomore forward Tyler Weiss is featured as the #2 play in the “NCHC Top 5 Plays of the Week” (presented by TRIA Orthopaedic Center) for “Week 4” of the 2019-20 season.
The unassisted goal — at the 12:52 mark in the 2nd period of UNO’s Nov. 1 game at Alaska Anchorage — was one of two goals for Weiss on the night.
Watch video here:
NCHC Top 5 Plays of the Week - S7, Week 5