Last year, the UNO Mavericks were picked by the media and the other coaches to finish dead-last, and instead finished 4th in the CCHA. Obviously, they don't want to make the same mistake again, so this year, they're picked to finish 5th in the CCHA by both the media and the coaches.
Forward Scott Parse was named to the preseason all-conference team, and forward Bill Thomas was named to the 2nd team. Ohio State leads the CCHA pre-season team with 2 first team and 2 second team selections. UNO is tied with Michigoon for 2nd with 1 each. Hockey season starts in less than 2 weeks! After they disinfect the Qwest Center from hick week, they'll be putting down the ice, and game on!