Friday, October 22, 2010

Mavs Win at Michigan

Well, UNO hockey just keeps on rolling with a 4-2 victory over previously third-ranked Michigan; it's UNO's first ever-victory at Yost in the regular season. Last weekend, it was the Maverick upperclassmen leading the charge, but tonight, it was the newcomers.  Freshmen Ryan Walters, Brock Montpetit, and Matt White combined with sophomore Terry Broadhurst on UNO's goals.  UNO was cruising until late in the third period when the Weasels scored twice in the span of under a minute to pull to 4-2 with five minutes left in the game. But UNO killed off two power plays down the stretch to seal the victory.

At 5-0, UNO now owns the best record in college hockey. The only other team in college hockey that is undefeated and untied is #1 Boston College at 3-0.  And it's not like UNO got to 5-0 with a weak schedule; they've defeated RIT (Frozen Four last season), Minnesota (twice), and Michigan.  Their "weakest" victory is against Clarkson, who now sports a winning record.

Simply an unbelievable start for Maverick hockey this season.  Going into this season, UNO fans probably would have been happy to be a .500 team at the end of October considering the schedule. Now, who knows what the upper limit is.

Remember the promise of what was going to happen when UNO hired Dean Blais?

It's happening, folks.

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