UNO hockey is returning back to Omaha after a much-needed sweep of their nemesis, the Bemidji State Beavers. Friday night, UNO won 5-3 with Johnnie Searfoss scoring two goals in his return after suffering a back injury three weeks ago. Matt White also added two goals, and Hobey Baker candidate Ryan Walters had two assists. Tonight, UNO won 2-1 behind goals by Searfoss and Dominic Zombo.
Walters remains the nation's leading scorer with 39 points, though that's not helping him in the fan voting for the Hobey Baker Award. Walters is barely hanging onto fourth place, as fans from North Dakota and Boston College are doing a much better job of stuffing the ballot box for Corban Knight and Johnny Gaudreau. Walters is tied for second nationally with 15 goals, while White has now moved into a tie for sixth place nationally with 14.
The Mavs finally return home this weekend to play eleventh-place Michigan Tech, followed by the long-awaited series with #5 North Dakota in two weeks. The sweep puts UNO in second place, tied with Minnesota in the WCHA standings, just one point behind conference leader St. Cloud State.