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gomavs#1
10-12-2015, 08:30 PM
Didn't see a thread for the season, so thought I'd start it out.

Not a bad start to the season...sweep of #6 Minnesota State at their place. So far, so good.

gomavs#1
10-12-2015, 08:34 PM
Suppose I should add....moved up to #4 in the polls, highest ranking in school history. Not that it matters at all this early. But, again, so far, so good.

Red Cows
10-12-2015, 10:50 PM
Didn't see a thread for the season, so thought I'd start it out.

Not a bad start to the season...sweep of #6 Minnesota State at their place. So far, so good.

Thanks for starting it. I was gonna. Was agonizing over what to call it. Great job, by the way. Sometimes simplicity is best. Was in Mankato last weekend with about 500 other UNO fans (400 of which were on a Mavpuck junket--which I was not a part of).

FYI & FWIW. This is the highest UNO has ever been in the polls, but, they are currently #3, by the way, not # 4. The 8 first place votes they received today are more than they have in the entirety of the history of the program, much less, in a single poll.

Last weekend was the 2nd road sweep of a ranked team in school history. The other was in October, 2010, against Minnesota in UNO's first ever series with the Gophers. Neither of those games was a shut-out, though. We spent 4 weeks at #4 in the USCHO poll around that time-frame and, of course, we finished last season at #4.

I'll post some tidbits about my Mankato trip when I have more time. I am currently traveling on business.

5thYearFreshman
10-13-2015, 10:44 AM
Thanks for starting it. I was gonna. Was agonizing over what to call it. Great job, by the way. Sometimes simplicity is best. Was in Mankato last weekend with about 500 other UNO fans (400 of which were on a Mavpuck junket--which I was not a part of).

FYI & FWIW. This is the highest UNO has ever been in the polls, but, they are currently #3, by the way, not # 4. The 8 first place votes they received today are more than they have in the entirety of the history of the program, much less, in a single poll.

Last weekend was the 2nd road sweep of a ranked team in school history. The other was in October, 2010, against Minnesota in UNO's first ever series with the Gophers. Neither of those games was a shut-out, though. We spent 4 weeks at #4 in the USCHO poll around that time-frame and, of course, we finished last season at #4.

I'll post some tidbits about my Mankato trip when I have more time. I am currently traveling on business.


Great way to start the season. The UNO fans were definitely making their presence known on the TV broadcast (MSU Sports on Charter)

Red Cows
10-13-2015, 04:07 PM
Great way to start the season. The UNO fans were definitely making their presence known on the TV broadcast (MSU Sports on Charter)

Saw your folks at the game on Friday night in Mankato. They said they had baby-sitting duties in the Cities on Saturday night and they weren't there for that one.

darker98
10-13-2015, 06:51 PM
Anybody here have the NCHC Annual Pass? I see they have women's teams listed. I was just wondering if they offer them too.

gomavs#1
10-14-2015, 11:48 AM
Thanks for starting it. I was gonna. Was agonizing over what to call it. Great job, by the way. Sometimes simplicity is best. Was in Mankato last weekend with about 500 other UNO fans (400 of which were on a Mavpuck junket--which I was not a part of).

FYI & FWIW. This is the highest UNO has ever been in the polls, but, they are currently #3, by the way, not # 4. The 8 first place votes they received today are more than they have in the entirety of the history of the program, much less, in a single poll.


Duh....terrible typo...number 3! Now the success needs to continue to Vermont. Two road sweeps would be huge to start off the season.

rainman1745
10-14-2015, 01:29 PM
I've been thinking about it. One thing I know is that they have a great support team. They've answered all my questions within a few hours of sending them in. I just dont know if the $100 is worth it since I will be able to either attend most of the games or watch them on TV. Plus, you can't have two people log onto the same account at the same time. I was going to split it with a fellow Mav fan that just moved to Alaska, but now I might just buy games individually.

But Blais seems confident in the team this year. He said he never expected last years team to make that run, but this year he believes we have a chance to go the distance. If Weninger gives us some consistent goalie play we have as good a chance as anyone.

It's a good time to be a Mavs fan. First time season ticket holder here along with 4 other recent grads.

5thYearFreshman
10-14-2015, 03:18 PM
Saw your folks at the game on Friday night in Mankato. They said they had baby-sitting duties in the Cities on Saturday night and they weren't there for that one.

Yeah, they originally wanted to go to both, but they got roped into babysitting my niece. If my brother had Charter or Comcast, they could've at least watched it on TV like I did.

5thYearFreshman
10-14-2015, 03:20 PM
Saw your folks at the game on Friday night in Mankato. They said they had baby-sitting duties in the Cities on Saturday night and they weren't there for that one.

Are you coming to STC in December for the series?

Red Cows
10-15-2015, 10:03 AM
Man vs. Food. Ryan Massa takes on UNO's new Taco Cannon:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9e33OdspxMg

gomavs#1
10-17-2015, 10:14 AM
Tried to give that one up last night. A couple poor decisions on defense made the game closer than it should have been. I felt comfortable with a 4-1 lead. Whoops! But a road win against a ranked opponent is a road win. Would be nice to start off 4-0 on two road series...we'll see tonight!

Red Cows
10-17-2015, 11:38 AM
Tried to give that one up last night. A couple poor decisions on defense made the game closer than it should have been. I felt comfortable with a 4-1 lead. Whoops! But a road win against a ranked opponent is a road win. Would be nice to start off 4-0 on two road series...we'll see tonight!

It looked like we lost focus and packed it in after having a 4-1 lead. Being a fairly young team, we're going to have to learn that you have to play the last half of the game as well as you played the first half.

After getting a fairly easily accomplished 4-1 lead, we looked like we played not to lose, instead of to win, the rest of the way.

All this said, this team already looks superior to last season's. We are playing astoundingly (but not completely unexpectedly) well. There are times when we've looked scary good.

I bet Weninger is in goal tonight. Another win for us tonight would be very big come March, methinks. Vermont is a good team just like MSU is a good team.

gomavs#1
10-17-2015, 08:32 PM
Hard to not be pleased with a 4-0 start with two series on the road. Good start to the season.

Powerplay leaves something to be desired. That's one area that we need serious work on. Goaltending has been solid both weekends. So far, so good.

Red Cows
10-17-2015, 09:46 PM
Hard to not be pleased with a 4-0 start with two series on the road. Good start to the season.

Powerplay leaves something to be desired. That's one area that we need serious work on. Goaltending has been solid both weekends. So far, so good.

Power play has been anemic. Most of the opportunities have come after we've "packed it in" though.

4th game in a row that we've been outshot and won, which just underscores what a meaningless stat that really is, particularly since there has been absolutely nothing fluky about all 4 of these wins on any level.

UNO is currently #1 in Pairwise, which is essentially meaningless at this point of the season. Nevertheless, I am trying to recall when this has EVER occurred before in program history at any point of any season.

No matter what, it is well deserved at this point with road sweeps against two different ranked teams in consecutive weekends, one of whom is the consensus pick to win their conference title.

I expect us to be 6-0-0 after next weekend, frankly, and we'll be #1 or # 2 on the country on Monday, too, probably.

Not exactly buying in to North Dakota who has a first year head coach, who has never been a head coach before at any level of hockey, previously.

This is the best overall product we have ever sent out on to the ice in the history of the program. By a mile.

Weninger will be the full time goalie by January 1st. Mark my words. I'm not afraid for us to play anybody, anywhere, based on what I have seen so far.

Red Cows
10-17-2015, 10:05 PM
Are you coming to STC in December for the series?

Since I think this team is destined for great things, probably not, although it isn't out of the question. Traveling to see us play is not exactly a small expense.

We've already made a road trip and I want to go see us play some post season hockey.

I'm betting we'll be involved in a fair bit of it.

Red Cows
10-18-2015, 12:32 AM
Junior Austin Ortega is now 2 goals away from breaking the all time NCAA record for career game winning goals.

He's a shoe-in to break this record.

3 this season, already, after breaking the all time NCAA single season record last season.

Red Cows
10-18-2015, 05:54 PM
The NCHC's much ballyhooed affiliation with the American Sports Network appears to be a joke.

Here is the page where you can find local stations that carry a given broadcast:

http://americansportsnet.com/schedule/

Not only is the UNO/Air Force game, which is on their schedule, not available, apparently, in the Omaha market, I also typed in the Zip Code of each and every city in which NCHC teams are located in and this game isn't available in a single one of those markets.

Am I missing something here? Is there something I don't know? That is utterly absurd. I had a hard time finding any market this game can been seen just randomly typing in Zip Codes. even.

Edit: Just tonight, this game now does mysteriously show up as being available in the Omaha market, on ALT2 (Altitude), which is Direct TV channel # 681-1, I believe.

Red Cows
10-18-2015, 11:33 PM
Interesting quote from Coach Blais after UNO's first game with Mankato that is worth seeing, if only because of who said it:


“I don’t know if any team I’ve ever coached has moved the puck better, especially in the first game of the year,” Blais said. “I can’t remember a team moving a puck that well. It could’ve (easily) been 4-0 or 5-0.”

5thYearFreshman
10-19-2015, 08:22 AM
Interesting quote from Coach Blais after UNO's first game with Mankato that is worth seeing, if only because of who said it:

I think that is significant as Blais has never been one to blow smoke up the team's or the fan's arses