|Last Game: Lake Superior State University
Next Game: Alaska Fairbanks (Feb. 26/27th)
|Lake State: Sat February 19th|
|Records: UNO-16-12-4 (ovr) 12-10-4 (CCHA)
LSSU-8-17-7 (ovr) 7-11-6 (CCHA)
| The UNO Mavericks came into the weekend series with Alaska Fairbanks only a mere 2 points away from clinching home ice advantage for the CCHA playoffs. Friday brought UNO fans to push their panic buttons as they loss 6-4 despite the late comeback. But with a little help from "friends" the Mavs clinched home ice because of a win from Michigan State over a late streaking Bowling Green.
Saturday, the Mavericks took the ice with nothing to lose and nothing to gain except pride over their "dominators" over the last couple of years. The period started out the same as Friday nights game, but with a later UNO goal 15 minutes into the first period this time from Bill Bagron assisted by Brent Kisio and Kaleb Betts. A goal about one minute later from Curtis Fraser of Alaska Fairbanks knotted it up at 1. Amazingly, there were no more goals scored in the first period.
Don't ever go on the powerplay against the Mavs because guess what? Bill Thomas scored yet another UNO shorthanded goal to take the lead 2-1. About three minutes later Bryan Marshall scored a powerplay goal this time to put the Mavs up 3-1 with assists from Brandon Scero and Scott Parse. Midway through the second period, UAF gets a powerplay goal from Kyle Greentree to cut the Mavs lead to 1, going into the locker room.
UNO got 4 unanswered goals to seal the deal from Bryan Marshall, Dan Hacker, Alex Nikiforuk