The 8th/9th ranked Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks hockey team wraps up 2010 with a trip out east to play Quinnipiac on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 30 and 31. These will be the first two meetings ever between the two schools. The Bobcats are the last of three new opponents for the Mavericks this season with Clarkson and North Dakota the others.
The Mavericks return to action with a record of 12-5-1 overall and 9-4-1 in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, good for fourth place. The Mavs trail second-place Minnesota Duluth and Denver by one point. UNO split a two-game series losing to Colorado College, 5-2 before winning 3-0. Quinnipiac is 8-9-1 overall and 4-5-1 in ECAC play, good for fifth place. The Bobcats haven’t played since a 5-2 loss at Providence College on Dec. 11, a gap of 19 days between games. They have lost five of their last six games.