Eighteen years after playing its first game at the Civic Auditorium in Omaha the top ranked UNO hockey team opens the new on campus Baxter Arena by hosting Air Force.
Associate Athletic Director Mike Kemp was UNO’s first head hockey coach and says today is a day he has been looking forward to for many years.
“Great pride and great joy at finally seeing this come together”, said Kemp. “When we started the program in 1996 one of the dreams we had was to have an on campus facility that we could practice in 365 days a year and call home”
Kemp says it is now very exciting that fans can now attend events on campus instead of having to travel to other facilities around the metro. The Mavericks take on the Air Force at 7:30 tonight.