UNO Hockey Team Ready for Opener

The Omaha hockey team plays its annual exhibition game against a Canadian university when it hosts Manitoba on Sunday, Oct. 7. The teams face off at 5:07 p.m. at Baxter Arena in the first meeting of the two school since the 2008-09 season.

Omaha was 17-17-2 overall and finished the regular season 10-13-1-0/0 in the NCHC, good for fifth place. The Mavericks lost a best-of-three NCHC playoff series at North Dakota, 2-0, to end their season. All time, UNO is 11-2-0 against Manitoba with all 13 games being staged in Nebraska. This will be the first meeting between the two schools at Baxter Arena where the Mavericks were 12-4-2 last season.

Manitoba is 1-1-0 this season, having opened its Canada West schedule with a split at Calgary on Sept. 28-29. However, the Bisons have been busy, also playing four exhibition games in the United Kingdom in August and three more exhibition contests against Regina in September. Manitoba is 3-4-0 in exhibition play. This game is part of a two-game exhibition weekend in the U.S. which also puts UM at North Dakota on Oct. 6.