The Fighting Hawks earned the No. 4 seed for the NCHC Playoffs for the second straight year and will host fifth-seeded Omaha this weekend in the best-of-three quarterfinals series.
The puck will drop at 7:37 p.m. Central on Friday and at 7:07 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday (if necessary).
The series winner will advance to the NCHC Frozen Faceoff March 16-17 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul.
All UND men’s hockey games, home and away, can be heard on stations across the UND Sports Home of Economy Radio Network, as well as through the iHeart Radio app. The flaghsip station for the network is 96.1 FM (The Fox).
Longtime broadcaster Tim Hennessy, in his 39th season as the voice of UND men’s hockey, calls the action while Steve Olson provides color analysis.
This weekend's NCHC Quarterfinals series will be telecast live on Midco Sports Network with Alex Heinert (play-by-play), Jake Brandt (analyst) and Katie Hale (rinkside reporter) calling the action.
This weekend's series will also be streamed live via NCHC.tv.
Receive live updates during all UND hockey games by following @UNDMHockey on Twitter. Fans can also follow the action via live chat at UNDsports.com, featuring Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald and Jayson Hajdu of UND Athletics.
Series packages remain available for this weekend’s series against Omaha and single-game tickets will go on sale Thursday.
Tickets can be purchased at the UND Box Office at Ralph Engelstad Arena or online at UNDsports.com/tickets.
The 13th-ranked Mavericks secured the No. 5 seed in the NCHC Playoffs with a road split last weekend at Minnesota Duluth. The Mavs took the opener 4-1 on Friday before falling by an identical 4-1 score on Saturday.
Omaha enters the postseason with the top power play in the NCHC, ranking No. 5 nationally at 25.7 percent. Senior forward David Pope leads the NCHC in power-play goals (12) and power-play points (21) and is one of four players in the conference with 40-plus points on the season.
The Pope-led power play has enabled the Mavericks to average 3.47 goals per game, which ranks second in the NCHC and sixth in the nation.
At the other end of the ice, the Mavs are yielding an NCHC-high 3.71 goals per game.
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