North Dakota opens a 2-week road swing with a series at 13th-ranked Omaha on Friday and Saturday.
UND enters the series tied with Western Michigan for third place in the NCHC standings. Both teams have 27 points, three more than fifth-place Minnesota Duluth and four more than sixth-place Colorado College. The Mavericks are in seventh place with 21 points.
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).
ongtime broadcaster Tim Hennessy, in his 39th season as the voice of UND men’s hockey, calls the action while Steve Olson provides color analysis.
Friday’s game will be telecast live on CBS Sports Network, beginning at 6:38 p.m. Central as the front end of an NCHC doubleheader. Ben Holden calls the action with color analysis from Dave Starman and rinkside reporting by Shireen Saski.
There will not be a live stream available for Friday’s game.
Saturday’s game will be telecast live in the local Omaha viewing area on YurView.
The game 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.
Visit OMavs.com for ticket information or to purchase tickets for this weekend’s series.
The Mavericks are coming off of a pair of losses at St. Cloud State two weeks ago, falling 5-3 and 6-2.
Omaha boasts the top power play in the NCHC, firing at 27.0 percent, and ranks second in the conference offensively at 3.61 goals per game.
Senior forward Dave Pope has racked up 38 points in 28 games -- including a league-leading 19 goals -- and trails Colorado College’s Nick Halloran by two points in the conference scoring race. A nation’s-best 12 of Pope’s goals have come on the power play and 21 of his 38 points have come with the man advantage, second-most in the nation.
At the other end of the ice, the Mavericks are allowing 3.96 goals per game to rank dead-last in the NCHC.
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