A new era begins this season for the UNO Mavericks hockey team as Mike Gabinet takes over behind the bench after the retirement of Dean Blais – who led the Mavericks to the program’s first and only Frozen Four in 2015 – in March. Gabinet is no stranger to UNO as he was a member of the hockey team from 2000-2004 before going on to play professional hockey. Following his playing career, he got into coaching and last season returned to Omaha as an assistant coach under Blais. Now he will look to get the Mavericks back on brack following a disappointing 17-17-5 season in which they failed to qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
Coach Gabinet will lean on a returning core of upperclassmen this season in senior forwards Jake Randolph, David Pope, Tyler Vesel and junior goaltender Evan Weninger. Despite the low preseason expectations from the media look for the combination of energy injected from a new coaching staff and veteran experience in the returning core of players to fuel the Mavericks as they embrace an underdog role this season. Gabinet’s new system of hockey is more structured and organized on the defensive end which should translate to a better flowing and more productive offense.
The Mavericks welcome Arizona State to Baxter Arena on October 20th and 21st to kick off the regular season slate of home games. Northern Michigan comes to town on November 24th and 25th for a pair of contests on Thanksgiving weekend in Omaha. December will be a busy month for UNO as St. Cloud State (Dec. 1st and 2nd), Minnesota Duluth (Dec. 8th and 9th) and Union (Dec. 29th and 30th) will all be in town for a weekend series. After the calendar flips over to 2018, January will bring Miami of Ohio (Jan. 12th and 13th) and Western Michigan (Jan. 26th and 27th) to Omaha. The biggest home series of the season takes place on February 16th and 17th as North Dakota returns to town. Senior weekend is set for February 23rd and 24th as the Mavericks will host the Colorado College Tigers.
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