The 21-11-1 University of Minnesota Golden Gophers play two hockey games this weekend on the road against the 14-12-6 University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks. The Gophers are coming off a two-game sweep in an in-state series against Bemidji State to maintain a two-point lead in the WCHA standings while the Mavericks split a pair against Colorado College last weekend.
Minnesota is ranked sixth in the the USCHO.com poll and fifth in the USA Today/USA Hockey poll. Nebraska-Omaha is unranked in either poll but picked up six votes in the USCHO rankings. Presently, the Gophers are tied for eighth with Maine in the Pairwise rankings and UNO is tied for 23rd with Bemidji State.
Details for this weekend's series are below.
Game Dates: Friday February 24th & Saturday February 25th
Location For Both Games: Century Link Center, Omaha Nebraska
Friday Game Time: 7:30 PM CST
TV Schedule: Fox Sports North Plus (find channel here)
Announcers: Anthony LaPanta & Kevin Gorg (FSN)
Saturday Game Time: 7:00 PM CST
TV Schedule: Fox Sports North
Radio For Both Nights: 1500 ESPN
Announcers: Wally Shaver & Frank Mazzocco
For more on the Minnesota Golden Gophers, check out The Daily Gopher. You can also catch up on the WCHA and college hockey over at Western College Hockey.