UMD men’s hockey carrying momentum from season’s second sweep into Omaha

UMD men’s hockey riding sweep into Omaha

UMD men's hockey riding sweep into Omaha

Last weekend the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men’s hockey team beat Miami University (Ohio) 6-2 Friday, then 3-2 in overtime Saturday, to earn just their second series sweep of the season.

This gave the Bulldogs five big conference points to sit sixth in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference, only three points behind third place Denver University.

UMD will seek to snag all six series points this weekend as they visit the University of Nebraska Omaha, seventh in the NCHC.

“If we don’t clean up our puck management, I don’t care who you’re playing, we’re going to be in trouble. I think our puck management and our turnovers, and just losing pucks and throwing pucks away, it shouldn’t be happening at this time of the year. There’s got to be a lot more plays being made, smarter plays. There’s got to be a lot more puck moxie, poise, just simple plays,” UMD head coach Scott Sandelin said.

The Bulldogs and Mavericks split their series in Duluth back in December, with UMD winning game one 4-2, then dropping game two 1-0 in OT.

Puck drop in Omaha Friday is 7:30 p.m., then Saturday at 7 p.m.