UMD men’s hockey ready for rematch with Omaha Mavericks

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Scoring six goals last weekend the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) men’s hockey team skated away with a win and a tie over Bemidji State University, who had recently swept 16th ranked Minnesota State University, Mankato.

It’s a move in the right direction for a squad head coach Scott Sandelin wants to move on from the first half of the season, where the Bulldogs went 8-10.

Now 9-10-1 they’ll have that opportunity this weekend as they hit the road to pay Omaha a visit, a team they split with at home back in November.

“We’ve got to play with that pace, we’ve got to manage pucks, we’ve got to play with discipline. We’re going to have to defend hard around our net, it’s not an easy thing. They’ve got some big guys and they love to get pucks to the net,” Sandelin explained.

“I think this time around just stay with it the whole series. It’d be good to get the wins in regulation obviously and every point matters so just stick with it throughout the weekend,” freshman forward Isaac Howard said.

Puck drop Friday at Baxter Arena is set for 7:30 p.m.