A Shootout Weekend
The UNO Mavericks and the Alaska Nanooks skated to ties on both Friday and Saturday nights (December 5 & 6) at Omaha's Qwest Center. Both games then went into overtime periods that ended without a winner and under a new league rule, the games needed a shootout to decide the winner. The Mavericks won Friday's shootout by a score of 2-1 while the Nanooks took Saturday's shootout by the same score. The Mavericks wore military themed uniforms for the weekend which were auctioned off following Saturday's game. Proceeds from the auction benefitted the Nebraska Troop Support program and the Bryan McDonough Military Heroes Foundation.