The University of Nebraska at Omaha hockey team and the Omaha Sports Commission will team up to host Division I college hockey’s season-opening “Mutual of Omaha Icebreaker” on October 9 and 10 at Qwest Center Omaha.The tournament will kick off the first week of the Mavericks’ 13th season of play.
“The Mutual of Omaha Icebreaker will be one of the marquee events on the college hockey calendar this year, and we’re honored to host it in conjunction with the Omaha Sports Commission and Mutual of Omaha,” said Associate Athletic Director Mike Kemp. “Fans in Omaha will see teams they don’t often see, teams that are some of the best in Division I.”
“Mutual of Omaha has been a long-standing and valued supporter of UNO athletics,” said Trev Alberts, UNO’s Director of Athletics. “We are pleased that it is lending its support to this great event, one that should energize hockey fans for the season ahead.”
St. Lawrence University, the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Army will all take part in the Icebreaker. The Mavericks will face Army in the second game of the first day of the tournament at 7:05 p.m. The winners and losers of each game will advance to play one another on day two at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Qwest Center Omaha.
“The Omaha Sports Commission is proud and excited to explore new cooperative ventures with UNO,” said Harold Cliff, President of the Omaha Sports Commission. “We think this tournament will be the launching pad for many events to come.”
Tickets for the 2009 “Mutual of Omaha Icebreaker” are on sale now through the UNO athletic ticket office in the Sapp Fieldhouse. They may be ordered by phone at (402) 554-MAVS. Tickets are $24 for center ice, $15 for all other lower bowl seats and $12 for the upper bowl.
Season tickets for UNO hockey are on sale now through the UNO athletic ticket office. For more information or to order, call (402) 554-MAVS.