>RedHawks Head to Omaha & More

>Friday Night: 8:05pm ET
TV: CBS College Sports (DirecTV channel 613)
Radio: None
Online: MURedhawks.com

Saturday Night:
8:05pm ET
TV: CBS College Sports (DirecTV channel 613)
Radio: 1450 WMOH-AM
Online: MURedhawks.com

From the game notes:

The Mavericks enter the weekend with 22 points and are tied with Ohio State for fourth-place in the CCHA standings. Overall Nebraska-Omaha holds a record of 13-8-4 and 8-6-4-2 in conference play. The Crimson and Black are fourth in goals allowed in conference play (37) trailing only the RedHawks (36), Alaska (31) and league leader Notre Dame (30). The Mavericks are coming off a loss and a tie/shootout loss against Alaska in Fairbanks. Nebraska-Omaha dropped the first match up 2-0 and earned a 1-1 tie in game two with Alaska winning the shootout 1-0. The matchup between the RedHawks and the Mavericks is the only series this weekend with two teams in the top four in the league. The Crimson and Black have been dominate in the Quest Center this season boasting a record of 8-2-2 entering the weekend.

Miami holds an all-time record of 15-6-2 against Nebraska-Omaha and a 6-4-0 mark over the Mavericks in Omaha. Miami has controlled the series of late winning the last nine consecutive games. The Red and White have not lost to Nebraska-Omaha in Omaha since Oct. 18, 2002.

– The University of Nebraska-Omaha recently celebrated its 100 year anniversary and Miami University will commemorate its 200th birthday on Feb. 17.

– Both the RedHawks and the Mavericks enter the weekend with one win in their last six games.

– Justin Mercier is only five points away from becoming the 42nd member of Miami’s100-point club. Mercier has 46 career goals and 39 assists. In six career games against UNO, Mercier has six points (3-3-6) and a +8 mark.

– In Mercier’s career, Miami holds a record of 56-9-5 when the Erie, Pa. native records a point and a 38-3-1 mark when Mercier scores a goal.

– Carter Camper leads the CCHA in points with 30 (14-16-30) his point total ranks him tied for sixth nationally.

– Pat Cannone leads the RedHawks in game tying goals with four. No other RedHawk has more than one.

– Connor Knapp ranks 12th in the nation in goals-against average. Knapp has one shutout this season and has posted 20 saves in seven of 12 starts.

– Ray Eichenlaub posted a +3 rating and three blocks in Miami’s 6-1 win over Michigan State on Jan.17. The RedHawks hold a record of 9-0-1 this season when Eichenlaub has a positive +/- ranking and a 35-1-3 mark all-time.

– Gary Steffes picked up his seventh and eighth goals of the season on Jan. 17 against Michigan State. In his first 78 games with the Red and White, Steffes scored 11 goals in his last 24 he has found the net eight times.

– Camper, Steffes, Mercier and Tommy Wingels all have at least four second period goals this season. Camper leads the team in second frame scores with five.

In other news…

– Paula C. Weston predicts a Miami/UNO split this weekend:

Miami at UNO This is a serious test for each, as the RedHawks want to create a win streak and the Mavericks are eager to prove they’re top-tier material. Miami is tied for second in the CCHA with 25 points; UNO is tied for fourth with 22. The Mavs are looking to break a nine-game losing streak against the ‘Hawks, the last UNO victory in this series coming Jan. 21, 2005. UNO hasn’t beaten Miami in Omaha since 2002. Miami 4-2, UNO 3-2

– Recently, the Blue Line Club has announced the dates and numbers for the 2009 Jersey Auction. This year, those interested have the ability to place their bids online! Click here for more information. Nameplates will be available after the season. Here are the numbers and dates they’ll be available for auction:

1/31 vs Bowling Green: 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 16, 27, 28

2/21 vs. Northern Michigan: 2, 8, 11, 13, 15, 17, 31, 32

2/27 vs. Ohio State: 9, 14, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 30

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