UNO hockey announced its 2020-21 schedule, which begins with an Oct. 5 exhibition against Manitoba.

The Mavericks will play 34 games — 10 nonconference — in their 24th season and their eighth season in the NCHC.

UNO saw their season come to a premature end this season when the NCAA halted postseason play in mid-March because of coronavirus concerns. UNO finished 14-17-5 overall and 8-13-3 in the league last season.

The schedule (times TBA; asterisk denotes NCHC games):

October: 5, vs. Manitoba (exhibition). 9-10, vs. Alaska. 16-17, at Alabama Huntsville. 23-24, vs. Maine.

November: 6-7, at Minnesota Duluth*. 13-14, vs. Western Michigan*. 20-21, at Denver*. 27-28, vs. Michigan.

December: 4-5, vs. North Dakota*. 11-12, at Colorado College*.

January: 2-3, at Arizona State Desert Classic. 8-9, vs. St. Cloud State*. 22-23, vs. Minnesota Duluth*. 29-30, at Western Michigan*.

February: 12-13, vs. Miami*. 19-20, at St. Cloud State*. 26-27, vs. Denver*.

March: 5-6, at North Dakota*. 12-14: NCHC playoff quarterfinals (sites TBA). 19-20: Frozen Faceoff (at St. Paul, Minnesota). 26-28, NCAA Regionals (Bridgeport, Connecticut; Manchester, New Hampshire; Fargo, North Dakota; Loveland, Colorado).

April: 8-10, NCAA Frozen Four (at Pittsburgh).

Mike covers high school sports, primarily volleyball in the fall, girls basketball in the winter and baseball in the spring and summer. He also reports on horse racing for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @MPattersonOWH. Phone: 402-444-1350.

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