OMAHA, Neb. - The UNO hockey team finished off a sweep of its first ever WCHA home series, beating Minnesota State, 5-2, on Saturday night at Qwest Center Omaha. Terry Broadhurst had three assists as UNO improved to 7-1-0 on the season.
The Mavericks are also 4-0-0 in the WCHA, the league's only unbeaten team in league play. Minnesota State falls to 2-4-4 and 2-4-2 in the WCHA.
UNO broke the ice at 9:46 of the first period when Broadhurst set up Andrej Sustr for a wrist shot from the slot that found the top shelf. It was Sustr's first collegiate goal.
Minnesota State tied the game late in the period when Kurt Davis fired a wrist shot past John Faulkner on a powerplay.
The Mavs retook the lead just 2:27 later when Ryan Walters forced a turnover and slipped a pass around a sliding defender to Zahn Raubenheimer who knocked in his third goal of the year.
UNO pushed its lead to two goals halfway through the second when Matt White hit Rich Purslow with a blind backhand pass. Purslow fired home his fourth goal of the year to make it 3-1.
But Minnesota State kept it close with another powerplay goal. Eriah Hayes tipped in a shot from Andrew Sackrison to close the gap to 3-2 at the second intermission.
UNO put the game out of reach when Broadhurst set up Johnnie Searfoss for a one-time shot that scorched past goalie Phil Cook at 12:03.
Matt Ambroz scored into an empty net in the late going for his team-leading sixth goal of the year.
Faulkner stopped 26 shots to improve to 7-1-0 on the season while Cook took the loss with 34 saves.
It's UNO's first sweep of Minnesota State since the 2007-08 season.
UNO is on the road next week, visiting #20 St. Cloud State on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 12 and 13. Face off is 7:07 p.m. each night.