OMAHA, Neb. - The Omaha hockey team rallied from a two-goal deficit but could not stay with Bemidji State, losing 3-2 on Saturday night at the CenturyLink Center.
The loss drops the Mavericks to 2-3-1 on the year and 0-1-1 in the WCHA. The Mavs play their first true road games of the 2012-13 season next weekend when the visit Michigan Tech for games on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3. Game time is 6:07 p.m. CT each night.
The Beavers got the only goal of the first period when Ben Kinne knocked in a pass from Corey Ward during a power play at 11:05.
Just 1:37 into the second period, David Boehm doubled the Beavers' lead converting a pass from Jeff Jubinville for his first goal of the year.
The Mavericks rallied to tie the game. First, James Polk outworked Jubinville along the right wing wall, stepped to the slot and fired a shot to the top corner past goalie Andrew Walsh. It was his first collegiate goal.
Less than seven minutes later, the Mavericks tied the game. Josh Archibald raced up the right wing and slipped a shot under Walsh as he was being tripped. The goal was his third in as many games.
But with 1:39 remaining in the period, Bemidji State got the lead back when Boehm whipped home a shot during a netmouth scramble to make it 3-2 after two.
The third period was plagued by penalties, and the Mavericks were never able to get any sustained attack. Walsh stopped seven shots in the final frame to preserve the win, the 1,000th victory in school history.
Anthony Stolarz took the loss for UNO, making 10 saves in two periods of work. John Faulkner worked the third, making six saves. The Mavericks finished with a 27-19 shot advantage.