02.15.2010 / Enthusiasm Building for Inaugural Hockey Night in Omaha.

The highest levels of junior and college hockey will be showcased in Omaha on Saturday, Feb. 13 as the Omaha Lancers and the University of Nebraska at Omaha Mavericks host the inaugural Hockey Night in Omaha, presented by First National Bank. The two teams have coordinated their schedules and will both play home games on that day, giving hockey fans in the greater Omaha area a chance to see games between each team and a tough rival in their leagues.

"Omaha has a rich hockey history and a long tradition of outstanding fan support," said Trev Alberts, Director of Athletics for UNO."

The Lancers will kick off the event by hosting the Chicago Steel in United States Hockey League action. Face off is 4:05 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium. The evening concludes with a Central Collegiate Hockey Association battle between the Mavericks and the Michigan Wolverines. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. at Qwest Center Omaha.

“Omaha has a rich hockey history and a long tradition of outstanding fan support,” said Trev Alberts, Director of Athletics for UNO. “As stewards of that history, we want to recognize all hockey fans and invite new fans to experience all that this great sport has to offer.”

“Scheduling these games to complement each other is just one part of a new tradition,” said Ben Robert, President and Managing Partner of the Omaha Lancers. “We hope to make this a yearly event where people can come see great hockey at an affordable price.”

The “Hockey Night in Omaha” ticket package includes a ticket to both games, complementary shuttle service from both the Civic and the Qwest Center and a picnic meal at Farrell’s Elite Sports Bar. Packages may be purchased for $25 by calling (402) 344-PUCK or (402) 554-MAVS.

Both the Lancers and the Mavericks will wear special jerseys designed for Hockey Night in Omaha, courtesy of First National Bank. The jerseys will be auctioned off and the proceeds will be donated to local charities. There will also be an autograph session with Lancer and UNO players following the Mavericks’ game.

“First National Bank is proud to be a long-time supporter of UNO Athletics and now the Omaha Lancers. We have a 150-year history of commitment to the Omaha community and we are excited to be the presenting sponsor of this new, extraordinary event, Hockey Night in Omaha,” said Stephen Zubrod, Chief Marketing Officer, First National Bank. “This is a great opportunity for the community to enjoy a fun and exciting day of hockey.”

To purchase your “Hockey Night in Omaha” tickets, call (402) 344-PUCK or (402) 554-MAVS.

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Posted at 09:28 AM | Permalink


Sounds like a really great event! Both UNO and the Lancers have been playing really well right now.
Posted by HockeyFANatic at 11:28 AM, Feb 04, 2010
This is going to be a lot of fun. Thanks to First National for sponsoring the event.
Posted by at 10:09 AM, Feb 12, 2010
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