Halloween Hat Trick or Treat highlights busy weekend at Baxter Arena


Jordan McAlpine

The Mavericks celebrate a goal during their 5-1 win over Alaska. Omaha will face Long Island University at home this weekend. Photo taken by Stephanie Veloso/The Gateway.

On top of watching the No. 11 team in the country hit the ice this weekend, Maverick fans and students will have a few other incentives to attend Omaha’s series against Long Island University on Oct. 29 and 30: costume contests, trick or treating, a hall of fame celebration and the chance to go home with cash and prizes.

As the Mavericks look to build off their 5-1-0 start on home ice, fans can get upper-bowl tickets for either night for as low as $5 by using the promo code “TREAT.” The same promo code can be used on lower-bowl seats, which start at $15 each. Tickets are available at the Baxter Arena box office and online on Ticketmaster.

Fans can get their Halloween weekend started on Friday, as kids are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes and will be able to trick or treat throughout the concourse. Fans will also be able to honor a trio of former Mavericks on Friday night as David Brisson, Bryan Marshall and Scott Parse will all be in attendance and honored during the series-opener.

Parse, Marshall and Brisson rank first, second and third in program history with 197, 150 and 144 points respectively. Parse scored both a program-record 79 goals and 118 assists in 159 career games. Parse and Brisson both played in 159 games, which is tied for the most in program history along with former Maverick Dan Charleston.

Costumes will also be encouraged on Saturday, as game two will feature a costume contest for UNO students. Students, who can get in free with their MavCARD as always, will have the chance to enter that contest and potentially win one of three prizes.

The first-place winner will take home $500, while the person in second place will win a pair of Apple AirPods. The third-place winner will also take home UNO swag. Chancellor Li will be on hand to award the prizes to students during the second intermission on Saturday.