The Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks men's ice hockey team, also called the Omaha Mavericks and UNO Mavericks, is a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I college ice hockey program that represents University of Nebraska-Omaha. The Mavericks are a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference. They play home games at the CenturyLink Center Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska. The Maverick hockey program was started in 1997; the team has qualified for the NCAA tournament on two occasions, in 2006 and 2011. The Mavericks competed in the Central Collegiate Hockey Association between 1999 and 2010 before joining the WCHA for the 2010–11 season. The Mavericks joined the National Collegiate Hockey Conference starting in the 2013–14 season along with fellow charter members Colorado College, the University of Denver, Miami University, the University of Minnesota Duluth, and the University of North Dakota, plus invited founding members St. Cloud State University and Western Michigan University.