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Senior forward Adam Cardwell is the Falcons leading returning scorer from a year ago. Cardwell tallied eight goals and 15 assists for 23 points. UWRF opens the season with a pair of home games this weekend against Finlandia the night of Friday, Oct. 26 and Marian Saturday, Oct. 27. Journal file photo

UWRF hockey opens season


When the preseason poll came out Oct. 18, UW-River Falls' hockey coach Steve Freeman's club already accomplished one goal prior to even playing a game.

The Falcons came in at No. 14 in the national poll, and were selected to finish second in the NCHA behind two-time defending national champion St. Norbert College.

"We want to be recognized as a top team in the nation," Freeman said about his 2012-13 squad.

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