Omaha Lancers News & Notes - Week FiveOctober 24, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Omaha Lancers
Omaha (2-6, 4 pts.) split its two games last Friday and Saturday in a weekend series at the Tri-City Storm. After recording just 11 total goals through the team's first six games, the Lancers' offense exploded last Friday in an 8-3 victory over the Storm. Eli Lichtenwald and Tyler Moy each tallied three points and seven different Omaha skaters recorded goals as the Lancers earned their second win of the young season. Omaha failed to complete the weekend sweep Saturday though as Tri-City rebounded for a 2-1 victory over the Lancers. Tim Bonner and Garrett Gamez both netted third period goals and Johan Mattsson turned aside 27 of Omaha's 28 total shots en route to the victory.
The Lancers are back in action this Friday evening when the team opens the brand new, state-of-the-art Ralston Arena in a rematch with the Storm. Tri-City (2-4-1, 5 pts.) is coming off a weekend split with the Lancers as the two Nebraska rivals prepare to square off for the third time in the last eight days. After traveling to Omaha on Friday, the Storm continue their weekend on the road when they head to Sioux Falls to battle the Stampede on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Omaha's busy weekend continues Saturday and Sunday as the Lancers face off against the Des Moines Buccaneers in a home-and-home series. Des Moines (4-3-1, 9 pts.) won both of its games last weekend earning a 10-3 victory over Team USA on Friday before doubling up the Sioux City Musketeers 2-1 the following evening. The Buccaneers enter the weekend having won four straight games. Before a pair of games with the Lancers, Des Moines will open its busy three-game weekend with a Friday evening showdown at the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Omaha Lancers - 2-6-0, 4 pts. (8th Western Conference)
- The Omaha Lancers will be giving away a 42" flat screen TV courtesy of Sellhorst Security & Sound and a remote car starter courtesy of Inphase Car Audio at each of the Lancers 31 home games at the Ralston Arena this season. Must be 18 or older to enter and must be present to win. No purchase necessary.
- Former NHLers Luc Robitaille, Jed Ortmeyer, Sean O'Donnell and Pat Brisson will all be in attendance on Opening Night of the Ralston Arena this Friday, October 26.
- F Eli Lichtenwald and F Connor Chatham currently lead the team in scoring with six points apiece. Chatham currently leads all Lancers with four goals.
- F Kenny Gillespie leads all USHL skaters with three power play goals. Lichtenwald is tied for the USHL lead with four power play assists.
- Omaha's power play currently ranks fourth in the league at 17.9% while the Lancers penalty kill ranks fifth overall at 89.3%.
Friday, Oct. 26 vs. Tri-City Storm - 2-4-1, 5 pts. (7th Western Conference)
- Friday's contest will be the third of eight total meetings during the 2012-2013 regular season between the Lancers and Tri-City Storm. Omaha is currently 1-1 against the Storm this season.
- F Trevor Moore currently leads all Storm skaters in scoring with eight points (three goals, five assists). Moore is currently tied for 18th among all USHL skaters in scoring.
- Tri-City's power play currently ranks 13th overall at 8.3% while the Storm's penalty kill is 16th and last in the league at 78.6%. Omaha's power play is already 4-for-9 (44.4%) in two prior meetings with Tri-City.
Saturday, Oct. 27 @ Des Moines Buccaneers, Sunday, Oct. 28 vs. Des Moines Buccaneers - 4-3-1, 9 pts. (5th Western Conference)
- Saturday and Sunday's contests will be the second and third meetings during the 2012-2013 regular season between the Lancers and Des Moines Buccaneers. Des Moines earned its first victory of the season with a 6-2 win over the Lancers back on October 12.
- Des Moines enters the weekend in the midst of a four-game winning streak. The Buccaneers have outscored their opposition 21-6 during their recent run.
- F Axel Wemmenborn currently leads all Buccaneers in scoring with seven points (four goals, three assists).
- Des Moines' power play is currently tied for ninth among all USHL teams at 12.9% while its penalty kill ranks 11th at 81.25%.
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