Lancers Earn First Win at Ralston Arena with 1-0 Victory over Des MoinesOctober 28, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Omaha Lancers
Neither side was able to find the back of the net in opening period despite a combined 19 shots on goal. Lyon turned aside all six Buccaneers shots that came his way in the first period, including a breakaway opportunity for Joseph Gambardella. Meanwhile, Des Moines netminder Nick Ellis registered 13 saves on 13 Lancers shots in the opening period.
The scoreless deadlock remained through the middle stanza as well despite a combined 23 shots on goal. Lyon recorded four saves on four shots while Ellis continued to dazzle with 19 saves on 19 Lancers shots.
Omaha finally broke through less than three minutes into the third period when Gillespie cleaned up a rebound at the right side of the net for his fourth goal of the season and the team's first conversion at the Ralston Arena. Frank Schumacher and Ben Ostlie assisted on the even strength strike netted 5:51 into the final period of regulation.
Lyon earned the shutout victory in goal after 16 saves on 16 Buccaneers shots. The shutout was Lyon's first of the season and fifth of his USHL career. The veteran goaltender is now 3-6 on the young season. Meanwhile, Ellis suffered the loss despite 46 saves on a season-high 47 Lancers shots.
The Lancers are back in action next Friday evening when return home to the Ralston Arena for a 7:05 PM showdown with the Waterloo Black Hawks.
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