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Des Moines Blanks Omaha, 3-0

January 22, 2018 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Omaha Lancers News Release

RALSTON, NE -- The Omaha Lancers returned to the ice on Friday to face the DesMoines Buccaneers . This was the fourth time these two teams have faced each other this season. Omaha has won the three previous meetings. Jesper Peltonen returned to the Lancers lineup after serving a suspension for "Fighting with under 5 Minutes." Omaha called on Vinnie Purpura to play between the pipes. Purpura is 7-0-0-0 since November and is ranked among the top goaltenders in the USHL with a 2.10 GAA and a .920 SV%. This was Purpura's second time in net against the Buccaneers, winning the last matchup, 5-2.

After a scoreless first period, it was Des Moines to break the ice. Scooter Brickley sniped the puck past Vinnie Purpura on the power-play. The Buccaneers scored again on another power-play midway through the second period to take the 2-0 lead. The third period was scoreless until Omaha pulled Purpura for the extra attacker. Eric Otto capitalized on the empty net and gave the Buccaneers the win, 3-0.

Vinnie Purpura stopped 29 of the 31 shots that he faced. Lancers are now 18-10-2-0 on the season.

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