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Bucs Take down Omaha

December 18, 2021 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Des Moines Buccaneers News Release

The Bucs pulled out a long-awaited win at home against Omaha on Friday night. The first period brought two power play chances for the Bucs, one power play chance for the Lancers and no goals. Des Moines had nine shots on goal, Omaha had 12.

Davis Burnside grabbed the first goal of the night and put the Bucs on top just over five minutes into the second period. Omaha responded with their lone goal of the game four minutes later to tie the game. A Lancers penalty for slashing with under two minutes in the period put Des Moines on the power play. Scout Truman capitalized with 31 seconds left and his tenth goal of the season putting the Bucs up 2-1 to end the period. Fowler from Omaha took a cross checking penalty at the 20th minute, giving the Buccaneers the man advantage to start the third. The Bucs out-shot the Lancers with 14 goals to their seven.

Josh Barnes increased the Bucs lead 3-1 after 19 seconds on the power play with his fourth goal of the season. The Bucs had another power play chance before the second minute of the third period but couldn't capitalize. A hooking penalty on Fyodor Nikolayenya gave the Lancers the man advantage halfway through the period. Scout Truman had a breakaway and put the Buccaneers up 4-1 with a short-handed goal. The last goal of the game came from Ethan Fredericks, his second of the season, to all but seal the 5-1 win for Des Moines. The Bucs out-shot the Lancers once again with 16 shots-on-goal to their five. Lucas Szyszka had 23 saves on 24 shots-on-goal.

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