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Bucs Topped by Omaha

December 19, 2021 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Des Moines Buccaneers News Release

The Bucs went to Omaha on Saturday looking to pull out another win but fell short. The Lancers started the scoring with the first goal coming just 56 seconds into the first period. After ten more minutes, Omaha grabbed a second goal putting the Lancers up 2-0. Scout Truman was hit into the boards resulting in a major-boarding and game misconduct-boarding on Omaha putting the Buccaneers on a five-minute power play. Sully Scholle took a high sticking penalty at the same time the Des Moines power play ended, and Omaha capitalized bringing their lead to 3-0 to end the first period. Des Moines had four shots-on-goal to Omaha's eight.

The second period brought one power play chance for the Lancers and two power play chances for the Bucs, but neither could get it to the back of the net. Des Moines had four shots-on-goal and Omaha had six shots-on-goal.

Former Buccaneer, Vinnie Salice, grabbed his fifth goal of the season early in the third period, putting Omaha up by one more. Northern Michigan commit, Tanner Latsch, quickly responded with the Bucs lone goal of the game, his 11th of the season. The Lancers secured their 5-1 win with the last goal of the game coming less than five minutes into the third period.

The Buccaneers are back at home on Wednesday, December 29th to face the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.

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