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Force Fall to Lancers

November 22, 2020 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Fargo Force News Release

Today the Force headed to Omaha to take on the Lancers in the final matchup of their three-game weekend.

The scoring started early this afternoon with a goal from the Lancers a little over 30 second into the game. Shortly after, at 4:11 into the first, Matthew Crasa scored Fargo's lone point of the game. His goal came straight out of a shift change as he snagged the puck and ripped one in to tie things up. Less than a minute later the Lancers responded with another goal of their own. It came off a power-play after Austin Wong was sent to the penalty box for slashing. Both teams had power-play opportunities later in the first period, but neither could capitalize.

The period two was pretty quiet for both teams until Nick Perna of the Lancers was sent to the box for cross checking and the Force entered the only power-play of the second period. They came close to scoring their second goal but after a review from the refs it was decided the puck was kicked in and the goal was waived. Then, with only :36 seconds remaining in the first Liam Devlin of the Lancers scored a goal that would give his team the momentum throughout the rest of the game. After two periods the score was 3-1.

Early in the third the Force found themselves with two power-play opportunities, however they couldn't capitalize on either. Then at 16:36 Fargo pulled their goalie in a scoring attempt, giving Ryan Lautenbach of the Lancers an open net to score Omaha's 4th goal of the game. 30 seconds later on another open net Kyle Bettens put the final nail in the coffin, he scored the first and last goals of the game.

The Force return to action at home on the 27th vs. the Sioux Falls Stampede. Puck drop at 7:05pm.

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