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Lancers Fall in 6-2 Loss

December 1, 2023 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
Omaha Lancers News Release


OMAHA NE- The Lancers took on USNTDP (U-18s) Friday Night (12/1) at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. The Lancers had come off a solid week after having a solid showing in a 2-1 loss to Sioux City on the road, followed by a win at home against the Lincoln Stars.

The first period would begin with the U-18s coming out of the gate quick with a pair of tallies.

Forward Kamil Bednarik would get the first on what was a questionable USNTDP power-play to begin with; which would make it 1-0 early on.

Shortly thereafter, an ill-advised pinch in the neutral zone by the Lancers would lead to an odd-man rush for the U-18s before forward Kristian Epperson would make a clear kicking motion to help deflect the puck behind Lancer goalie Mikhail Yegorov. The official would review it, but would still call it a goal to help give the U-18s a 2-0 lead.

Later in the period, the officials would continue to lose control of the game with USNTDP defenseman John Whipple taking down and holding down Lancer forward Cam VanSickle to the ice, before Whipple would proceed to punch VanSickle in the back of the head (all right in front of the official). However, fellow teammate David Deputy would have enough and step in for VanSickle, before Deputy would be accessed a penalty of his own, and the Lancers would come out of it 4-on-4.

The Lancers would continue to try and override a deceptive score of 2-0 heading into the second period of play.

The Lancers would come out fast in the middle frame, as early on forward David Deputy would shoot one off the leg pad of USNTDP netminder Jack Parsons before forward Jamison Sluys would pick up the puck and wrap it around the other side of the net to cut the deficit in half at 2-1.

Later, the U-18s would respond with forward Charlie Pardue cashing in off a beautiful feed from Teddy Stiga to put the U-18s right back at a 2-goal lead.

However, the Lancers would come right back with a goal of their own. Forward Ethan Fredericks would hand off a pass to defenseman Noah Jones, before Jones would wrist one towards the U.S. cage as Sluys would make an awesome deflection out in front to put Omaha right back within one going into the third period of play.

Omaha would slow-up in the third, with the floodgates opening up for the U-18s.

The scoring would start with forward Teddy Stiga as he would intercept a pass from goalie Mikhail Yegorov from below the goal line before Stiga would throw one into the open net to give the U-18s a 4-2 lead.

The U-18s were not done, defenseman Cole Hutson would score off a ricochet of a Lancer player that would stretch the U-18s lead at 5-2.

Finally, forward Kamil Bednarik would score 5-hole to help ascend the U-18s to a 6-2 win.

The Lancers are back in action tomorrow night against the very same U-18 club at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. Puck Drop is at 6:05 PM CST. You can catch the game on Mixlr or FloSports.


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