Lancers Joust Jackets in Shootout, 3-2
Mark Olver's goal clinched the victory and Jordan Tibbett's 18 save effort anchored the defensive effort in the Lancers' 3-2 shootout win over the Junior Bluejackets in Ohio on Saturday, November 4th. The win was the third straight victory for the Lancers, all coming on the road, and kept Omaha within two points of fourth place in the USHL West Division standings.
First period goals from Andrew Conboy (his first of the year) and Nick Larson staked the Lancers to a 2-0 lead after one period of play. Conboy's goal came at 5:07 of the first frame, assisted by Nick Petrecki and Zac MacVoy. Larson's tally was a shorthanded goal assisted by Pat Schafer and Petrecki at 12:34 of the first period.
There was no scoring in the second period by either team, however Ohio's first two power play goals of the season tied the game with just over six minutes remaining in regulation.
The goaltenders took over at that point, with Tibbett and Andrew Palmisano denying their opponents another goal until the shootout session began. That's where Brett Bruneteau, Robby Dee, and Olver scored for the Lancers, while Eric Rex would be the only Junior Bluejacket to score in the shootout period.
Omaha out shot Ohio by a 34-20 margin, with the Lancers getting 11 shots on goal in each of the first two periods, and holding the Junior Bluejackets to three shots on net in the first period of play. Ohio scored twice in eight power play opportunities, while the Lancers were scoreless in seven power play chances.
Tibbet made 18 saves in posting his third straight victory (3-1-0). Palmisano (0-4-1) allowed three goals and made 31 saves in the losing effort for Ohio.
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