Omaha Lancers

Lancers' Rally Comes Up Short In Loss To Fargo

November 13, 2022 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
Omaha Lancers News Release

OMAHA, NE. - The Omaha Lancers continued its season series with the Fargo Force today at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. The Lancers came off a 6-3 loss last night to the Force, as the Lancers would look to end its losing streak.

The first period had chippy play carry over from last night's game, as early on Omaha forward Ryan Kusler dropped the mitts with Fargo forward Charlie Russell.

The first continued with what was Omaha's best played frame since the beginning of the 5-game losing streak. Omaha had many opportunities, but were unable to cash in as Fargo netminder Matej Marinov was able to stop all 9 Lancer shots in the opening frame.

Late in the first period however, Fargo "force" an Omaha turnover in their defensive zone which led to a 2-on-1 opportunity for the Force, and it was Bret Link who picked up where he left off last night; wristing it by Lancer netminder Kevin Pasche to make it 1-0 Fargo at the end of the first period.

In the second it was all Fargo. The Force began to take control on the scoreboard, as it started with forward Mac Swanson out in front; legally batting it into the cage as the puck was below the crossbar.

The Force were not done, as it was German Yavash who scored off a Lancer turnover in the defensive zone; extending Fargo's lead at 3-0.

The Lancers would not come out of the second period totally empty handed however, as Aleksi Kivioja who continues to be a consistent valuable asset to the orange and black out muscles the Fargo defenders out in front, to put it off the cross bar and in; making it 3-1 at the end of the second.

The third period had the most action with two goals coming from each side.

The scoring opened in the third with Lancer defenseman Marcus Broberg who wristed it from the high slot to put the Lancers within one.

Fargo would answer right back, as the Lancers were unable to clear the zone it was Fargo forward Ty Henricks who deked out Kevin Pasche to make it 4-2 Fargo.

With under three minutes to go, the Lancers found themselves on a powerplay. Coach David Wilkie elected to pull Pasche to put out the extra attacker on top of it, and it paid off. Forward Charlie Lurie found the back of the net making it 4-3.

However, Charlie Russell would dash all hopes, as he would complete the "Gordie Howe Hat Trick" to give Fargo the 5-3 victory.

The Lancers are back in action Saturday night against the Sioux Falls Stampede back at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. Puck drop is at 6:05 CST. You can catch the game on Mixlr or FloSports.

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