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Storm Slips By Lancers In Shootout, 5-4

November 12, 2006 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Omaha Lancers News Release

The Tri-City Storm slipped by the Lancers, 5-4 in a shootout before 2,762 fans in Kearney, Nebraska on Saturday, November 11th. The shootout loss stopped the Lancers' five-game winning streak, but it also gave the Lancers a standings point and kept them in a tie for fourth place in the West Division with the Lincoln.

The Lancers opened the scoring with a goal from Robby Dee, who banged in a rebound at 14:31 of the first period, assisted by Dennis Urban, for 1-0 advantage after 20 minutes of play.

A Tri-City power play goal tied the game in the second period, but the Lancers later in the period answered that goal with two goals of their own in a span of 30 seconds. First, Zac MacVoy scored his fourth goal of the year at 11:25, assisted by Andy Taranto, followed by Pat Schafer scoring his first of the year, assisted by Mark Olver and Andrew Conboy, at 11:55, giving the Lancers a 3-1 lead with about eight minutes remaining in the middle frame.

However, Tri-City would score two goals later in the second period to knot the contest at 3-3 going into the third.

In that session, Jordan Van Guilder gave the Storm a 4-3 lead, but Jarmo Jokila jammed in a stuff attempt past the Storm goaltender to tie the game at 4-4. Mark Olver assisted on the Jokila's fourth goal of the year at 7:25 of the third period.

There would be no further scoring in regulation time or overtime. In the shootout, Tri-City would prevail by a 4-3 margin in eight rounds, despite Lancer goals from Robby Dee, Mark Olver, and Dennis Urban.

Jordan Tibbett suffered the shootout loss in goal for the Lancers with a 21-save effort. Ian Keserich was the winning goaltender for Tri-City with a 29-save performance.

The Lancers out shot the Storm for the contest 33-26. Omaha took seven penalties for 17 minuntes; Tri-City took eight penalties for 19 minutes. The Lancers failed in five power play opportunities, but Tri-City scored twice in four power play chances.

A weekend of West Division road trips awaits the Lancers, who play in Sioux Falls on Friday, November 17th, followed by a return trip to Kearney to play the Storm on Saturday, November 18th. Both games can be heard in the Omaha-Council Bluffs area on KOMJ-Magic 1490 AM.

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