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Late Rally Leads Roughriders Past Lancers, 4-1

By Brandon Hofstra 11/17/2017, 10:00pm CST

Ralston, NE -- The Omaha Lancers faced the Cedar Rapids Roughriders Friday night at Ralston Arena. The Lancers first win of the 2017-18 season came from the Roughriders on October 14th when the Lancers traveled to Cedar Rapids and won 5-1. Vinnie Purpura got the nod for starting goaltender in the matchup.

In the first period, Jack Randl got on the board for the Lancers with 12:09 left to play. Brenden Furry drove the puck to the side of the net and Randl was there to slam it past Jiri Patera. Randl was also named to the WJAC today to play for team USA in Nova Scotia in December.

In the second period, Cedar Rapids got on the board beating Purpura on a power-play goal to tie the game 1-1.

In the third period, the game shifted into the Roughriders favor. Midway through the period, Jordan Timmons slide the puck past Purpura to give the Roughriders the 2-1 lead. Cedar Rapids continued to test Purpura when they scored with 3:59 left to play. Then with one second left, Roman Ahcan sealed the deal with an open net to give Cedar Rapids the 4-1 win. 

The Lancers return to the ice Wednesday, November 22nd to face the Madison Capitols at Ralston Arena. Tickets are still available by visiting the Ralston Arena box office or by visiting our website, www.lancers.com. The game will be broadcasted on both KOIL News Talk 1290 and Hockey TV.
 
Stay up to date with the Lancers by following the team on Twitter @OmahaLancres, “Liking” the Official Omaha Lancers Facebook page, and following the team on Instagram.

Two Lancers Named to WJAC Roster

By Brandon Hofstra 11/17/2017, 1:30pm CST

Ralston, NE — USA Hockey unveiled the U.S. Junior Select Team set to compete in the 2017 World Junior A Challenge from Dec. 10-16 in Truro, Nova Scotia. All 22 players selected currently play in the USHL. The team includes 13 forwards, seven defensemen and two goaltenders. 

12 different USHL teams are represented on the roster, including seven teams with multiple players: Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (3), Chicago Steel (3), Dubuque Fighting Saints (3), Des Moines Buccaneers (2), Lincoln Stars (2), Omaha Lancers (2) and Sioux Falls Stampede (2).


Nick Perbix and Jack Randl will be representing the Omaha Lancers in the WJAC. 


Nick Perbix, an Elk River, MN native, has played in 12 games this season for the Lancers and has four assists on the season. Perbix is also committed to play college hockey at St. Cloud State University and was also drafted in the 6th round 169th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning. 


Jack Randl, a Carpentersville, IL native, has played in 12 games this season with the Lancers and has tallied seven total points (2 goals, 5 assists). Randl is also an alternate captain for the 2017-18 squad and is committed to play college hockey at the University of Michigan. Jack was also ranked by the NHL Central Scouting Report. 

All 22 players are currently committed to NCAA Division I schools, including seven programs with multiple commits: St. Cloud State University (4), Yale University (3) Providence College (2), University of Minnesota (2) and the University of Notre Dame (2).


Eight players selected to the roster were named to Thursday's NHL Central Scouting Players to Watch List in preparation for the 2018 NHL Draft: Jake Kucharski (Des Moines Buccaneers), Christian Krygier (Lincoln Stars), Jack Drury (Waterloo Black Hawks), Tyler Madden (Central Illinois Flying Aces), Blake McLaughlin (Chicago Steel), Paul Cotter (Lincoln Stars), Curtis Hall (Youngstown Phantoms) and Jack Randl (Omaha Lancers).


The 2017 U.S. Junior Select Team will be led by Waterloo Black Hawks head coach P.K. O'Handley. Assistant coaches include Tri-City Storm head coach Anthony Noreen, Sioux Falls Stampede assistant coach Nick Oliver and Green Bay Gamblers assistant coach Ryan Peterson.


The World Junior A Challenge is in its 12th year, and the United States is competing for the 11th time. The United States will once again be joined by Canada East, Canada West, Czech Republic, Russia, and Switzerland. The United States has captured the World Junior A Challenge title six times, including winning the gold medal last winter in 2016.


Six NHL Draft first-round selections from the USHL have played in the WJAC for the U.S. Select Team all-time: Brock Boeser (Waterloo Black Hawks), John Carlson (Indiana Ice), Kyle Connor (Youngstown Phantoms), John Moore (Chicago Steel), Jordan Schmaltz (Green Bay Gamblers) and Nick Schmaltz (Green Bay Gamblers).


The Lancers return to the ice Friday, November, 17th to face the Cedar Rapids Roughriders at Ralston Arena. Tickets are still available by visiting the Ralston Arena box office or by visiting our website, www.lancers.com. The game will be broadcasted on both KOIL News Talk 1290 and Hockey TV.


Stay up to date with the Lancers by following the team on Twitter @OmahaLancres, “Liking” the Official Omaha Lancers Facebook page, and following the team on Instagram.

Two Lancers ranked by NHL Central Scouting Report

By Omaha Lancers 11/16/2017, 12:45pm CST

Ralston, NE — The National Hockey League’s (NHL) Scouting Report released their "Players to Watch" list on Wednesday, November, 15th in preparation for the 2018 NHL Draft. Two Omaha Lancers appeared on the 54 USHL players list. 

The Annual list identifies players using the following criteria: A Rating - indicates a 1st round candidate, B Rating - indicates a 2nd/3rd round candidate, C Rating - indicates a 4th/5th/6th round candidate and LV (Limited Viewing) - injured players who have not sufficient viewing to be categorized. 

Current Lancers players ranked by the Central Scouting are forward Jack Randl, and defenseman, Travis Mitchell.

Jack Randl, 17, a Carpentersville, IL native, has played in 12 games this season with the Lancers and has tallied seven total points (2 goals, 5 assists). Randl is also an alternate captain for the 2017-18 squad and is committed to play college hockey at the University of Michigan. 

Travis Mitchell, 17, a South Lyon, MI native, has played in five games this season for the Lancers and has three total points (1 goal, 2 assists). Mitchell is committed to play college hockey at Cornell University. 

Current Lancers players Noah Cates and Nick Perbix were selected in the 2017 NHL Draft. Cates was selected 5th round, 137th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers and Perbix was selected in the 6th round, 169th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

The Omaha Lancers congratulates Jack Randl and Travis Mitchell on being named to the NHL Central Scouting’s “Players to Watch” list for November 2017. 

To view the entire NHL Scouting Report, click here. 

The Lancers return to the ice Friday, November, 17th to face the Cedar Rapids Roughriders at Ralston Arena. Tickets are still available by visiting the Ralston Arena box office or by visiting our website, www.lancers.com. The game will be broadcasted on both KOIL News Talk 1290 and Hockey TV.

Stay up to date with the Lancers by following the team on Twitter @OmahaLancres, “Liking” the Official Omaha Lancers Facebook page, and following the team on Instagram.