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Stars Take One On Lancers

By Brandon Hofstra 02/17/2018, 9:45pm CST

Stars push past Lancers, 4-2

Ralston, NE - The Lancers and Stars battled again at Ralston Arena on Saturday night. This was the sixth meeting between the two teams. The Lancers called on Zach Driscoll to play between the pipes. Driscoll is ranked second among all goalies in the USHL with a 1.78 GAA and a .938 SV%. The Lancers were also skating for a greater cause on Saturday night for their annual “Pink in the Rink” night. 

In the first period, Lincoln struck first on the power play. The Stars kept on the attack and scored again on Driscoll to get a 2-0 lead. Filip Suchy soon took the game into his own hands when he scored two goals on two power plays to even the score 2-2.

The Stars took the lead again in the second period with a goal from Logan Jenuwine. Lincoln held the 3-2 lead heading into the second intermission. 

Late in the third period, Omaha pulled Zach Driscoll for the extra attacker on the power play. As the power play expired and with Driscoll still out of the net, the Stars capitalized with a goal. The Stars topped the Lancers for the first time this season, 4-2.

Driscoll stopped 25 of 28 shots.

The Lancers are now 28-11-2-0 and still sit atop the USHL with 59 points.

Three Stars:
3 - Ashton Calder
2 - Filip Suchy
1 - Logan Jenuwine

What's Next:
Lancers: Travel to Youngstown to face the Phantoms at Covelli Centre on Thursday, February 22nd (7:05 p.m. CT; News Talk 1290 AM, Hockey TV). 
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Late Goal Sends Lancers past Stars

By Brandon Hofstra 02/16/2018, 10:00pm CST

Suchy scores late for 4-3 Win

Lincoln, NE - It was a rivalry battle Friday night as the Lancers traveled to Lincoln to face the Stars. It has been all Omaha this season, winning all four of the previous matchups against Lincoln. Omaha came into the night with a spot at first place in the USHL with a record of 27-10-2-1 and looking to continue their 9-0-0-1 streak. The Lancers gave Vinnie Purpura the green light to play between the pipes. Purpura is ranked second in the league among goaltenders with a 1.92 GAA and a .926 SV%. 

In the first period, Hunter Carrick got the Lancers on the board taking a shot from the blueline to beat Tomas Vomacka. Lincoln later scored when Dominick Mersh snuck the puck past Vinnie Purpura. The game stayed tied 1-1 heading into the first intermission.

In the second period, Casey Dornbach scored to get the Stars ahead. Filip Suchy tied up the game though when took the puck down and put it in with one hand on the stick past Vomacka. Then the Lancers scored again when Brendan Furry tipped Carrick's slap shot into the net. Lincoln soon scored again when Paul Cotter tied it up 3-3.

In the third period, Vinnie Purpura was replaced by Zach Driscoll. With twenty seconds left and on the two-man advantage Filip Suchy nailed the puck past Vomacka to give the Lancers the 4-3 win.

Purpura stopped 17 of 20 shots and Driscoll stopped 11 of the 11 shots he faced.

The Lancers improve to 28-10-2-1 with 59 points and continue their streak to 10-0-01. 

Three Stars:
3 - Paul Cotter
2 - Hunter Carrick
1 - Filip Suchy
What's Next:
Lancers: Face the Lincoln Stars Saturday, February 17th at Ralston Arena for “Pink in the Rink” (7:05 p.m. CT; News Talk 1290 AM, Hockey TV). 
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Lancers take top spot in USHL with Win over Des Moines

By Brandon Hofstra 02/11/2018, 8:15pm CST

Omaha tops Des Moines, 4-1

Ralston, NE - It was game three of the weekend for the Lancers as they welcomed the Des Moines Buccaneers to Ralston Arena on Sunday. The Lancers and Bucs have played five-time prior to Sunday nights game. Omaha has won four out of the five previous. Vinnie Purpura was called on to play between the pipes. Vinnie is ranked third in the USHL among all goaltenders. 

It was not until late into the first period when the Lancers got on the board first. Filip Suchy scored on Jake Kucharski to give the Lancers the 1-0 lead going into the first intermission. 

In the second period, Jack Randl capitalized on the power play to give the Lancers a 2-0 lead.

Des Moines got on the board with a goal from Brian Halonen in the third period. Lancers kept on the attack with 5:30 to play when Noah Cates sniped the puck past Kucharski. Des Moines emptied their net for the extra attack, but Jack Randl took advantage and put the puck in the net. The Lancers topped the Buccaneers for the fifth time winning, 4-1.

Purpura stopped 18 of the 19 Des Moines shots that he faced.

The Lancers improved to 26-10-2-0 with 55 points and are now sitting at first place in the USHL. 

Three Stars:
3 - Cole Gallant
2 - Filip Suchy
1 - Jack Randl

Whats Next:

Lancers: Travel to Kearney to face the Tri-City Storm on Wednesday, February 14th (7:35 pm, News Talk 1290 AM, HockeyTV)

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