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Lancers top Stars in Shootout

By Brandon Hofstra 01/13/2018, 10:00pm CST

Omaha wins over Lincoln, 4-3 

Ralston, NE — The Lancers returned to the ice to face the Lincoln Stars at a sold-out Ralston Arena on Saturday night. Omaha won Friday nights matchup with a final score of 6-2. Both teams were down on their rosters due to fighting suspensions. Omaha’s Jack Randl (4 games), Jesper Peltonen (2 games) and Lincoln’s Paul Cotter (1 game), Christian Krygier (5 games) and Mason Klee (4 games). Omaha called on Vinnie Purpura to play between the pipes. Purpura has been outstanding as of late with a record of 9-6-1-1, a 2.02 GAA and a .921 SV%.

Lincoln struck first midway through the opening frame with a goal from Dominick Mersh. Mick Kohler (7) answered back when he took a pass from Brendan Furry to get the Lancers on the board. Lincoln scored again late with a goal from Casey Dornback to take the 2-1 lead heading into the first intermission. 

In the second period, Filip Suchy (14) tied it up with an assist from Brendan Furry with 13:48 left to play. As the period was nearing a close with a two-man-advantage, Cole Gallant (8) gave the Lancers their first lead of the game. Omaha headed into the second intermission leading 3-2.

Late in the third period, Collin Peters scored with the extra attacker for the Stars to tie the game 3-3 and force overtime.

After a scoreless overtime period, a shootout was forced. After three shooters, Cole Gallant stepped up and sniped the puck past Schaedig to give the Lancers the 4-3 win.

Vinnie Purpura stopped 30 of the 33 shots he faced and stopped all 4 shots he faced in the shootout. The Lancers improve to 18-8-2-0 with 38 points. 

3 Stars:
1 - Cole Gallant: 1 Goal
2 - Filip Suchy: 1 Goal, 2 Assists
3 - Brendan Furry: 2 Assists

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Lancers: Face the Waterloo Black Hawks on Sunday, January, 14th in Waterloo (3:05 p.m. CT; News Talk 1290 AM, Hockey TV)

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Omaha Brings Heat to Lincoln 

By Brandon Hofstra 01/12/2018, 11:15pm CST

Lancers beat Stars, 6-2


Lincoln, NE — The Omaha Lancers traveled west to face the rivaled Lincoln Stars on Friday night. This was the first match between these two teams of the season. It was also the first time Lincoln native and ex-Star, Ethan Price, has returned to the Ice Box since the 2014-15 season. Lancers also welcomed back familiar faces to the lineup, Mick Kohler, and Aleksi Peltonen. Zach Driscoll was called to play between the pipes after being named the USHL Player of the Week, stopping 35 of the 36 shots he faced last week against the Tri-City Storm

In the first period, Lincoln got the first strike with a quick shot from Philippe LaPointe 6:34 into the period. Omaha soon answered back with a goal from Jack Randl (8) assisted by Mathieu De St. Phalle. Nearing the end of the period, Ethan Price (8) scored in front of his hometown to put the Lancers up 2-1 heading into the first intermission.

During a hard-fought second period, Mathieu De St. Phalle found the puck next to Tomas Vomacka’s net to get the Lancers ahead, 3-1.

Less than a minute into the third period, Christian O’Neill (10) netted the puck from a pass from Mathieu De St. Phalle. Lincoln soon got back on the board with a goal that trickled past the goal line off of a shot from Collin Peters. The Lancers kept on the attack. In his first game back since the USHL winter break, Mick Kohler (6) sniped the puck past Vomacka. Then, 5:59 to play, Filip Suchy (13) sealed the 6-2 win over the Lincoln Stars.

Zach Driscoll stopped 27 of the 29 shots he faced. Omaha had 16 total points scored in tonight's match. The Lancers improved to 17-8-2-0 and now sit at 3rd place in the Western Conference and in the USHL overall. 

3 Stars:
1 - Mathieu De St. Phalle: 1 G, 1 A
2 - Mick Kohler: 1 G, 2 A
3 - Jack Randl: 1 G, 1 A

What's next

Lancers: Face the Lincoln Stars at Ralston Arena, "Scare Away Cancer", Saturday, January 13th (7:05 p.m. CT; News Talk 1290AM, Hockey TV) "

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Two Lancers named to USHL Players of the Week

By Brandon Hofstra 01/08/2018, 3:45pm CST

Driscoll and Suchy named USHL POTW

Ralston, NE -- Two Lancers were named to the USHL’s Players of the Week on Monday. For the second time, Zach Driscoll and Filip Suchy received the league honor. Driscoll and Suchy share the Player of the Week honors with Defenseman, Colin Felix (Madison).

“Obviously it’s it a pretty cool honor to receive for the second time,” Zach Driscoll said. “We played a great game as a team and it made things a lot easier on me. Tri-City is a very talented team and above us in the standings, so that was a really big win for us.”

Driscoll, a native of Apple Valley, MN, has been between the pipes for 16 games this season with a record of 8-4-1-0. Driscoll stopped 35 of 36 shots against the Tri-City Storm January 6th to give the Lancers their 16th win.

“Zach has done a fantastic job for our hockey team this year on and off the ice,” Head Coach David Wilkie said. “We are extremely happy for him and is certainly well deserving of this league recognition.”

Driscoll's performance this year has placed him among the best goaltenders in the USHL. He currently sits at 2nd place with a 1.85 GAA and a .931 SV%.

Suchy, a Horni Lukavice, Czech Republic native has played in 20 games for the Lancers this season. Suchy has been electric of late for Omaha, netting 12 goals and dishing out 10 assists for a total of 22 points. In the past 10 games, Suchy has 16 points and scored a hat-trick against the Waterloo Black Hawks on January 5th.

“He (Suchy) absolutely has earned this USHL recognition for the second time in the last three weeks,” Wilkie said. “He leads through actions and is a vital cog in our team this season.”

Filip is one of the top goal scorers for the Lancers, sitting a few points behind Christian O’Neill (24 Points) and Cole Gallant (24 Points).

“Filip has continued to be an impactful player every day for our hockey team and has done a terrific job,” Head Coach David Wilkie said.


What's next

Lancers: Face the Lincoln Stars at the Ice Box in Lincoln, NE Friday, January, 12th (7:05 p.m. CT; News Talk 1290AM, Hockey TV)

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