RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers (22-21-4-4) will take on two Western Conference Opponents this weekend.
The Lancers will host the Sioux Falls Stampede at a sold-out Ralston Arena on Friday, March 15th. Friday is the 4th time the Lancers and Stampede have played against each other this season. The Lancers are 0-1-1-1 against the Stampede. Friday is also Princess night sponsored by Magical Moments Entertainment. Puck drop is at 7:35 pm.
On Saturday, March 16th the Lancers will travel west to Kearney to face the top-ranked Tri-City Storm. The Storm will face off at home against the Lincoln Stars on Friday. Tri-City is also the only team, as of now, to have clinched a Clark Cup Playoff spot in the Western Conference. Saturday will be the 8th and final meeting between these in-state rivals, and the Lancers are 3-4-0-1 against the Storm this year. Puck drop is at 7:05 pm.
Lancers Notes (22-21-4-4) 52 Points:
Jaxon Nelson leads Omaha in points (13-18-31) scoring 10 points in the past 10 games.
Travis Mitchell is the top scoring defender for Omaha with 18 points (2-21-23)
Bryce Brodzinski will join the lineup after his return from High School Hockey. Brodzinski also was named as Mr. Hockey 2019 by the state of Minnesota.
Akira Schmid: 2.03 GAA | .931 SV%
Jon Mor (total): 3.35 GAA | .890 SV%
Sioux Falls Stampede (32-13-4-1) 69 Points:
Artem Ivanyuzhenkov leads the Stampede in scoring with 44 points (23-21-44)
Max Crozier top producing defender (8-27-35)
Alec Calvaruso: 2.75 GAA | .888 SV%
Jaxson Stauber: 3.22 GAA | .877 SV%
Tri-City Storm (38-10-2-1) 79 Points:
Ronnie Attard is the top scoring defender and leader of points for the Storm (24-24-48)
Filip Forsmark is the top point producing forward for the Storm (12-34-46)
Isaiah Saville: 1.95 GAA | .925 SV%
Jake Barczewski: 2.46 GAA | .913 SV%
Friday at Fargo, 1-0 W
Saturday at Fargo, 3-2 W
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