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WEEKEND PREVIEW: WINDY CITY SHOWDOWN 

By Omaha Lancers, 01/15/20, 10:30AM CST

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LANCERS PLAY HOST TO STEEL FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers (15-10-5-0) take on the USHL’s top-ranked squad Chicago Steel on for a weekend series at Fox Valley Arena Friday and Saturday. 

The Lancers are off of a win on Saturday, winning 1-0 against the Fargo Force at Ralston Arena and are 6-3-1-0 in their past ten games played. The Lancers sit at 4th place in the USHL Western Conference with 35 points. 

This weekend will be the first meeting between these two teams this season. Last year, Omaha and Chicago met up twice where the Steel won both games; Dec 8th at Fox Valley (2-1) and Feb 24th at Ralston Arena (2-1). 

The Steel comes into the weekend set with a 24-4-1-0 record and sits atop of the USHL with 49 points. They won both of their games last weekend against the Dubuque Fighting Saints. 

Puck drop for both games is set for 7:05 PM. The action on Friday will be broadcasted only on HockeyTV and Saturday’s game will be broadcasted on both HockeyTV and KOIL 1290 AM Radio. 

TEAM NOTES

Lancers Notes (15-10-5-0) 35 Points - 4th Place Western Conference:

  • Alex Campbell leads Omaha in scoring with 27 points in 26 games played (8-19-27).

  • Nash Nienhuis is the top point-producing defender with 19 points (1-18-19)

  • Kyle McClellan posted his second USHL career shutout on Saturday’s 1-0 win over the Fargo Force

  • Goaltender Stats:

      • Kyle McClellan: 2.39 GAA | .912 SV%

      • Jakub Dobes: 2.61 GAA | .907 SV%

Chicago Steel (24-4-1-0) 49 Points - 1st Place Eastern Conference & USHL

  • Sean Farrell leads the Steel in scoring with 39 points (10-29-39)

  • It will be the first time for Ex-Lancer Tyler Carpenter taking on his ex-team. He currently has 20 points for the Steel (7-13-20).

  • Owen Power leads the blue line in scoring for Chicago (8-22-30).

  • 6 of the USHL’s top 20 scorers belong to Chicago.

  • Goaltender Stats:

    • Victor Ostman: 2.21 GAA | .912 SV%

    • Ian Shane: 3.36 GAA | .879 SV%

 

PAST GAMES:

Friday vs Fargo, 5-2 L

Saturday vs Fargo, 1-0 W

 

Listen live to the games here:

KOIL: http://player.listenlive.co/52391

HockeyTV: https://www.hockeytv.com

 

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