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By Nick Blaesser, 04/01/22, 10:00PM CDT


A 55 Shot Shutout By Kevin Pasche Lead The Lancers To A 1-0 Victory Over The Force.

FARGO, ND. – The Lancers kicked off a two game weekend at Scheels Arena tonight (4/1) against the Fargo Force.

The Lancers have not been in Fargo since November 5th and 6th when they snagged two road wins from the Force by scores of 3-1, and a 5-4 overtime thriller.

On the season, Omaha is 5-2 against Fargo with the two most recent games resulting in 3-2 and 6-4 losses back at Liberty First Credit Union Arena in late February. And with the Force hopping the Waterloo Black Hawks for fifth place in the western conference, the Lancers could use some points this weekend as they are on the search to clinch home ice advantage for the opening round of the Clark Cup Playoffs. After clinching their playoff spot back on March 28th, the Lancers have a new achievement to work for.

The opening period was very fast paced with only a small handful of faceoffs, and only lasted just over 25 minutes in real time.

Shots on goal for the period concluded as an 11-9 lead for Fargo as both Kevin Pasche and Matej Marinov played great between the pipes for both squads, with the opening 20 minutes resulting in the score locked at zero a side.

Both teams remained silent on the scoreboard through two periods as both offenses still couldn’t find the back of the net.

The Force had all the control in the period outside of a few quality scoring chances for the Lancers which all resulted in saves by Marinov.

Shots on goal in the second period was 21-8 in favor of Fargo as Pasche saw a full games worth of shots through 40 minutes, as he stopped all 32 shots he saw in total.

The Lancers came out hard in the beginning of the third period as Michael Cameron netted the first and only goal of the evening with a top shelf shot over the glove of Marinov during 4-on-4 play to take the 1-0 lead.

That goal from Michael Cameron ended up being the only third period shot the Lancers put up as they gave up 23 in the process. Kevin Pasche still put on the performance of a lifetime as he closed out a 55-shot shutout, giving him his first shutout of the season.

The Lancers will be back in action tomorrow night against the Fargo Force for a 6:05PM CST puck drop at Scheels Arena. That game can be caught on HockeyTV and Mixlr.