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By Nick Blaesser, 06/25/22, 10:00AM CDT


After One Year Away From The Team, Wilkie Is Back Behind The Lancers’ Bench.

OMAHA, NE. – The Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League announce that David Wilkie is returning as Head Coach, General Manager and CEO.

The Lancers would like to congratulate now former Head Coach, Rob Rassey on accepting the Head Coaching job for the Sioux Falls Stampede of the USHL and want to thank him for his effort and contribution to the Lancers’ organization during his time as Head Coach and General Manager.

“First, I would like to thank Mike Picozzi and Danny Ardellini for supporting me and presenting this opportunity,” Wilkie states, “The Omaha Lancers’ organization and its history are very important to me, and I am thrilled to be a part of it again. This is a proud USHL franchise that should be a leader on and off the ice. We are all excited to work to get the franchise back to where it should be.”

Previously, Wilkie was behind the bench for the Lancers as Head Coach and General Manager for four seasons spanning from 2017-2021. During his time with the Lancers’ organization, Wilkie led the Lancers to three winning seasons, two playoff appearances (was on pace for three during the COVID-19 shutdown season in 2019-20), with three top-three finishes in the western conference, including being ranked 2nd in the west at the time of the COVID-19 shutdown.

Combined, the Lancers record was 121-78-16-10, with a winning percentage of 0.596 with Wilkie at the helm.

Wilkie has a history with the Lancers as he is an alumni from the Clark Cup Championship team of 1991.

Joining Wilkie within hockey operations will be Jamie Storr, serving as President of Hockey Operations.

Storr, who is also a part of the ownership group, is a former NHL goaltender, who currently owns the Oakville Blades of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, and has since 2019. 

Storr had a 15-year professional hockey career from 1994-2009, starting when he was drafted 7th overall by the Los Angeles Kings. Storr played ten seasons with the Kings prior to brief stints with the Carolina Hurricanes and the Philadelphia Flyers before closing out his professional career with the DEG Metro Stars out of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany.