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Japchen Commits to Nebraska-Omaha

By Isaac Berky, 08/29/17, 9:30AM CDT


Lancers draft pick Greg Japchen commits to join the Mavericks

Japchen Commits to UNO

Lancers Eighth Round Pick Makes College Choice



Ralston, NE – Defenseman Greg Japchen announced his commitment to the University of Nebraska-Omaha, he announced on Twitter Monday evening.

Japchen, a 2001 birth year, spent the 2016-17 season playing with Philadelphia Jr. Flyers 16U.  

“The school and the facilities are amazing. As soon as I stepped on campus and saw the rink I knew that it was the right place for me.”

A defenseman, Japchen, netted six points (2g, 4a) in a 32-game season with the Jr. Flyers last season. Prior to rejoining the Jr. Flyers organization the Doylestown, PA native spent the 2015-16 season playing for Shattuck-St. Mary in Minnesota.

Japchen becomes the fourth Omaha draft pick to make a commitment in the last three weeks. He is the sixth player to commit to the Mavericks after playing for the Lancers since the 2013-14 season (Tyler Vesel, Jake Randolph, Luc Snuggerud, Steven Spinner, Zach Jordan, Kris Oldham).

The Lancers will open the season on October 6 at home against Tri-City. Omaha’s preseason will begin on September 14 against Sioux City at Ralston Arena.

Single game tickets for both preseason and regular season go on sale September 14 at 10 am.

Lancers season tickets for the 2017-18 season are on sale now! For more information call the Lancers office at (402) 344-7825 for more information.

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