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WEEKLY PREVIEW: LANCERS LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK IN HOME STAND

By Brandon Hofstra, 10/11/18, 10:45AM CDT

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LANCERS FACE FARGO AND DUBUQUE AT HOME

RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers (1-3-0-0) gear up for a two-game weekend at Ralston Arena.

Friday, October 12th will be a rematch of the 2018 Clark Cup Playoffs as the Lancers will face the Fargo Force (2-2-0-0). The Force, who won the 2018 Clark Cup, outlasted the Lancers in last years playoff run (3-1 series). Opening faceoff puck drop is at 7:35 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm.

Saturday, October 13th the Lancers will face an Eastern Conference team, the Dubuque Fighting Saints (1-1-1-0).

Lancers Notes:

  • Jaxon Nelson leads the Lancers in points with 3 assists.

  • Brian Silver and Tyler Carpenter lead the team in goals with 2 each.

  • Michael Colella has 2 points (1G 1A) in 2 games played.

  • Vinnie Purpura is ranked 16th among all goalies in the USHL.

IF YOU MISSED IT:

  • Omaha traded Andy Stoneman to Madison in exchange for draft picks.

  • Placed Lance Leonard on waivers with intent to send him to Shreveport Mudbugs (NAHL).

  • ADD: Goaltender Jake Kucharski from the Des Moines Buccaneers (Carolina Hurricanes Draft Pick and committed to Providence College).

  • ADD: Forward Aaron White from the Surrey Eagles (BCHL).

THE OPPONENTS:

FARGO:  7th Place in the Western Conference 2-2-0-0 record 4 PTS. First time facing Omaha since May 2018.

  • Ben Meyer leads the force in scoring with 7 points (3G 4A) and is ranked the 3rd top goal scorer in the USHL.

  • Hank Crone leads with the most assists for Fargo 5 points (1G 4A) and is ranked 13th in the league in scoring.

  • Goaltender Ryan Bischel is ranked 14th in the league among all goalies. Bischel holds a 2-2 record with a 3.02 GAA .888 SV%.

DUBUQUE: 5th place in the Eastern Conference 1-1-1-0 record 3PTS.

  • Derek Consetta leads the Saints in scoring with 3 Pts (2G 1A).

  • Riese Gaber has scored the most goals for the squad with 2.

  • Goaltender Matthew Thiessen holds a 1-1-1 record with a 2.66 GAA and a .892 SV%.

LAST WEEK:

Friday, Oct. 5th @ Lincoln, OT W 6-5

Saturday, Oct. 6th vs Tri-City, L 5-1

 

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