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WEEKLY PREVIEW: SUNDAY SHOWDOWN

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

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LANCERS TAKE ON UNDEFEATED STORM SUNDAY IN KEARNEY

 

 

RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers (2-4-0-0) will travel to Kearney, NE to take on the undefeated Tri-City Storm (5-0-0-0) on Sunday, October 21st.

The Lancers have had time to regain themselves after two games last weekend at Ralston Arena against the Fargo Force and the Dubuque Fighting Saints. The Lancers got the best of the 2018 Clark Cup reigning champions, beating the Force 3-2 then were bested on Saturday by Dubuque 7-2.

Lancers Notes:

  • Jan Kern leads Omaha in goal scoring (3) and has tallied 4 points on the year (3-1-4).

  • Logan Will continues to put points on the board in 6 games played with 4 points (2-2-4).

  • Jake Kucharski received his first win as a Lancer on Saturday vs Fargo. The Carolina Hurricane draft pick and Providence College commit started in both games over the weekend and now has a 1-1 record.

  • Nikita Krivokrasov scored in his first game as a Lancer.

  • Aaron White received an assist in his first showing as a Lancer.

  • Jackson Decker leads all defenseman for the Lancers in +/- with a +2 rating.

IF YOU MISSED IT:

  • John Prokop has returned to the ice since an upper-body injury that occurred at the USHL Fall Classic.

  • Nolan McElhaney will undergo a season-ending surgery after a lower-body injury on Friday night.

TRI-CITY: 1st place in the USHL Western Conference (5-0-0-0). The Storm will play three games this weekend starting with a trip to Des Moines on Friday, October 19th vs the Buccaneers. Tri-City then will return home to face the Buccaneers once more on Saturday, Oct. 20th and then will face Omaha on Sunday, Oct. 21st.

  • Filip Forsmark leads the Storm in points (0-5-5).

  • Benji Eckerle leads in goals scored and assists (2-2-4).

  • Keaton Pherson leads all Tri-City defenseman with a +7 rating.

  • Isaiah Saville has the most starts in net for the Storm (4) with a .75 GAA and a.968 SV%.

 

LAST WEEK:

Friday, Oct. 12th vs Fargo, W 3-2

Saturday, Oct. 13th vs Dubuque, L 7-2

 

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