RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers (3-5-0-1) will hit the road this weekend to take on the Lincoln Stars and Sioux City Musketeers.
Friday, November 2nd the Lancers will take on the rivaled Stars at the Ice Box. The Lancers have the better of the season series so far, beating the Stars at their home opener, 6-5 on Friday, October 5th. The Stars currently sit at seventh place in the USHL Western Conference with a 3-5-1-1 record with 8 points, one point ahead of the Lancers (7pts). Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 pm.
Saturday, November 3rd the Lancers will travel to Sioux City to take on the Musketeers. Sioux City is ranked fourth in the USHL Western Conference with a 6-4-1-0 record with 13 points. This is the first meet up between the Lancers and the Musketeers this season. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 pm.
Logan Will leads the Lancers in scoring with 8 points. Will has been on a 5 game scoring streak earning 6 points (3 goals 3 assists).
Jackson Decker leads all defenseman with a +4 rating. Decker dished out his second assist on the season on Saturday vs Des Moines.
Kalle Eriksson leads all Lancers defenseman in points with 3 (1G 2A).
Vinnie Purpura now holds a 2-4-0-1 record with a 3.71 GAA and a .868 SV%.
LINCOLN: The Stars (3-5-1-1) are fresh off of a two-loss weekend heading into the rivalry matchup against Omaha on Friday.
Shane Pinto leads the Stars in scoring and is ranked 12th in the USHL top scorers with 11 points.
Josiah Slavin has the most assists for Lincoln and a combined total of 8 points on the year (2G 6A).
Aiden Thompson leads the Stars in +/- with a +1 rating.
Three Goaltenders have played in between the pipes this season for the Stars; Wouter Peeters 1-1-1, Jacob Mucitelli 1-1, and Tyler Johnson 1-3-0-1.
SIOUX CITY: The Musketeers (6-4-1-0) come into the weekend with a win last Saturday and a loss on Tuesday night. The Musketeers edged Sioux Falls, 4-3 on Saturday and then were narrowly beat in a high scoring game by Waterloo, 6-5. The Musketeers bring a lot of firepower to their offensive and defensive games having two USHL top scoring forwards and the leagues top scoring defenseman.
Martin Pospisil leads not only the Musketeers in scoring with 21 (6-15-21) points but also the entire USHL.
Bobby Brink is close behind Pospisil as he is the 3rd top scorer in the league with 17 points (5-12-17).
Luke Johnson is the top scoring defenseman in the USHL with 12 points (2-10-12). Both of Johnson’s goals this season have come on the power-play.
Ben Kraws has the most starts in net with the Musketeers (11 games) with a 6-4-1 record. The goaltender is ranked 16th on the USHL’s top goaltenders list with a 3.38 GAA and a .896 SV%.
Friday, Oct. 26th vs Tri-City, SOL 3-2
Saturday, Oct. 27th vs Des Moines, L 8-3