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WEEKLY PREVIEW: RIVALRY FRIDAY

By Brandon Hofstra , 11/29/18, 1:30PM CST

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LANCERS AT STARS

RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers (6-11-0-2) will hit the ice on Friday, November 30th at the Ice Box to face the Lincoln Stars.

Friday will be the third meeting at the Ice Box this season between Omaha and Lincoln. The Lancers are 2-0 against the Stars, beating their bitter rivals twice in overtime; October 5th, 6-5 OT and November 2nd, 5-4 OT.

The Stars come into Friday nights showdown with a 5-10-3-1 record and sit one spot behind the Lancers (7th) in the USHL Western Conference. The Star are 2-5-2-1 in their past ten games, and are on a 0-4-1-0 steak. Both teams are tied in points with 14. Friday night’s game will decide who will hold the 7th place spot. The Lancers will come to the final game of November with a 3-6-1 record throughout the month. The Lancers look to bounce back after a road loss in Tri City and home loss against Fargo this past weekend.

Lancers Notes (6-11-0-2):

  • Brendan Furry leads all Lancers in goals and has tallied 15 points (7-8-15) in 13 games since returning to the lineup.

  • Austen Long received a USHL Play of the Week (No Look Pass to Peltonen on Saturday)

  • Aleksi Peltonen scored his first goal in his second game back on Saturday. 

  • Kalle Eriksson leads all Lancers defensemen in points with 8 (2-6-8) and sits 6th on the team overall.

  • Goalie Stats:

    • Akira Schmid: 3.32 GAA and a .886 SV%

    • Jake Kucharski: 3.87 GAA and a .853 SV%

 

LINCOLN (5-10-3-1):

  • Shane Pinto leads the Stars in goals and points (11-10-21).

  • Josiah Slavin leads in assists (6-11-17).

  • Logan Britt is the top scoring defenseman for Lincoln (3-8-11) with a -1 rating.

  • Goalie Stats:

    • Jacob Mucitelli: 3.28 GAA and a .885 SV%

    • Tyler Johnson: 3.79 GAA and a .885 SV%

Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05 pm CT at the Ice Box. Fans can listen live on the Lancers flagship station, KOIL Newstalk 1290 AM or simulcast the radio broadcast on HockeyTV.

LAST WEEK:

Friday at Tri-City, L 3-0

Saturday vs Fargo, L 4-3

The Lancers will hit the road next weekend to face the Chicago Steel on Saturday, December 8th and then the Central Illinois Flying Aces on Sunday, December 9th.

 

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