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WEEKLY PREVIEW: Three in Three

By Brandon Hofstra, 02/07/19, 10:15AM CST




RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers (13-19-2-4) will play three games in three days this weekend against Sioux City and Des Moines.

Friday the Lancers will host the Sioux City Musketeers (19-13-5-1) for the first time at Ralston Arena. It will be the 3rd time the two teams have faced off this season as the Lancers are 0-1-1-0 against the Musketeers. Sioux City currently sits at fifth place in the USHL West. Friday will be the first time Lancers defenseman, Zach Plucinski will be facing off against his ex-team. It is also Star Wars Night at Ralston Arena, puck drop is at 7:35 pm.

Saturday the Lancers will hit the road to head west to face the Des Moines Buccaneers (24-12-1-3). Saturday is the fourth meetup as the Lancers took the last win at Buccaneer Arena for a season record against Des Moines 1-2. Des Moines currently is placed at third in the USHL West. Puck drop is at 7:05 pm. 

Sunday the Lancers and Buccaneers will travel back to Ralston Arena for a Sunday Showdown. Puck drop is at 4:05 pm for Family Night. Kids tickets are free on Sunday’s game with a paid adult ticket.


Lancers Notes (13-19-2-4) 32 Points:

  • Tyler Carpenter and Jaxon Nelson are tied as the leading scorers for Omaha with 18 points.

  • Travis Mitchell is the top scoring defender for Omaha with 14 points (1-13-14)

  • Akira Schmid only allowed two goals last weekend stopping 49 of the 51 shots he faced

  • Goalie Stats:

    • Akira Schmid: 2.46 GAA | .915 SV%

    • Jon Mor (total): 3.31 GAA | .890 SV%


Sioux City Musketeers (19-13-5-1) 44 Points:

  • Martin Pospisil leads the Musketeers in points with 42 (12-30-42)

  • Luke Johnson is the top point producer on the defensive end for Sioux City with 21 points (2-19-21)

  • Goalie Stats:

    • Ben Kraws: 2.85 GAA | .898 SV%

    • Jake Sibell: 2.99 GAA | .884 SV%


Des Moines Buccaneers (24-12-1-3) 52 Points:

  • Matt Brown leads the Buccaneers in scoring with 40 points (21-19-40)

  • Mac Welsher has dished the most assists for the team for a total of 32 points (12-20-32)

  • Scooter Brickey is the top producing defenseman with 23 points (6-17-23)

  • Goalie Stats:

    • Roman Durny: 2.44 GAA | . 913 SV%

    • James Durham: 3.19 GAA | .897 SV%


Listen live to the games here:




Friday vs Madison, 5-1 W

Saturday vs Lincoln, 4-1 W


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