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Lancers Take Down Force 6-3 In Game 2

By Brandon Hofstra 04/22/2018, 8:30pm CDT

Lancers Tie Series: Furry and Gallant record 2 goals

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Ralston, NE - Omaha, and Fargo faced off for game 2 of the second round of the Clark Cup Playoffs on Sunday evening. The Lancers trail the Force who took game 1 on Saturday winning 2-1. Vinnie Purpura got the nod to play between the pipes for his first career start in a USHL playoff game. 

Early in the first period, Grant Hebert got the Force their first goal beating Vinnie Purpura. Fargo kept the 1-0 lead into the first intermission. 

The Lancers got to work in the second period. Jack Randl started the scoring for Omaha as he beat Strauss Mann to the far right post. Fargo answered back with a goal seconds later from Sammy Steele. Soon after, the Lancers poured on the goals. Brendan Furry, Ryan Savage, and Cole Gallant all scored to give the Omaha a 4-2 lead heading into the second intermission. 

Omaha stayed on the attack in the third, when Brendan Furry got his second of the night. Mann was then pulled and replaced by Ryan Bischel. On the power play, Ty Farmer took a slapshot from the point to score on Purpura. Nearing the end of the third period and on the powerplay, Cole Gallant got his second goal of the night. The Lancers topped the Force 6-3. 

Omaha ties up the series with Fargo and will travel to Scheels Arena for games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday. If game 5 becomes necessary it will be played Friday, April 27th at Ralston Arena (7:05 PM). 

Purpura stopped 17 of the 20 shots he faced.

Three Stars:
C. Gallant
B. Furry
N. Perbix


What's Next:
Lancers: Round 2 Game 3 of the Clark Cup Playoffs vs Fargo Force Tuesday, April 24th (7:00 p.m. CT; News Talk 1290 AM, Hockey TV). 

Be Social:
Stay up to date with the Lancers by following the team on Twitter @OmahaLancers, “Liking” the Official Omaha Lancers Facebook page, and following the team on Instagram

Viewing Party:
You can watch Game 3 at Dave and Buster's for the Clark Cup Playoffs Viewing Party. Dave and Busters, located at 2502 S 133rd Plaza Ste 111, Omaha, NE 68144. Party doors open at 6:30 PM. 

 

 

Force Top Lancers in Game 1, 2-1

By Brandon Hofstra 04/21/2018, 4:00pm CDT

Late Comeback for Omaha falls short

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Ralston, NE - The Lancers faced off against the Fargo Force for game 1 of the second round of the Clark Cup Playoffs on Saturday afternoon. This was the first postseason game for Omaha since 2015. 

Early in the first period Calvin Pokorny (3:07) opened up the scoring on Zach Driscoll. Fargo held the 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission. 

The Force kept on the attack in the second period. Mark Senden (18:17) scored a shorthanded goal for Fargo. Filip Suchy scored on Strauss Mann. While the puck found the back of the net, Mann collided with the net to knock it off. After the official review, the goal was called off. Fargo kept the 2-0 lead into the second intermission. 

Omaha got on the board in the third period. Noah Cates (11:53) got the Lancers their first goal in the postseason scoring on Strauss Mann. Nearing the end of the period and on the power play, Omaha pulled Driscoll for an extra attacker. The Lancers could not capitalize and fell in game 1 to the Force, 2-1. 

Driscoll stopped 18 of the 20 Fargo shots he faced.

Three Stars:
M. Senden
N. Cates
C. Pokorny

What's Next:
Lancers: Round 2 Game 2 of the Clark Cup Playoffs vs Fargo Force Sunday, April 22nd (5:00 p.m. CT; News Talk 1290 AM, Hockey TV). 

Be Social:
Stay up to date with the Lancers by following the team on Twitter @OmahaLancers, “Liking” the Official Omaha Lancers Facebook page, and following the team on Instagram

Viewing Party:
You can watch Game 3 at Dave and Buster's for the Clark Cup Playoffs Viewing Party. Dave and Buster's is located at 2502 S 133rd Plaza Ste 111, Omaha, NE 68144. Party doors open at 6:45 PM. 

Lancers top Musketeers in Season Finale, 3-2

By Brandon Hofstra 04/14/2018, 9:45pm CDT

Omaha sets focus on Round 2 of Clark Cup Playoffs

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RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers welcomed the Sioux City Musketeers for the final game of the regular season on Saturday. Omaha called on Zach Driscoll to play between the pipes. 

Grant Anderson opened up the scoring just a minute into the first period. Anderson shot the puck from the blue line to beat Ben Kraws scoring top shelf. Sioux City answered back late in the period with a goal at the fifteen-minute mark and another with one second remaining on the power play. Omaha trailed 2-1 heading into the first intermission. 

Omaha tied it the game in the second period with a goal from Brendan Furry. On the power play, Furry took the initial shot from the right circle. The rebound came back to the tape of his stick and then he fired another shot that got passed Kraw. 

After a scoreless third period, and overtime the game went to a shootout. Ryan Savage was the final shooter for Omaha. Savage scored and the Lancers won 3-2 against Sioux City.

With tonight's win, the Lancers have secured their spot at second in the USHL Western Conference. Omaha will have a first-round bye and will return to the ice for Round 2 Game 1 at Ralston Arena on Saturday, April 21st at 7:05 pm. 

Omaha finished the season with a record of 39-16-2-3 and 83 points. 

Three Stars:
R. Savage
Z. Driscoll
G. Anderson

What's Next:
Lancers: Round 2 Game 1 of the Clark Cup Playoffs Saturday, April 21st (7:05 p.m. CT; News Talk 1290 AM, Hockey TV). 

Be Social:
Stay up to date with the Lancers by following the team on Twitter @OmahaLancers, “Liking” the Official Omaha Lancers Facebook page, and following the team on Instagram