RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers have made a trade deal with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders on Friday morning.
The Lancers have traded forward, Jerry Harding (1999) in exchange for forward, Harrison Roy (2000).
Roy, a Lakeville, MA native, is in his second USHL season. Last year, the forward played 52 games with Cedar Rapids collecting 9 points. This season, Roy has played in all 24 games totaling 10 points (3 Goals, 7 Assists). Roy is committed to play college hockey at the University of Maine.
Harding played in 20 games this season with the Lancers and recorded 5 points on the year. The forward is committed to Providence College and is expected to start his collegiate career at the start of next season.
The Lancers return to the ice tonight vs the top-ranked Muskegon Lumberjacks for a weekend series at Ralston Arena. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:35 pm.
Ralston, NE - Omaha Lancers defenseman Kalle Eriksson announced his commitment to the University of New Hampshire.
“I got a really good impression of the coaching staff and the campus at UNH,” Eriksson said.
The Swedish born defenseman has played in 22 games with the Lancers. Throughout this season, the puck moving defender has dished out 11 assists, recording 12 points.
"We are very happy for Kalle," Head Coach David Wilkie said. "Securing a Division 1 commitment and the opportunity to play in North America were enormous reasons for Kalle making the jump to the USHL this season."
“They [UNH] liked my skating ability and my ability to make creative plays.”
This is Eriksson's first season in the USHL, previously, Eriksson played in the SuperElit League in Sweden.
“It [USHL] is a fast league, which means that you have to make quick decisions, and that is what’s going to be expected of you in the future, as a collegiate athlete and a pro."
The 19-year-old defender will be entering at UNH in the 2019-2020 season.
"I would not have gotten to this point without my teammates and coaches helping me adjust to the American way of playing the game, along with being there for everything off ice too," Eriksson said.
Eriksson and the Lancers return to the ice on Friday, Dec. 14th for a weekend series against the Muskegon Lumberjacks at Ralston Arena.
BLOOMINGTON, IL - The Omaha Lancers defeated the Central Illinois Flying Aces on Sunday evening by a final score of 4-3 at Grossinger Motors Arena.
The Flying Aces struck first to open up the game when Jeremy Davidson (12:09) scored his twelfth goal on the season. The Lancers tied the game up late as Jaxon Nelson (16:48) took a pass from Brendan Furry to snipe it past Ryan Snowden.
The Flying Aces took the lead again to start off the second period. Brad Marek (5:17) tipped the puck in after it went airborne and landed on the goal line behind Kucharski. In the final minute of the period, Brendan Furry (18:55) snapped the puck in past Snowden to tie the game 2-2.
Aleksi Peltonen (2:34) kicked off the scoring in the final period. Peltonen had the puck, fell to his knees but shot the it past Snowden. In the dying minutes of the period and on the games only power-play, Philippe LaPointe (18:12) scored to tie the game 3-3. Soon after, Ryan Savage (19:09) sealed the win for the Lancers netting the puck past Snowden for a final score of 4-3. Kucharski stopped 31 of the 34 Flying Aces shots he faced.
The Lancers improve to 7-13-0-2 on the season with 16 points in the USHL Western Conference.
The Lancers return to the ice on Friday, Dec. 14th vs the Muskegon Lumberjacks for a weekend series at Ralston Arena. Puck drop is at 7:35 pm. All of the action can be heard on 1290 AM and HockeyTV.