RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers have named Chadd Cassidy as its new Head Coach and General Manager replacing David Wilkie, who stepped down earlier to pursue other opportunities.
For the past 5 years, Cassidy coached the Northwood School in Lake Placid, NY to a 211-56-19 record, including a New York State championship and a bronze medal at the national tournament. Prior to Northwood, Cassidy was the head coach of the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League for 3 years and an assistant for one year. Cassidy led the Americans to the AHL playoffs three times during his tenure. Prior to the Americans, Cassidy served as an assistant coach for the United States National Development Team Program for five years, during which time the team won 2 gold medals and a silver medal. A native of Lake Placid, NY, and the youngest ever inductee to the New York State Coaches Hall of Fame, Cassidy will relocate to Omaha with his wife Tara, son Sheldon and daughter Ireland.
“I am honored and excited to be the next Head Coach and General Manager of the Omaha Lancers. The rich history and tradition of the Lancers organization speaks for itself. My family and I can’t wait to get started and are looking forward to becoming part of the Lancer family”, said Cassidy.
“Chadd Cassidy is the right person to lead our storied franchise on the ice. His consistent success at the professional level, with younger players, and with the U.S. National program in our league is the perfect fit”, said David DeLuca, president of the Omaha Lancers. “We are thankful for Coach Wilkie’s tireless work ethic and his many contributions to the Omaha Lancers over the past 4 years, but at the same time we are extremely grateful and honored to welcome Coach Cassidy”.
During Coach Wilkie’s 4 years with the Omaha Lancers, he posted a record of 123 wins, 78 losses and 24 post-regulation losses, for a winning percentage of .600. After finishing in second place in the Western Conference of the USHL for 2020-21, the Omaha Lancers will open their 2021-22 season in Pittsburgh at the USHL Fall Classic on September 23.
RALSTON, NE - The Omaha Lancers selected 18 players in the 2021 USHL Phase II Draft on Thursday. Below is the complete list of each player selected by the Omaha Lancers Hockey Staff.
2021 PHASE II DRAFT:
Jared Wright - Left-Wing - Round 2 | Pick 25
Cade Ahrenholz - Right-Wing - Round 2 | Pick 29
Kevin Pasche - Goaltender - Round 3 | Pick 43
Owen Michaels - Center - Round 4 | Pick 57
Tomas Machu - Right-Defense - Round 5 | Pick 69
William Malmia - Right-Defense - Round 6 | Pick 85
Alex Bump - Left-Wing - Round 6 | Pick 87
Andrew Oke - Goaltender - Round 7 | Pick 101
Braidan Simmons-Fischer - Right-Wing - Round 8 | Pick 117
Chase Dafoe - Forward - Round 9 | Pick 131
Luke Strickland - Left-Wing - Round 9 | Pick 132
Tanner Rowe - Right-Wing - Round 12 | Pick 176
Nolan Hayes - Right-Defense - Round 13 | Pick 191
Carter Cormier - Left-Wing - Round 14 | Pick 203
Matthew Romer - Right-Wing - Round 14 | Pick 206
Luke Amell - Right-Defense - Round 15 | Pick 221
Cole Semeniuk - Right-Defense - Round 16 | Pick 236
Isaac Fecteau - Center - Round 17 | Pick 251
The Lancers will hold Main Camp from July 21-26 at Ralston Arena. Fans are allowed in attendance. More information on the times of the 2021 Main Camp will follow.
RALSTON, NE – The Omaha Lancers, in conjunction with the United States Hockey League (USHL), announced the schedule for the 2021-22 season. Again, this year’s schedule has divided the league to only Western and Eastern Conference matchups.
The Lancers will kick off the season in Pittsburgh, PA for the 2021 USHL Fall Classic. Omaha will face two Eastern Conference opponents, the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, and Dubuque Fighting Saints.
The Lancers will begin conference play on the road, taking on the Des Moines Buccaneers on Friday, October 1st. The Lancers will then hold the 2021-22 home opener on Friday, October 8th against the Sioux City Musketeers.
The Lancers will face against both in-state rivals, Lincoln Stars and Tri-City Storm 10 times during the regular season. Omaha will also battle against the reigning Western Conference Champions, Fargo Force, 9 times this season.
All Lancers Friday games are set for 7:05 PM and Saturday home games are scheduled to begin at 6:05 PM and Sunday games with a start time of 4:05 PM. The Lancers are preparing the 2020-21 promotions schedule to be released in the coming weeks, which will include theme nights, giveaways, and more.
To see the full 2021-22 Season Schedule click here.
2021-22 Season Tickets are available now by clicking here or call 402-344-PUCK to lock in your seats for this season.