- $22 for two tickets to see the Omaha Lancers against the Sioux City Musketeers (up to $43.90 value) * When: Friday, October 17, at 7:35 p.m.
- Where: Ralston Arena
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Seating: first-level reserved seating
- Click here to view the seating chart
The Scouting Report
After skating into a first-season record of 0-48-0 almost 25 years ago, the Omaha Lancers have since buckled down to freeze the competition and secure a total of 13 championships—more than any other USHL franchise. The Junior-level team looks to continue its winning tradition with a victory over the Sioux City Musketeers. Sioux City currently leads The Lancers in the standings, but the team could rally behind the big win in Cedar Rapids last week that saw forward Shane Gersich knock in two goals and goalie Hawden Hawkey block more shots on net than a Zamboni left in front of the goal.
The Omaha Lancers
Those who consider the The Omaha Lancers—and, in effect, the United States Hockey League—a mere way-station between amateur and professional hockey must not have been in Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum in 1990. Or last season, for that matter, which saw an average of 4,000 fans pack the stands each night to cheer on this storied tier-1 team. In 1990, the last-place Lancers stunned the hockey world with a winning season, successful playoff run, and runner-up placement in the national tournament. That season set the precedent for what happens on the ice, and in the stands. Since then, the Lancers have won 13 championships, including 7 Clark Cup Playoff Championships. Troves of loyal fans create a loud and lively atmosphere that could be mistaken for a pro hockey game or a 4,000-person screaming contest. Many Lancers have moved on to play college and pro hockey; even the owners box is notable, with NHL Hall of Famers Mario Lemieux and Luc Robitaille as part owners.