Omaha scouting report: The 6-9 Lancers put their first winning streak of the season on the line by kicking off a four-game road trip with a pair of contests against the 7-6-2 Force at Scheels Arena. … Omaha is in sixth place in the USHL's Western Conference standings while Fargo is fourth, four points ahead of the Lancers. … Omaha is one of just five teams in the 16-team USHL that has had each of its games end in regulation. The others are Lincoln, Waterloo, Sioux Falls and Youngstown. … Omaha is 14-8-6 (.607) all-time against the Force in regular season games. … The Lancers power play in eighth in the league while its penalty kill squad is ranked fifth and has given up just five goals in 11 road games this season.
Fargo scouting report: Force forward Brendan Harris, a Bemidji State recruit, is tied for the USHL scoring lead with 23 points (five goals, 18 assists). Harris already has nine multi-point games this season. … Forward Gabe Guertler is tied for the league lead in goals scored with 12, and he has had at least one goal in 10 of Fargo's 15 games. … The Force are ranked 10th on the power play and 14th in penalty killing.
— Steve Beideck