When: 7:05 p.m. Friday vs. Sioux City; 7:05 p.m. Saturday vs. Sioux Falls
Where: Ralston Arena
Radio: 1290 AM KOIL
Omaha scouting report: The 28-19 Lancers are looking to bounce back from a two-game losing streak and continue to climb the USHL's Western Conference standings. Omaha is tied for third with Waterloo, five games behind second-place Fargo. … The Lancers have won 11 of their past 14 games, including victories in six of their past eight home games. … Five of Omaha's past six games have been decided by one goal — the Lancers are 3-2 in those games and are 16-8 overall in one-goal contests. … Forward Robbie Baillargeon leads the Lancers with 36 points and 16 goals. He has scored 21 points in 21 games with Omaha since being traded from Indiana. … Goalie Alex Lyon is 9-2 in his last 11 games and in second in the USHL in wins with 21.
Sioux City scouting report: The 11-23-11 Musketeers are eighth in the Western Conference with 33 standings points. … This is Sioux City's sixth game of nine against Omaha. The Lancers have a 4-1 advantage in the series. … Jake Guentzel leads all Sioux City scorers. He's tied for 14th in the league with 43 points. Guentzel has been named the USHL's forward of the week the past two weeks. … The Musketeers are just 2-14-7 in road games and have been outscored 89-53 in those games.
Sioux Falls scouting report: The 31-12-2 Stampede lead the USHL's Western Conference with 64 standings points. … C.J. Franklin leads Sioux Falls in scoring with 42 points, including 22 goals. Dennis Kravchenko is just one point behind and has scored 15 goals. … The Stampede are ranked seventh in power play success at .181 and are fifth in penalty killing at .834.