When: 7:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Where: Friday: The Ice Box, Lincoln; Saturday: Ralston Arena
Radio: 1290 AM KOIL
Omaha scouting report: The Lancers (33-26-1) have put their playoff fate in the hands of other teams and likely will miss the postseason for the first time in 24 years. If Lincoln scores just one standings point, and Waterloo scores three in five games over the final two weeks of the season, they will clinch the final two berths in the USHL’s Western Conference playoffs and keep Omaha out. ... The Lancers are 6-1-1 against Lincoln this season. ... Forward Jake Randolph became the second Omaha skater to pass the 40-point mark by scoring the Lancers’ only goal in a 5-1 loss Saturday at Sioux City. The UNO recruit has 13 goals and 28 assists. ... Defenseman Matias Cleland is third in the USHL in scoring with 39 points and third in assists with 30. ... Goalie Alex Lyon is third in the USHL in wins, second in save percentage (.917) and fourth in goals against (2.62).
Lincoln scouting report: The Stars (36-21-3) have won three in a row and 10 of their past 14 games while moving into third place in the Western Conference. ... Forward Eric Scheid is tied for 15th in the USHL with 57 points (23 goals, 34 assists), and is fourth with a plus-minus rating of plus-35. ... The Stars are 18-9-3 at home this season, including a 1-1-2 record against Omaha. Lincoln is 18-12 in road games.
— Steve Beideck