When: 7:05 p.m. Friday vs. Sioux City; 7:05 p.m. Saturday vs. Lincoln
Where: Ralston Arena
Radio: 1290 AM KOIL
Scouting Omaha: After scoring five of a possible six points last weekend, the Lancers (9-1-1) remain in first place in the USHL's Western Conference. ... Omaha had two hat tricks over the weekend as center Tyler Vesel got his in the loss to Sioux City and defenseman Tucker Poolman rallied the Lancers from a pair of two-goal deficits Sunday against Muskegon. ... Cole Bruns has a 6-1-1 record and leads the league in shutouts (five), is tied for the league lead in wins and ranks second in goals-against average and save percentage. ... Forward Jake Randolph leads the USHL in assists, points, power-play assists, power-play points and shorthanded assists.
Scouting Sioux City: The Musketeers (6-2-1) are fourth in the Western Conference and own an overtime victory over the Lancers this season. ... Forward Jared Thomas has nine assists and 13 total points, while forward Brandon Hawkins is tied for second in power-play goals, tied for fifth in goals and had a hat trick in the 6-5 overtime win over the Lancers last Friday.
Lincoln scouting report: The Stars (2-3-4) are in sixth place in the Western Conference. ... Defenseman Zach Frye has 47 penalty minutes, second overall in the USHL and tops in the league for defenders. ... Veteran goalie Michael Bitzer ranks ninth in the league with a .916 save percentage.