Lancers set to face Des Moines, Team USA

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Posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 12:00 am

Omaha scouting report: With eight games remaining, the Lancers (35-12-5) are still in contention for the Anderson Cup regular-season title. Omaha is in second place in the USHL's Western Conference with 75 points. … Seven of Omaha's last eight games are on the road, including the final six after Sunday's regular-season home finale against Team USA. … Lancers goalie Hayden Hawkey leads the league in goals-against average (1.80) and save percentage (.931) while posting a 19-4-1 record. … Steven Johnson leads all USHL defenseman with 17 power-play assists. … Forward Louie Rowe is third in penalty minutes (139) and tied for the league lead in major penalties with 11.

Des Moines scouting report: The 18-25-7 Buccaneers are tied for fifth in the West with 43 points. Des Moines is 2-3 against Omaha this season and has won the past two games against the Lancers. … Defenseman Ruslan Rakhmatov is second in the league in penalty minutes (158) and tied for third in major penalties with eight. … The Buccaneers are second in the league in penalty minutes per game with 21.8. … Des Moines is 15th in the league in power-play percentage (.141), goals scored per game (2.60) and shots allowed per game (36.8).

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