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Lancers set for Lincoln weekend

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When: 7:05 p.m. Friday at Lincoln; 7:05 p.m. Saturday vs. Lincoln

Where: Friday at the Ice Box, Lincoln; Saturday at Ralston Arena

Radio: 1290 AM KOIL

Omaha scouting report: The 19-16 Lancers take a two-game winning streak into this weekend series with the Stars. Omaha is in fifth place in the United States Hockey League's Western Conference standings with 38 points, five behind fourth-place Lincoln. … Omaha has four players who have scored at least 23 points this season — forwards Robbie Baillargeon, Jake Randolph and Connor Chatham, and defenseman Matias Cleland. Baillargeon and Chatham lead the team with 12 goals apiece. … Wednesday's 5-2 win over Cedar Rapids snapped a three-game losing streak at Ralston Arena. Omaha also solidified its position as the fourth-best power-play team in the league (.203), and it moved into second on the penalty-killing list (.856).

Lincoln scouting report: The 20-10-3 Stars are one point behind third-place Waterloo and have played two fewer games than the Black Hawks. … Lincoln's newest player is one Lancers fans already have seen several times this season — former Sioux City forward Riley Bourbonnais, who has 16 goals and 15 assists this season. … Forward Eric Scheid is Lincoln's leading scorer with 35 points (16 goals, 19 assists) and is 12th in the USHL. … The Stars are 11-3-3 at home and 9-7 in road games. … These are the last meetings between the teams until the Feb. 9 outdoor game at TD Ameritrade Park.

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