7:05 p.m. Friday: vs. Sioux City
7:05 p.m. Saturday: vs. Sioux Falls
Where: Ralston Arena
Radio: 1290 AM KOIL
Scouting Omaha: The Lancers (16-13-2) got back to winning last weekend with a home-and-home sweep of first-place Lincoln. That boosted Omaha from sixth to third in the USHL’s tightly bunched Western Conference. ... Kris Oldham was named the USHL’s goalie of the week for his performance in Omaha’s two 3-2 wins over Lincoln. The UNO recruit had a 1.90 goals-against average and .935 save percentage against the Stars. ... Eight Lancers scored at least one point against Lincoln. ... Omaha’s penalty-killing unit is fourth in the league with a success rate of .858.
Scouting Sioux City: The Musketeers (15-15-1) are seventh in the Western Conference. ... Forward Eeli Tolvanen is second in scoring among USHL rookies and eighth overall with 29 points. ... Defenseman Ryan Zuhlsdorf is tied for second in assists. ... When scoring first, the Musketeers are 12-6-1.
Scouting Sioux Falls: The Stampede (16-14-2) are fourth in the Western Conference with 34 points, having played one more game than Omaha. ... Sioux Falls has struggled in road games, going a league-low 4-8-1 on opponents’ ice. ... Forward Parker Tuomie is tied for third in goals with 17 and tied for 11th in total points with 28. ... The Stampede have played their best hockey in the third period, scoring 31 goals in the final 20 minutes.