|Home arena||Ice Box|
Blue, Black, White
|Owner(s)||Star City Hockey, L.L.C.|
|General manager||Chad Johnson|
|Head coach||Chad Johnson|
The Stars came to Lincoln in the fall of 1996 and became an overnight sensation in Nebraska's capital city. Led by fiery Derek Reynolds and future Ottawa Senator and San Jose Shark Josh Langfeld, the Stars posted a 40-13-1 regular season record, the best expansion season in USHL history. The Stars continued their domination through the playoffs, losing just two playoff games en route to winning the Clark Cup. More impressive, however, was the teams' performance off the ice. Every game was sold out at the 4,231-seat Ice Box, and it was common for people to camp out overnight for tickets.
The success continued through the following seasons; the Stars sold out every home game until early 2002. In 1998, the Ice Box was expanded to 5,010 seats in preparation for the USA Hockey National Championships (Junior A). The capacity was later reduced to 4,610, as some bleacher seats were converted to club seating.
The Stars have made the playoffs nine of their first ten seasons, and won their second Clark Cup in 2003. Led by players such as Danny Irmen, the Stars capped off a magical season by defeating the rival Omaha Lancers in the Clark Cup finals.
Notable Stars alumni includes Brandon Bochenski (Tampa Bay Lightning), Andy Schneider (Pittsburgh Penguins organization), David Backes (St. Louis Blues), Josh Langfeld (San Jose Sharks), Jared Boll (Columbus Blue Jackets), Evan Rankin (Toledo Walleye) and Erik Condra (Notre Dame).
Lincoln players have also made names for themselves in the NCAA Championship Game. Three former Stars have scored championship-winning overtime goals: Josh Langfeld (University of Michigan—1998 vs. Boston College), Grant Potulny (University of Minnesota—2002 vs. University of Maine) and Colby Cohen (Boston University—2009 vs. Miami University).
Lincoln enjoys some of the best junior hockey support in the United States, as the team plays to greater than 90% capacity at the Ice Box.
As of October 12, 2012.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|3||Donlin, CharlieCharlie Donlin||D||6' 3"||205 lb||1993-06-27||Shorewood, Minnesota||Colorado Rampage U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
|4||Willett, DanielDaniel Willett||D||5' 6"||150 lb||1996-02-23||Bayville, New York||Northeastern|
|5||Muto, VinnyVinny Muto||D||5' 10"||150 lb||1993-03-13||Niagara Falls, New York||Cowichan Valley (BCHL)||None|
|6||LaDue, PaulPaul LaDue||D||6' 2"||185 lb||1992-09-06||Grand Forks, North Dakota||Alexandria (NAHL)||North Dakota|
|7||Pittman, ZackZack Pittman||D||6' 2"||194 lb||1995-07-17||Macomb, Michigan||Honeybaked U16 (Midget AAA)||None|
|8||Schutt, TommyTommy Schutt||F||6' 0"||185 lb||1993-04-28||Chanhassen, Minnesota||Minnetonka (USHS–MN)||None|
|9||Lettieri, VinniVinni Lettieri||F||5' 9"||150 lb||1995-02-06||Minnetonka, Minnesota||Minnetonka (USHS–MN)||Minnesota|
|10||Suter, WillWill Suter||F||5' 10"||174 lb||1992-01-22||Omaha, Nebraska||Wichita Falls (NAHL)||Bentley|
|11||Aston-Reese, ZachZach Aston-Reese||F||6' 1"||185 lb||1994-08-10||Staten Island, New York||New Jersey (AJHL)||Northeastern|
|12||Bunn, MichaelMichael Bunn||F||6' 0"||174 lb||1994-07-19||Raleigh, North Carolina||Culver U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
|13||Olsson, RossRoss Olsson||F||6' 4"||192 lb||1994-11-22||North Billerica, Massachusetts||Williston (USHS–MA)||Northeastern|
|14||Parrottino, DavidDavid Parrottino||F||5' 10"||154 lb||1994-02-22||West Bloomfield, Michigan||Honeybaked U18 (Midget AAA)||None|
|15||Wold, BrentBrent Wold||F||5' 10"||174 lb||1993-02-10||Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba||Portage (MJHL)||None|
|16||Shine, DominikDominik Shine||F||5' 11"||165 lb||1993-04-18||Pinckney, Michigan||Compuware U16 (Midget AAA)||Northern Michigan|
|17||Coatta, MaxMax Coatta||F||5' 9"||165 lb||1994-04-22||Minnetonka, Minnesota||Minnetonka (USHS–MN)||None|
|18||Humitz, MaxMax Humitz||F||5' 8"||155 lb||1995-07-08||Livonia, Michigan||None|
|19||Hawkinson, BradBrad Hawkinson||F||5' 11"||194 lb||1994-04-04||Aurora, Colorado||Colorado Thunderbirds U18 (Midget AAA)||Denver|
|20||Devito, JimmyJimmy Devito||F||5' 11"||170 lb||1994-04-02||Bloomingdale, Illinois||RPI|
|21||Frye, ZachZach Frye||D||6' 1"||194 lb||1994-03-25||Spokane, Washington||Wenatchee (NAHL)||None|
|23||McKee, MikeMike McKee||D||6' 4"||229 lb||1993-08-17||Newmarket, Ontario||Kent (USHS–CT)||Western Michigan|
|25||Woods, JustinJustin Woods||D||5' 11"||181 lb||1994-02-12||Fairbanks, Alaska||Fairbanks (NAHL)||Alaska|
|26||Wood, JakeJake Wood||F||5' 8"||165 lb||1993-08-06||Georgetown, Ontario||The Gunnery (USHS–CT)||RPI|
|27||Johnson, LukeLuke Johnson||F||5' 11"||165 lb||1994-09-19||Grand Forks, North Dakota||Grand Forks Central (USHS–ND)||North Dakota|
|33||Bitzer, MichaelMichael Bitzer||G||5' 11"||194 lb||1993-10-23||Moorhead, Minnesota||Alexandria (NAHL)||Bemidji State|
|35||Teichrob, JacksonJackson Teichrob||G||5' 10"||181 lb||1992-10-05||London, Ontario||Dubuque (USHL)||None|
|39||Scheid, EricEric Scheid||F||5' 9"||161 lb||1992-05-05||Blaine, Minnesota||Alaska Anchorage (WCHA)||None|
|Brossart, GarrettGarrett Brossart||F||5' 10"||160 lb||Fargo, North Dakota||None|
- "Team Roster for Lincoln Stars". Lincoln Stars Junior Hockey Club. Retrieved October 12, 2012.