|2016–17 USHL season|
|Home arena||Ice Box|
|Colors||Blue, black, white
|General manager||Jon Hull|
|Head coach||Cody Chupp|
|Regular season titles||3 Anderson Cups (1999–00, 2000–01, and 2002–03)|
|Playoff championships||2 Clark Cups (1997 and 2003)|
The Lincoln Stars are a Tier I junior ice hockey team playing in the United States Hockey League (USHL). The Stars' home ice is the Ice Box on the Nebraska State Fair grounds and adjacent to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
With prompting of Lincoln realtor Mark Claydon, who spear-headed an effort to build the city's first and only indoor ice arena, the Stars came to Lincoln in 1996. Led by Derek Reynolds and future NHL player 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. Every game was sold out at the 4,231-seat Ice Box. 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 defeated 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 (Boston Bruins), Josh Langfeld (San Jose Sharks), Jared Boll (Columbus Blue Jackets), Evan Rankin (Syracuse Crunch), Erik Condra (Ottawa Senators) and Brandon Bollig (Chicago Blackhawks - NHL Stanley Cup Champions).
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).
As of January 31, 2017.
|#||S/P/C||Player||Pos||Ht||Wt||DoB||Hometown||Previous team||College commitment|
|2||Long, CarterCarter Long||D||6' 4"||209 lb||1998-02-13||Yorktown, Virginia||Selects Hockey Academy U18 (Midget AAA)||Vermont|
|3||Peters, CollinCollin Peters||F||6' 0"||165 lb||1997-02-05||Sheboygan, Wisconsin||Northern Michigan (WCHA)||None|
|4||Woolf, DylanDylan Woolf||D||6' 2"||203 lb||1996-05-03||Victoria, Minnesota||Holy Family (USHS–MN)||St. Lawrence|
|5||Green, AlexAlex Green||D||6' 1"||165 lb||1998-06-18||Chicago, Illinois||Muskegon (USHL)||Cornell|
|6||Jaycox, LucasLucas Jaycox||D||6' 1"||185 lb||1997-08-19||Warroad, Minnesota||Warroad (USHS–MN)||Northern Michigan|
|7||Krygier, ChristianChristian Krygier||D||6' 0"||161 lb||2000-05-05||Novi, Michigan||Little Caesars U16 (Midget AAA)||Wisconsin|
|8||Krygier, ColeCole Krygier||D||6' 1"||165 lb||2000-05-05||Novi, Michigan||Little Caesars U16 (Midget AAA)||Wisconsin|
|9||Teräväinen, EeroEero Teräväinen||D||5' 10"||159 lb||1999-03-08||Helsinki, Finland||Jokerit U18 (Jr. B SM-sarja)||Denver|
|11||Primeau, ChayseChayse Primeau||F||6' 3"||170 lb||1997-09-15||Voorhees, New Jersey||Philadelphia Revolution (EHL)||Canisius|
|12||Bowlby, HenryHenry Bowlby||F||6' 1"||181 lb||1997-02-26||Edina, Minnesota||Edina (USHS–MN)||Harvard|
|15||Evers, ChristianChristian Evers||D||6' 2"||205 lb||1997-05-25||Waukee, Iowa||USNTDP (USHL)||North Dakota|
|16||Gillespie, MichaelMichael Gillespie||F||5' 9"||165 lb||1996-04-23||New City, New York||Ohio State (Big Ten)||Western Michigan|
|17||Kawamura, KyleKyle Kawamura||F||5' 7"||161 lb||1999-05-27||Franklin, Tennessee||Omaha AAA Lancers U16 (Midget AAA)||Maine|
|18||Dornbach, CaseyCasey Dornbach||F||5' 11"||181 lb||1997-07-07||Edina, Minnesota||Edina (USHS–MN)||Omaha|
|19||Richards, JustinJustin Richards||F||5' 11"||165 lb||1998-03-17||Columbus, Ohio||Ohio Blue Jackets U18 (Midget AAA)||Minnesota–Duluth|
|20||Sternschein, SamSam Sternschein||F||6' 2"||194 lb||1998-04-27||Syosset, New York||Cedar Rapids (USHL)||Penn State|
|21||Schultz, BrandonBrandon Schultz||F||5' 7"||141 lb||1996-06-15||Estero, Florida||Waterloo (USHL)||None|
|22||Reichenbacher, GrantGrant Reichenbacher||F||5' 10"||161 lb||1998-09-10||Madison, Wisconsin||Madison Edgewood (USHS–WI)||None|
|23||Westlund, GustafGustaf Westlund||F||6' 0"||170 lb||1997-12-12||Stockholm, Sweden||The Gunnery (USHS–CT)||Michigan|
|24||Kendall, JustinJustin Kendall||F||5' 11"||170 lb||1998-05-07||Holmen, Wisconsin||Coulee Region (NAHL)||None|
|25||Maver, LukaLuka Maver||F||6' 3"||187 lb||1997-10-25||Ljubljana, Slovenia||Topeka (NAHL)||None|
|27||Nielsen, JakeJake Nielsen||F||6' 0"||179 lb||1998-02-21||New Berlin, Wisconsin||Chicago (USHL)||St. Lawrence|
|28||Mersch, DominickDominick Mersch||F||6' 1"||183 lb||1998-12-16||Park Ridge, Illinois||Chicago Mission U16 (Midget AAA)||None|
|29||Primeau, CaydenCayden Primeau||G||6' 2"||179 lb||1999-08-11||Voorhees, New Jersey||Philadelphia Revolution (EHL)||Northeastern|
|30||Korenar, JosefJosef Korenar||G||6' 1"||172 lb||1998-01-31||Vystrkov, Czech Republic||HC Dukla Jihlava U20 (Czech U20)||None|
|39||Frank, EthenEthen Frank||F||5' 11"||183 lb||1998-02-05||Papillion, Nebraska||Omaha AAA Lancers U16 (Midget AAA)||Western Michigan|