Omaha Lancers

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Omaha Lancers
Omaha Lancers Logo.svg
City Omaha, Nebraska
League USHL
Division West
Founded 1986
Home arena Ralston Arena
Colors

Orange, Black, and White

              
Owner(s) Ben Robert (President & Managing Partner), John Donovan, Mike Hastings
Head coach Brian Kaufman (Head Coach & GM), Chris Michael (Assistant Coach), John Faulkner (Assistant Coach
Media 1290 KOIL (Broadcaster Rob Lippolis)
Franchise history
1986–2002 Omaha Lancers
2002–2004 River City Lancers
2004–present Omaha Lancers
Championships
Playoff championships Anderson Cup (5 times), Clark Cup (7 times league record), U.S. Junior National Champions (2 times)

The Omaha Lancers are a Tier 1 junior ice hockey team and are members of the West Division of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Founded in 1986, the Lancers play in Ralston, Nebraska's Ralston Arena and 28th USHL season.

The Lancers have claimed a league-record 7 Clark Cup championships as USHL playoff champions, five Anderson Cup titles as regular season USHL champs and two USA Hockey national championships. In addition, the Lancers have aided in the development of hundreds of NCAA Division 1 hockey players, National Hockey League (NHL) draft picks and dozens of NHL players.

Lancers NHL alumni[edit]

  • Keith Ballard: NCAA University of Minnesota, NHL Phoenix Coyotes (2004–2008), NHL Florida Panthers (2008–2010), NHL Vancouver Canucks (2010–2013), NHL Minnesota Wild (2013–present)
  • Ryan Malone: NHL Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–2008), Tampa Bay Lightning (2008–2014), New York Rangers (2014–present)
  • Jed Ortmeyer: NHL New York Rangers, Nashville Predators, San Jose Sharks, Minnesota Wild, Florida Panthers
  • Trevor Smith: NHL Toronto Maple Leafs, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Louis Leblanc : NHL Montréal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks

Roster[edit]

As of January 9, 2016.[1]

# S/P/C Player Pos Ht Wt DoB Hometown Previous team College commitment
1 Sweden Skog, ZackariasZackarias Skog G 6' 5" 189 lb 1995-06-27 Billdal, Sweden Borås HC (Division 2) None
2 New York Fleckenstein, CodyCody Fleckenstein D 6' 0" 184 lb 1997-03-31 Fredonia, New York Nichols School (USHS–NY) Army
3 Sweden Steen, JohanJohan Steen D 6' 2" 195 lb 1996-06-18 Stockholm, Sweden Lone Star (NAHL) Yale
5 Michigan Gingell, JakeJake Gingell D 6' 1" 200 lb 1997-02-11 Gregory, Michigan Victory Honda U18 (Midget AAA) Michigan Tech
6 Ohio Jenny, NickNick Jenny D 5' 10" 185 lb 1996-06-23 Cleveland, Ohio Ohio AAA Blue Jackets U18 (Midget AAA) UMass
10 Pennsylvania Lemieux, AustinAustin Lemieux F 6' 3" 170 lb 1996-03-24 Sewickley, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Penguins Elite U18 (Midget AAA) None
11 New York Wojciechowski, JohnJohn Wojciechowski F 6' 4" 210 lb 1998-02-18 Larchmont, New York New Jersey (EHL) None
12 Minnesota French, JoshJosh French (A) F 5' 10" 168 lb 1995-12-18 Woodbury, Minnesota Hill-Murray School (USHS–MN) Minnesota State
13 Ontario Bryson, JacobJacob Bryson D 5' 9" 180 lb 1997-11-18 London, Ontario Loomis Chaffee School (USHS–CT) Providence
14 Minnesota Bigelbach, MichaelMichael Bigelbach (A) D 6' 2" 195 lb 1995-10-05 Red Wing, Minnesota Janesville (NAHL) Minnesota State
16 Illinois Joyaux, MichaelMichael Joyaux D 5' 10" 167 lb 1997-02-13 Bloomingdale, Illinois Chicago (USHL) None
17 California McManus, BrannonBrannon McManus F 5' 10" 173 lb 1999-07-05 Newport Beach, California Shattuck-Saint Mary's U16 (USHS–MN) Minnesota
18 Michigan Alger, AustinAustin Alger F 6' 0" 165 lb 1997-09-23 Livonia, Michigan Odessa (NAHL) Miami
19 California Williams, BrianBrian Williams (A) F 5' 9" 180 lb 1996-01-08 San Diego, California Wenatchee (NAHL) UMass
21 New Jersey MacLean, J. C.J. C. MacLean F 6' 2" 200 lb 1997-02-27 Basking Ridge, New Jersey Austin (NAHL) None
22 Michigan Ward, KeeganKeegan Ward F 6' 2" 199 lb 1997-01-09 Galesburg, Michigan Muskegon (USHL) Northern Michigan
23 California Rivera, NickNick Rivera (C) F 5' 10" 190 lb 1996-05-03 Pacific Palisades, California Wenatchee (NAHL) Minnesota State
26 Georgia (U.S. state) Krusko, NathanNathan Krusko F 5' 9" 170 lb 1996-01-29 Alpharetta, Georgia Minnesota Magicians (NAHL) Harvard
27 Quebec Massie, JakeJake Massie D 6' 2" 178 lb 1997-01-21 Saint-Lazare, Quebec Kimball Union Academy (USHS–NH) UMass
28 Ohio Perrault, MitchMitch Perrault F 5' 9" 165 lb 1996-09-03 Findlay, Ohio Ohio AAA Blue Jackets U18 (Midget AAA) Harvard
35 Alaska Oldham, KrisKris Oldham G 6' 4" 210 lb 1997-06-25 Anchorage, Alaska Kenai River (NAHL) Nebraska–Omaha
61 Sweden Fallstrom, WilliamWilliam Fallstrom F 5' 11" 170 lb 1998-02-08 Stockholm, Sweden Djurgårdens IF Hockey J20 (J20 SuperElit) Minnesota
71 Colorado Meier, MattMatt Meier F 6' 2" 205 lb 1995-02-07 Highlands Ranch, Colorado Air Force (AHA) None

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Roster –– 2015–16". Omaha Lancers. Retrieved January 9, 2016. 

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