Omaha Lancers

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Omaha Lancers
Omaha Lancers Logo.svg
City Omaha, Nebraska
League USHL
Conference Western
Founded 1986
Home arena Ralston Arena
Colors Orange, black, and white
Owner(s) Crossbar Down, LLC[1]
Head coach David Wilkie[2]
Media 1290 KOIL (Broadcaster Rob Lippolis)
Franchise history
1986–2002 Omaha Lancers
2002–2004 River City Lancers
2004–present Omaha Lancers
Regular season titles 5 Anderson Cups (1989–90, 1992–93, 2001–02, 2004–05 (shared), 2007–08)
Playoff championships 7 Clark Cups (1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2001, 2008)
2 USA Hockey Junior National Championships (2001, 2008)

The Omaha Lancers are a Tier I junior ice hockey team and are members of the Western Conference of the United States Hockey League (USHL). Founded in 1986, the Lancers play in Ralston, Nebraska, out of Ralston Arena.

The Lancers have claimed a league-record seven Clark Cup championships as playoff champions, five Anderson Cup titles as regular season champions, and two USA Hockey national championships.[3] In addition, the Lancers have aided in the development of hundreds of NCAA Division I 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


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