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Omaha Lancers
Omaha Lancers Logo.svg
City Omaha, Nebraska
League USHL
ConferenceWestern
Founded1986
Home arena Ralston Arena
ColorsOrange, black, and white
              
Owner(s)Crossbar Down, LLC [1]
Head coach David Wilkie [2]
Media 1290 KOIL (Broadcaster Brandon Hofstra)
Franchise history
1986–2002Omaha Lancers
2002–2004River City Lancers
2004–presentOmaha Lancers
Championships
Regular season titles5 Anderson Cups (1989–90, 1992–93, 2001–02, 2004–05 (shared), 2007–08)
Playoff championships7 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 at the Ralston Arena in Ralston, Nebraska.

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

  • Keith Ballard: NCAA University of Minnesota, NHL Phoenix Coyotes (2004–2008), NHL Florida Panthers (2008–2010), NHL Vancouver Canucks (2010–2013), NHL Minnesota Wild (2013–2015)
  • Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson: NHL Boston Bruins
  • Erik Haula: NCAA University of Minnesota, NHL Minnesota Wild, Vegas Golden Knights
  • Louis Leblanc: NHL Montreal Canadiens, Anaheim Ducks
  • Alex Lyon: NHL Philadelphia Flyers
  • Ryan Malone: NHL Pittsburgh Penguins (2003–2008), Tampa Bay Lightning (2008–2014), New York Rangers (2014–2015)
  • 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

References

  1. ^ "New Lancers owner seeks to 'build on team's success'". Omaha World-Herald. October 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "David Wilkie Named Head Coach of Omaha Lancers". USHL. June 1, 2017.
  3. ^ "Team History". Omaha Lancers. Retrieved June 3, 2017.

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