Your Game Day Essentials
Who: Sioux Falls Stampede vs. Omaha Lancers
Puck drop: Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:05 p.m. CT
Where: PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Listen: 107.9 KELO FM, 1320 AM, Kelo.com or Kelo App
Watch: HockeyTV.com with paid subscription
Sponsored By: Sioux Empire Federal Credit Union, first 500 first get a FREE Stampede aluminum sports bottle
The Sioux Falls Stampede (1-2-0) look to get back to .500 following their 4-2 victory over the Omaha Lancers (1-1-0) last night. This will be the second game of the double header weekend. The first 500 fans through the door of the PREMIER Center will receive a FREE Stampede aluminum sports bottle, compliments of Sioux Empire Federal Credit Union.
For the Herd
The Herd opened the scoring last night for the first time this season with a goal from forward Michael Citara. His first goal of the season. Citara collected a puck in the offensive zone and made a series of moves around several defensemen to open a lane and snipe it past goaltender Jakub Dobes.
The third period was all Sioux Falls as Pabich lifted a powerplay goal into the back of the net 4:11 into the third session to tie the game. Jack Smith and Will Dineen provided the assists. With 1:06 left in the period, Dan Russell tallied his first of the season for the Herd on a two-on-one breakaway with Adam Flammang. Flammang shot the puck on net and Russell scooped up the rebound and easily pushed it past an out-of-position Dobes. Pabich tallied an empty-net goal to seal the 4-2 victory.
Goaltender Trent Burnham made his first career start in net for the Herd and earned his first career victory. Burnham made 29 of 31 saves between the pipes.
The Herd has three games over the next seven days hosting the Des Moines Buccaneers on Wednesday and Sioux City Musketeers on Saturday, November 28. Sandwiched between is a Friday night matchup at Fargo Force.
For the Foe
The Omaha Lancers, after a few postponed games to start the season, were able to squeeze in a lone matchup at home against the Tri-City Storm back on Nov. 13. The Lancers throttled the Storm 5-1, scoring four unanswered goals in the first two periods.
Last night, the Lancers answered the first strike for the Herd with a goal from Jack Jensen. Ryan Lautenbach tallied his second of the season midway through the second to take a 2-1 lead.
Omaha is led in scoring by Lautenbach, who has two goals and an assist to start the season. Sam Antenucci has a goal and two assists for three points in their two games played.
Dobes leads the team in goal, making both starts, with a 1-1 record, 2.02 GAA and .935 SVP.
The Lancers will leave Sioux Falls hopeful to get a game in against the Musketeers on Nov. 25 after their Nov. 22 contest was postponed. The Lancers will host the Buccaneers on Nov. 28 and the Musketeers on Nov. 29.