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Stampede face Lancers in Sunday afternoon tilt

By Jim Olander, 11/18/18, 10:00AM CST


Herd look to close out weekend with back-to-back wins

GAME DAY AT OMAHA (November 18, 2018)

WHO: Stampede (7-5-2) AT Omaha Lancers (6-9-1)

WHEN: Today (Sunday) 4:05 M

WHERE: Ralston Arena

RADIO: KELO 1320-AM, 105.1-FM, 107.9-FM or click here to listen live

VIDEO: HockeyTV: Click here  

TONIGHT’S GAME:   The Stampede face-off against the Omaha Lancers in the first of four games between these two teams this season. Last year, Sioux Falls went 1-1-2 against the Lancers.  

STAMPEDE UPDATE:  The Stampede rallied from a 3-1 third period deficit to tie and eventually top the Lincoln Stars, 4-3 on Friday night. Trailing by two goals with just under ten minutes remaining in regulation, the Herd got goals from Ryan Sullivan and Jami Krannilla to tie the game and force overtime. The Herd would take the game just 1:07 into the extra session when Cade Borchardt backhanded a shot into the back of the net to lift the Herd to victory and put an end to their five-game winless streak.

The win was the Stampede’s seventh of the season; all seven have been decided by just one goal.  With the win on Friday, the Stampede are now 3-1 in overtime games this season. A win tonight would give the Stampede a 2-3-0 mark on their five-game road swing.

LANCERS UPDATE: The Lancers suffered a 7-1 setback to the U.S. Under-18 Development Program on Friday. Grant Anderson tallied the only goal of the game for Omaha who allowed three goals in the first, three in the second and one in the third. Last weekend, the Lancers dropped a 7-4 decision at Cedar Rapids, but rebounded for a 5-4 win over the RoughRiders on their home ice on Saturday night.  

Omaha’s power play has been hot to start the season, the Lancers rank third in the league at 27.5%. The Lancers rank towards the bottom of the league in goals scored and goals against so far this season. Omaha averages just 2.69 goals per-game (16th in the USHL) and are allowing an average of 4.06 goals against per-game (16th in the USHL).

UP NEXT:  The Herd return home to the PREMIER Center next Saturday, November 24th to face the Dubuque Fighting Saints at 7:05 PM. It is the annual Teddy Bear Toss Night where fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed animals to the game and toss them onto the ice after the Stampede’s first goal. All stuffed animals will be donated to local charitable organizations for the holidays. Tickets are available through the KELOLAND Box Office at the PREMIER Center and through any Ticketmaster outlet.