Lancers at Fargo
When: 6:05 p.m. Monday
Radio: 1290 AM KOIL
Omaha scouting report: The 22-16-3 Lancers take their three-game winning streak on the road for the first of six consecutive games away from Ralston Arena. Omaha remains in third place in the USHL’s Western Conference with 47 points, three behind Tri-City and six behind Lincoln. Both those teams have played more games than the Lancers. … Captain Nick Rivera has a nine-game scoring streak. The Pacific Palisades, California, native has nine goals and three assists in that stretch. … The Lancers have a player in the top 20 in the league scoring as center Josh French has 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists). That puts him alone in 18th place. … Omaha is one of two teams, along with Green Bay, that has two goalies in the top 11 in goals allowed per game — Zackarias Skog (2.56) and Kris Oldham (2.59).
Fargo scouting report: The Force (19-19-2) are tied with Waterloo for fifth place in the Western Conference, one point behind fourth-place Sioux Falls. … Goalie Ryan Wischow is tied for fifth in goals allowed per game at 2.30 in 34 appearances. … Forward Denis Smirnov is ninth in the league in scoring with 39 points (16 goals, 23 assists). … Fargo is third in the league in penalty minutes per game with 16.85. Only Lincoln (18.33) and Chicago (18.16) are higher. … This is the second game of the season between the teams. Omaha defeated the Force 6-2 Nov. 28 at Ralston Arena.