Sunday, September 18, 2011

B³ Postgame Recap 9/18: Lincoln 2, Omaha 3 OT SO

The Lincoln Stars came up a little bit short Sunday evening at Tranquility IcePlex in Omaha with a 3-2 overtime shootout loss to the Omaha Lancers.  I did not attend this game, so this recap is going to be very, very short.  Click here for the Poinstreak boxscore.  Pointstreak did not update this game at all yesterday, and they posted the boxscore statistics much later.  I'm not sure how accurate the boxscore stats are anyway.  The information I have below was obtained by following the Omaha Lancers twitter page, which thankfully gave frequent updates throughout the game.


The Stars struck first when Brent Tate redirected a shot past Omaha goaltender John Keeney to give Lincoln an early 1-0 lead in the first period.  Tate's goal was the only one scored in the period, as Lincoln outshot the Lancers 13-8 in the first twenty minutes.  There was one fight in the first period which saw Lincoln's Brandon Carlson drop the mitts with Omaha's Casey Bailey.  From what I was told from a friend who was there, the tilt between Carlson and Bailey was pretty good with both players landing bombs.

In the second period, Omaha knotted the game at 1-1 when Kenny Gillespie scored for the Lancers on Lincoln goaltender Sean Healy.  I'm not 100% sure, but I believe goaltender Sean Healy played the entire game for the Stars.  Because goaltender Jackson Teichroeb is not in Lincoln yet, the Stars invited Healy to come to Lincoln and play some preseason games for the Stars.  Healy is a product of the Seattle Junior Hockey Association, and was referred to the Stars by former Lincoln assistant coach and player Nick Fouts.  I believe Healy is a '95.  After looking at some pictures taken by a few Lincoln fans at the game yesterday, I'm not certain who was in goal for Lincoln.  I know it wasn't Charles Williams, but I cannot tell if it was Sean Healy, Jackson Teichroeb, or someone different.  It appears that it was someone new, but I don't know who he is.  The Pointstreak boxscore is incorrect as having Charles Williams playing the whole game for Lincoln.  Williams did not play at all yesterday.

The Lancers weren't done scoring in the second as shortly after their first goal, Omaha's Ken Babinski scored to give the hometown team a 2-1 lead.  The Stars would answer later in the second period when Brent Tate potted his second goal of the game, tying it up at 2-2.  There is some confusion here as the Omaha Lancers twitter page said Brent Tate scored the second Lincoln goal, while the Pointstreak boxscore said Kevin Roy scored the second goal.  There were two fights in the second period.  Lincoln's Mike McKee fought Omaha's Eli Lichtentald, and then Lincoln's Logan Smith fought Omaha's Anthony Hamburg.

After a scoreless third period, the game went directly to a shootout.  For some reason (or maybe for no reason), they did not play a five-minute overtime period after regulation, even though other USHL preseason games this month have played an extra five minutes.  In the shootout, two players scored for Omaha, while Stars defenseman Brandon Carlson was the only player to score for Lincoln.  The other three shooters for Lincoln were Zach Aston-Reese, Mike McKee, and Bob Kinne.  Omaha outshot Lincoln overall in this game, 31-28.

I have been told that defensemen Richard Coyne, forwards Dominik Shine, Jared Hanson, and Austin Hervey were the healthy scratches today.

Not a bad effort at all, again considering that the Lancers have been practicing together for a good three weeks, while the Stars have only had a handful of practices.  Sounded like your typical Lincoln-Omaha battle.  Very physical, and back-and-forth scoring.  Next up for the Stars will be the USHL Fall Classic, which is being held in Sioux City, IA from September 21st-24th.  I will be posting a Fall Classic preview article here on the blog in the next couple of days.  Stay tuned for that.

I'd really love to hear from some of the fans out there who were able to attend the game today!  Please leave a comment, or send me an email at lincolnstarshockey@gmail.com.

5 comments:

Kayla Reno said...

Well if it was Healy he was wearing Teichroeb's jersey...

Yeti said...

I'm not sure who was in net for Lincoln now. I've looked at some photos taken this past Thursday when Healy played in Kearney, and some photos taken yesterday in Omaha. They look like two different goaltenders.

Kayla Reno said...

Well whoever they were they were wearing teichroeb's jersey but i don't think it was him cause Teichroeb is listed at 6'2" and i saw the goalie after the game and theres absolutely no way he was any taller then about 5'8" or so. I guess we will eventually find out...

nutz4puckz said...

I just hope that when the season starts the goaltender is the one that we traded the first round pick for. It's almost time, 10 days!!

Kayla Reno said...

The goaltender that has been playing for Lincoln this pre-season is Adam Aikens. He tried out and didn't make any teams(including Omaha) and Lincoln brought him in to try-out. Couple of the players were talking about it at the Fall Classic and I looked at some pictures of him and it is the Kid i saw at the Omaha vs Lincoln game that played for you guys at tranquility. So we finally have our answer!