Forward Matt Thurber scored two first period goals and Lancer goalie Drew Palmisano picked up his second shutout of the playoffs as the Omaha Lancers beat the Lincoln Stars 5-0 in game one of the Clark Cup semi-final series on Tuesday, April 22nd, at the Mid-America Center.Thurber’s linemates Aaron Lewadniuk and Barry Almeida each had three-point nights. Lewadniuk scored a goal and added two assists, Almeida assisted on three goals, and Thurber earned an assist in addition to his two first period scores.
The Lancers were 2-for-6 on the power play. Lincoln was held scoreless in five power play chances. Omaha out shot the Stars by a 40-18 margin for the game, including 18 in the third period.
Game two of the semi-final series will be held in Lincoln on Friday, April 25th, starting at 7:05 PM. The third game in the series comes back to the Mid-America Center on Saturday, April 26th, also at 7:05 PM.