Lancers shut out Stars for game one win

Matt ThurberForward 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.