Lincoln Stars Tickets
The junior ice hockey stars--Lincoln Stars are ready for another great season. They have been playing for years and are considered as one of the top rated tier 1 teams. They played their first game at Lincoln in the fall of 1996 and ever since they have become one of the most popular teams to look for. Lincoln Stars are a part of the Western Division and have a strong standing in their division. They have an intense rivalry with Omaha Lancers who have also been playing for the Western Division since 1986.
The current roster includes Kevin Murdock and Lukas Hafner as the Goalies for Lincoln Stars. Their forward line constitutes of John McCarron, Sam Alfieri, Zachary Aston-Reese, Rasmus Juell, Brent Tate, Jake Lynes, Dominik Shine, Teemu Tiitinen, Ryan Dzingel, Garrett Peterson, Josh Berge, Andrew Schmit, Eric Scheid, Jared Hanson and Austin Hervey. The defenders include Richard Coyne, Chris Casto, Matt Prapavessis, Ben Oskroba, Nick Cecere, Kyle Quick, Cole Martin and Frank Misuraca.
The Lincolns were instantly popular after their arrival in Nebraska. At that time, Derek Reynolds was their captain who later on became the professional ice hockey player for Ottawa Senator. Josh Lanfeld of San Jose Sharks was also a Lincoln Star once and helped Lincolns to score their best ever 40-13-1 in the history of UHSL. The Lincoln Stars performance at that time was exceptional with an obvious dominance at the playoffs. They have qualified for nine playoffs out of the ten seasons played by them. Their games are mostly a sold out event and it is a common sight to see the Lincoln Stars’ fans camping out one night before the game.
The Lincoln Stars have been playing at the Ice Box Arena as their home field. The Ice Box is a multipurpose arena hosting a variety of events including concerts and sports games. The arena holds more than five thousand ice hockey fans in every game. The arena initially accommodated a little more than four thousand fans. In 1998, Ice Box underwent a renovation to expand the seating arena to five thousand and ten seats. It is the center of excitement and entertainment in Lincoln City of Nebraska. It became the home of Lincoln Stars ever since 1997, when they arrived at Lincoln as the junior ice hockey team. The arena is located on the Nebraska State fairgrounds, at 1800 State Fair Park Drive.
The United States Hockey League has been functional since 1947 and has been serving as an up notch platform for the junior hockey teams like Lincoln Stars. There are more than sixteen junior hockey teams participating in UHSL competitions. They have three major awards given to various teams depending on their performances during the season. These three awards are Semi-Pro Season Champions, Anderson Cup Champions and Clark Cup Champions. The Clark Cup is awarded to the playoff champions of Tier1 while the Anderson Cup is for the regular season champions. Lincoln Stars team has been the Anderson Cup Champions thrice, for the season of 1999, 2001 and 2003. They have also scored in Clarks Cup for the year 1997 and 2003. Their 2003 victory had much to do to with their captain at that time, Danny Irmen.
The Lincoln Stars is considered to be one of the best programs in the junior level ice hockey and a lot of its players have played professionally in NCAA and NHL teams. Some of the popular Lincoln Stars who played in National Collegiate Athletes Competitions are Grant Potulny for the University of Minnesota, Colby Cohen for Boston University and Josh Langfeld for the Michigan University. Josh Langfeld later on became the National Hockey League player for San Jose Sharks. Other notable players have been Tampa Bay Lightning’s Brandon Bochenski , St. Louis Blues’ David Backes, Columbus Blue Jackets’ Jared Boll and Notre Dame’s Erik Condra.
The Lincoln Stars is the much loved team of Nebraska and they have always played in more than 90% attendance. This season once again there is a lot of excitement and drama going on. Will they be bringing home some trophies? We still have to find out and for that you need to buy Lincoln Stars Tickets.