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Published: Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014  
By: Tony Brown, Omaha Lancers

Native Texan, Boston University recruit to join Lancers for 2014-15 season

RALSTON, NE - A native of Dallas, Texas and a future Boston University Terrier, 5'8", 141 lb. forward Hank Crone signed a tender with the Omaha Lancers for the 2014-15 season, the team announced Wednesday. Crone, a 1998-born, left-handed sniper for the Dallas Stars Elite U16 program, posted 40 points in 31 games played in 2013-14 and will play in a minimum of 50 percent of the Lancers' games during the 2014-15 season.

"We are thrilled to welcome Hank into the Lancers family," said Lancers Head Coach and General Manager Brian Kaufman on Wednesday. "He's a dynamic player with great potential and we're excited to have him in a Lancers uniform next season." Rick Comley, the Lancers' Scouting Director and Assistant General Manager, agrees. "Hank has an elite skill level and hockey sense," explained Comley on Wednesday. "We fully expect him to develop into one of the premium forwards in the USHL over the course of the next few seasons."

"I'm super excited to join the Lancers," said Crone on Wednesday, "The staff has been great and it seems like it's going to be a good fit...who wouldn't want to play in a rink like this?" 

Crone's tender will take the place of the Lancers' second round selection in the eight-round 2014 USHL Phase 1 Draft, scheduled for May 5, 2014. The Lancers' first round selection was traded to Muskegon in February, as part of Omaha's acquisition of future Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks Luc Snuggerud and Steven Spinner.

Next up for the Lancers, it's game one of their best-of-five Western Conference Semi-Final series vs. the Sioux City Musketeers on Saturday, April 12th at 7:05 pm at Ralston Arena. Full coverage of Saturday's game begins with the "Valpak Pregame Show" at 6:50 pm on the Lancers' flagship station, "The Mighty" 1290 KOIL with Lancers broadcaster Tony Brown providing the play-by-play.

2014 Clark Cup Playoff tickets are on sale now by phone at 402-344-7825402-344-7825, extension 1, online at and via the Ralston Arena box office, located just inside the southeast entrance at 7300 Q Street in Ralston.

In 2014-15, the five-time Anderson Cup and seven-time Clark Cup Champion Omaha Lancers drop the puck on their 29th season in the USHL. Season ticket packages for the Lancers' third campaign at the state-of-the-art Ralston Arena are available now starting at just $12.50 per game! To reserve your seats, contact the Lancers' ticket office today at 402-344-7825402-344-7825, extension 1, or log on to for more information. Be sure to follow the Lancers on Twitter @OmahaLancers and don't forget to 'Like' the official "Omaha Lancers" fan page on Facebook.


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