Nebraska USHL Rivals Create Good Life Cup
Monday September 24, 2012
Omaha, Lincoln, Tri-City to Compete for Inaugural Good Life Cup This Season
The Omaha Lancers, in conjunction with the Lincoln Stars, Tri-City Storm, and the United States Hockey League (USHL), are pleased to announce the creation of the Good Life Cup, a traveling trophy awarded to the franchise with the highest winning percentage in games between the three Nebraska teams. In addition to determining Nebraska’s top USHL team, the Good Life Cup is meant to generate additional fan excitement and honor the longtime hockey rivalries that exist among the Lancers, Stars, and Storm.
“The Good Life Cup is a great way to promote hockey in Nebraska,” said Dan Fremuth, Omaha’s Vice President of Business Operations. “The Lancers, Stars, and Storm have rich hockey traditions and incredibly loyal and passionate fan bases. The Good Life Cup should only intensify these already tremendous rivalries.”
The Good Life Cup winner will be the team with the highest winning percentage in games played against in-state competition. The USHL’s Western Conference standings are not a factor in deciding the winner, as separate standings will track head-to-head games between Omaha, Lincoln, and Tri-City.
A traveling trophy - designed with input from all three teams - will be awarded to Nebraska’s top USHL team and stay with that organization until the end of the following season. The inaugural Good Life Cup will be displayed at each team’s rink at different times throughout the upcoming 2012-2013 season.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
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