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Omaha-Lincoln hockey rivalry takes center stage at "Battles on Ice"

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02-13-2013, 04:45 PM
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Omaha-Lincoln hockey rivalry takes center stage at "Battles on Ice"

There is a new rivalry brewing in Nebraska.

No, it is not the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Iowa Hawkeyes, or the UNO Mavericks and the North Dakota Fighting Sioux. Rather, it is between the Omaha Lancers and the Lincoln Stars of the USHL.

What makes this rivalry unique is that it is between the two most populated cities in Nebraska. Right now, UNO’s football team wouldn’t stand a chance against Nebraska and the Huskers do not field an ice hockey team to compete against the Mavericks. So, really, it is the proximity between these two cities and good ol’ civic pride that fuels this junior hockey rivalry.… read more


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02-15-2013, 08:12 PM
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How exactly is this a new rivalry? UNO doesn't have a football team anymore.

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UNO doesn't have football and Nebraska has hockey, just not varsity. Fine quality again.

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