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Questions about OHC Girls Hockey?

Tim Vanderloo

OHC Girls Hockey Director

Phone: 402-216-5590

Andy Ketterson

Coaching Director/Past OHC Girls Hockey Director

Phone: 402-290-7863

Jenny Doughman

Asst Girls Hockey Director

Phone: 402-7140271

OHC GIRLS 10U & 12U Evaluation Skate Information

We will hold an evaluation skate for all girls that plan to play on the 2016-17 Girls 10U or 12U teams (Birthdates after July 1, 2003).  The evaluation skate assists the coaches in determining the current skill/skating level before the season begins as well as how many girls will be playing for the girls program in the upcoming season.  Look forward to seeing you there.

Date:                     Saturday August 27,, 2016

Time:                     2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Location:              Moylan Iceplex

Cost:                      $10 per skater

Please bring a dark and light jersey to the evaluation.


Tim Vanderloo
402 216-5590

Please notify me if your daughter is unable to attend but plans to play for one of these teams in the 2015-16 season.

Thank you,           

Tim Vanderloo
Director of Girls’ Hockey

OHC GIRLS 15U & 19U-B Evaluation Skate Information


We will hold an evaluation skate for all girls that plan to play on the 2016-17 Girls 15U or 19U-B teams.  The evaluations skate helps us understand how many girls will be playing for the girls program.  This helps us to plan for the upcoming season.   Look forward to seeing you there.

Date:                     Sunday August 21,, 2016

Time:                     6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location:              Moylan Iceplex

Cost:                      $10 per skater

Please bring a dark and light jersey to the evaluation.


Tim Vanderloo
402 216-5590

Please notify me if your daughter is unable to attend but plans to play for one of these teams in the 2015-16 season.

Thank you,           

Tim Vanderloo
Director of Girls’ Hockey

Total Female Hockey Success Secrets

The file below contains some great tips to help develop your game both mentally & skill-wise. Kim McCullough is Founder & Director of Total Female Hockey and a contributing writer for Let's Play Hockey.

Girls Hockey Open House Skate and Pizza Party"

Hi Hockey Parents,


My name is Tim Vanderloo. I’m the Director of the Girls Hockey Program for the Omaha Hockey Club.

We would like to invite you and your daughter to our annual "Girls Hockey Open House Skate and Pizza Party":

Aug 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm at Moylan Iceplex.

Your daughter can scrimmage with the girls and then plan on sticking around afterwards for a pizza party, and it is all free.  This is a low key fun event that your daughter will enjoy.

This is a great opportunity for your daughter to meet our current players/coaches and to see what it's like to play on an all-girls team. We will also be available to answer any questions you may have.

Please feel free to call me for more information at 402-216-5590.

Please RSVP to:

Look forward to seeing you there.

Tim Vanderloo

OHC Girls Hockey Director

Lady Jr Lancer Squads Support, Persevere and Survive To Place in the Dakota Premiere Classic!

“When your legs are tired, you play with you heart” - Kerri Hayhurst

The Lady Jr. Lancer 19U-A and 12U teams became the living embodiments of that phrase as both gutted their way onto the podium in Brookings, SD, at a tournament that featured teams from SD, ND, MN & Canada. Age differences between the two mattered little as both squads loudly supported each other in what quickly became a Lady Jr Lancer family affair.

The 12U squad began with wins on Saturday against Windom, MN and Watertown, SD. This set up a a Sunday morning clash with also-undefeated Sioux Falls. After falling behind early, the LJL's fought back to forge a 4-4 tie and, due to one fewer goal against in pool play, advanced to the championship game against Luverne, MN.

Thanks to a schedule which gave the LJL's a 30 minute rest before taking on a Luverne squad which last played at 5:45pm the previous day, the girls hit the ice with tired legs and huge hearts. When the horn sounded, they had lost 2-1 but earned respect for their never say die attitude which netted them 2nd place for the weekend!

The 19A girls started Friday off with a convincing 8-0 win over Edina, MN. This set up a rematch with Winnipeg East, ONT, who had defeated them 11-1 the previous season in the Brookings tourney. The Saturday night game was a fast, physical affair played in front of the loudest crowd of the weekend, and when the ice chips settled, the LJL's had avenged the previous year's defeat with a 3-2 victory.

With time only to eat, shower and sleep before a quick turnaround to a 7:15am game, the LJL's lost a close 4-3 decision to the Winnipeg Midgets which at times was little more than a referee-sanctioned mauling. However, it was time for a heart test as the girls would shortly face highly-skilled Aberdeen, SD, who had defeated them 6-2 over New Year's weekend for 3rd place.

Bruised, battered and ​playing their 3rd game in 17 hours, Omaha's girls fell behind 1-0 and 2-1, before digging deep inside and exploding to a 4-2 lead. After they fended off a late too-many-men penalty and an empty net, the exhausted LJL's had hung on for an avenging 4-3 victory and a 3rd place finish .

Congrats to both teams for overcoming adversity and battling to the finish!

Three Lady Jr. Lancer Teams Storm Minnesota

The LJL 10U, 12U and 15U squads braved sub-zero temps as each loaded cars, vans and SUV's and traveled to Minnesota for tournaments this past weekend. Game success varied, experience was gained and fun was had by all. 

10U Girls Are Albert Lea Tournament CHAMPIONS!

The LJL 10's compiled a 3-0-1 record including two shutouts in taking 1st place in Albert Lea. Victories over Albert Lea, Austin & Rochester and a tie with Farmington were enough to bring them their 1st title. (Please see the Girls 10U page for more details.)

12U Girls Take 4th In Albert Lea

The LJL 12U's started with wins over Windom and Albert Lea before losing to eventual 2nd place finisher Mankato. The 3rd place game featured a rematch with Albert Lea that unfortunately saw Omaha fall 3-0. It was nonetheless a successful weekend for a team that is giving their opponents all they handle each time they take the ice.

15U's Continue To Show Heart & Improve

The LJL 15U squad chose to measure themselves by entering the competitive Rochester Invitational Hockey Tournament. While they didn't notch a win, they did battle to a tie with a tough Rochester squad. The 15U age bracket is a pilot program in Minnesota which allows for some girls who may have just missed making their high school varsity a chance to play. It has toughened up the division & playing this competition will pay dividends for our girls down the road.

Lady Jr. Lancers & Midland Warriors Hit the Ice This Weekend As Icy Temps Rolled In

As an Arctic front made its way into the Heartland, the 19U-A Omaha Lady Jr. Lancers and the ACHA Div. 1 Midland Warriors played a pair of hard fought games last Friday night and Saturday afternoon. The two spirited affairs pitted teammate against teammate as the rosters were shuffled together for the exhibition games.

Initially, they were scheduled to play each other, but injuries left the Warriors roster short for the weekend. Rather than cancel, the coaches mixed the rosters to form two teams and the Whalers and Blue Bombers were born.

The Whalers won a close game on Friday night which was followed by a pizza party in the Sidner Ice Arena party room. Saturday afternoon saw the Bombers earn the weekend split by pulling away late in another close game. 

The teams had also practiced together at Ralston Arena on Wednesday night and both games were hard-fought and competitive. Both teams stayed on the ice after Saturday's game taking a combined picture some additional ones with their new teams. As they gathered in the lobby to head home or to their dorms, girls on both teams could be seen trading social media info with their new friends. 

The 19U-A Lady Jr Lancers next play Feb 5-7 in the Dakota Premier Classic in Brookings, SD. Midland will travel to Minneapolis this weekend, Jan 22-23, for the Minnesota League Tournament at Mariucci Arena.. 

Exhausted but all smiles

Midland Warriors Women Practice with the Lady Jr. Lancers; Games with Midland This Weekend

Last night, Wed 1/13, the Lady Jr. Lancers 19UA practice got a little larger as they were joined on the ice by the Warriors from Midland University in Fremont. The practice was run by Warriors Head Coach Taylor Gross and her assistant, Emily Michelin.

After a quick chalk talk in the locker room, the Warriors and Lancers took to the ice together for full-ice drills followed by some different small area games with the girls mixed in together. The games were spirited with sustained high energy and the hour seemed to end almost too quickly.

The Warriors are in their 2nd year of competition and compete in ACHA Division 1's Minnesota League. The Lady Jr. Lancers will play Midland U. in two mixed roster games this weekend at Sidner Ice Arena in Fremont:

Friday 1/15 - 7:15pm
Saturday 1/16 - 12:45pm



Lady Jr Lancers 15U Runs The Table In Iowa City

This past weekend, the 15U LJL squad kicked their season off in impressive fashion with a 4-0 record in a triangular friendships games event that featured Omaha, Iowa City and Kansas City.

In their first action of the season, the girls won by scores of 4-2, 1-0, 1-0 and 2-1 showing strong play both defensively and between the pipes.

The 15U's will be in action again in just under three weeks in Kansas City when these same teams will meet again

Lady Jr. Lancers Battle Team South Dakota

The LJL 19U-A team took their show up I-29 this past Sunday to play a couple for friendlies against Team South Dakota at the Scheel's Iceplex in Sioux Falls. 

The ladies fell 3-1 and 4-2, but the score did not necessarily reflect the effort as the girls managed to outshoot their opponents in both contests which featured fast & physical play throughout. Also impressive was the fact that they were taking on an all-star team rostered with South Dakota's best female players.

The losses didn't dampen the spirits of a fun-filled afternoon which included a parking lot tailgate party on a beautiful, if slightly windy day. 

As an added feature, the games were streamed live online by Hockey605 and featured interviews with several of the girls afterward. (Links to games & interviews below)

Game 1

Game 2


Mylie Ketterson
Taylor Murcek
Peyton Smiley
Ellie McNeill
Deanna Dymond
Kamryn Hayhurst
Brynn Ferguson


Each year, IIHF Girls Hockey weekend is celebrated by female hockey players around the globe. The LJL's celebrated by spending the afternoon playing some games on the ice, welcoming some new skaters and eating a little food. Many thank the Jenny Doughman for organizing the event & to OHC for its continued support of girls hockey!

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Omaha Lady Jr Lancers Impress At Naperville HPC Showcase

The Lady Jr. Lancers 19U-A squad attended the Naperville, IL, Sabres High Performance College Showcase over the weekend of Oct 9-11. It featured four games against very stiff competition as well as Saturday morning seminar on playing women's college hockey that featured presentations by the many NCAA Div III and ACHA college coaches in attendance.

The LJL's acquitted themselves well with victories of 3-0 over the Anaheim (CA) Lady Ducks and 2-1 over the Mid-State (PA) Mustangs against losses of 5-0 to old rival Naperville and 4-2 to the Montana Wildcats in a game that many thought was  our girls best effort of the weekend.

The ladies definitely were up to the new challenge and will be in action next on Sun, Oct 17, against Team South Dakota.


Meet the 2015-16 Lady Jr. Lancer Head Coaches

19U-A - Jim Murcek
19U-B - Ross Scholz
14U    - Mark McQuade
12U    - Rick LaCroix
10U    - Mike Morrison

(For details on each team, please visit the individual team pages)


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