The Omaha Lancers announced that forward Matt White has committed to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and will enroll at the school just across town in the fall of 2010 following his USHL career.
White played all 60 games for the Lancers during the 2008-09 season collecting 47 points (17g, 30a) which ranked fifth in team scoring. He posted a six-game point streak from October 17th to November 7th scoring eight points (4g, 4a) during that span. White also ended the regular season on a four-game scoring streak recording six points (3g, 3a).
During his rookie season with the Lancers in 2007-08, White registered 16 points (5g, 11a) in 38 games. He played a key role during the postseason as he tallied 10 points (2g, 8a) in 13 playoff contests and helped Omaha capture the Clark Cup. The native of Whittier, California is set to play for the Lancers during the upcoming 2009-10 USHL season.
Upon joining the University of Nebraska at Omaha team, White will be reunited with former Lancers coach Mike Hastings who is now an associate head coach of the Mavericks squad. Hastings is the USHL's all-time leader in coaching victories (529). The head coach of the Mavericks is Dean Blais who was named USHL Coach of the Year after guiding the Fargo Force during the 2008-09 season.
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