Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Press Release

Ralston, Neb. – The Omaha Lancers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are pleased to announce they have acquired veteran defenseman Dominic Racobaldo in a trade with the Fargo Force.  The acquisition of Racabaldo completes Omaha’s transaction with Fargo that sent Kenny Gillespie to the Force last week.  The Lancers will also send defenseman Frank Schumacher to Fargo to complete the exchange.

“We’re extremely excited to have Dom back in Omaha,” Lancers Head Coach/GM Mike Aikens said.  “He’s a veteran defenseman who will provide a steadying presence on the back end while bringing leadership to our locker room.”

In 23 games this season, Racobaldo has registered one goal, four assists and five points to go along with an even plus-minus rating and 46 penalty minutes.  The native of Pennsauken, New Jersey was acquired by the Force early last season along with fellow blueliner David Mead in a deal that brought forward Tanner Lane to Omaha.  Racobaldo tallied one goal and 10 points in 47 games in Fargo last season after opening the season with one assist in nine games with the Lancers.

Originally selected 164th overall (Round 11) by Omaha in the 2010 USHL Entry Draft, Racobaldo began his USHL career with the Lancers recording five assists and 37 penalty minutes in 41 games during the 2010-11 season.

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