MARQUETTE — Former Marquette Ranger Jake Hauswirth scored a goal to help boost the Omaha Lancers to a 4-3 overtime victory at home Saturday over the Waterloo Black Hawks to claim the United States Hockey League’s Clark Cup and the Tier I National Championship.
Hauswirth, who has committed to play college hockey at Michigan Tech University, scored the game’s opening goal for the Lancers, a team that from the preseason through the postseason played (and won) more games than any team in the USHL (80), according to ushl.com.
Hauswirth’s goal at 17:19 of the first period was his second of the final series, which went the full five games.
Hauswirth, a native of Merrill, Wis., played for the Rangers in 2006-07.
Former Rangers head coach Leigh Mendelson is an assistant coach with the Lancers.