Bemidji Back Hand - Bemidji is a "golden
city" along the river's bank, only miles from where
the mighty Mississippi River begins its 2,552 mile journey
to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. When Lance would
pull the Bemidji Back Hand out of his repertoire it
was a golden shot that banked off the post and into
the back of the net.
Brooklyn Park Banker - Brooklyn Park,
Minnesota is located on the banks of the Mississippi
River, just minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Just
like Lance's Brooklyn Park Banker the city offers the
natural beauty to all who view it.
Degree in Human Relations - Lance
is ready to listen to you.
Fergus Falls Flipper - Other towns were vying
with Fergus Falls for dominance along the Red River
in Minnesota. When the railroad came through in 1879,
Fergus Falls' success was insured as was the success
of any play ending with Lance's Fergus Falls Flipper.
ST. Paul Slapper - The Slapper gets its roots
from the city of St. Paul. While the city was a central
hub for lumber and fur trading, it wasn't until 1847
that it became the capital city of Minnesota. Over a
century later Lance took some of that lumber and with
the help of a magical bold of lightning crafted his
very own hockey stick that he took his first slpashot
with, later to be known by the hockey world as "The
St. Paul Slapper".
Minnesota Wrister - Minnesota - from Dakota
Indian word Minisota ("sky tinted waters").
As Minnesota was named for these blue waters,
Lance's famous Minnesota Wrister was so named because
it blew by the opposition's goalies.
Nicknames: Spanky - Nickname given to Lance
by Dave Gross of The Team 1200 radio station in Ottawa.
Pitter and Lancer courtesy of Bruce Garioch Ottawa Sun.