2009-10: Tanner Lane was one of the top scorers in Minnesota high school hockey as a junior scoring 49 goals with 41 assists in 90 games for Detroit Lakes HS, a small school in the northwest part of the state. Played for the Great Plains squad in the Upper Midwest Elite league scoring 1 goal with 7 assists in 17 games. He also participated in USA Hockey's Select 17 festival. Lane recently made a verbal commitment to the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Under new coach Dean Blais, the Mavericks will move from the CCHA to the WCHA in 2010-11. Blais, the coach of USA's gold medal-winning U-20 team in 2009-10, coached at North Dakota and also coached high school hockey in Roseau, MN as well as coaching the Fargo Force in the USHL so he is well-known in the area.
2010-11: Detroit Lakes scoring star Tanner Lane was absolutely dominant on his Minnesota high school circuit but found himself overmatched in the USHL. After averaging nearly three goals a game for Detroit Lakes in his draft year, Lane scored just 4 times in 57 games with the Fargo Force. Lane has good size and soft hands, however having things all his own way in high school did little to prepare for him to take the next step in his development.
2011-12: Lane returned to Fargo for his second USHL season and played 12 games with the Force before being traded to Omaha in November. In 60 games between the two teams he scored 13 goals with 28 assists and was plus-eight with 48 penalty minutes. Omaha finished second in the Western Conference and reached the second round in the playoffs. Lane was minus-two with no points and 2 penalty minutes in four playoff games.
Lane was a dominant player on the high school level and has size, speed and outstanding hands. Coming from a small school, he must now prove he can do the things he did at Detroit Lakes against players with his size and skill level.
Lane plays for the University of Nebraska-Omaha.