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Friday, October 31, 2014
CAPITOLS EDGE STORM IN FIRST EVER MEETING    

MADISON, Wis. – The Tri-City Storm (6-3-1) played catch-up for most of the night and fell short, losing 5-4 to the Madison Capitols (2-5-2) in the teams’ first ever meeting at the Alliant Energy Center on Friday night.

Four different Storm forwards scored in the loss, including Nick Master, Nolan Aibel, Chris Wilkie and Chase Berger. For Aibel, the tally was his first of the season, while Wilkie got his team-leading sixth of the year.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
STORM SCORE FIVE TO FINISH SWEEP OF TEAM USA    

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – The Tri-City Storm (6-2-1) overcame an early deficit and scored five straight goals to complete a sweep of Team USA (2-7-0) with a 5-1 win at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube on Saturday night.

Five different skaters notched tallies for Tri-City in the victory, including defensemen Mattias Goransson and Jason Krych, who got their first USHL goals. Forwards Cody Milan, Chris Wilkie and Chase Hatcher also scored for the Storm, who got their highest offensive output of the season.

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Friday, October 24, 2014
FREYTAG SCORES TWICE AS STORM TOP TEAM USA    

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Matthew Freytag scored his second and third goals of the season to help the Tri-City Storm (5-2-1) defeat Team USA (2-6-0) 4-2 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube on Friday night.

Tri-City continued to convert on the power play, scoring twice with the man advantage in the win. The special teams unit has produced plenty early on in the season, and is the top-ranked group in the USHL after the team’s first eight games, at a rate of 32.26%.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
PAWLOSKI SHUTS DOOR ON STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Despite recording 57 shots on net through three periods and overtime, the Tri-City Storm (4-2-1) came up short to the Green Bay Gamblers (3-3-0), losing 4-3 in a six-round shootout at the Viaero Event Center Saturday afternoon.

Forward Nick Master scored a power play goal for Tri-City, while defenseman Bobby Nardella and forward Jake Wahlin each picked up their first goals of the season in the loss.

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Friday, October 17, 2014
DILLON COLORS OUT GREEN BAY IN 4-0 WIN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm (4-2-0) goaltender Alec Dillon made it two Friday night shutouts in a row, defeating the Green Bay Gamblers (2-3-0) 4-0 on Color Out Cancer Night at the Viaero Event Center Friday.

On an ice surface painted by fans, Dillon stopped all 25 shots that came his way to record his second shutout of the season. Tri-City got goals from four different players, including three power play tallies. 

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
SATURDAY'S STORM GAME TO BEGIN AT 3:05 PM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm will host their Eastern Conference opponent, the Green Bay Gamblers in a two-game series this weekend. Saturday’s game will be played at 3:05 p.m.

The game, which was originally scheduled to start in the evening, will be moved up to allow for fans to watch the Nebraska football game at 6:30.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
STEEL USE POWER PLAY TO SLIP PAST STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Two power play goals in the third period propelled the Chicago Steel (2-2-1) to a 2-1 win over the Tri-City Storm (3-2-0) at the Viaero Event Center on Saturday night.

The lone Tri-City goal was scored by forward Joel Herbert in the second period. For Herbert, the tally was his first in USHL play, and his first point in a Storm uniform.

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Friday, October 10, 2014
DILLON, STORM SHUT OUT STEEL 4-0    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Alec Dillon stopped everything that came his way Friday night, leading the Tri-City Storm (3-1-0) to a 4-0 shutout win over the Chicago Steel (1-2-1) at the Viaero Event Center.

The Storm got goals from Cameron Spicer, Garrett Gamez, Chris Wilkie and Mason Appleton in the win. Dillon had 39 saves, picking up his first USHL shutout. In four appearances this season, Dillon has allowed just four goals.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2014
STARS OF ABC’S THE BACHELOR TO TAKE IN STORM GAME    

KEARNEY, Neb. – As the Tri-City Storm get ready to battle the Chicago Steel in a two-game series this weekend, the organization is also preparing for a special appearance from Sean and Catherine Lowe of ABC’s The Bachelor Season 17.

As ‘The Bachelor’, Sean won the hearts of fans during the show’s early 2013 run. He and Catherine were married in January of 2014.

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Saturday, October 04, 2014
DILLON BACKS STORM TO SHOOTOUT WIN OVER BUCS    

DES MOINES, Ia. – Behind a 34-save night from goaltender Alec Dillon, the Tri-City Storm (2-1-0) held off the Des Moines Buccaneers (2-0-1) 2-1 in a shootout at Buccaneer Arena on Saturday night.

Nick Master got his first goal in a Tri-City sweater during the first period, while forward Chris Wilkie and defenseman Bobby Nardella both scored in the shootout to finish the win.

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Friday, October 03, 2014
STORM FALL TO SIOUX FALLS IN HOME OPENER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (1-1-0) fell behind in the second period and couldn’t complete a late comeback, taking a 5-3 loss to the Sioux Falls Stampede (1-0-1) on opening night at the Viaero Event Center Friday night.

The Storm got goals in the game from Matthew Freytag, Chris Wilkie and Chase Berger. For Wilkie, it was his second tally in as many games to start the season.

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Friday, September 26, 2014
STORM OVERCOME EARLY DEFICIT WITH COMEBACK WIN    

LINCOLN, Neb. – Chris Wilkie’s third period goal with seven minutes to go gave the Tri-City Storm (1-0-0) a 4-3 win over the Lincoln Stars (0-1-0) on opening night of the USHL season at the Ice Box Friday night.

Alec Dillon made 21 saves for his first USHL victory, while Mason Appleton notched his first USHL goal for Tri-City in the win. Forwards Garrett Gamez and Kyle Eastman also scored their first tallies of the season in the second period.

 

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
TRI-CITY TRUMPS FARGO IN PRESEASON FINALE    

SIOUX CITY, Ia. – In their final contest of the 2014 preseason, the Tri-City Storm defeated the Fargo Force 3-1 at the Tyson Events Center in the Fall Classic West. Jim Hulton’s squad finishes the exhibition season with a record of 6-0-1.

The Storm got goals from Mark Petaccio, Bobby Nardella and an empty net tally from Jake Wahlin, while goaltender Alec Dillon got his second win of the preseason, making 23 saves.

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Friday, September 19, 2014
STORM ROUT BUCS 7-2 BEHIND 3 GOALS FROM GAMEZ    

SIOUX CITY, Ia. – Garrett Gamez had six points on three goals and three assists and the Tri-City Storm continued their dominant preseason, defeating the Des Moines Buccaneers 7-2 during the Fall Classic West at the Tyson Events Center on Friday afternoon.

In addition to Gamez’s offensive dominance, the Storm also got goals from defenseman Bobby Nardella, and forwards Nick Master, Joel Herbert, and Mark Petaccio.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014
3 GOALS IN FIRST GIVE STORM WIN IN OMAHA    

OMAHA, Neb. – Three goals in the first period was enough for the Tri-City Storm on Sunday afternoon as they defeated the Omaha Lancers 3-1 in a preseason game at the Ralston Auxiliary Arena.

Chase Hatcher, Matt Freytag and Conner Valesano each found the back of the net for the Storm, while goaltender Alec Dillon made 34 saves and picked up a win in his first action of the preseason.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
WILKIE SCORES TWICE AS STORM BEAT LINCOLN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Chris Wilkie scored twice, including the game winner and the Tri-City Storm got past the Lincoln Stars 4-3 on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Also contributing on the offensive end for Tri-City was forward Joel Herbert, who had a goal and an assist, and forward Nick Master, who assisted on two different goals. Storm goaltender Blake Weyrick got the win, making 27 saves in the victory.

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Friday, September 12, 2014
LINCOLN TOPS STORM IN PRESEASON OT    

LINCOLN, Neb. – Ludvig Hoff scored a breakaway goal in overtime for the Lincoln Stars to defeat the Tri-City Storm 4-3 at the Ice Box on Friday night.

Storm forwards Mark Petaccio, Aleksi Ainali and Chase Berger each scored goals in the loss, while goaltender Blake Weyrick made 33 saves.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
STORM FANS WILL PAINT ICE TO COLOR OUT CANCER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In place of the annual ‘Pink In The Rink’ promotion which traditionally benefitted breast cancer awareness, the Tri-City Storm will host ‘Color Out Cancer’ night on Oct. 17 to support those who have been affected by cancer in Central Nebraska.

Color Out Cancer night will showcase a painted ice surface with memorials and well wishes from Storm fans.

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Sunday, September 07, 2014
STORM SWEEP DES MOINES IN PRESEASON OPENER    

OMAHA, Neb. – In a preseason opening day-night doubleheader, the Tri-City Storm swept the Des Moines Buccaneers, winning 5-2 in the afternoon and finishing the day with a 3-2 shootout victory in the nightcap.

Forward Cody Milan scored two goals for Tri-City in Game 1, while forward Chris Wilkie had goals in regulation and the shootout during Game 2.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014
TRI-CITY ACQUIRES HATCHER IN DEAL WITH MUSKEGON    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Storm general manager Jim Hulton announced an addition to the team’s preseason roster Wednesday, acquiring forward Chase Hatcher from the Muskegon Lumberjacks in exchange for a 10th round pick in the USHL’s 2015 Phase II Draft.

A native of Haddonfield, N.J., Hatcher played in 24 USHL games during the 2013-14 season with Muskegon, scoring two goals and adding five assists.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014
STORM ANNOUNCE STAFF PROMOTIONS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In continuing preparations for the Tri-City Storm’s 15th Anniversary season which begins one month from Tuesday in Lincoln, the Storm have announced changes to their staff.

Dana Wright has been promoted to a new role as the Vice President of Marketing. In addition to his new duties, Wright will continue his graphic design work, as well as acting manager of the Storm Store.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
STORM ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONS FOR 2014-15    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm announced their promotions schedule for the 2014-15 season Thursday. Once again, the Storm will bring back popular nights such as Social Media Night, Casino Night and Pack-It-In-Purple, as well as new additions.

Throughout the upcoming season, the Storm will be celebrating their 15th Anniversary as a USHL franchise, and the party kicks off on opening night, Oct. 3 vs. Sioux Falls. Viaero Wireless will be giving away 1000 youth Storm jerseys to kids 12-and-under. In addition, all fans in attendance will be treated to a fireworks show at the conclusion of the game, also presented by Viaero Wireless.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
TRI-CITY ANNOUNCES TRAINING CAMP ROSTER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – As the 2014-15 season approaches, the Tri-City Storm coaching staff have taken the next step towards putting together their opening night roster.

Storm Head Coach and General Manager Jim Hulton announced the team’s training camp roster Wednesday, consisting of players who will make the trip to Kearney and battle for a spot on the roster during the preseason in September.

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Monday, August 18, 2014
STORM ANNOUNCE PRESEASON SCHEDULE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm Head Coach Jim Hulton announced his team’s 2014 preseason schedule on Monday. The slate will consist of seven games against other Western Conference teams, including the annual Fall Classic West at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Ia. Sept. 19-20.

The Storm will host one preseason game on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Viaero Event Center against the Lincoln Stars at 7:05 p.m.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
TRI-CITY FILLS STAFF, HIRES BREEN AS ASSISTANT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – As the 2014-15 season inches closer, Tri-City Storm Head Coach Jim Hulton has added another name to his staff, hiring Neil Breen as an assistant coach.

Breen won a Clark Cup Championship with the Omaha Lancers in 1998 before playing collegiately at Quinnipiac University from 1998-2002. Most recently, he had an assistant coaching role with the Springfield Jr. Blues in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
APPLETON COMMITS TO MICHIGAN STATE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – While still preparing for his first USHL season with the Tri-City Storm, Mason Appleton has already made up his mind on where he’ll spend his college years.

Appleton, the third overall pick in Phase 2 of the 2014 USHL Draft back in May, has announced his commitment to play at Michigan State University in the Big Ten Conference.

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Friday, July 11, 2014
STORM INTRODUCE PREMIUM SEASON TICKET OPTION    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm have introduced a new premium season ticket option for fans who wish to receive an added value as a season subscriber.

The premium option includes an all-inclusive meal plan that will not be available in the Viaero Event Center’s public concessions. The meal will be served in an exclusive area that is only open to premium subscribers.

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Tuesday, July 08, 2014
STORM ANNOUNCE 2014-15 SCHEDULE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm and United States Hockey League (USHL) announced its 60-game regular season schedule for the 2014-15 season Tuesday. Throughout the upcoming season, the Storm will be celebrating their 15th Anniversary as a USHL franchise.

The new campaign will be Storm Head Coach and General Manager Jim Hulton’s first full season behind the bench, and the league will welcome two new franchises in the Madison Capitols and Bloomington Thunder.

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Monday, July 07, 2014
14 STORM PLAYERS ATTENDING NHL PROSPECT CAMPS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Storm are well represented among this summer’s NHL development camps with 14 total players, past and present, receiving invites to play among other elite prospects.

All three of Tri-City’s picks in June’s NHL Draft will participate with their respective teams. Austin Poganski will be with the St. Louis Blues, while Sam Lafferty will be in Pittsburgh with the Penguins and Alec Dillon in Los Angeles with the Kings.

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Monday, June 30, 2014
MEANS EXITS THE STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm and Viaero Event Center have announced that Kyle Means, the Vice President of Marketing & Game Operations, will resign to become the Director of Marketing for the University of Nebraska-Kearney. This move will be effective July 7.

Means has been with the Storm and Event Center for eight years and is one of the longest tenured staff members. He was initially hired to run the Storm’s video production efforts in 2006.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014
THREE WITH STORM TIES SELECTED IN NHL DRAFT    

PHILADELPHIA – The Tri-City Storm had a total of three players with ties to the organization selected on the second day of the 2014 NHL Draft Saturday.

The selections included forwards Austin Poganski and Sam Lafferty, as well as goaltender Alec Dillon.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
STORM PLAYERS HOPEFUL DURING NHL DRAFT WEEKEND    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The 2014 NHL Draft will take place this weekend in Philadelphia and there are many Storm players, past and present, that are hoping to hear their name called.

A total of eight players with ties to the organization were listed on the NHL’s Central Scouting Final Rankings in April.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
KEARNEY’S LOWE GETS TASTE OF OPEN CAMP    

LAS VEGAS – For the second consecutive year, the Storm have a Tri-City native participating in the team’s tryout camp.

Forward Garrison Lowe, who attends Kearney Catholic High School, played locally with the Tri-City High School Hockey Team last season and led the league in scoring.

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Friday, June 13, 2014
TRYOUT HOPEFULS DECEND ON LAS VEGAS NEXT WEEK    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm will take the next step in selecting players for the 2014-15 season with the team’s annual tryout camp that starts Monday afternoon in Las Vegas.

The week-long camp will consist of two parts titled open camp and main camp. Open camp begins Monday afternoon and consists of undrafted players between the ages of 16-20.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
GAMEZ DEVELOPS UNIQUE BOND WITH STORM STAFF    

KEARNEY, Neb. – When Storm forward Garrett Gamez got a call telling him he’d won a USHL award last week, he was more excited for the voice on the other end of the line.

Gamez was being honored with the league’s Curt Hammer Award for the 2013-14 season. The award is presented annually to recognize the USHL player who distinguishes himself both on and off the ice by demonstrating outstanding performance skills, leadership, pride, and determination.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
STORM WELCOME NEW STAFF, PROMOTE KORTE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm have announced changes in the team’s front office, adding three Corporate Ambassadors and promoting staff member Alicia Korte.

The team’s newest full-time Corporate Ambassador is Andrew Snyderman, who comes to Kearney after earning his degree in sports administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

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Thursday, June 05, 2014
GARRETT GAMEZ EARNS USHL CURT HAMMER AWARD    

CHICAGO, IL – The United States Hockey League today announced that Tri-City Storm forward Garrett Gamez has been named the 2013-14 recipient of the USHL Curt Hammer Award.

The Curt Hammer Award has been presented annually since the 1988-89 season and recognizes the USHL player who distinguishes himself both on and off the ice by demonstrating outstanding performance skills, leadership, pride, and determination.  The award is given in memory of the late Curt Hammer, who served as President of the Des Moines Buccaneers for three seasons (1984-87) and also held the role of Secretary for the USHL.

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Monday, June 02, 2014
USHL NAMES BOB FALLEN AS PRESIDENT AND COMMISSIONER    

CHICAGO, IL – The United States Hockey League today announced the appointment of Bob Fallen as President and Commissioner. Fallen follows Skip Prince who led the USHL for six momentous years during which the League experienced significant growth in business and hockey operations, along with achieving record numbers in player development. Fallen is being formally introduced today during a media teleconference.**

With professional experience spanning nearly three decades in sports marketing, publishing, sales, media relations, and management, Fallen assumed the League’s leadership position on June 1st. He is just the third Commissioner for the USHL in the past 20 years.  

 

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014
STORM SELECT APPLETON THIRD OVERALL IN PHASE 2    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm used their third overall pick in Phase 2 of the 2014 USHL Draft to select forward Mason Appleton of Notre Dame Academy on Tuesday morning, highlighting a day in which 23 names were added to the team’s Initial Protected List for the 2014-15 season.

Appleton, who hails from Green Bay, Wis., is coming off a big year in which he scored 30 goals and 40 assists in 28 games. Tri-City is hoping he’ll fill a big hole in the middle of the ice, as a big six-foot, two-inch center.

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Monday, May 05, 2014
TRI-CITY LOOKS TO FUTURE, DRAFTS 9 IN PHASE 1    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm were able to add talent on both sides of the puck during Phase 1 of the 2014 USHL Draft on Monday night, selecting nine players born in 1998.

With the third overall pick in the draft, the Storm selected forward Cameron Dineen from the New Jersey Rockets program. Dineen, a Toms River, N.J. native, is committed to Yale University.

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Monday, May 05, 2014
STORM TRADE FOR TENDER, SIGN ALLISON    

KEARNEY, Neb. – As the USHL prepares for its annual draft this week, the Storm have announced a trade with the Bloomington Thunder, the league’s newest expansion franchise.

As part of the expansion process, Bloomington, as well as the Madison Capitols, each had the opportunity to sign any five players born between the years of 1994 to 1997 to a “tender”, meaning they can add them to their protected list in advance of the draft.

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Thursday, May 01, 2014
STORM PREPARING FOR UPCOMING 2014 USHL DRAFT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – With the regular season behind them, the Tri-City Storm have been busy preparing for 2014-15 and will help shape their team when they make selections in the 2014 USHL Draft on May 5-6.

The two-part draft starts with Phase 1 on Monday, beginning at 5 p.m. Phase 1 consists of eight rounds as USHL teams will select players born in 1998.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
BAER TO BE INDUCTED IN OMAHA SPORTS HALL OF FAME    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The man who brought hockey to the heartland will be enshrined in the Omaha Sports Hall of Fame Thursday night.

Ted Baer, the original owner of the Tri-City Storm from 2000-06, will be a member of the eighth class of inductees. Baer is credited with starting the Storm franchise, and maintaining ownership for seven years.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
WAHLIN COMMITS TO ST. CLOUD STATE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Storm affiliate player Jake Wahlin has announced his commitment to play college hockey at St. Cloud State in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

Wahlin, who played in the Storm’s final 10 games last season, is expected to be with Tri-City full-time during the 2014-15 campaign.

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Friday, April 18, 2014
STORM END 2013-14, SET SIGHTS ON NEXT SEASON    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm finished the 2013-14 regular season in seventh place in the USHL’s Western Conference with an overall record of 21-35-4, failing to qualify for the 2014 Clark Cup Playoffs.

The conclusion of the 60-game regular season schedule now allows Storm head coach and general manager Jim Hulton to continue to mold the roster and create the identity he believes will lead to success. Hours before the final weekend of the regular season, Hulton signed a contract extension that will keep him at the helm through next season.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014
JOHANSSON TO PLAY PROFESSIONALLY IN SWEDEN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – After spending his final year of junior eligibility with the Tri-City Storm, goaltender Jacob Johansson has decided to return to Sweden to pursue a professional career, signing a two-year deal with Linköping HC of the Swedish Hockey League.

The netminder, who originally hails from Stockholm, Sweden, appeared in 42 games for the Storm during the 2013-14 season. Johansson racked up over 2,000 minutes in between the pipes, seventh most in the league.

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Monday, April 14, 2014
VECCHIONE, UNION CAPTURE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Former Storm forward Mike Vecchione helped the Union Dutchmen capture the school’s first ever national championship on Saturday night in Philadelphia, defeating the University of Minnesota by a score of 7-4.

Vecchione scored a goal in the game, while putting a team-high seven shots on net and finishing with a plus-one rating.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
STORM FANS RAISE $9,718 WITH JERSEYS FOR A CAUSE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm raised $1,056 during three games in February and April with its Jerseys For A Cause program. All proceeds have been donated to the Susan G. Komen foundation.

During 29 games of the Jerseys For A Cause raffle in the 2013-14 season, Storm fans raised a total of $9,718.

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Friday, April 04, 2014
SEASON FINALE WITH LINCOLN SOLD OUT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm’s final home game vs. Lincoln on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center has been declared a sellout.

The Viaero Event Center box office has sold all seats in the inner bowl area as well as available standing room only tickets.

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Friday, April 04, 2014
ELSER SCORES FOUR IN DES MOINES VICTORY    

DES MOINES, Ia. – Danial Elser scored four goals, leading the Des Moines Buccaneers (20-32-7) to a 5-2 victory over the Tri-City Storm (21-35-3) on Friday night at Buccaneer Arena.

Dan Labosky and Cody Milan each scored for Tri-City, while affiliate Josh Gabriel notched his first career USHL point.

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Thursday, April 03, 2014
HULTON INKS CONTRACT EXTENSION    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Hours before the final weekend of the regular season, Tri-City Storm head coach and general manager Jim Hulton has agreed in principle to an extension which will keep him at the helm through next season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Hulton, 45, took over on Nov. 19, 15 games into the regular season. In January, the general manager made the decision to make trades to position the franchise better for the future.

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Monday, March 31, 2014
VAN GUILDER MAKES NHL DEBUT WITH NASHVILLE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – At 30 years young, former Storm forward Mark Van Guilder made his National Hockey League debut on Sunday night with the Nashville Predators and helped the team to a 4-3 overtime victory over the Washington Capitals.

Van Guilder, who donned a Storm sweater for two seasons from 2002-04, became the ninth Tri-City player to make it all the way to the NHL.

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Sunday, March 30, 2014
CURRY, MCMURPHY TALLY GOAL AND ASSIST IN WIN    

SIOUX CITY, Ia. – The Tri-City Storm (21-34-3) picked up their first victory of the year over the Sioux City Musketeers (37-18-3) in their sixth and final meeting of the season at the Tyson Events Center on Sunday evening, pulling out a 3-2 win.

Patrick Curry and Ryan McMurphy each scored a goal and an assist, while Hayden Lavigne stopped 29 shots to backstop the Storm to a win in their third game in three nights.

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
FORCE BLANK STORM 4-0    

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Force (13-39-6) scored three goals in the first period and held on to defeat the Tri-City Storm (20-34-3) 4-0 at Scheels Arena on Saturday night.

Hayden Lavigne made 31 stops for the Storm in defeat, while Mathias Israelsson also turned aside 31 shots to earn the shutout and the win for Fargo.

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Friday, March 28, 2014
BERGER SCORES TWICE AS STORM TOP FORCE    

FARGO, N.D. – The Tri-City Storm (20-33-3) got two goals from Chase Berger and defeated the Fargo Force (12-39-6) 4-1 at Scheels Arena on Friday night.

Storm netminder Hayden Lavigne made 38 saves in the win, while Jake Wahlin and Ryan McMurphy also scored goals for Tri-City.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
10 STORM ALUMNI TO BATTLE IN NCAA TOURNAMENT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – When the 2014 NCAA men’s hockey tournament kicks off on Friday afternoon across the family of ESPN networks, 10 former Storm players will represent eight different teams attempting to capture this year’s national championship.

The No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, Minnesota, led by Big Ten player and goaltender of the year Adam Wilcox, will be in the West Regional.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
MARY LANNING BENEFITS FROM STORM PARTNERSHIP    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm’s Jerseys For a Cause program raised a total of $1,965 in the month of March. All proceeds have been donated to Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings, Neb.

Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, the program benefits a different organization each month. At each home Tri-City Storm game, a limited edition pink jersey worn by the team during Pink In The Rink night on Oct. 4 against Sioux City is raffled off to fans who donate.

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Saturday, March 22, 2014
GAMBLERS SCORE FOUR IN FIRST, HOLD OFF STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Four first period goals gave the Green Bay Gamblers (26-22-6) an early lead to knock off the Tri-City Storm (19-33-3) 5-2 at the Viaero Event Center on Saturday night.

Both Storm goals were USHL firsts, as affiliate player Jake Wahlin scored in the opening period and defenseman Grant Hutton was credited with a tally in the second.

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Friday, March 21, 2014
LABOSKY SCORES LATE WINNER FOR STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (19-32-3) got a goal in the final two minutes from Dan Labosky and held on to defeat the Green Bay Gamblers (25-22-6) by a final score of 2-1 at the Viaero Event Center on Friday night.

Storm goaltender Hayden Lavigne secured his fifth win of the season by making 36 stops. The saves included some late-game chances for Green Bay in the third that gave Tri-City the win in the first of a weekend two-game series.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014
POGANSKI'S GROWTH SOARING TO NEW HEIGHTS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Consistency hasn’t been one of the Tri-City Storm’s strong points during the 2013-14 season.

The team has had their share of winning and losing stretches, November brought about a coaching change and the roster has had its share of turnover.

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Saturday, March 15, 2014
MUSKETEERS SKATE PAST STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Two goals from Austin Poganski weren’t enough as the Sioux City Musketeers (34-16-3) came to Kearney and knocked off the Tri-City Storm (18-32-3) by a score of 5-2 at the Viaero Event Center on Saturday night.

Poganski scored once on the power play and one shorthanded for Tri-City and now has 18 total goals on the year which leads the team.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014
STORM ALUMNI UPDATE: MARCH    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm are recognizing three forwards, including Brad Schierhorn, Kenny Brooks and Tim Bonner as their alumni of the month in March.

Schierhorn, currently in his sophomore season at Dartmouth College, notched the game-winning goal in last weekend’s ECAC opening round playoff series against Rensselaer in Troy, N.Y.

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
MCMURPHY COMMITS TO PLAY AT BENTLEY THIS FALL    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm announced Wednesday that forward Ryan McMurphy has committed to play Division I college hockey next season at Bentley University in the Atlantic Hockey conference.

“Once I was there it felt like home,” McMurphy said after his visit to the campus earlier this week. “I would like to thank my family and all of my past coaches for all of their support throughout the years.”

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Saturday, March 08, 2014
JACKS USE COMEBACK TO SWEEP STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – A night after a third period comeback, the Muskegon Lumberjacks (24-22-4) completed a repeat performance, scoring three straight goals to erase an early deficit and win 4-3 over the Tri-City Storm (18-31-3) on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Storm forwards Austin Poganski and Dan Labosky each had a goal and an assist in the defeat for Tri-City, while defenseman Jalen Schulz scored his second goal of the season on a power play in the second period.

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Friday, March 07, 2014
LUMBERJACKS COMPLETE COMEBACK, TOP TRI-CITY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Muskegon Lumberjacks (23-22-4) used a three-goal third period to defeat the Tri-City Storm (18-30-3) by a score of 4-3 in the first of a two-game weekend series on Friday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Storm defenseman Daniel Fritz scored his first USHL goal in his 35th career game, while forwards Dan Labosky and Conner Valesano each netted tallies in the loss for Tri-City.

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Thursday, March 06, 2014
WILKIE’S GAME TURNING HEADS UNDER NEW COACH    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Chris Wilkie is one of four homegrown Nebraska boys in the United States Hockey League.  The Omaha native is a popular player for the Tri-City Storm, leading his team with 15 goals and 31 points in his first season in Kearney.

Scouts have followed Wilkie through his junior hockey career, and have ranked him 111th out of all North American skaters eligible for the upcoming NHL Draft.

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
STORM FANS TO SEE TASTE OF FUTURE IN FINAL MONTH    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Storm fans will have a chance to get a look at the team’s future during March as Tri-City will be bringing in some of their high school affiliate players in to play games.

In the USHL, affiliate players are selected during the USHL Draft, but play elsewhere the following season. USHL teams maintain the rights to their affiliate players and use them to play on a part-time basis until they are ready to be placed on the roster full-time.

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Sunday, March 02, 2014
STORM FALL SHORT TO FARGO    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (18-29-3) lost their third straight Sunday afternoon at the Viaero Event Center 4-3 to the Fargo Force (9-35-5). With the win, Fargo swept the weekend series between the two teams in Kearney.

Chris Wilkie notched three points, scoring a goal and two assists to add to his team leading scoring total of 31, while Cody Milan scored his second goal in as many nights.

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Saturday, March 01, 2014
EARLY LEAD NOT ENOUGH AS STORM FALL TO FORCE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Fargo Force (8-35-5) erased a two-goal deficit in the third period and defeated the Tri-City Storm (18-28-3) in a shootout 5-4 at the Viaero Event Center on Saturday night.

Storm forward Austin Poganski had a goal and an assist, while Conner Valesano netted a power play goal for Tri-City in the defeat.

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Friday, February 28, 2014
STORM FALL IN LINCOLN, 5-3    

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (18-28-2) took a one-goal lead into the third period, but allowed three consecutive scores in the final frame and fell 5-3 to the Lincoln Stars (17-22-7) at the Ice Box on Friday night.

Austin Poganski and Nick Hutchison each scored shorthanded goals for Tri-City in the loss, while Dan Labosky scored his sixth goal of the season.

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Saturday, February 22, 2014
STARS OUTLAST STORM IN FRONT OF SOLD OUT CROWD    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (18-27-2) battled hard but ultimately fell short, losing 5-4 to the Lincoln Stars (16-22-7) in front of a sold out crowd of 4,025 on ‘Pack It In Purple’ night at the Viaero Event Center on Saturday.

Storm forward Chase Berger had two power play goals and an assist in the loss, while Chris Wilkie had a goal and an assist and Conner Valesano scored his first goal in a Tri-City uniform.

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Friday, February 21, 2014
STORM RIDE POGANSKI TO WIN IN LINCOLN    

LINCOLN, Neb. – Austin Poganski scored twice to lead the Tri-City Storm (18-26-2) to a 4-2 victory over the Lincoln Stars (15-22-7) at the Ice Box on Friday night.

Forward Garrett Gamez had a goal and an assist, while Storm goaltender Jacob Johansson stopped 34 shots and picked up his 14th win of the season.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
STORM ALUMNI UPDATE: FEBRUARY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm are recognizing forwards Mario Puskarich and Mark Van Guilder, along with goaltender Adam Wilcox as their alumni of the month for February.

Puskarich has been having a big season in his freshman year at the University of Vermont, averaging a point per game through 28 contests. His 14 goals and 14 assists make him the second leading scorer on the Catamounts, and put him fifth in all of Division I among freshman.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
STORM RAISE FUNDS FOR PHELPS MEMORIAL    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm’s Jerseys For a Cause program raised a total of $2,243 in the month of January. All of the proceeds have been donated to benefit the Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege, Neb.

The hospital is going to redirect the proceeds as a pay it forward gesture and donate the money to the Phelps County Christian Charity Fund, which helps residents of the county with financial needs.

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Sunday, February 16, 2014
NELL STOPS 42 AS STEEL HOLD OFF STORM    

BENSENVILLE, Ill. – Chicago Steel (22-19-3) goaltender Chris Nell kept the Tri-City Storm (17-26-2) at bay for most of the afternoon, making 42 saves and backstopping his team to a 4-2 win on Sunday at The Edge Ice Arena.

Tri-City got goals from forwards Chase Berger and Garrett Gamez in defeat, and goaltender Jacob Johansson made 23 saves in the final 45 minutes after replacing starter Hayden Lavigne.

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Saturday, February 15, 2014
ICE SCORE FIVE IN SECOND TO SWEEP STORM    

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Ice (28-7-6) controlled the second period, scoring five goals, and completed a sweep of the Tri-City Storm (17-25-2) with a 6-0 win at the Pan Am Arena on Saturday night.

Storm goaltender Jacob Johansson made 22 saves in the loss, while Indiana’s Jason Pawloski stopped all 15 shots that came his way to pick up his third shutout of the season.

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Friday, February 14, 2014
ICE SKATE PAST STORM, 4-1    

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana Ice (27-7-6) took an early lead and never looked back, defeating the Tri-City Storm (17-24-2) by a score of 4-1 at the Pan Am Arena on Friday night.

Storm defenseman Kevin Kerr scored his first USHL goal, while Tri-City goalie Hayden Lavigne played well in relief of starter Jacob Johansson, making 23 saves in 47 minutes of play.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014
LEADERSHIP KEARNEY HELPS CREATE SUNDAY FUNDAY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Leadership Kearney program is helping to bring more fun to the Viaero Event Center on Mar. 2 when the Storm battle the Fargo Force on a Sunday afternoon in Kearney.

The group will help provide kid friendly activities in an attempt to create a fun and friendly atmosphere to a game that will start at 3:05 p.m.

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Saturday, February 08, 2014
HAWKINS SCORES TWICE AS SIOUX CITY TOPS STORM    

SIOUX CITY, Ia. – The Tri-City Storm (17-23-2) surrendered a two goal lead, allowing four straight tallies to lose 5-3 to the Sioux City Musketeers (25-13-2) on Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center.

Three different players scored goals for the Storm in the loss, including Ryan McMurphy, who has now reached double figures in goals with 10 on the season.

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Friday, February 07, 2014
BLACK HAWKS DEFEAT STORM, END TRI-CITY STREAK    

WATERLOO, Ia. – The Waterloo Black Hawks (32-5-1) ran their historic winning streak to 16 games Friday night, defeating the Tri-City Storm (17-22-2) 6-1 in front of their home fans at Young Arena.

Patrick Curry scored the only goal for the Storm in the loss, while goaltender Hayden Lavigne made 37 saves.

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Thursday, February 06, 2014
STORM TRADE FOR DEFENSEMEN AT DEADLINE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Recent injuries to defensemen forced the Tri-City Storm to be active at the trading deadline Thursday, acquiring two defensemen from the North American Hockey League in Donovan Gardiner from the Lone Star Brahmas and Grant Hutton from the Corpus Christi IceRays.

In exchange for Gardiner, Tri-City sent forward Thomas Aldworth to Lone Star, while Hutton was acquired in exchange for future considerations.

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Saturday, February 01, 2014
JOHANSSON BACKSTOPS STORM TO SHOOTOUT WIN    

After 65 minutes of scoreless hockey between the Tri-City Storm (17-21-2) and the Des Moines Buccaneers (14-20-4) on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center, unlikely hero Cody Milan scored in the fourth round of the shootout to give his new team a 1-0 victory.

Storm goaltender Jacob Johansson stopped all 30 shots that came his way, recording his third shutout of the season and his second against Des Moines.

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Friday, January 31, 2014
COMEBACK KIDS STRIKE AGAIN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (16-21-2) won in comeback fashion again Friday night at the Viaero Event Center, capturing game one of a weekend series with the Des Moines Buccaneers (14-20-3) 5-3.

Chris Wilkie stayed hot, scoring a goal to extend his point-streak to nine games, while Dan Labosky converted a penalty shot late in the third period to seal the victory.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
STORM TRADE HORN TO STAMPEDE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – For the second consecutive day, Tri-City Storm head coach and general manager Jim Hulton has announced a trade with the Sioux Falls Stampede.

Tuesday’s deal sends Christian Horn to the Stampede along with affiliate forward Will Harrison and a 3rd round pick in the 2014 Phase II Draft, in exchange for affiliate defenseman Gordi Myer and draft picks in the 2nd and 5th round of the 2014 Phase II Draft.

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Monday, January 27, 2014
WILKIE NAMED FORWARD OF THE WEEK    

KEARNEY, Neb. – After a 3-0-0 week which included wins over Lincoln and Sioux Falls, Tri-City Storm forward Chris Wilkie has been named the USHL’s Forward of the Week.

Wilkie had three goals and an assist in the three victories, and extended his point streak to eight games.

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Monday, January 27, 2014
STORM SEND GLUCHOWSKI TO SIOUX FALLS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm head coach and general manager Jim Hulton has announced an agreement with Sioux Falls to trade defenseman Nolan Gluchowski to the Stampede.

In return, Tri-City will acquire forward Cody Milan, defenseman Daniel Fritz and a 5th round draft pick in the 2014 Phase I Draft.

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Saturday, January 25, 2014
STORM SCORE THREE GOALS IN COMEBACK WIN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (15-21-2) won in comeback fashion Saturday night, defeating the Sioux Falls Stampede (21-12-4) 4-3 at the Viaero Event Center. With the victory, the Storm finished the season series against the Stampede, winning five of the seven games against their Western Conference foe.

Tri-City has now won three straight games, defeating Lincoln on Tuesday night before the weekend sweep of Sioux Falls.

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Friday, January 24, 2014
WILKIE SCORES TWICE IN SHOOTOUT VICTORY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – For the second consecutive game, the Tri-City Storm (14-21-2) were on the winning end of a five-round shootout, defeating the Sioux Falls Stampede (21-12-4) by a score of 3-2 at the Viaero Event Center on Friday night.

Forward Chris Wilkie scored twice in the third period for Tri-City, while Hayden Lavigne stopped 28 shots to get his second straight win in his third consecutive start.

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Monday, January 20, 2014
STORM MAKE TRADES, BRING IN VALESANO    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm head coach and general manager Jim Hulton announced two trades Monday afternoon which will position his team for the future.

The Storm will acquire forward Conner Valesano from the Sioux Falls Stampede, along with a second round pick in the 2014 Phase I Draft in exchange for Storm defenseman Garrett Cecere and an eighth round pick in the 2014 Phase I Draft.

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Saturday, January 18, 2014
L'ESPERANCE'S TWO GOALS NOT ENOUGH FOR STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Joel L’Esperance scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season for the Tri-City Storm (12-21-2) but it wasn’t enough as the Dubuque Fighting Saints (21-10-1) pulled out a 5-3 victory on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Storm goaltender Hayden Lavigne made 40 saves, keeping Tri-City in the game, while defenseman Garrett Cecere recorded two assists.

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Friday, January 17, 2014
LANCERS TOP STORM IN RIVALS' FINALE    

OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha Lancers (26-6-4) defeated the Tri-City Storm (12-20-2) 4-1 in the finale of the teams’ nine-game season series on Friday night at the Ralston Arena.

Garrett Gamez scored the lone goal for Tri-City in the loss, while goaltender Jacob Johansson made 30 saves in a losing effort.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
STORM ALUMNI UPDATE: JANUARY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm are recognizing St. Louis Blues forward Jaden Schwartz along with the University of Denver’s Trevor Moore and Ferris State’s Jason Binkley as their alumni of the month.

Schwartz is having a breakout season for St. Louis, with 15 goals and 17 assists in 43 games. The forward has the third-best goal total on his team, which includes one game-winning strike.

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
STORM TO HIT THE ICE IN HASTINGS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm will be skating outdoors at Libs Park from 6-7:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 in advance of their home games with Des Moines at the Viaero Event Center on Jan. 31 and Feb 1.

Various Storm players will partake in a hockey exhibition, demonstrating their hockey skills on the outdoor rink before skating with fans in attendance.

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Monday, January 13, 2014
JERSEYS FOR A CAUSE BENEFITS MAKE-A-WISH    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm’s Jerseys For a Cause program raised a total of $1,326 in the month of December. All of the proceeds have been donated to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Central Nebraska.

Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, the program benefits a different organization each month. At each home Tri-City Storm game, a limited edition pink jersey which was worn by the team on Oct. 4 against Sioux City is raffled off to fans who donate.

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Sunday, January 12, 2014
STORM ACQUIRE LARSSON FROM YOUNGSTOWN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – After injuries left Tri-City with just four healthy members of their defense for Saturday’s game with Sioux Falls, the Storm have traded for Fredric Larsson of the Youngstown Phantoms.

Larsson, who was selected by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fourth round of the 2012 NHL Draft (111th overall), has appeared in 26 games for the Phantoms this season, registering a goal and four assists.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014
STAMPEDE SURVIVE LATE COMEBACK FROM STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Sioux Falls Stampede (21-11-2) withstood a late comeback from the Tri-City Storm (12-19-2) and held on to win 6-4 at the Viaero Event Center on Saturday night.

Nolan Aibel scored his first career USHL goal, while Dan Labosky, Chris Wilkie and Garrett Gamez each recorded two assists for the Storm in the loss.

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Friday, January 10, 2014
LANCERS HOLD OFF TRI-CITY 5-3    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Omaha Lancers (24-6-4) got revenge on Friday night, defeating the Tri-City Storm (12-18-2) 5-3. The Lancers suffered a 2-1 loss on Wednesday at the hands of the Storm, their in-state rivals.

Storm forward Joel L’Esperance scored his team leading 18th goal, while also assisting on a tally by linemate Garrett Gamez. The third member of Tri-City’s top line, Chris Wilkie, made the most of a promotion in the lineup, picking up two assists.

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Thursday, January 09, 2014
MCMURPHY PURSUES ROAD LESS TRAVELED    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Growing up in Broken Arrow, Okla., a suburb of Tulsa, Tri-City Storm forward Ryan McMurphy took a different path to Kearney.

Admittedly, he had some different interests than some of the other kids his age.

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Wednesday, January 08, 2014
SECOND PERIOD PROPELS STORM TO 4TH STRAIGHT WIN    

OMAHA, Neb. – Two second period goals were all the Tri-City Storm (12-17-2) needed on Wednesday night to defeat the Omaha Lancers (23-6-4) 2-1 and get their first victory against their in-state rivals this season.

Forward Chase Berger picked up the first assist on both of his teams’ goals in the win, while Chris Wilkie converted on a breakaway in his hometown and goaltender Jacob Johansson made 17 saves in his sixth consecutive victory.

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Monday, January 06, 2014
MCMURPHY NAMED FORWARD OF THE WEEK    

KEARNEY, Neb. – After two road wins over Sioux Falls, veteran Storm forward Ryan McMurphy was named forward of the week by the USHL league office on Monday afternoon.

McMurphy scored three goals and added an assist over the weekend, as Tri-City ran their win streak to three over the Stampede.

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Saturday, January 04, 2014
STORM WIN 6-4, SWEEP STAMPEDE    

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Tri-City Storm (11-17-2) scored three goals in the second period and held on to win their third consecutive game over the Sioux Falls Stampede (20-9-2) by a final score of 6-4 on Saturday night at the Sioux Falls Arena.

Austin Poganski led the charge, scoring twice, and the Storm got four other goals from Ryan McMurphy, Chase Berger, Dan Labosky and Christian Horn.

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Friday, January 03, 2014
TRI-CITY OUTWORKS STAMPEDE FOR 5-1 WIN    

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Tri-City Storm (10-17-2) took an early lead and never let up, defeating the Sioux Falls Stampede (20-8-2) 5-1 at the Sioux Falls Arena on Friday night.

Ryan McMurphy scored the Storm’s first and fifth goals to up his season total to five, while Kyle Eastman notched his first goal of the season and goaltender Jacob Johansson made 31 saves in the win.

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Wednesday, January 01, 2014
LARGEN HEADED TO JANESVILLE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm assistant coach Erik Largen has accepted a new position as the number one assistant coach with the Janesville Jets of the North American Hockey League.

Largen, who was in his first season with the Storm after coming to Kearney in June, will get a chance to move into a role as a number one assistant after spending time in the number two role with Tri-City.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013
STORM STOP STAMPEDE, WIN 3-1    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (9-17-2) made it three wins in a row at home, defeating the Sioux Falls Stampede (18-7-2) 3-1 behind another outstanding performance by goaltender Jacob Johansson on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Christian Horn scored the game-winning goal in the second period, while forward Patrick Curry and defenseman Nolan Gluchowski each got their first goals of the season in the victory.

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Friday, December 27, 2013
LANCERS SCORE FIVE POWER PLAY GOALS IN WIN    

OMAHA, Neb. – The USHL’s best Omaha Lancers (21-4-3) scored five power play goals en route to an 8-3 win over the Tri-City Storm (8-17-2) at the Ralston Arena on Friday night.

Tri-City was led by forward Christian Horn, who scored two power play goals and picked up an assist in the loss. Forward Joel L’Esperance and defenseman Nolan Gluchowski each had two assists apiece for the Storm.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
STORM HELP SUPPORT RELAY FOR LIFE IN NOVEMBER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm raised a total of $2,478 during the month of November through both their Jerseys for a Cause and No Shave November campaigns. 100 percent of the proceeds have been donated to Relay For Life in Central Nebraska.

The Jersys For a Cause program presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska raised a total of $1,388 from jersey auctions at each of the four games during the month. 

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Monday, December 16, 2013
L'ESPERANCE DEFENDS FORWARD OF THE WEEK TITLE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm have won three of their last four games, including a sweep of the Youngstown Phantoms thanks to the help of forward Joel L’Esperance, who has led the way with nine goals over the past two weeks. After his tremendous efforts, the forward has been awarded the league’s Forward of the Week honor for the second consecutive week.

L’Esperance scored a total of five goals for the second straight week during the team’s three games, including an overtime winning goal on Friday night.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013
STORM DEFEAT PHANTOMS IN MATINEE, 3-1    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (8-16-2) used two goals from red hot forward Joel L’Esperance to defeat the Youngstown Phantoms (7-13-5) on Saturday afternoon at the Viaero Event Center by a score of 3-1.

L’Esperance is now second in the USHL with 18 tallies and has scored nine times in his last four games. His streaky play has helped Tri-City to wins in three of their last four games.

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Friday, December 13, 2013
L'ESPERANCE'S HAT TRICK WINS GAME IN OVERTIME    

KEARNEY, Neb. – An overtime winner by the USHL’s reigning Player of the Week Joel L’Esperance sent the Viaero Event Center fans home happy on Friday night, as the Tri-City Storm (7-16-2) defeated the Youngstown Phantoms (7-12-5) 6-5.

L’Esperance’s winning goal completed a hat trick on the night. The center now has 16 tallies on the season, eight of them coming in his last five games.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
TRI-CITY FALLS SHORT IN OMAHA, 3-1    

OMAHA, Neb. – An early power play goal put the Omaha Lancers (20-3-2) in front for good as they defeated the Tri-City Storm (6-16-2) 3-1 at the Ralston Arena on Wednesday night.

The Storm got a tally late in the second period from Chris Wilkie, a native of Omaha, and 22 saves from goaltender Jacob Johansson to keep them alive in the until a late empty net goal.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
STORM TRADE FOR SPRINGFIELD'S CURRY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm have announced a trade with the Springfield Jr. Blues of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) for forward Patrick Curry on Tuesday afternoon. A native of Schaumburg, Ill., Curry will join the team and will be eligible to play in Wednesday night’s game against the Omaha Lancers.

Curry was the leading scorer for Springfield at the time of the trade with 12 goals and 14 assists for 26 points in 25 games. Three of his goals were game-winners and he had a plus-nine rating.

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Monday, December 09, 2013
GLUCHOWSKI CHOSEN AS TEAM CAPTAIN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Storm head coach Jim Hulton announced the leaders of the Tri-City Storm team for the 2013-14 season on Monday morning, choosing defenseman Nolan Gluchowski as the team’s captain and defenseman Garrett Cecere along with forwards Christian Horn and Drew Mayer as assistant captains.

The four players combine for experience at multiple levels of junior hockey, along with experience at the collegiate level.

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Monday, December 09, 2013
L'ESPERANCE NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Storm forward Joel L’Esperance was named forward of the week by the USHL league office on Monday afternoon after scoring five goals and an assist over the weekend, including a four-goal game in a 6-3 win over Cedar Rapids on Saturday night.

The performance against the RoughRiders cemented his name in the team’s record books, becoming the first Tri-City Storm player to ever score four goals in a single game.

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Saturday, December 07, 2013
L’ESPERANCE NOTCHES FOUR TO DEFEAT CEDAR RAPIDS    

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia. – Led by forward Joel L’Esperance who scored four times, the Tri-City Storm (6-15-2) defeated the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (13-7-1) 6-3 in a wild, back and forth game at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena on Saturday night.

Forward Garrett Gamez recorded four assists, while Christian Horn notched a goal and an assist and goalie Jacob Johansson made 29 saves to pick up the win.

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Friday, December 06, 2013
BUCS GOALIE RUCK HOLDS OFF LATE STORM RALLY    

DES MOINES, Ia. – Des Moines Buccaneers (8-12-1) goaltender Ryan Ruck made 53 saves and kept the Tri-City Storm (5-15-2) off the board until the final minutes, backstopping his team to a 3-2 win at Buccaneer Arena on Friday night.

The Storm got back in the game with two late goals in the final five minutes from forwards Garrett Gamez and Chris Wilkie, but they couldn’t find the equalizer.

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Thursday, December 05, 2013
WATERLOO SCORES THREE IN SECOND, BEAT STORM    

WATERLOO, Ia. – The Waterloo Black Hawks (16-5-0) scored three straight goals in the second period and never looked back, defeating the Tri-City Storm (5-14-2) 4-1 in the teams’ third meeting of the season at Young Arena on Thursday night.

Joel L’Esperance scored a late power play goal for the Storm’s only tally of the night, while goaltender Jacob Johansson was stellar in between the pipes, making 37 saves.

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Wednesday, December 04, 2013
STORM ALUMNI UPDATE: DECEMBER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Three former Storm forwards had exceptional months during November and have been key contributors to their teams. For the month of December the Storm recognize Mario Lamoureux, Konrad Reeder and Torin Snydeman as their alumni of the month.

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Tuesday, December 03, 2013
STORM ADD AIBEL, TRADE HAYDON    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm head coach and general manager Jim Hulton announced roster moves on Tuesday afternoon, which included the addition of forward Nolan Aibel to the active roster.

Aibel was selected by Tri-City in the third round in Phase I of the 2013 USHL Draft. He spent the beginning of his season with the New Jersey Rockets of the Eastern Hockey League (EHL) and is expected to join the Storm for the remainder of the 2013-14 season.

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Saturday, November 30, 2013
STORM FALL SHORT TO OMAHA IN LAST MINUTE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – A goal in the final minute by defenseman Connor Light sent the Omaha Lancers (17-3-2) home with a 2-1 win over the Tri-City Storm (5-13-2) on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Storm forward Garrett Gamez scored his first goal of the season, while goaltender Jacob Johansson made 35 saves and was on his game all night between the pipes for Tri-City.

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Friday, November 29, 2013
VESEL SCORES IN FINAL MINUTE TO BEST STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – For the second straight game the Storm fell short after scoring a tying goal in the final period. Friday night’s game with the visiting Omaha Lancers (16-3-2) had late drama but the Tri-City Storm (5-12-2) came out on the losing end of a tight game, falling 5-3 at the Viaero Event Center after Omaha’s Tyler Vesel scored the game winner with 30 seconds remaining. 

Storm forwards Nick Hutchison, Christian Horn and Drew Mayer all had goals in the loss, keeping their team in the game until the final minute.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
HULTON EXCITED TO BEGIN NEW CHAPTER IN KEARNEY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – When he arrived in Kearney, Jim Hulton was reminded of home. 

“I walked out of the hotel the first day and there were two tractors by the road with a for-sale sign on it,” said the newest head coach of the Tri-City Storm. “I broke out into a big smile because my dad restores old tractors; it was right up my alley.”

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Monday, November 25, 2013
JERSEYS FOR A CAUSE RAISES $1,743 IN OCTOBER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm raised $1,743 in their Jerseys For A Cause campaign during the month of October. All of those funds will be donated to the Kearney Tackles Cancer fund, the organization’s October beneficiary.

KTC is a local organization in Kearney that raises money to help those that are struggling financially while fighting cancer.

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Sunday, November 24, 2013
USA OUTLASTS TRI-CITY 3-2    

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – A tying third period tally wasn’t enough for the Tri-City Storm (5-11-2) as Team USA (14-6-0) got the final goal from Jeremy Bracco and won 3-2 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube on Sunday afternoon.

The Storm got goals from forwards Joel L’Esperance and Chris Wilkie and goaltender Jacob Johansson made 31 saves in the loss.

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Saturday, November 23, 2013
LAVIGNE BACKSTOPS STORM TO WIN    

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Hayden Lavigne made 36 saves and Joel L’Esperance scored twice as the Tri-City Storm (5-10-2) earned their first win under new head coach Jim Hulton, defeating Team USA (13-6-0) by a final score of 5-2 at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube on Saturday night. 

Storm forwards Christian Horn and Thomas Aldworth also scored goals for Tri-City in the win, and Chris Wilkie added an empty netter against his former team to seal the victory in the closing minutes.

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Friday, November 22, 2013
MORRIS SHUTS OUT STORM IN HULTON DEBUT    

BENSENVILLE, Ill. – Chicago Steel (6-12-0) goaltender Cale Morris held the Tri-City Storm (4-10-2) at bay on Friday night at The Edge, shutting them out in a 2-0 win for the Steel.

Storm goaltender Jacob Johansson also put on a show at the other end of the ice in the loss, making 35 saves on 36 shots.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
STORM HIRE JIM HULTON AS NEW HEAD COACH    

KEARNEY, Neb. – On Tuesday afternoon the Tri-City Storm began a new era, announcing Jim Hulton as the sixth head coach in the franchise’s history at a press conference in front of local media and fellow staff members at the Viaero Event Center. 

Hulton has a wealth of coaching experience at many levels, including his most recent position as an Assistant Coach with the Florida Panthers in the National Hockey League from 2008-2011.

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Saturday, November 16, 2013
11.16.13 -- STAMPEDE OUTPLAY STORM IN SHUTOUT    

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sioux Falls Stampede (11-5-2) took an early lead, scoring three goals in the first period and controlled the entire game, shutting out the Tri-City Storm (4-9-2) 6-0 at the Sioux Falls Arena on Saturday night.

Storm goaltender Hayden Lavigne came on in relief for Jacob Johansson and made 24 saves while playing 48 minutes.

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Friday, November 15, 2013
DUBUQUE PREVAILS IN BACK-AND-FORTH CONTEST    

DUBUQUE, Ia. – In a back and forth affair that saw both teams lose leads, the Dubuque Fighting Saints (10-3-1) scored two goals in the final half of the third period and defeated the Tri-City Storm (4-8-2) 6-4 on Friday night at the Mystique Community Ice Center. 

The Storm got goals from Chris Wilkie, Cutler Martin, Chase Berger and Christian Horn in defeat, while Kevin Kerr scored his first USHL point, picking up an assist.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013
FOUR PLAYERS SIGN LETTERS OF INTENT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Four Tri-City Storm players signed on the dotted line Wednesday afternoon, making their collegiate commitments official during the first day of the fall NCAA national letter of intent period.

The players included defensemen Nolan Gluchowski and Cutler Martin, forward Drew Mayer and goaltender Hayden Lavigne.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
STORM ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL THEME NIGHTS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm announced additions to the 2013-14 promotions schedule Tuesday, adding four new theme nights which will increase added value for fans who attend the selected games.

The four new themes include Seinfeld Night on Jan. 10, Taste of Nebraska on Jan. 24, Olympic Night on Jan. 31 and I Love Country Night on Mar. 1.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
POGANSKI HELPS USA WIN GOLD    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm forward Austin Poganski and Team USA defeated Russia 4-1 to earn a gold medal in the World Junior A Challenge on Sunday in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

It is the fifth gold medal in the last six years for USA, a team that consists entirely of United States Hockey League talent.

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Friday, November 08, 2013
LANCERS CONTROL PLAY TO DEFEAT STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Omaha Lancers (11-2-1) got ahead early and stayed in front, defeating the Tri-City Storm (4-7-2) 5-2 on Friday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Joel L’Esperance and Chris Wilkie each scored late goals to keep the Storm in the game. For L’Esperance, it was his team-leading fifth tally, while Wilkie notched his second of the year.

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
STORM AND CCC PLEDGE TO END BULLYING    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm organization has teamed up with Central Community College in a pledge to stand up and prevent bullying across central Nebraska.

The campaign, which kicked off at the CCC campus in Hastings on Oct. 28, will continue at the Viaero Event Center during the Storm game on Friday Nov. 8, where a bullying prevention pledge banner will be on display for fans to sign.

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Monday, November 04, 2013
STORM ALUMNI UPDATE: NOVEMBER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Each month during the season the Tri-City Storm will be selecting a group of former players to recognize for their contributions on the ice at the next level.

For the first month, the selections are Cole Gunner, Dan Kolomatis and Scott Diebold, all three of whom have had great starts for their schools in the collegiate ranks.

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Saturday, November 02, 2013
MUSKETEERS SCORE TWO IN EACH FRAME, TOP STORM    

SIOUX CITY, Ia. – The Sioux City Musketeers (9-2-1) scored two goals in each period and defeated the Tri-City Storm (4-6-2) 6-1 at the Tyson Events Center on Saturday night.

Forward Ross Olsson scored his first goal of the season for Tri-City in the loss, while defenseman Jalen Schulz got his first point of the year, picking up an assist on the lone Storm goal of the night.

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Friday, November 01, 2013
JOHANSSON SHUTS OUT STARS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (4-5-2) took care of business Friday night at the Viaero Event Center, shutting out the Lincoln Stars (2-4-4) 3-0. Thomas Aldworth, Chase Berger and Tory Dello all scored goals in the Storm’s second win over Lincoln this season.

Storm goaltender Jacob Johansson made 33 saves in the winning effort, recording his second shutout of the 2013-14 season.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
STORM SCORE FOUR, END LOSING SKID    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Christian Horn tallied four points, while his center Joel L’Esperance scored his third and fourth goals of the season as the Tri-City Storm (3-5-2) ended their six-game losing streak, defeating the Waterloo Black Hawks (7-3-0) 4-2 on Wednesday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Storm goaltender Jacob Johansson was magnificent once again for the Storm, making 34 saves on a Waterloo team that continued to throw the puck that the net.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013
LANCERS' HAWKEY SHUTS OUT STORM    

OMAHA, Neb. – Omaha Lancers (8-1-1) goaltender Hayden Hawkey stopped all 22 shots that came his way to defeat the Tri-City Storm (2-5-2) 2-0 at the Ralston Arena on Saturday night.

Jacob Johansson was strong in net for Tri-City, making 26 saves and keeping Omaha off the board late to allow the Storm a chance at a comeback.

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Friday, October 25, 2013
LINCOLN SKATES BY STORM, EVENS SEASON SERIES    

LINCOLN, Neb. – After the Tri-City Storm (2-4-2) defeated the Lincoln Stars (2-2-4) on opening night back on Sept. 28 in Kearney, Lincoln got the revenge they were seeking in the teams’ second battle of the season, knocking off Tri-City 6-1 at the Ice Box on Friday night.

Storm forward Joel L’Esperance scored his second goal of the season in defeat for Tri-City. The Brighton, Mich. native’s second goal in as many games was set up by Drew Mayer and Cutler Martin.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013
STORM ADD HORN, ANNOUNCE TRADES    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm head coach and general manager Josh Hauge announced the club will add forward Christian Horn to the roster for the remainder of the 2013-14 season on Thursday. 

Horn started his season as a redshirt freshman at the University of Minnesota but decided to leave the team to play in the USHL. He will give the Storm added depth and talent as a forward with collegiate hockey experience.

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Saturday, October 19, 2013
CEDAR RAPIDS USES OFFENSE TO GET PAST STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (2-3-2) fell short on Duck Dynasty night at the Viaero Event Center, taking a tie game into the third period but losing 7-4 to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (4-1-0).

Joel L’Esperance and Steven Haydon scored their first goals of the season for Tri-City in the loss, while Chase Berger and Austin Poganski also added tallies in the Storm’s highest offensive output of the season to date.

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Friday, October 18, 2013
BUCS SKATE PAST STORM, WIN SECOND OF SEASON    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Des Moines Buccaneers (2-4-1) scored six goals en route to their second win of the season on Friday night at the Viaero Event Center, defeating the Tri-City Storm (2-2-2) by a final score of 6-2.

Storm forward Austin Poganski scored both Tri-City goals on power plays in defeat. Poganski now has three goals in his last two games and leads the team in scoring with four total points in five games.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013
POGANSKI CHOSEN FOR WORLD JUNIOR A CHALLENGE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm forward Austin Poganski continues to pile up the accolades during his draft year. Poganski has been named to USA Hockey’s roster for the 2013 World Junior A Challenge next month in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

The 17-year-old will be part of a roster made up of 22 USHL players from various teams throughout the league. The team will compete from November 2-10 against teams from Canada, Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Russia.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013
STORM FALL TO BLACK HAWKS IN SHOOTOUT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – It took a shootout to decide a winner once again at the Viaero Event Center on Saturday night, as the Waterloo Black Hawks (4-1-0) squeaked past the Tri-City Storm (2-1-2) by a final score of 3-2.

Tri-City got goals from forwards Austin Poganski and Thomas Aldworth, while goaltender Jacob Johansson had another outstanding night between the pipes, making 53 saves.

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Friday, October 11, 2013
MUSKETEERS TOP STORM 6-1    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Sioux City (2-2-1) got goals from six different forwards on their way to their second win of the season at the Viaero Event Center, defeating the Tri-City Storm  (2-1-1) 6-1 on Friday night.

The lone Tri-City tally was scored by forward Chris Wilkie, who collected his first goal in a Storm sweater.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013
STORM BOND WITH LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – This season the Tri-City Storm have teamed up with the Kearney Volunteer Fire Department to honor an unsung hero after each win.

The department has donated an authentic fire helmet, detailed in purple by Bobby Turner with Turner Body Shop, for the team’s locker room. After a Storm win the helmet will be presented to a player who made a big contribution to the team’s success, but may not have been recognized in the box score.

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Saturday, October 05, 2013
JOHANSSON EARNS SHUTOUT, STORM WIN 1-0    

URBANDALE, Ia. – Tri-City Storm goaltender Jacob Johansson continued his early season brilliance Saturday night, shutting down the Des Moines Buccaneers in a 1-0 Storm win at Buccaneer Arena.

Forward Ryan McMurphy netted his second goal in as many games and that was all Tri-City needed to pick up two points and stay undefeated in regulation.

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Friday, October 04, 2013
MUSKETEERS DROP STORM IN SHOOTOUT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In a game that was similar to the Storm’s home opener last Saturday, Tri-City couldn’t find their way through a shootout, picking up a point, but losing to the Sioux City Musketeers 2-1 at the Viaero Event Center on Friday night.

Storm goaltender Jacob Johansson came up big for the second consecutive game, keeping his team in the game with 44 saves, including two when Tri-City was shorthanded in overtime.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013
PINK IN THE RINK KICKS OFF JERSEYS FOR A CAUSE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – For the third consecutive year, the Tri-City Storm is partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska to present the Jerseys For A Cause program, which begins with Pink In The Rink night this Friday, Oct. 4.

Storm players will don limited edition pink jerseys during Friday’s game against Sioux City, and the ice surface will be painted pink in honor of the program.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013
JOHANSSON SHINES IN OPENING NIGHT WIN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Swedish goaltender Jacob Johansson didn’t disappoint in his first game for the Tri-City Storm, making 37 saves and coming up big late in the contest, a 2-1 shootout win at the Viaero Event Center on Saturday night.

Newcomers Robbie Payne and Chris Wilkie scored for the Storm in the shootout, sending the Kearney fans home happy with a win in their first game of the season.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013
VIAERO WIRELESS EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm and Viaero Wireless are proud to announce they have agreed to an extension on the presenting sponsorship rights for Storm Hockey.

Viaero originally signed on in 2007 and six years later, they still believe in Storm Hockey.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
STORM SHUTOUT LINCOLN IN PRESEASON VICTORY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In their penultimate preseason contest, the Tri-City Storm dominated from start to finish, shutting out the Lincoln Stars 4-0 in front of their home fans at the Viaero Event Center on Thursday night.

Goaltenders Hayden Lavigne and Jacob Johansson combined for a 35 save shutout while Robbie Payne led the way offensively with a goal and an assist.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
STORM SHUTOUT LINCOLN IN PRESEASON VICTORY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In their penultimate preseason contest, the Tri-City Storm dominated from start to finish, shutting out the Lincoln Stars 4-0 in front of their home fans at the Viaero Event Center on Thursday night.

Goaltenders Hayden Lavigne and Jacob Johansson combined for a 35 save shutout while Robbie Payne led the way offensively with a goal and an assist.

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Thursday, September 19, 2013
TRI-CITY ANNOUNCES ROSTER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm made the final changes to their roster this week and announced the group of players who are ready to lead the team into the 2013-14 season.

While the Storm’s season doesn’t begin until Sept. 28, the United States Hockey League will have their first set of regular season contests this coming weekend.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
STORM RALLY AROUND TEAMMATE'S MOTHER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Usually when the Storm have a Sunday off, players are using it to rest up, playing video games and watching football.

But last Sunday morning the entire Tri-City Storm roster made the trip to Kramer, Neb., to support a benefit for Lisa Nitzel Dello, mother of defenseman Tory Dello.

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Friday, September 13, 2013
DES MOINES DEFEATS STORM IN BRAWL-MARRED GAME    

DES MOINES, Ia. – In a preseason game that will be remembered more for its fights than goals, the Des Moines Buccaneers defeated the Tri-City Storm by a final score of 7-1 at Buccaneer Arena on Friday night.

The game got out of hand in the latter stages, as there were seven fights and 239 total penalty minutes between the two sides.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
STORM BOMBARD BLACK HAWKS    

SIOUX CITY, Ia. – The Tri-City Storm earned their first victory of the preseason Thursday afternoon, coming back to defeat the Waterloo Black Hawks by  a final score of 5-3 in the Fall Classic West at the Tyson Events Center.

Tri-City got goals from five different forwards in the win, including three consecutive tallies in the third period. Goaltender Hayden Lavigne picked up his first victory in his first start, making 31 saves on 34 shots.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
STORM SUBDUED BY FORCE IN FALL CLASSIC OPENER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – A late comeback attempt wasn’t enough as the Tri-City Storm dropped their second preseason game of the year to the Fargo Force by a final score of 3-2 on Wednesday in the Fall Classic West at the Tyson Events Center.

Tri-City got goals from returning forward Ryan McMurphy and newcomer right wing Thomas Aldworth. Goaltender Jacob Johansson suited up in a Storm uniform for the first time and made 20 saves on 23 shots.

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Saturday, September 07, 2013
BUCS TOP STORM IN PRESEASON OPENER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In their first preseason test of the new 2013-14 season, the Tri-City Storm fell to the Des Moines Buccaneers by a final score of 4-1 on Saturday afternoon at the Viaero Event Center.

First-year Storm forward Drew Mayer had the lone goal for Tri-City in the loss.

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Friday, September 06, 2013
STORM TO PARTNER WITH PLATTE VALLEY STATE BANK    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm and Platte Valley State Bank have teamed up to honor an active or veteran military individual during each Storm home game this season in what will be known as the ‘Patriotic Salute’.

The presentation will occur during the first media timeout of the first period at the Viaero Event Center.

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Tuesday, September 03, 2013
STORM HIRE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The offseason has brought many changes to Storm head coach Josh Hauge’s preparations for the upcoming 2013-14 campaign.

Most recently, Hauge and his new staff have hired Alex Weaver of the Kearney YMCA as the team’s strength and conditioning coach. Weaver has devised a plan to develop the players core strength, as well as injury prevention techniques.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
TRI-CITY ANNOUNCES PRESEASON SCHEDULE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In addition to playing two contests at the annual Fall Classic West in Sioux City, the Tri-City Storm have added four more matchups to their preseason schedule as tune-ups before the regular season gets underway.

Two of those games will be in Kearney at the Viaero Event Center on Sept. 7 and 19 against the Des Moines Buccaneers and the Lincoln Stars respectively.

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Monday, August 19, 2013
DELLO SHINES AT FIVE NATIONS TOURNAMENT    

 

KEARNEY, Neb. - Tri-City Storm defenseman Tory Dello had a big week while representing the United States U17 Select Team at the annual Five Nations Tournament in Slovakia.

First, the 16-year-old Dello was named captain of his country’s team before their opening contest against on Aug. 12. He then proceeded to lead the squad to an undefeated 4-0-0 record, defeating each of the other four nations and claiming a gold medal.

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Monday, August 12, 2013
STORM ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONS SCHEDULE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm have announced their annual promotions schedule for the 2013-14 season. The list includes many traditional staples like Pink in the Rink and Pack It In Purple, as well as some new additions.

The Storm open their schedule in Kearney at the Viaero Event Center against Lincoln on Sept. 28 and all fans in attendance will be treated to a free barbeque before the game, as well as a fireworks show at the conclusion of the contest, presented by Viaero Wireless.

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Thursday, August 08, 2013
STORM ADD BLASE TO COACHING STAFF    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm head coach and GM Josh Hauge has added another member to his coaching staff for the 2013-14 season, choosing St. Louis native Erik Blase to assist with the team’s video and scouting needs.

The 34-year-old has previous experience coaching junior hockey in multiple leagues and is actively involved in the managing of Flexxcoach, a service that helps other hockey coaches stay organized.

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Friday, August 02, 2013
FUNDRAISING UP A STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm are once again helping local non-profit organizations in their fundraising efforts this season.

The fundraising program is designed to help groups raise money while enjoying a fun night out with friends and family at a Tri-City Storm game.

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
POGANSKI TO REPRESENT USA IN CZECH REPUBLIC    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Most people consider hockey to be a winter sport. That may be true for some players, but not for Tri-City Storm forward Austin Poganski.

After participating in USA Hockey’s Select Festival in Buffalo, N.Y. last month, Poganski was named to the roster for the US Under-18 Select Team that will compete at the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Tournament in Braclav, Czech Republic Aug. 5-10.

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Monday, July 22, 2013
STORM ANNOUNCE 2013-14 SCHEDULE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm announced its 60-game regular season schedule for the upcoming 2013-14 season Monday afternoon. Head coach and GM Josh Hauge will be at the helm for his second full season with a new schedule format.

Highlighting the slate is an opening night matchup with the Lincoln Stars on Sept. 28 at the Viaero Event Center in Kearney, as well as home matchups with Eastern Conference foes Cedar Rapids, Youngstown, Dubuque, Muskegon and Green Bay.

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Friday, July 19, 2013
MATTSSON PLAYING PROFESSIONALLY IN SWEDEN    

KEARNEY, Neb. Former Storm goaltender Johan Mattsson is preparing for a full season of professional hockey in Sweden after signing a professional contract to play with Djurgarden IF, a team in the second-tier Swedish league called HockeyAllsvenskan.

Mattsson, who is now 21-years-old, aged out of junior hockey after this past season with Tri-City. After previously playing in professional leagues, including a full season in the Ontario Hockey League with the Sudbury Wolves in 2011-12, he was ineligible to play at the collegiate level.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013
TRI-CITY FINALIZES PROTECTED LIST    

KEARNEY, Neb. – After a competitive tryout camp in Las Vegas last month, the Tri-City Storm coaching staff have decided on their initial protected list, bringing them one step closer to determining which players will wear Storm sweaters on opening night this fall.

Storm Head Coach and General Manager Josh Hauge made the announcement Thursday.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013
WARD, MOORE HIGHLIGHT NHL CAMP INVITES    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Storm are well represented in NHL summer development camps with six total players, past and present, receiving invites to play among other elite prospects.

Two players from the 2012-13 roster, Brian Ward and Trevor Moore, accepted invites to showcase their skills.

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Tuesday, July 09, 2013
STORM RENEW RADIO DEAL FOR 2013-14    

KEARNEY, Neb. – It will be a breeze to listen to Storm hockey games during the 2013-14 season.

That’s because the Tri-City Storm have renewed their agreement with Platte River Radio and will broadcast all 60 regular season games and any potential playoff games on The Breeze 94.5 FM KLIQ.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
STORM TAB BITTNER, LARGEN AS NEW ASSISTANTS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – After a national search, the Tri-City Storm have chosen two coaches, J.B. Bittner and Erik Largen, to complement head coach Josh Hauge as assistants.

Combined, the two new members of the staff have almost a decade of experience at both the professional and collegiate levels of hockey.

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Monday, June 10, 2013
SEASON TICKET HOLDERS GET SURPRISE BENEFIT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm announced the winners of their “Early Bird Season Ticket Renewal Program” drawing on Monday afternoon.

Prizes were awarded to individuals and businesses that have committed to become Storm season subscribers for the upcoming hockey season. The “Early Bird” prizes are an incentive to renew in advance and another way for the Storm organization to bring extra value to their most invested fans.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
LIEDES SIGNS PRO DEAL IN FINLAND    

KEARNEY, Neb. – One of the Storm’s leaders is living out a dream this summer.

Assistant captain Heikki Liedes has signed a two-year professional contract to play for Kalevan Pallo (KalPa) of the SM-liiga in Finland.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
MARTIN TURNS BLUE AND MAIZE, COMMITS TO MICHIGAN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Storm defenseman Cutler Martin decided to make it easy on his family and friends, choosing to stay in his home state of Michigan and play college hockey as a member of the University of Michigan Wolverines in the fall of 2014.

Martin said there was no hesitation once he was offered a spot on the team.

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Monday, May 06, 2013
STORM ADD SCORING PROWESS IN PHASE 1 OF USHL DRAFT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – To say that Tri-City Storm head coach and general manager Josh Hauge was happy with the way Phase 1 of the 2013 USHL Draft turned out Monday night would be an understatement.

“I’m extemely excited,” Hauge said. “We got some talented guys that we think can come in and compete for spots next year, but we still built ourselves for the future.”

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Thursday, May 02, 2013
STORM EYE NO. 2 PICK IN USHL DRAFT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – With the 2013 USHL Draft just days away, Tri-City Storm head coach and general manager Josh Hauge and his staff are busy preparing to bring new players to Kearney who reflect the organization’s standards on and off the ice.

“We’re looking for guys that want to come in and be a good citizen in our community,” Hauge said. “They’re pretty young kids, so we try to make sure they understand what they’re getting into and educate them on our town and league.”

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Thursday, April 25, 2013
GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT MARK END TO 2012-13 SEASON    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm wrapped up the 2012-13 regular season with an overall record of 22-35-7, failing to qualify for the United States Hockey League playoffs.

The conclusion of the 64-game regular season schedule also put a cap on Storm head coach Josh Hauge’s first full season behind the bench. Hauge’s season will be remembered for the ever-changing lineup he was forced to put on the ice due to constant injuries.

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Monday, April 22, 2013
A LETTER FROM STORM PRESIDENT GREG SHEA    

I write to you today to thank you for your tremendous support this season and to share my thoughts on the 2012-13 season.

We have two consistent goals each year in making the playoffs and being a provider of quality entertainment. Qualifying for the playoffs and competing for a Clark Cup is something that we desire for you, our dedicated fanbase.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
STORM ANNOUNCE STAFF CHANGES    
KEARNEY – Tri-City Storm assistant coaches Eric Fink and Lenny Hofmann were relieved of their duties Wednesday but have been offered consulting positions with the team through the USHL’s May drafts. Head Coach and General Manager Josh Hauge remains in his current role.
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Monday, April 15, 2013
STARS HOLD OFF STORM IN SEASON FINALE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In the final game of the season, the Tri-City Storm (22-35-7) staged a late rally but ultimately fell to the Lincoln Stars (39-22-3) 4-3 in front of a sold out crowd of 4,147 on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Michael Vecchione finished his season on a four-game goal scoring streak, scoring his 26th of the season on a power play in the first period. Brian Ward also finished the season on a 17-game point scoring streak, notching two assists in his final game with the team.

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Friday, April 12, 2013
TRI-CITY COMES UP SHORT IN LINCOLN    

LINCOLN, Neb. – Michael Vecchione scored his 25th goal of the season and Brian Ward extended his point streak to 16 games, but the Tri-City Storm (22-34-7) fell to the Lincoln Stars (38-22-3) by a final score of 5-2 on Friday night at the IceBox.

Storm forward Ben Foster also scored a goal in the third period. The tally was his eighth as a member of the Tri-City squad and his 22nd on the season.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013
STORM HAND OUT ANNUAL AWARDS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm handed out their annual awards for the 2012-13 season on Thursday night at their end of season banquet at the Viaero Event Center. 

Brian Ward headlined the awards, being named the most valuable player. Ward has scored 51 points in 40 games on 22 goals and 29 assists.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
PLENTY ON THE LINE AS STORM ENTER FINAL WEEKEND    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The 2012-13 USHL season will come to an end for the Tri-City Storm this weekend, but not before they do battle with the Lincoln Stars in a home-and-home series on Friday and Saturday night.

Tri-City hasn’t fared too well with the Stars this season, but will have a chance to end their campaign on a high note. Friday’s matchup will be at the IceBox in Lincoln and the Storm will complete their 64-game schedule in Kearney on Saturday night.

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Saturday, April 06, 2013
WARD RETURN NOT ENOUGH AS STORM FALL TO BUCS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In a back and forth affair Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center, the Des Moines Buccaneers (25-32-4) prevailed, scoring two late third period goals and defeated the Tri-City Storm (22-33-7) by a score of 4-3.

The Storm’s top line of Trevor Moore, Michael Vecchione and Brian Ward each picked up two points in defeat, while defenseman Nolan Gluchowski added a power play goal.

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Friday, April 05, 2013
SIOUX CITY KNOCKS OFF SHORTHANDED STORM    

SIOUX CITY, Ia. – The Sioux City Musketeers (18-27-11) got two goals from three different players on their way to an 8-1 win over the Tri-City Storm at the Tyson Events Center on Friday night.

Storm forward Michael Vecchione scored his team leading twenty-third goal in the first period and also picked up his first fighting major of the season, dropping the gloves in the third.

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Saturday, March 30, 2013
DES MOINES USES THREE-GOAL THIRD TO TOP STORM    

DES MOINES, Ia. – Using a three goal effort in the third period, the Des Moines Buccaneers defeated the Tri-City Storm for the first time this season by a score of 4-1.

The only Storm goal was scored on the power play in the second period by Joel L’Esperance. The forward who was formerly property of the Buccaneers, had his tenth of the season assisted by forwards Michael Vecchione and Trevor Moore.

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Friday, March 29, 2013
BLACK HAWKS DEFEAT STORM, WIN SEASON SERIES    

WATERLOO, Ia. – The Waterloo Black Hawks (32-21-4) got ahead early and didn’t let up, defeating the Tri-City Storm (22-30-7) by a final score of 7-0 on Friday night at Young Arena.

Tri-City goaltender Justin Quale saw 46 shots and made 39 saves for the Storm in defeat.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013
CHUBAK, WILCOX LEAD TEAMS INTO NCAA TOURNAMENT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – This weekend is the beginning of tournament time in the college hockey world and there are plenty of Storm alumni represented.

Eleven former Tri-City Storm players will represent nine different schools in the NCAA Tournament which begins on Friday and Saturday at regional sites in Providence, R.I., Manchester, N.H., Toledo, Ohio, and Grand Rapids, Mich. 

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Saturday, March 23, 2013
SIIRO'S HAT TRICK DOOMS STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The first place Sioux Falls Stampede (42-14-2) got a three-goal performance from Ryan Siiro and held on to their lead, defeating the Tri-City Storm (22-29-7) 6-3 on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

The Storm got contributions from assistant captain Michael Vecchione, who had a power play goal late in the first, along with goals by Eli May and Kyle Eastman.

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Friday, March 22, 2013
MCMURPHY GETS GAME WINNER IN COMEBACK WIN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – After being down by two goals at the end of the first period, the Tri-City Storm (22-28-7) came back in the second and got a game-winning goal late in the third from Ryan McMurphy to defeat the Des Moines Buccaneers (22-31-3) on Friday night at the Viaero Event Center. 

Storm forwards Ben Foster and Joel L’Esperance both scored twice and Heikki Liedes added a goal in the victory for Tri-City. 

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
SIOUX FALLS OUTLASTS SHORTHANDED STORM    

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Tri-City Storm (21-27-7) were without some of their top scorers but used a team effort to hang in against the Western Conference leading Sioux Falls Stampede (40-14-2), ultimately falling by a score of 2-1 at the Sioux Falls Arena on Wednesday night.

Storm affiliate player Nick Hutchison scored his first career USHL goal, the only Tri-City tally of the night, in the middle of the second period on the power play. Justin Quale was also good in net, making 36 saves to keep the Storm in contention late.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
MUSKETEERS HOLD OFF STORM    

SIOUX CITY, Ia. – The Sioux City Musketeers (18-27-11) scored five goals in the second period to take the lead and held off the Tri-City Storm (21-27-7) in the third period, winning by a final score of 7-4 at on Tuesday night at the Tyson Events Center.

Storm forward Ben Foster had a goal and two assists in the loss, while Jason Cotton scored his first career USHL goal and Brian Ward had a goal and an assist.

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Monday, March 18, 2013
MOORE MAKING THE MOST OF HIS TIME IN KEARNEY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm forward Trevor Moore has really elevated his game during his second season in Kearney. Moore is currently leading the team in scoring with 54 points on 19 goals and 35 assists this season. He ranks thirteenth in the USHL in overall scoring and his 35 assists are ninth best in the league.

His 55 career assists and 86 career points are fifth and eighth-best respectively in team history.

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Friday, March 15, 2013
FRANKLIN NETS HAT TRICK IN WIN OVER STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Sioux Falls Stampede (38-14-2) got a hat trick from leading goal scorer C.J. Franklin and defeated the Tri-City Storm by a score of 5-1 at the Viaero Event Center on Friday night. 

Tri-City got their lone goal from forward Grant Opperman, who now has 12 tallies on the season. With an assist on the goal, forward Brian Ward extended his point streak to 13 games. Ward has also scored at least once in 24 of his last 25 games.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
OMAHA DEFEATS STORM IN SHOOTOUT    

RALSTON, Neb. – In the final battle of the season between the two in-state rivals, the Tri-City Storm (21-25-7) took a third period lead on a goal by Trevor Mingoia, but ultimately fell to the Omaha Lancers (32-23-0) in a shootout by a final score of 4-3.

The Storm got goals from Brian Ward, Jared Linnell and Mingoia in the loss, while Grant Opperman had two assists and Michael Vecchione picked up his fiftieth point of the season.

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Monday, March 11, 2013
MINGOIA COMMITS TO PROVIDENCE, REUNITES WITH LEAMAN    

KEARNEY, Neb. – It’s been a long journey, but Tri-City Storm forward Trevor Mingoia is headed back to the college ranks, committing to play at Providence College this coming fall. 

Mingoia, who spent one year at Union College, will be reunited with the coach he’s always wanted to play for, Nate Leaman.

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Saturday, March 09, 2013
LUMBERJACKS TOPPLE STORM, 6-3    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Muskegon Lumberjacks (28-16-10) scored four consecutive goals in the second period and held on to defeat the Tri-City Storm (21-25-6) by a score of 6-3 at the Viaero Event Center on Saturday night.

Affiliate player Austin Poganski had his first USHL points, a goal and an assist, in his second game for Tri-City. The Storm also got goals from Michael Vecchione and Grant Opperman in the loss.

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Friday, March 08, 2013
MINGOIA'S TRICK PROPELS STORM PAST LANCERS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The reigning USHL player of the week put on a show at the Viaero Event Center on Friday night. Tri-City Storm (21-24-6) forward Trevor Mingoia scored a natural hat trick in the second half of the game and brought his team from behind to defeat the Omaha Lancers (30-23-0) 6-3.

The win was the sixth consecutive victory for the Storm over Omaha this season. Other goal scorers for the Storm included Trevor Moore, Ben Foster and Heikki Liedes.

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Thursday, March 07, 2013
GOOD LIFE CUP STILL UP FOR GRABS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – As the 2012-13 USHL season begins to wind down, the playoffs are not the only thing on the mind of the three junior hockey teams in the state of Nebraska. 

Although each team has played one another many times already this season, nothing has been settled in the race for the first annual Good Life Cup.

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013
HRABOVSKY COMMITS TO AIR FORCE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm defenseman Johnny Hrabovsky announced Wednesday he has committed to attend school and play hockey at the United States Air Force Academy.

Hrabovsky, who is in his second season with the Storm, will join the team in Colorado Springs, Colo. this fall.

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Monday, March 04, 2013
MINGOIA MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Sometimes a second chance is all you need.

That’s what Tri-City Storm forward Trevor Mingoia has after leaving Union College early in his sophomore season to join the team in late October. Mingoia wasted no time making a big impact with his new team in his first USHL experience and is getting ready to join another collegiate program next fall.

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Monday, March 04, 2013
MINGOIA NAMED PLAYER OF THE WEEK    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm forward Trevor Mingoia was named a co-USHL forward of the week by the league office Monday afternoon.

The Fairport, N.Y. native scored four goals and added two assists in the Storm’s three games over the weekend in Waterloo, Indianapolis and Youngstown.

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Saturday, March 02, 2013
PHANTOMS EDGE STORM 5-4 IN OT    

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Phantoms (28-20-0) erased a three-goal deficit in the third period and got an overtime winner from Sam Anas to defeat the Tri-City Storm (20-24-6) 5-4 on Saturday night at the Covelli Center.

The Storm got goals from four different players including Trevor Mingoia and Ben Foster, who both had multi-point performances. Joel L’Esperance also added two assists for Tri-City.

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Friday, March 01, 2013
STORM SCORE THREE TIMES DURING SECOND IN ROUT    

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Tri-City Storm (20-24-5) scored three unanswered goals in the second period to take control of the game and held on for a 6-4 victory over the Indiana Ice (17-28-4) at Pan Am Arena in Indianapolis on Friday night.

Trevor Mingoia and Joel L’Esperance had big offensive nights, each registering three points in the Storm victory. Jared Linnell also scored two goals in the first period and Trevor Moore had a goal and an assist.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013
TRI-CITY COMEBACK FALLS SHORT IN WATERLOO    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In their first trip to Waterloo this season the Tri-City Storm staged a valiant comeback attempt but fell short and lost to the Black Hawks by a final score of 6-4.

Storm forward Michael Vecchione was a big part of the late surge, scoring two goals in the third period, while Jared Linnell and Trevor Mingoia also contributed with goals in the loss.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
UNITED WAY JERSEY AUCTION BRINGS IN $15,289    

KEARNEY - The Tri-City Storm brought in $15,389 through its auction of 27 game-worn player and team jerseys Saturday, with all proceeds going to the United Way of the Kearney Area.  Trevor Moore’s No. 8 jersey went for the highest price at $1,250 during the live auction following the Storm’s Pack-It-In-Purple game against Green Bay.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
THURSDAY'S STORM GAME MOVED TO ESPN RADIO    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Thursday’s game broadcast of the Storm and Waterloo Black Hawks will air on the ESPN Radio Superstation 1460 AM and 1550 AM.

The Viaero Wireless Pre-Game Show will get underway at 6:45 p.m. and the puck will drop at 7:05.

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Saturday, February 23, 2013
GAMBLERS PREVAIL AFTER LATE STORM RALLY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – A furious late rally by the Tri-City Storm (19-23-5) wasn’t enough as a late goal gave the Green Bay Gamblers (29-14-3) a 4-3 win on Friday night in front of a crowd of 4,099 at the Viaero Event Center. 

Storm forwards Brian Ward and Trevor Mingoia each scored a goal and an assist in a three-goal third period in which Tri-City erased a 3-0 deficit.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
MICHALKE JOINS STORM COACHING STAFF    

KEARNEY, Neb. – With the stretch run and the final months of the season approaching, the Tri-City Storm have added current Air Force forward George Michalke to their staff as an assistant coach.

Michalke, who is a junior english major at the United States Air Force Academy, sustained an injury last October and is on medical leave from the university for the remainder of the season.

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Saturday, February 16, 2013
STORM WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT OVER LANCERS    

RALSTON, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm used a late second period goal from Tim Bonner to get ahead of the Omaha Lancers and held on, winning 2-1 at a sold out Ralston Arena on Saturday night. 

Brian Ward also scored his team-leading nineteenth goal in the second period and Justin Quale stopped 28 shots to pick up the win.

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Friday, February 15, 2013
SIOUX CITY DOWNS STORM, 5-3    

SIOUX CITY, Ia. – The Tri-City Storm fell behind early and couldn’t catch up, dropping a Western Conference battle with the Sioux City Musketeers by a score of 5-3 on Friday night at the Tyson Events Center.

The three Storm tallies were scored by Cutler Martin, Garrett Gamez and Tim Bonner, while Trevor Mingoia added two assists in the loss.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
2.14.13 -- STORM HOCKEY, BD TEAM UP FOR MARCH 8 EMPLOYEE NIGHT    

KEARNEY - BD manufacturing plants in Holdrege and Broken Bow always are looking for new ways to bring their employees together outside of work.  So when the Tri-City Storm approached the company about a special BD Employee Night at the hockey team’s March 8 game against rival Omaha, BD jumped at the opportunity.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013
LINCOLN OUTDUELS STORM IN SHOOTOUT    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Lincoln Stars (25-15-3) used a three-goal third period comeback to force overtime and defeated the Tri-City Storm (18-21-5) in a shootout on Thursday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Tri-City forward Michael Vecchione tallied two goals in the loss, while Ben Foster scored his first goal in a Storm uniform in the third period.

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Saturday, February 09, 2013
FARGO HOLDS OFF STORM, WINS 3-2    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Despite a two-goal comeback in the second period, the Tri-City Storm (18-21-4) failed to score in the third period and were defeated by the Fargo Force (25-14-5) 3-2 on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Trevor Mingoia and Michael Vecchione scored goals for Tri-City in a middle frame in which the Storm outshot Fargo 16-6 and got back into the game. Johan Mattsson also had a good night in between the pipes, making 27 saves on 30 shots.

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Friday, February 08, 2013
STORM DROP TIGHT ONE IN LINCOLN    

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (18-20-4) had an early third period lead but ultimately fell to the Lincoln Stars (24-14-3) by a final score 4-3 at the IceBox in Lincoln on Friday night.

Storm captain Brian Ward scored two goals for Tri-City in the loss, while Joel L’Esperance scored his fourth tally of the season and defenseman Garrett Cecere picked up two assists.

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Thursday, February 07, 2013
TRI-CITY ACQUIRES BEN FOSTER AT DEADLINE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm were active at the trade deadline late Wednesday night and made multiple moves, one of which brought forward Ben Foster from the Muskegon Lumberjacks to Kearney.

In exchange for Foster and future considerations, the Storm parted ways with defenseman Josh McArdle and their seventh round pick in the upcoming 2013 draft.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2013
GLUCHOWSKI COMMITS TO ST. LAWRENCE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The coaching staff at St. Lawrence University hasn’t been shy about their feelings for some of the current Tri-City Storm players. On Tuesday, defenseman Nolan Gluchowski became the second Tri-City skater of the season to commit to play college hockey for the Saints. 

Gluchowski, who is in his first full season with the Storm, said he fell in love with the school instantly when he stepped on the Canton, N.Y. campus last weekend.

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Friday, February 01, 2013
TRI-CITY KNOCKS OFF DES MOINES ON ROAD    

DES MOINES, Ia. – The Tri-City Storm (18-19-4) scored early and never gave up the lead, defeating the Des Moines Buccaneers (19-21-2) 6-3 at Buccaneer Arena on Friday night.

11 different Storm forwards registered a point in the win, while Justin Quale made 28 saves on 31 shots in net and Cutler Martin had two assists.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
STORM FIGHT OFF SIOUX CITY, WIN 5-2    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Despite being down to just four healthy defensemen at the start of the night, the Tri-City Storm (17-19-4) defeated the Sioux City Musketeers (7-22-10) by a score of 5-2 on Monday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Storm center Tim Bonner had a big night, scoring two goals and dropping the gloves in the second period for his first USHL fighting major against Musketeer captain Josh Erickson. Also contributing in the Tri-City victory was Michael Vecchione who scored the game winning goal and picked up two assists.

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Monday, January 28, 2013
BURI BRINGS INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE TO BLUELINE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm may have found themselves a hidden gem in recent addition Richard Buri, a defenseman that brings an experience most hockey players in the USHL don’t have.

Buri, a native of Nitra, Slovakia, recently played against some of the best young players in the world as a part of his country’s entrance in this year’s World Junior Championships last month in Russia.

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Saturday, January 26, 2013
SIOUX CITY HOLDS ON TO EARLY LEAD, DEFEATS STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (16-19-4) had a late comeback opportunity, but fell short and suffered their first loss of the season to the Sioux City Musketeers (7-21-10) by a score of 3-2 on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Trevor Mingoia and Brian Ward each scored third period goals for Tri-City and Justin Quale was perfect in relief of Johan Mattsson, making 19 saves.

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Friday, January 25, 2013
VECCHIONE COMPLETES TRICK WITH OT WINNER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – In a wild one at the Viaero Event Center Friday night, the Tri-City Storm (16-18-4) kept their composure after a Waterloo Black Hawks (24-13-1) third period comeback and got an overtime tally from Michael Vecchione to win 6-5.

Vecchione’s OT winner gave him a hat-trick on the night in front of a crowd of 3,098 in Kearney. Forward Tim Bonner also chipped in with two assists, and defenseman Garrett Cecere finished the night with a +4 rating.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
STORM PLAYERS CONTRIBUTE IN PROSPECT GAME WIN    

MUSKEGON, Mich. – The Tri-City Storm were well represented in the 2013 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday night, helping to lead Team West to a 2-1 victory at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Mich. 

Storm forward Jason Cotton shone the brightest of the four Tri-City prospects, scoring the game-winning goal early on in the second period on a pass from teammate Garrett Gamez.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
USHL/NHL TOP PROSPECT GAME TO STREAM FOR FREE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The USHL has announced that the annual USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Wednesday at L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Mich. will be streamed live and for free via FASThockey and the USHL Facebook page.

Four Tri-City Storm players are scheduled to compete, including forwards Jason Cotton, Garrett Gamez, and Trevor Moore, along with defenseman Ryan Ivey. All four Tri-City representatives will play for the West team, which includes other standout prospects from the seven other Western Conference franchises.

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Monday, January 21, 2013
STORM TO HOLD TEDDY BEAR TOSS FOR CHILDREN IN NEED    

KEARNEY – One of the most popular traditions in hockey returns to the Viaero Event Center Saturday when the Tri-City Storm hosts its annual Teddy Bear Toss game against Sioux City. Game time is 7:05 p.m.

Fans are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear to the game and throw it on the ice when the Storm score its first goal.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013
FORCE OUTLAST LATE STORM RALLY    

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Force (23-10-5) got ahead early and never trailed, defeating the Tri-City Storm at Scheels Arena by a score of 4-3 on Saturday night.

The Storm got goals from Grant Opperman, Jared Linnell and Brian Ward in the one-goal loss.

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Friday, January 18, 2013
TRI-CITY DOWNED BY FORCE IN FARGO    

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Force (22-10-5) got ahead in the second period and never looked back, defeating the Tri-City Storm (15-17-4) 7-3 at Scheels Arena on Friday night. 

Kyle Eastman, Brian Ward and Tim Lappin each scored goals for Tri-City in defeat.

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Monday, January 14, 2013
STORM USING NEW STATISTICAL ANALYSIS SERVICE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm have been using a new, cutting edge statistical analysis service to help dissect team performance and prepare for upcoming games.

The team has hired Christopher Boucher, based in Montreal, QC to provide player tracking data at the conclusion of each game. Boucher has created his own system, which he uses to track each play and grade players’ performances. He then inputs the results into a database, which allows tracking of each player’s successes and failures.

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Monday, January 14, 2013
MALLER NAMED USHL DEFENSEMAN OF THE WEEK    

KEARNEY, Neb. – After scoring his first goal of the season and finishing last weekend’s games with a +4 rating, Tri-City Storm defenseman Dylan Maller has been named this week’s USHL defenseman of the week.

Maller becomes the second Tri-City defenseman to win the award this season, joining fellow blueliner Garrett Cecere, who won it on Oct. 8.

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Saturday, January 12, 2013
STORM ROUT FORCE IN THIRD, WIN 5-2    

KEARNEY, Neb. – A night after the Fargo Force (21-10-5) came from behind with four goals in the third period, the Tri-City Storm (15-16-4) turned the tables on their opponents, striking four times in the final frame to secure a 5-2 comeback victory on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Christian Frey picked up the win in net, making 29 saves on 31 shots and five different Storm players scored goals in the win.

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Friday, January 11, 2013
FARGO SCORES FOUR IN THIRD TO DEFEAT STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (14-16-4) couldn’t hold on to a third period lead and fell to the Fargo Force (21-9-5) 5-3 in the first of four consecutive games between the two teams on Friday night at the Viaero Event Center. 

Storm captain Brian Ward scored his eleventh goal of the season in his first game since Nov. 21, while defenseman Dylan Maller picked up his first tally of the season in the loss.

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Saturday, January 05, 2013
LINCOLN SCORES THREE EARLY GOALS TO DEFEAT TRI-CITY    

LINCOLN, Neb. – For the second consecutive night the Tri-City Storm (14-15-4) fell behind early and failed to complete a late-game comeback, losing to the Lincoln Stars (18-9-3) on Saturday night at the Ice Box by a final score of 3-2.

Johnny Hrabovsky and Tim Bonner each scored goals for Tri-City in the loss. Storm goaltender Johan Mattsson made 26 saves on 29 shots.

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Friday, January 04, 2013
STORM COMEBACK FALLS SHORT AT CEDAR RAPIDS    

CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia. – After falling behind early, the Tri-City Storm (14-14-4) made a valiant comeback attempt but just fell short, losing to the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders (13-14-4) on Friday night by a final score of 3-2 at the Cedar Rapids Ice Arena.

Tim Bonner picked up assists on both Storm goals late in the third period, finding both Trevor Moore and Garrett Gamez for tallies in front of the net.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2013
FOUR STORM PLAYERS SELECTED FOR USHL PROSPECTS GAME    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The United States Hockey League announced the roster for the 2013 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game to be held on Jan. 23 at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Mich. on Wednesday.

Four Tri-City Storm players are scheduled to complete, including forwards Jason Cotton, Garrett Gamez, and Trevor Moore, along with defenseman Ryan Ivey.

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Monday, December 31, 2012
VECCHIONE, MOORE LEAD STORM PAST CEDAR RAPIDS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (14-13-4) won their first shootout of the season Monday night in their final game of 2012, defeating the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 4-3 at the Viaero Event Center.

Michael Vecchione led the way offensively with two goals and an assist in regulation, as well as a tally in the first round of the shootout. Trevor Moore also had a big night, recording assists on all three Storm goals and iced the game with a goal in the final round of the shootout.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012
QUALE BACKSTOPS STORM TO WIN    

RALSTON, Neb. – In his first career USHL appearance, Tri-City Storm (13-13-4) backup goaltender Justin Quale got his first win, defeating the Omaha Lancers (16-13-0) 3-2 at the Ralston Arena on Saturday night.

The Storm got goals from Jared Linnell, Garrett Cecere and Johnny Hrabovsky in the win.

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Friday, December 28, 2012
LINCOLN DOWNS TRI-CITY WITH LATE OVERTIME GOAL    

KEARNEY, Neb. – An overtime tally from defenseman Paul LaDue in the final minute of the extra frame gave the Lincoln Stars (16-8-3) a 2-1 victory over the Tri-City Storm (12-13-4) on Friday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Storm goaltender Johan Mattsson did all he could to keep his team in the game, making 48 saves on 50 shots. Lincoln backstop Michael Bitzer shone in the win, making 40 saves on 41 Tri-City shots.

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Friday, December 28, 2012
STORM SIGN TORY DELLO TO TENDER    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm announced Friday that they have signed defenseman Tory Dello to a USHL tender agreement.

Dello, a native of Crystal Lake, Ill., has been playing with the Chicago Mission U18 midget team this season. While he will continue to play with the Mission, Dello will make his USHL debut for the Storm on Friday night when Tri-City takes on Lincoln at the Viaero Event Center at 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, December 22, 2012
FARGO COMPLETES COMEBACK, WINS IN SHOOTOUT    

FARGO, N.D. – The Fargo Force (15-8-5) scored three goals in the third period and won in a shootout, defeating the Tri-City Storm (12-13-3) 6-5 in a wild game at Scheels Arena on Saturday night.

Storm forward Tim Bonner completed the rare feat of a natural hat trick in the first period of the game, scoring three goals early on to give the Tri-City the lead. Trevor Mingoia also completed a milestone on the night, scoring his first goal as a member of the Storm.

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Friday, December 21, 2012
STAMPEDE BLITZ STORM WITH THREE GOALS IN SECOND    

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Tri-City Storm (12-13-1) had a 2-1 lead after the first period but allowed three goals in the second to the Sioiux Falls Stampede (17-8-1) and fell 6-3 on Friday night at the Sioux Falls Arena. 

The Storm got help from defenseman Cutler Martin, who scored his second goal of the season and picked up an assist on a first period goal by Trevor Moore.

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Monday, December 17, 2012
STORM ACQUIRE DRAFT PICK FROM CHICAGO    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm head coach and general manager Josh Hauge announced Monday that the team has acquired a conditional draft pick from the Chicago Steel in exchange for the rights to defenseman Bill Eiserman.

Eiserman, who played for the Storm in 2010-11, has decided to leave UMass-Lowell, where he was in his sophomore season and return to the USHL.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012
STORM SCORE FOUR IN FIRST, KNOCK OFF BLACK HAWKS    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (12-12-2) scored four power play goals, three coming in the first period and defeated the Waterloo Black Hawks (16-9-0) 6-3 on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Trevor Mingoia was a big part of the win, notching four assists, while Grant Opperman had two of the power play goals along with an assist of his own in the win.

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Friday, December 14, 2012
WATERLOO SCORES TWO IN THIRD, TOPS STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – After falling behind early and coming back to tie the game, the Tri-City Storm (11-12-2) fell short to the Waterloo Black Hawks (16-8-0) on Friday night at the Viaero Event Center by a final score of 4-3.

Storm defenseman Nolan Gluchowski scored his third and fourth goals of the season, keeping Tri-City in the game. Forward Grant Opperman also scored in the game for the Storm, registering his third goal of the season.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012
STORM READY FOR 'BEST OF THE BEST'    

KEARNEY – The Tri-City Storm is looking to make a statement this weekend when it hosts one of the USHL’s best teams for a two-game home stand.  “All roads in the West Division go through Waterloo at this point. They won the division last year and remain the favorite early on this season,” said Storm Head Coach Josh Hauge. “We’ll see this weekend where we stack up with the best of the best.

 

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
STORM CAPTAIN BRIAN WARD COMMITS TO ST. LAWRENCE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm captain Brian Ward is headed back to the college ranks with the St. Lawrence Saints next season. Ward, who is currently in his third season with the Storm, says he believes he has found the right school and can’t wait to continue his career.

“I just felt like St. Lawrence was really the place for me personally,” Ward said. “They really like me as a player and were very clear about where they see me in the program’s future. I really like the other guys on the team and the school reminded me of my prep school days a little bit.”

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Saturday, December 08, 2012
TRI-CITY ERUPTS FOR SIX GOALS, DOWNS TEAM USA    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (11-11-2) got their highest offensive output of the season to defeat Team USA (5-13-1) on Saturday afternoon at the Viaero Event Center.

Storm forward Jared Linnell struck twice, while forwards Heikki Liedes and Kyle Eastman got their first goals of the season during a second period in which the Storm scored five unanswered goals.

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Friday, December 07, 2012
LINDGREN MAKES 41 SAVES, SHUTS OUT STORM    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Behind a 41-save performance from goaltender Charlie Lindgren, the Sioux Falls Stampede (14-7-1) shut down the Tri-City Storm (10-11-2) offense, winning 2-0 on Friday night at the Viaero Event Center.

Storm forward Tim Bonner led Tri-City with eight shots on net, while goaltender Johan Mattsson kept things close, making 26 saves.

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Saturday, December 01, 2012
THIRD PERIOD GOALS LEAD FARGO PAST TRI-CITY    

FARGO, N.D. – For the second straight night the Tri-City Storm (10-10-2) and the Fargo Force (10-7-5) entered the third period all tied up, but it was the Force who prevailed with a 5-2 win at Scheels Arena on Saturday night to claim four points on the weekend.

Michael Vecchione stayed hot, registering a goal and an assist to extend his point scoring streak to four games. Forward Tim Bonner also scored a goal and an assist for Tri-City in the loss.

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Friday, November 30, 2012
FARGO DROPS STORM WITH OT GOAL    

FARGO, N.D. – The Tri-City Storm (10-9-2) fell to the Fargo Force (9-7-5) in overtime 4-3 on Friday night at Scheels Arena.

Jared Linnell, Michael Vecchione and Tim Bonner each scored goals for the Storm in the loss. Johan Mattsson made 42 saves in goal.

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Monday, November 26, 2012
LAPPIN COMMITS TO BROWN UNIVERSITY    

KEARNEY, Neb. – Tri-City Storm forward Tim Lappin has made the decision to join his cousin, former Storm player Nick Lappin, to attend school and play hockey at Brown University.

The St. Charles, Ill., native, who has appeared in all 20 games the Storm have played this season, said he has been talking with the team’s coaches for a while and is ready to be a part of the school.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012
STORM DEFEAT DES MOINES, RUN WIN STREAK TO FIVE    

KEARNEY, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (10-9-1) got five goals from five different players to defeat the Des Moines Buccaneers (9-10-1) 5-1 and extend their winning streak to five games on Saturday night at the Viaero Event Center.

The Storm were perfect on special teams, scoring a power play goal and killing off all three Des Moines power plays. Defenseman Johnny Hrabovsky also had a big night, racking up three assists.

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Friday, November 23, 2012
LINNELL SCORES TWO IN RETURN TO POWER STORM