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Ralston, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm surrendered 12 shots on goal, tying a team record for fewest allowed, but the Omaha Lancers scored two goals late in the second frame and outlasted Tri-City, 3-2, Sunday at Ralston Arena.
The 12 shots allowed marked the sixth time the Storm has equaled the record. Tri-City yielded a season-low two shots in the third and took ten. Omaha goalie Peter Thome denied 24 Storm shots and was perfect in the third. Tri-City finished the game with a 26-12 shot edge.
Tri-City’s Paul Washe had two assists to move to a team-best six points. The returning forward assisted on goals by Alex Limoges and Nick Azar.
David Tomeo allowed three goals and made seven saves in two periods. Dayton Rasmussen stopped two Lancers shots in the third.
The Storm has a pair of home games next week and kicks off its Storm Fights Cancer Weekend this Thursday with its “Paint The Ice” Event from 5-9 p.m. at the Viaero Center.
Omaha began the scoring with a man-up goal at 2:31 of the first from Brannon McManus. After allowing the goal, the Lancers failed to generate a shot in the next 17 minutes.
Tri-City’s Limoges answered on the Storm’s first power play seven minutes later. Bryan Yoon hooked the puck to the right corner and the puck was tapped left by Washe to Limoges. The returning forward wrapped around at the right post and slid the puck to the left post to beat Thome.
Limoges has goals in consecutive games.
The Storm outshot Omaha, 9-4, in the first.
Tri-City continued to limit the Lancers through the first half of the second, yielding five shots on goal in the first half of the game. With 8:17 left in the second, Azar received a pass at the left point and threw it past Thome, his first of the season assisted by Washe and Wyatt Bongiovanni.
The Lancers scored two goals in a 51-second span near the end of the second to go into the third with a 3-2 edge. Emilio Pettersen scored with 2:30 left in the second and Filip Rydstrom followed up with a net-front stuff for his first USHL goal.
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This Thursday, the Storm kicks off its Fight Cancer Weekend, featuring a pair of home games. On Thursday, October 13 from 5-9 p.m., Tri-City invites all fans to “Paint the Ice” and remember those affected by cancer. The Storm will wear specialty jerseys and play on the painted ice against Cedar Rapids on Friday, October 14 at 7:05 p.m. for Color Out Cancer Night presented by Midway Auto Dealerships.
To continue the weekend theme, the Storm and Kearney Concrete team up for Concrete Cares Night on Saturday, October 15 at 7:05 p.m. Tri-City will play Lincoln on the painted ice and the Storm will wear new and different specialty jerseys.
Listen to Storm games on The Breeze 94.5 FM.