Posted 269 days ago ago by David Fine
Storm seeks fourth straight win
Fargo, N.D. – The Tri-City Storm (5-4-0-1, 11 pts.) is on a season-long three-game winning streak and looks to sweep the weekend Saturday at 7:05 p.m. against the Fargo Force (4-6-0-0, 8 pts.). Tri-City exploded for four goals in the first period and blasted the Force, 5-3, on Friday.
During the Storm’s streak, the team is averaging five goals a contest and has scored at least four in every game. Alex Limoges is on a six-game point streak (6g, 4a) and has goals in five straight games.
Tonight’s game will be broadcasted on Classic Hits 98.9 FM. Fans can listen online through The Breeze 94.5 FM’s listen live online link or through the Storm’s mobile app.
Viaero Wireless Pregame Show at 6:45 p.m.
Radio: Classic Hits 98.9 FM | Listen Live |
Mobile: Free audio on your mobile device with the Tri-City Storm Mobile App (iPhone App Store // Google Play)
Streaming Video: Pay-to-watch on http://USHL.HockeyTV.com
Social: @TriCityStorm for in-game updates and broadcaster @RealDavidFine
Upcoming Schedule (Download here)
Sat., Oct. 29 at Fargo, 7:05 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 4 vs. Omaha, 7:05 p.m. – Social Media Night, $5 Kids Friday
Fri., Nov. 11 at Lincoln, 7:35 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 12 at Sioux City, 7:05 p.m.
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The Storm scored four goals in the first period against Fargo on Friday, the second time in the last three games Tri-City has notched four in the opening 20 minutes. Last season, it took Tri-City until Game 1 of the Clark Cup Final to score more than three goals in a period, when it exploded for five in the third period to beat the Fighting Saints.
Tri-City has scored the most goals (18) and has the best first-period goal differential (+12) of any USHL team. The Storm has scored the first goal in seven of ten games.
Karlsen and Hawkinson debut
Christoffer Karlsen and Brian Hawkinson returned from injured reserve and made their season debuts Friday at Fargo. Hawkinson earned an assist on his first shift of the season, tapping the puck to goal scorer Paul Washe before Washe scored on a wrap-around 38 seconds into the game.
Hawkinson won the Clark Cup with the Storm last season. Karlsen, 18, is a native of Sarpsborg, Norway playing in his first USHL season.
Alex on fire
Alex Limoges has goals in four straight contests and points in six straight (6+4), pushing the Storm’s second-year forward to six goals and a team-best 12 points in ten games.
Limoges earned a goal and an assist on Friday against Fargo, his fourth multi-goal game. The Cornell commit has three straight multi-point games (4g, 3a).
The native of Winchester, Virginia has scored 65 points in 64 USHL games, including postseason. He has had multi-point efforts in 15 of them, roughly every fifth contest.
Last Time Out
The Tri-City Storm scored the first four goals and hung on to nip the Fargo Force, 5-3, Friday at Scheels Arena.
Paul Washe scored two goals in the first 2:25 of the game. The Force rallied to score three straight goals after going down, 4-0, but the Storm’s Philip Alftberg notched an insurance tally with less than six minutes left to end the run.
Dayton Rasmussen pitched a perfect 13-save third period, finishing the contest with 32 saves and his fifth win of the year. Ryan Bischel took the loss with 19 saves on 21 shots. The backup replaced Matt Murray after the starter gave up three goals on five shots.
Linemates Alex Limoges (1g, 1a) Charlie Kelleher (2a) each collected multi-point games.
Tri-City is at home on Friday, November 4 against Omaha at 7:05 p.m. on Social Media night, presented by the Nebraska Lottery. It’s a $5 Kids Friday, presented by Kearney Taco Bell. All kids 12 and under get $5 tickets, plus a voucher for a free taco and soft drink at Kearney Taco Bell.
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