Posted 2 years 47 days ago ago by David Fine
Fargo, N.D. – Alex Limoges and Danny DiGrande scored, but the Tri-City Storm fell to the Fargo Force in a shootout, 3-2, Saturday at Scheels Arena.
Limoges, on a seven-game point streak and six-game goal run, leads the Storm with seven goals and 13 points in 11 games.
In his USHL debut, Eric Dop made 36 saves and took the shootout loss. In the skills competition, Fargo’s Grant Meyer and Jack Adams scored. Charlie Kelleher and Limoges were denied by Matt Murray, who made 31 saves.
Tri-City finished its two-game weekend with three points and sits fourth in the conference with 12 points. The Storm is home on Friday, November 4 to face the Omaha Lancers on Social Media Night, presented by the Nebraska Lottery.
Despite outshooting the Force, 11-4, in the opening frame, Fargo’s Martin Sundberg scored the only goal of the period at 4:52.
Danny DiGrande scored his first Storm goal to even the game with 4:29 left in the middle frame. Streaking up the right wing, DiGrande engineered a two-on-one and elected to rip a wrist shot to the top right pocket, beating Murray glove side. Monte Graham had the only assist.
A second-year USHL forward from Macomb, Michigan, DiGrande tallied three goals and seven points in 37 games with the Muskegon Lumberjacks.
At 36 seconds of the third, Alex Limoges dove on his stomach at the post and backhanded the puck to the right post and in, assisted by Wyatt Bongiovanni. Limoges has seven goals and four assists during his seven-game point streak.
Jack Adams tied the game by deflecting the puck at the high slot past Dop. After the save, Dop denied the Force for the rest of the third. In overtime, the native of Lewis Center, Ohio made six saves.
Tri-City’s power play was 0-for-3 and Fargo went 0-for-5 on the man up. The Storm were outshot, 38-33.
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