Posted 141 days ago ago by David Fine
The Tri-City Storm looks to continue its momentum in a pair of weekend conference games after a Saturday afternoon win against the second-place Waterloo Black Hawks. Six Storm players reached milestones this weekend; Ronnie Attard, Jace Foskey, Jack Summers and Nicholas Nardella recorded their first USHL points, Logan Drevitch knocked in his first Storm goal and Eric Dop took home his first USHL win.
The Viaero Center also unveiled brand-new 10’x18’ Viaero Vision video boards, redefining the experience at the rink. The boards will be used for games, concerts, public skates and other events.
Playing its final conference games before holiday break, Tri-City travels to Omaha on Friday and hosts Des Moines on Saturday for Ugly Sweater Night and $1 Beers, presented by Midway Auto Dealerships and Bud Light.
Captain Alex Limoges, forward Paul Washe, goaltender Dayton Rasmussen and Equipment Manager Dan Bouska will miss the next four Storm games before the USHL holiday break while representing the U.S. Junior Select Team at the 2016 World Jr. A Challenge. The six-team tournament begins December 11 in Bonnyville, Alberta and the trio will compete in a pre-tournament game on December 9.
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Friday, December 2: Loss, WAT 4, TC 1 (Recap, Box Score, Highlights)
Saturday, December 3: Win, TC 5, WAT 2 (Recap, Box Score, Highlights)
Friday, December 9, 7:05 p.m. at Omaha – Listen on the Breeze 94.5 FM
Saturday, December 10, 7:05 p.m. vs. Des Moines – Ugly Sweater Night, $1 Beers, Listen on The Breeze 94.5
Western Conference Standings
1. Sioux City – 33 points
2. Waterloo – 27 points
3. Fargo – 26 points
4. Des Moines – 24 points
5. Lincoln – 23 points
T-6. Tri-City – 20 points
T-6. Omaha – 20 points
8. Sioux Falls – 17 points
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All the firsts
Tri-City brought three players to Kearney last week – Jack Summers, Nicholas Nardella and Logan Drevitch – and in a span of 12:26 during Saturday’s game, all scored their first Storm points. Summers recorded his first point, an assist, in his USHL debut. Nardella, moved to the eligible affiliate list, assisted on Drevitch’s first Storm goal in the middle of the second period. The 18-year-old’s tally was the game-winning goal in a 5-2 victory over Waterloo.
The Storm acquired Drevitch from the Muskegon Lumberjacks on November 28 in exchange for former Captain Jack McNeely.
Just 10:42 after Drevitch’s goal, Ronnie Attard scored his first USHL goal. Eric Dop made 29 saves for his first USHL win.
In Friday’s contest, 16-year-old defenseman Jace Foskey recorded an assist, his first USHL point.
Red, White and Blue
Alex Limoges, Paul Washe and Dayton Rasmussen are all off to the 2016 World Jr. A Challenge this week in Bonnyville, Alberta. The trio represents a great portion of the Storm’s productivity.
Limoges is the team’s leading goal (11) and point scorer (21), ranked in the USHL’s top ten in both categories. Washe is tied for second on the team with seven goals and ranks third with 16 points. Rasmussen has played in 16 of the Storm’s 21 games this season, compiling a 7-6-1-1 record, a shutout, a 2.72 goals against average and a .904 save percentage.
Last season, the Storm faced a similar challenge, losing Jake Wahlin, John Marino and Carson Meyer to the tournament. Meyer led the 2015-16 Storm in goals, Wahlin was third in points and Marino was second among team defenseman with 30 points. Tri-City went 2-0-1-1 in the final four games before the World Jr. A Challenge last season.
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