Posted 349 days ago ago by David Fine
Ralston, Neb. – Under an early barrage, the Tri-City Storm allowed the first three goals and fell to the Omaha Lancers, 4-1, Friday at Ralston Arena.
Omaha’s Filip Rydstrom struck for the first two goals in the opening 18 minutes. Adam Goodsir scored for the Storm in the second on the power play to provide life, but Omaha regained a three-goal lead before the end of the frame.
Despite yielding four goals, Eric Dop made 28 saves and stopped 12 Lancers shots in the third period. Omaha’s Tommy Nappier made 25 saves.
The Storm hosts Des Moines on Ugly Sweater Night, featuring $1 beers and presented by Midway Auto Dealership and Bud Light, Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
Omaha’s Rydstrom scored his first goal 11:18 remaining in the first, beating Dop with a left-circle shot. The Lancers went on a five-minute power play with 4:43 remaining in the first; Danny DiGrande was assessed a two-minute roughing minor and five-minute match penalty for removing Filip Suchy’s helmet.
With 2:03 left and the Lancers on a power play, Rydstrom foiled Dop with a wrap-around goal at the left post, providing Omaha a 2-0 lead at first intermission. Mitch Perrault tallied for Omaha at 1:48 of the second.
On the Tri-City’s first power play, Adam Goodsir lasered a wrist shot from the left slot and beat Nappier at 9:50 of the second. Charlie Kelleher and Wyatt Bongiovanni received assists.
A Storm Assistant Captain, Goodsir scored his first USHL goal against Omaha on November 4. Over the last 10 games, the Denver commit has five goals and six points.
Bongiovanni received his 12th assist and 15th point of the season with the goal, exceeding his assists and points total in 57 games with Des Moines last season.
Omaha’s Mitch Perrault scored five minutes after the Storm moved within three.
The Storm’s power play went 1-for-3. Omaha finished 1-for-5 on the man up.
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Tri-City hosts the Des Moines Buccaneers for Ugly Sweater Night + $1 beers on Saturday, December 10 at 7:05 p.m. Presented by Midway Auto Dealerships and Bud Light, it is one of the most popular nights of the season. Enjoy the fun by wearing your favorite ugly sweater and enjoying $1 beers and soft drinks.
The Storm readies for a 2016 Clark Cup Final rematch on Friday, December 16 (7:35 p.m.) and Saturday, December 17 (7:05 p.m.) at Dubuque. Last playoffs, the Storm swept Dubuque out of the Final, 3-0, capped off by a victory in front of a sell-out crowd May 20 at the Viaero Center.
Coverage begins 15 minutes before puck drop with the Viaero Wireless Pregame Show on The Breeze 94.5 FM.