Posted 2 years 1 days ago ago by David Fine
Getting set for a road trip to Dubuque
In its final two games before the USHL holiday break, the Tri-City Storm sets for a rematch of the 2016 Clark Cup Final at the Dubuque Fighting Saints this Friday and Saturday.
The Storm swept the Clark Cup Final against Dubuque, including wins in games one and two at the Mystique Community Ice Center. Tri-City ripped a 4-1 victory in Game 3 of the Clark Cup Final to sweep the series in front of a sell-out crowd at the Viaero Center.
Goaltender Dayton Rasmussen and forwards Alex Limoges and Paul Washe are in Bonnyville, Alberta, Canada representing the U.S. Jr. Select Team at the World Jr. A Challenge. The U.S. plays the Czech Republic in the first Preliminary Round game of the challenge at 4:30 p.m. The squad plays against Canada East on Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. Last year, former Storm players John Marino, Carson Meyer and Jake Wahlin helped the U.S. team win the bronze medal.
Tri-City’s next two home games are December 29 vs. Sioux City at 7:05 p.m. for Light the Night: Shining a Light on Child Abuse, presented by Royal Family Kids. Check out a free postgame skate after the game.
On New Year’s Eve, the Storm hosts a $1 Coors Light Night against the Lincoln Stars at 5:05 p.m.
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Friday, December 9 at Omaha: Loss, OMA 4, TC 1 (Recap, Box Score)
Saturday, December 10 vs. Des Moines: Loss, DM 1, TC 0 (Recap, Box Score, Highlights)
Friday, December 16, 7:35 p.m. at Dubuque – Listen on the Breeze 94.5 FM
Saturday, December 17, 7:05 p.m. at Dubuque – Listen on The Breeze 94.5 FM
Western Conference Standings
1. Sioux City – 34 points
2. Waterloo – 29 points
3. Des Moines – 28 points
4. Lincoln – 27 points
5. Fargo – 26 points
6. Omaha – 24 points
7. Tri-City – 20 points
8. Sioux Falls – 19 points
Need to Know
Dop’s new digs
Tri-City goaltender Eric Dop wore his new goaltender mask for the first time Saturday and made 25 saves in a 1-0 loss to Des Moines. Dop has played in four straight games, including a relief appearance on December 2 vs. Waterloo, recording a 1-2 record, 2.14 goals against average and .926 save percentage. The Storm acquired the Bowling Green State commit from the NAHL’s Minot Minotauros on October 24. Dop has recorded at least 25 saves in each of his six starts.
Overall this season, the first-year netminder is 1-3-1-1 with a 2.51 goals against average and .918 save percentage.
Adam Goodsir scored Friday at Dubuque, the rookie’s fifth of the season. Goodsir has five goals and six points in 12 games. Since scoring his first goal November 4 vs. Omaha, the Denver commit has taken 16 shots on goal and scored five times (31.3 shooting %).
The 18-year-old was given a C-rating (4th-6th round prospect) by NHL Central Scouting in its November Players to Watch List for the 2017 NHL Draft.
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