Posted 135 days ago ago by David Fine
Bloomington, Ill. – For the second straight game, the Bloomington Thunder scored at 4-on-4 overtime to defeat the Tri-City Storm, 3-2, at U.S. Cellular Coliseum.
On a breakaway, Alec Mehr scored three minutes into the extra session. The overtime loss gives the Storm 30 points this season.
Charlie Kelleher tied the game on the power play with 4:32 left in the game, assisted by Linus Weissbach and Monte Graham. Tri-City’s man up went 2-for-7. Weissbach earned a pair of power-play assists and is the first Tri-City player to hit the 30-point mark.
Adam Goodsir scored a power-play goal in the first to tie the game at one.
Eric Dop made 15 saves in the third and had 35 saves, one short of a career high. Gabriel Mollot-Hill defeated Tri-City with 27 stops.
The Storm is home next Friday against Sioux City and Saturday against Omaha, both 7:05 p.m. puck drops.
After allowing a short-handed goal in the first, the Storm struck back to tie 51 seconds later. Dragging the puck to the right corner, Linus Weissbach tossed the puck to Alex Limoges. Next, Goodsir received a pass and one-touched it threw Mollot-Hill’s five-hole for the tally at 12:14 of the frame.
Goodsir has goals in consecutive games for the second time this season. Weissbach has 14 assists and 20 points in his last 14 games. Limoges is tied for second on the team with 25 points.
Dop racked up seven saves in a scoreless second period. In the third, he allowed a goal at 17 seconds to Mehr, but rallied for 15 more stops.
With the Storm down 1, a pass from Weissbach ended up ticking off Graham to Kelleher. The Massachusetts-born forward slam-dunked it in to tie the game with 4:32 left to even the game. Kelleher is third on the team with nine goals.
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On Friday, January 20, Tri-City hosts Sioux City for NE Farm Bureau Night, featuring a $5 Kids Friday, with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. Saturday, January 21, Tri-City and Omaha tangle at the Viaero Center at 7:05 p.m. for “Taste of Nebraska” Night, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings. Fans will have the chance to sample the best food in central Nebraska from local vendors. Check out a postgame skate after the game.
Coverage begins 15 minutes before the game on The Breeze 94.5 FM.