Posted 303 days ago ago by David Fine
Four Storm players record multi-point games, five score goals
Ralston, Neb. – Defenseman Bryan Yoon recorded three assists in the first period, Wyatt Bongiovanni tallied a pair of goals and the Tri-City destroyed the Omaha Lancers, 6-1, Tuesday at Ralston Arena.
Yoon recorded the three helpers in a span of 5:37, giving primary assists to Adam Goodsir, Josiah Slavin and Odeen Tufto (1g, 2a). The 20-year-old Tufto has four points in three games since the Storm acquired the forward from Fargo earlier this month.
Slavin (1st USHL goal) and Tufto scored their first Storm goals. Wyatt Bongiovanni and Danny DiGrande scored in the second period. At one point in the second frame, the Storm was quintupling the Lancers in shots, 31-6. The Storm attempted 21 shots in the second, a period-high this season. Tri-City out shot Omaha, 46-19.
Dayton Rasmussen made 18 saves. Tommy Nappier was pulled for the first time in his Lancers career after giving up five goals on 33 shots. Backup Ryan Keane allowed one goal on 13 shots.
Monte Graham recorded a pair of helpers, his second multi-point effort this month. Storm points leader Linus Weissbach (31) had a helper, his team-leading 22nd helper.
The Storm scored three goals in the last half of the first period. Goodsir rifled his 11th of the season by finding a rebound at the slot, assisted by Yoon, with seven minutes remaining.
Just 1:04 later, Slavin scored his first goal, trying a sharp-angle shot from the outside of the right circle that snuck through Nappier. Yoon ripped a pass to Slavin and Graham had the secondary helper.
Tufto capitalized on a giveaway by the Lancers and scored his first Storm goal with 1:28 left in the first. Yoon completed the trifecta of first-period helpers. Wyllum Deveaux got the second assist. Tufto
At 2:33 of the second, Bongiovanni scored a slot shot, assisted by Graham and Tufto. The power-play goal moved the Storm up four. Bongiovanni (8g, 21 pts.), has goals in consecutive games for the first time this season. The 17-year-old followed it up with his second power-play goal of the game at 3:37 of the third.
Danny DiGrande scored his ninth of the season, assisted by Linus Weissbach and Jace Foskey, with 7:10 left in second.
Omaha’s only goal came from Jack Randl on the man up at :52 of the third. Tri-City went 2-for-5 on the man up. The Lancers were 1-for-5.
The teams combined for 93 penalty minutes (40 for the Storm, a season high). Goodsir and Wyllum Deveaux each engaged in fights.
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