Posted 53 days ago ago by David Fine
Sammy's Superheroes community outing planned Thursday
Leading scorer Linus Weissbach recorded his second overtime goal of the season Saturday to split the Tri-City Storm’s weekend against the Fargo Force. Fans threw teddy bears on the ice after the Storm’s first goal on Saturday for the annual “Teddy Bear Toss”. The stuffed animals were donated to local charities.
The Storm enjoys a two-week hiatus from Western Conference opponents but is in Madison this Friday and Saturday for a pair of games, the Storm’s second-ever trip to face the Capitols.
While on the trip to Madison this Thursday morning, the team bus will stop in Columbus, Nebraska to kick off activities for Sammy’s Superheroes Night. Storm players will meet children affected by cancer and members of the Foundation. Saturday, March 18 is Tri-City’s second Sammy’s Superheroes Night and the team will wear special jerseys auctioned off after the game to raise money for pediatric cancer research and awareness. Storm players will “buddy up” with children affected by cancer before the game and give the kids an all-access tour. The first 1,000 kids will receive capes.
It’s also an exciting Wednesday at the Viaero Center and fans are encouraged to come out to be an extra (or have a featured role) in the movie “Ice” on March 8 at 5:00 p.m. Actor Patrick O’Brien Demsey, who played Mike Eruzione in the hockey movie “Miracle”, will be available for autographs after the session. All ages are welcome.
The Storm has five home games left. The next contest at the Viaero Center is St. Patrick’s Day ($1 Coors Light) on Friday, March 17 against Muskegon.
Entering the season’s final 11 games, the Storm has 41 points, three back of Omaha for sixth in the conference. Tri-City is one point clear of Sioux Falls for eighth.
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Friday, March 3 vs. Fargo: L, FGO 4, TC 2 (Recap, Box Score)
Saturday, March 4 vs. Fargo: W, TC 4, FGO 3 (OT) (Recap, Box Score)
Friday, March 10, 7:05 p.m. at Madison
Saturday, March 11, 7:05 p.m. at Madison
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Western Conference Standings
1. Sioux City – 71 points
2. Waterloo – 66 points
3. Des Moines – 64 points
4. Fargo – 61 points
5. Lincoln – 57 points
6. Omaha – 44 points
7. Tri-City – 41 points
8. Sioux Falls – 40 points
Need to Know
March Mayhem has come to the Tri-Cities, and the Storm has upgraded its season ticket packages to give fans more games!
1) New season ticket holders will receive FREE tickets to the remaining games of the 2016-17 season if they sign up today. Just call the Box Office (308-338-8144) and ask for the March Mayhem Plan.
2) Fans that renew for a standard seat ($12.50) in March will keep the SAME rate and get two playoff games included in the price! It’s 12.50/seat for 32 guaranteed games, and fans will receive a refund or credit to the 2018-19 season if the Storm does not host two playoff games.
3) The 2017-18 season ticket booklet also includes a ticket to a Storm home preseason game!
Learn more about 2017-18 season tickets right here, including all the benefits you receive by joining the Storm family.
Have you heard about the movie?
The Viaero Center seeks “extras” that will serve as the crowd for scenes in the film “Ice” on Wednesday, March 8 at 5:00 p.m. Meet and get an autograph from actor Patrick O’Brien Demsey, who played Mike Eruzione in the hockey movie “Miracle”. All ages are welcome.
Weissbach + history
After a four-point weekend (1g, 3a) Linus Weissbach is tied for sixth in the league with 28 assists and 46 points.
Only two Storm players have finished in the top-six of league scoring. Jaden Schwartz led the league with 83 points in 2009-10. Bill Thomas finished fourth in the USHL with 67 points in 2003-04. Thomas then led the Storm in playoff points during its run to the 2004 Clark Cup Final.
Thomas and Schwartz are the only two Storm skaters to finish in the top-six of league assists as well. Last season, Storm Assistant Captain Mattias Goransson topped league defensemen with 34 assists, best ever for a Storm blueliner.
In 21 games since the New Year, Weissbach has a Storm-best 11 goals and 23 points in 21 games.
Storm forward Garrett Hall scored his first Storm goal Saturday, his first league goal in 344 days (March 26, 2016 vs. Team USA).
Hall missed the first four months of the USHL season recovering from offseason surgery. The native of Troy, Michigan played 55 games with Youngstown last season. His Saturday tally was his fifth league goal.
Tri-City acquired the 19-year-old off of waivers on January 13 from the Youngstown Phantoms. Hall has played six games with the Storm this season.
A former commit to the University of Michigan’s baseball team, Storm defenseman Nick Azar “doubled” his points total to four this weekend by picking up a pair of assists. Azar has one goal and three assists this season.
Prior to his assist on Friday, the Harvard commit had gone 28 games without a point (November 11 at Lincoln).
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