Posted 247 days ago ago by David Fine
Tri-City starts at Omaha on Oct. 6, first home game Oct. 13
Kearney, Neb. – The USHL has released the Tri-City Storm’s 2017-18 regular season schedule, a 60-game slate that opens Friday, Oct. 6 at the Omaha Lancers. The Storm’s first home game is Friday, Oct. 13 at 7:35 p.m. against the Sioux City Musketeers.
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The Storm will announce its promotional schedule and release single-game tickets at a later date. Season tickets are on sale for 2017-18 by calling 308-338-8144 or visiting http://www.stormhockey.com/Tickets/Season-Tickets.
Tri-City hosts the Lincoln Stars four times Oct. 21, Oct. 27, Apr. 6 and in the season finale Apr. 14. The Storm and Stars play eight times.
Slightly to the East, Tri-City and the Omaha Lancers connect nine times, the Storm’s most-frequent opponent. Tri-City plays Omaha at the Viaero Center on Oct. 20, Dec. 8, Jan. 6, Feb. 14 and Apr. 4.
The Storm and Sioux City Musketeers match for seven games, three at the Viaero Center (Oct. 13, Jan. 5, Apr. 13).
Tri-City’s longest home stand and road trip each are four games.
This season, the USHL has changed its postseason format. The top-six teams from each conference qualify for the 2017-18 Clark Cup Playoffs. Previously, the top-four squads from the Eastern and Western sides made the postseason.
Tri-City won the 2016 Clark Cup and finished 8th in the Western Conference with 50 points in 2016-17. Head Coach and General Manager Anthony Noreen replaced Bill Muckalt in May. Muckalt accepted the Associate Head Coach position at the University of Michigan. Noreen has four years of USHL head coaching experience, handling Youngstown Phantoms from 2011-15. The Chicago, IL native led the Phantoms to the 2015 Anderson Cup and Noreen won USHL Coach of the Year.