Posted 83 days ago ago by David Fine
Separate deal sends D Chase Pilawski to Caps for 5th-round pick
Kearney, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm announced a pair of trades Monday with the Madison Capitols. In the first deal, the Storm acquired second-year F Noah Weber from Madison for future considerations. Tri-City has also picked up a fifth-round pick in the 2018 USHL Phase II Draft for D Chase Pilawski.
Weber scored nine goals, added 19 points and notched four multi-point games with Madison last season. He will wear #9 for the Storm and stands 6-foot, 200 pounds. The 19-year-old skated with Shattuck-St. Mary's from 2014-16, combining for 34 goals and 90 points in two seasons. Weber skated with current Storm forward Charlie Dovorany at Shattuck-St.Mary's.
“I’m excited to join the Storm this season for many reasons,” Weber said. “They have a very professional organization, I have friends on the team now and previous Storm players that have nothing but good things to say about the organization and the community. I’ve always stayed decently close to my home [Eagle River, WI] when playing hockey so being further away will be a nice change of pace. I’m excited to get together with the guys and get to work.”
Madison drafted Weber in the 4th round, 55th overall, of the 2016 USHL Phase II Draft. He is a native of Eagle River, WI.
Pilawski joined Tri-City in February 2017 and scored one goal and five points in 15 Storm games.
The move gives Tri-City added offensive reinforcements as it wraps up the seven-game preseason schedule. The Storm (2-2-0-0) plays its final three preseason games Fri., Sept. 29 - Sun., Oct. 1 at the 2017 Fall Classic in Cranberry Township, PA. Tri-City matches Green Bay at on Fri., Sept. 29 at 1 p.m., Muskegon on Sat., Sept. 30 at 3:45 p.m. and Central Illinois at 9:45 a.m. on Oct. 1. All preseason games are broadcast at ushl.hockeytv.com.
The regular season opens on Fri., Oct. 6 at Omaha.
Full promotional schedule
Tri-City plays its first home game, presented by Viaero Wireless, on Oct. 13 against Sioux City. The first 2,000 fans in attendance at the home opener will receive a Friday the 13th Jason mask. The first 500 fans will receive $2 off concessions.
The Storm hosts 30 regular season games at the Viaero Center in 2017-18. Friday and Saturday home games begin at 7:35 p.m. Call 308-338-8144 for more information. Season tickets are on sale at stormhockey.com/tickets/season-tickets.