Posted 69 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson
Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm hopes to continue both its home and overall success tonight at the Viaero Center when the team puts an undefeated home record on the line vs. Waterloo. Tri-City is 4-0 on home ice this season, the best home record of any team in the USHL.
Opponent: Waterloo Black Hawks
Game Time: 7:35 PM CT
Tickets: Online or by calling 308-338-8144
Broadcast: Watch: HockeyTV Listen: The Breeze 94.5 FM or Online
The Storm are off to the best start in team history, winning eight of their first nine games to begin the 2017-2018 season. The start has launched the Storm into a tie for 1st place in the USHL standings.
Tonight’s matchup with Waterloo is the first of the season, and the first of a two game weekend series vs. the Black Hawks. Waterloo enters tonight’s game 5th in the Western Conference and 9th in the USHL standings.
Jackson Cates leads all Black Hawk players with four goals on the season. Garrett Wait, Jack Drury, and Ethan Johnson have all tallied five assists for the Waterloo offense. Goaltenders Jared Moe and Matej Tomek have each played in five games this season for the Black Hawks, and have a combined record of 5-5.
Tri-City Captain Adam Goodsir leads all Storm players with four goals through nine games. The overall team points leader Connor McMenamin has provided seven assists and enters tonight’s game with a plus/minus rating of +6. Goalie Filip Larsson has amassed a record of seven wins and one loss and has been in goal for five of the Storm’s six consecutive wins.
The current Storm win streak of six games is the team’s longest on the season. Tri-City can take sole possession of 1st place in the USHL standings for the first time this year with a win, and a Fargo home loss to Des Moines.
Tonight’s game can be heard on The Breeze 94.5 FM and seen live online via HockeyTV. Puck drop is at 7:35 PM CT!