Posted 14 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson
Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm will battle the Capitols tonight at the Viaero Center in the first game of a two game weekend series vs. Madison. The Capitols will be the second Eastern Conference team that the Storm have faced off against this season, and the first at home. The Storm defeated Muskegon twice on the road in their only prior games vs. a team from the Eastern Conference this season. The two games this weekend at the Viaero Center will be the only two games vs. the Capitols this season for the Storm.
Opponent: Madison Capitols
Tickets: Purchase Online or Call (308) 338-8144
Game Time: 7:35 PM CT
Broadcast: Watch: HockeyTV Listen: The Breeze 94.5 FM or Online
The Storm return to action tonight following a loss in Sioux Falls on Saturday night that capped off a three game in four day schedule last week. The Storm went 2-1 in those matchups and will look to improve on the best home record in the USHL tonight vs. Madison. The Storm are 6-1 at home this season, outscoring opponents 21-4.
Tri-City is a perfect 6-0 when leading after the 1st period, and 7-0 when leading after the 2nd period this season. A fast start will go a long way towards securing another home victory tonight. Scoring leaders for the Storm include Connor McMenamin, Bryan Yoon and Adam Goodsir. Goodsir leads the team in goals with 5 on the season. Yoon has complied 11 assists on the season and leads Tri-City. McMenamin leads the team in points with 2 goals and 9 assists.
Goalie Filip Larsson currently leads the USHL with 11 wins on the season, and is among the league leaders in nearly every statistical category. Blais Richartz, Tyler Ward, Hugo Blixt, Charlie Dovorany, Jake Crespi, Adam Goodsir, Michel Maloney, and Ronnie Attard all scored goals last week for the Storm.
Madison enters tonight’s game 8th place in the Eastern Conference with a 6-8-0-1 record on the season. Madison currently holds the longest active winless streak in the USHL at 4 games. Alec Broetzman leads the team in points (16) and assists (9). Ryan O’Reilly is the first Capitol to reach the double digit scoring mark this season, recording 10 goals through 15 games played.
The Storm are tied for the league lead with 12 wins on the season. Tri-City enters tonight’s matchup in 2nd place in the Western Conference, and 2nd place in the USHL league standings.
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. The Viaero Wireless pregame show will begin at 7:15 PM.