Posted 251 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson
Kearney, NE. – A third period, shorthanded, go ahead goal from Captain Adam Goodsir wasn’t enough to secure a Tri-City Storm victory tonight vs. Omaha. The Lancers responded with a power play goal just minutes later and eventually added two additional goals to defeat the Storm 3-1 at the Viaero Center. The Lancers became the first team in the USHL this season to pick up two victories over Tri-City. The win by Omaha evened up the season series at 2-2.
The first two periods passed by Friday night at the Viaero Center without a goal. However, they did not go by without great end to end action in the 10th home game of the season for the Storm. Filip Larsson and Vinnie Purpura traded spectacular saves and Ronnie Attard went toe to toe in a center ice fight with Ethan Price near the end of the 2nd period. Each player picked up a 5 minute major for fighting and a 10 minute misconduct for their efforts. The scrap seemed to spark each team, as the 3rd period was tightly contested with several dramatic goals.
The opening goal of the game was scored shorthanded by the Storm’s Adam Goodsir at 2:43 of the third period. The goal was unassisted and marked the team leading sixth time Goodsir had tallied a goal this year. The Storm lead would be short lived as only a few minutes later Omaha would strike on the power play. Mick Kohler netted his fifth of the season on a goal assisted by Brandan Furry and Cole Gallant. The Lancers would score the crucial goal of the game at 17:58 of the period to secure the road victory. Cameron Reagan scored his second of the season, an even strength goal that was assisted by Cole Gallant. The final goal of the game was netted into an open cage with only 22 seconds left to go. The empty net goal was scored by Ethan Price.
During the 3rd period, Storm goalie Filip Larsson was given a 10 minute misconduct for an unsportsmanlike play in front of the net. The Storm would finish the game with 35 penalty minutes on the board.
Lancers goaltender Vinnie Purpura recorded his 3rd victory of the season, and Storm goalie Filip Larsson recorded his 4th loss. Tri-City is now 15-5 through twenty games completed in the 2017-2018 season. The Storm return to action on Friday night at the Viaero Center in a battle with Dubuque.
Friday’s game can be heard on The Breeze 94.5 FM and seen live online via HockeyTV. Puck drop is at 7:35 PM. The Viaero Wireless pregame show will begin at 7:15 PM.
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