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Waterloo, IA. – The Tri-City Storm travel to Waterloo, IA tonight to faceoff against the Waterloo Black Hawks for the third time this season. The two teams split a previous weekend series in November at the Viaero Center in Kearney. The Storm enter tonight’s matchup as the 1st place team in the USHL standings. Earlier today, the Storm were named the #1 team in the USA Hockey Magazine/USHL Monthly Power Rankings for the first time this season.
Opponent: Waterloo Black Hawks
Game Time: 7:05 PM CT
Broadcast: Watch: HockeyTV Listen: The Breeze 94.5 FM or Online
Tri-City (23-9-1-1) sits atop the Western Conference standings entering tonight’s matchup against the Waterloo Black Hawks. The Storm carry a two game win streak into the game following wins over Central Illinois and Omaha last weekend. On Sunday night, Tri-City defeated rival Omaha 3-2 in a shootout in Ralston, NE. The Storm got goals from Keaton Pehrson and Brian Hawkinson in regulation time and Filip Forsmark scored in the 6th round of a shootout to give Tri-City the win. Storm goaltender Filip Larsson made 37 saves in regulation and overtime and stopped all six Lancers shooters to secure the victory for Tri-City. The last time Tri-City faced off against Waterloo, the Storm won a 1-0 game over the Black Hawks at the Viaero Center on November 11th. Tyler Ward scored the game’s only goal that night and Filip Larsson stopped all 29 shots from Waterloo. Tonight’s game will mark the first time this season that the Storm have faced off against Waterloo on the road.
Waterloo (20-11-3-1) enters tonight’s game against the Storm in 4th place in the Western Conference standings. The Black Hawks are 6-2-2-0 in their last 10 games and have an 8-6-1 record on home ice this season. Waterloo has lost 2 of their last 3 homes games, including falling in overtime in a 3-2 decision to Sioux Falls in their most recent game on Sunday afternoon. 2018 USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game participant Jared Moe has led the Black Hawks in the net this season. Moe has 12 wins on the year and a 2.11 Goals Against Average. Moe’s GAA is 4th best in the league with the Storm’s Filip Larsson leading the USHL with a 1.38 GAA on the season. Jackson Cates leads all Black Hawks with 17 goals and 17 assists on the season. He is tied with Jack Drury for the team lead in points with 34 on the year.
Tonight’s game will be the 2nd of a three game road swing that started in Omaha on Sunday. The Storm return home for two matchups against Fargo next weekend.
Tonight’s broadcast will begin at 6:45pm CT on HockeyTV and the Breeze 94.5FM. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.