Posted 14 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson
Waterloo, IA. – The Tri-City Storm faceoff against the Waterloo Black Hawks for the 4th and final time this evening at Young Arena in Waterloo, IA. After the two teams split a previous series at the Viaero Center in November, Waterloo took an edge in the overall season series last night with a 4-1 home win over Tri-City. Hugo Blix scored the Storms only goal on the power play in the 2nd period. The Storm will look to respond following last night’s loss by evening up the season series tonight.
Opponent: Waterloo Black Hawks
Game Time: 7:05 PM CT
Broadcast: Watch: HockeyTV Listen: The Breeze 94.5 FM or Online
Tri-City (23-10-1-1) remains the 1st place team in the United States Hockey League (USHL) standings despite dropping last night’s opening game of the weekend to Waterloo. The Storm now hold a 1 point lead in the standings over both Team USA and Omaha. Tri-City is ahead of Waterloo and Sioux Falls by two points. The Top 5 teams in the USHL are separated by only one game heading into tonight’s matchups. Despite giving up 4 goals last night, the Storm still lead the league in goals against by a wide margin. Tri-City has given up a total of 67 goals this season in 35 games played. The Storm penalty kill dropped from 1st to 2nd in the league last night after going 5/6 against the Black Hawks.
Waterloo (21-11-3-1) enters tonight’s game as the 3rd place team in the Western Conference standings. A win tonight would give the Black Hawks the same point total as Tri-City in the standings. Jack Drury recorded an assist on the 3rd period power play goal scored by Ben Copeland that gave Waterloo a 3-1 lead in the game. Drury has now registered a point in 18 consecutive games and is quickly closing in on the all-time USHL record for most consecutive games with a point. Drury has had either a goal, an assist, or a goal and an assist in every game for Waterloo dating back to November 22nd. The record in the Tier I era of the USHL is held by Jake Guentzel (Sioux City) and Mike Erickson (Des Moines) at 21 games.
Tonight’s broadcast will begin at 6:45pm CT on HockeyTV and the Breeze 94.5FM. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.
- Storm individual game tickets can be purchased online or by calling (308) 338-8144