Posted 321 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson
Kearney, NE – The Tri-City Storm battle the Omaha Lancers for the final time this season tonight at the Viaero Center. The Storm has dropped each of its last four games but remains only two wins away from a playoff berth. Tri-City will play four of its final five regular season games at home, beginning with tonight’s game.
Opponent: Omaha Lancers
Game Time: 7:35 PM CT
Promotion: Mystery Bag Night
Tickets: Online or by calling (308) 338-8011
Broadcast: Watch: HockeyTV Listen: The Breeze 94.5 FM or Online
Tri-City (29-22-2-2) enters tonight’s game needing only three points in the Western Conference standings to clinch a spot in the 2018 Clark Cup Playoffs. The Storm currently lead the Sioux City Musketeers by seven points for the 6th and final playoff spot in the Western Conference standings. Tri-City, Lincoln, and Sioux City are currently battling for the last two playoff spots in Western Conference. Waterloo, Fargo, Omaha, and Sioux Falls have all clinched a spot in this year’s playoffs. Tri-City returns home tonight following a 4-2 road loss to Sioux Falls on Saturday. The Storm got goals from Hugo Blixt and Filip Forsmark in the 1st period but allowed four consecutive goals in the 2nd and 3rd periods. Tri-City goaltender Jake Barczewski made 27 saves on 30 shots after stopping a career high 44 shots in Sioux City on Friday night. Barczewski enters tonight’s game with an overall record of 10-10-2-1.
Omaha (34-16-2-3) has already locked up a spot in the 2018 Clark Cup Playoffs and seeks to improve its playoff positioning in tonight’s game. The Lancers enter tonight’s game as the 3rd place team in the Western Conference standings with 73 points. Omaha is currently three points behind Waterloo for the top spot in the Western Conference. The Lancers still have an opportunity to clinch a first round bye by finishing 1st or 2nd place in the year’s conference standings. Along with clinching a playoff spot, the Lancers have also locked up the regular season series vs. the Storm. Cole Gallant scored his 11th goal of the season in overtime to down the Storm 2-1 in the two team’s last matchup on Sunday, March 25th. Omaha is 18-72-0 on the road this season and is seeking its 6th win in the 9 game season series vs. the Storm.
Tonight’s broadcast will begin at 7:15pm CT on HockeyTV and the Breeze 94.5FM. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:35pm CT.
- Storm individual game tickets can be purchased online or by calling (308) 338-8144
- 2018-2019 Season Tickets are now on sale, call (308) 338-8011 for more info or to place an order
- April 4th is “Mystery Bag Night” at the Viaero Center vs. Omaha
- April 6th is “Casino Night” at the Viaero Center vs. Lincoln
- April 13th is “Dash 4 Cash Night” at the Viaero Center vs. Sioux City
- April 14th is “Fan Appreciation Night” at the Viaero Center vs. Lincoln