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Storm battle Musketeers in preseason matchup

Posted 340 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm continue play today in the I-80 Cup preseason event at Ralston Arena in a matchup against the Sioux City Musketeers. In the event’s opening game yesterday afternoon, Tri-City scored four unanswered goals in the 2nd & 3rd periods to defeat Sioux Falls 6-2.


Tri-City will play its third game of a six game preseason schedule this afternoon. Prior to defeating Sioux Falls yesterday afternoon, the Storm opened the 2018-2019 preseason with a 3-2 home win over Lincoln last weekend. Forward Joe Molenaar recorded a hat trick in his preseason debut with the Storm in yesterday’s game. Forward Jake Crespi provided the offense with three assists, including the assist on the hat trick goal for Joe Molenaar. Goaltender Jake Barczewski made his preseason debut in net, stopping 37 of 39 shots in the win.


The Sioux City Musketeers will open preseason play today against Tri-City. Sioux City failed to qualify for last year’s Clark Cup Playoffs, finishing 7th place in the Western Conference. The Storm won the regular season series against Sioux City last season, defeating the Musketeers four times in seven games.


The 2018 I-80 Cup preseason event hosted by the Omaha Lancers features five teams in six games across three days. Today’s game between the Storm and the Musketeers begins at 2:30pm. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the entrances of Ralston Arena. Seating is general admission, and available on a first come first serve basis. A $5 ticket is good for both games featured at the arena for the day.


Today’s game will be streamed live on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. HockeyTV is a subscription based service that carries all Storm home and away games throughout the season. Storm Radio is the new audio broadcast home for Tri-City Storm hockey and can be accessed through Mixlr,, or by downloading the official Tri-City Storm Mobile App. The broadcast will begin twenty minutes prior to the advertised game start time.

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