Posted 337 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson
Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm fell in overtime to the Sioux City Musketeers by a final score of 4-3 today at Ralston Arena in Ralston, NE in the Storm’s 3rd game of the preseason. After falling behind 2-0, Tri-City scored three unanswered goals in the third period to take the lead. Sioux City answered with the game tying goal with under two minutes to play, and went on to score the game winning goal in overtime.
Tri-City entered today’s game following wins over Lincoln and Sioux Falls in the first two games of the preseason. Sioux City scored the game’s first goal with under three seconds to play in the 1st period. The goal was scored by Marcus Kallionkieli and was the first power play goal allowed by Tri-City during the 2018-2019 preseason. Sioux City outshot Tri-City 10-8 in the 1st period and held a one goal lead going into the 2nd period.
The Musketeers scored the only goal of the 2nd period with under 30 seconds to play. Bobby Brink netted Sioux City’s 2nd power play goal of the game with at the 19:31 mark of the period to increase the lead to two goals. Tri-City outshot Sioux City 11-6, but trailed 2-0 entering the 3rd period.
The Storm erased the two goal deficit less than 3 minutes into the 3rd period. Only 43 seconds into the period, Elias Rosen netted his first goal of the preseason with Jake Crespi and Brad Morrissey getting assists on the goal. Minutes later, Colton Kalezic buried a shot behind Musketeers goalie Ben Kraws to tie the game at 2-2. Kalezic’s goal was assisted by Blais Richartz and came on the power play. At the 13:41 mark of the 3rd period, Tri-City’s Brad Morrissey scored his 2nd goal of the preseason to give the Storm a 3-2 lead. The goal was the 2nd power play tally of the afternoon for Tri-City and was assisted by Zac Jones and Keaton Pehrson. With less than two minutes to play, Ian Malcomson provided the game tying goal for Sioux City and the game ended in a 3-3 tie following 60 minutes of regulation play. Each team traded odd man rushes in the 3 on 3 overtime period, but it was Sioux City defenseman Levi Kielboer who found the game winning goal in overtime. Kleiboer’s goal was assisted by Parker Ford and gave the Storm its first loss of the preseason.
Tri-City will begin the second half of the exhibition schedule tomorrow against the Omaha Lancers. The game will be the 3rd and final game of the weekend for the Storm, and the 4th game of a 6 game preseason schedule. The game is scheduled to begin at 4:05pm.
Tomorrow’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, StormHockey.com, or by downloading the official Tri-City Storm Mobile App. The broadcast will begin twenty minutes prior to the advertised game start time.