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Storm travel to Ralston for preseason game vs. Lancers

Posted 333 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm travel to Ralston, NE today for a preseason matchup against the Omaha Lancers. The game will be the 5th preseason contest for the Storm, and the second consecutive game against Omaha. Last Sunday, Tri-City defeat Omaha by a final score of 2-1, with Storm forward’s Ian Murphy and Jake Crespi scoring goals. The game will serve as Tri-City’s second to last preseason game before next week’s 2018 USHL Fall Classic.


Tri-City (3-0-1-0 in preseason) enters tonight’s game following a one goal defeat of the Lancers on Sunday in a game that saw a combined 24 penalties and 94 penalty minutes. The Storm finished the game 1/5 on the power play and a perfect 5/5 on the penalty kill. In total, the Storm’s power play is 3/9 and 6th best in the USHL, and the penalty kill is 10/12 and 7th best in the league. Isaiah Saville made 23 saves on 24 shots and picked up the win in goal for Tri-City. By securing 7 of a possible 8 points in the preseason standings, Tri-City currently leads the USHL’s 2018-2019 preseason standings through four games. With his three goal performance against Sioux Falls last Friday, Storm forward Joe Molenaar is tied for the league lead in goals scored during the preseason. Forward Jake Crespi is 2nd place in assists with 4, and both Molenaar and Crespi are tied for 2nd in the USHL for most points accumulated with 5. Tri-City is 2-0 this preseason against in state rivals, with one game remaining against both Omaha and Lincoln.


Omaha (0-3-0-1 in preseason) is seeking its first win tonight following four consecutive losses to open exhibition play. The Lancers are one of five teams in the USHL without a victory in the preseason (Fargo, Chicago, Green Bay, and Youngstown). In the teams’ last meeting, Omaha’s Mathieu De St. Phalle scored the only goal for the Lancers. Brian George made 19 saves on 21 Storm shots and recorded the loss in net.


Tonight’s game is set to begin at 7:05pm CT, and 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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