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Storm use three power play goals to sink Buccaneers

Posted 302 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Kearney, NE– The Tri-City Storm scored three power play goals and three even strength goals in a 6-2 defeat of the Des Moines Buccaneers on home ice at the Viaero Center on Saturday night. The Storm have now won six of seven games to start the season, and play host to in state rival Omaha tomorrow in the final game a four game week. Puck drops at 5:05pm, tickets can be purchased at, by calling (308) 338-8144, or by visiting the Viaero Center Box Office. In the win, Tri-City held on to its first place spot atop the Western Conference standings.


Colby Ambrosio put Tri-City on the board at the 10:43 mark of the 1st period with his 2nd goal of the season. The goal was unassisted, and was the first of three Storm power play goals on the night. Minutes later, Elias Rosen netted his first career goal as Tri-City went up by two goals. Rosen’s goal was assisted by Benjie Eckerle and Calvin Dybicz. The assist from Dybicz was his first point in a Storm uniform. Tri-City outshot Des Moines 14-6 in the 1st period and carried a 2-0 lead into the 2nd period.


Connor McMenamin scored his 2nd goal of the season at 14:30 of the 2nd period to give the Storm a 3-0 lead. The goal scored by McMenamin was the game winning goal in Tri-City’s win. Less than one minute later, Tri-City would see its lead grow to four goals as Colby Ambrosio scored his 2nd goal of the game on the power play at the 15:26 mark of the period. The goal was assisted by Jake Crespi and Brad Morrissey. The Storm’s relentless play in the 2nd period let to a 4-0 lead entering the 3rd period. Tri-City outshot Des Moines 13-2 in the period.


Des Moines would strike first in the 3rd period to narrow the Storm’s to three goals. USHL leading scorer Matt Brown netted his 9th goal of the season just over one minute into the period. Tri-City’s Joe Molenaar provided an answer for the Storm at the 8:29 mark of the period to increase the lead to four goals once again. The goal was assisted by Ian Murphy and gave Tri-City a 5-1 lead. The Buccaneers offense scored its 2nd and final goal of the night at the 15:04 mark of the period to bring the Storm lead to three goals once again. Sam Renlund netted his 1st goal of the season to make it a 5-2 game with under five minutes to play. The night’s final goal was scored by the Storm’s Brad Morrissey with under three minutes to go in the 3rd period, and Tri-City skated away with a 6-2 home win over the Buccaneers.


Jake Barczewski stopped 16 of 18 shots in the win, and improved to 2-0 on the season. The Storm play a final home game tomorrow against Omaha to complete a four game week, and three game weekend. Puck drop is set for 5:05pm.


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