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Recap: Tri-City falls in overtime to Chicago 4-3

Posted 145 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Kearney, NE – The Tri-City Storm dropped a game to the Chicago Steel 4-3 in overtime Saturday night at the Viaero Center. After falling behind 2-0 in the 2nd period, the Storm took the lead in the final four minutes before Chicago scored late to force an overtime finish. In the loss, Tri-City recorded one point in the standings and travels to Sioux Falls Stampede next weekend as the 1st place team in the USHL league standings. The Storm return home to the Viaero Center the following weekend, March 8th & 9th in a back to back home series against Sioux City.


Chicago scored the first two goals of the game in the 2nd period following a scoreless 1st period Saturday night at the Viaero Center. Gunnarwolfe Fontaine netted his 17th of the season at 6:33, and Neil Shea scored his 12th goal of the year at the 9:55 mark of the period. Tri-City responded with a goal from Brendan Furry to cut the Steel lead in half at 10:35 of the 2nd period. The goal was assisted by Shane Pinto and Ian Murphy. Tri-City trailed 2-1 entering the 3rd period.


Zac Jones scored his 7th goal of the season at the 7:14 mark of the 3rd period to tie the game at 2-2. Jones’ goal was assisted by Ronnie Attard and Filip Forsmark. The Storm took the lead in the game on a goal scored by Joe Molenaar at 16:22 of the 3rd period. Molenaar’s goal was his 14th of the season and was assisted by Khristian Acosta. Chicago responded with a goal at 17:35 to tie the game at 3-3 and force overtime. The game tying goal was netted by John Spetz.


Spetz scored his 8th goal of the season and 2nd goal of the game just over a minute into overtime to give Chicago a 4-3 road win over the Storm. Tri-City outshot the Steel 25-23 and dropped just its 2nd game of the season in overtime. In the loss, the Storm fell to 35-9-2-1 on the year and 18-3-2-0 on home ice.


Tri-City returns to action Friday in a road game against the Sioux Falls Stampede. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm, with the broadcast beginning on Hockey TV and Storm Radio at 6:45pm. For home game tickets and more information on the Tri-City Storm, visit  


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