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Mar
08
2019

Preview: Storm set for battle against Musketeers

Posted 13 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm play host to the Sioux City Musketeers this weekend at the Viaero Center following a playoff clinching road win over the Sioux Falls Stampede last Saturday night. Tri-City’s home game’s this weekend against the Musketeers are the opening games of a five game homestand. Tonight’s game is the 50th game of the 2018-2019 regular season, and puck drop at the Viaero Center is scheduled for 7:05pm.

 

Tri-City (36-10-2-1) became the 1st Western Conference team to clinch a spot in the 2019 Clark Cup Playoffs last Saturday night in Sioux Falls. Filip Forsmark scored two goals in the game and Ronnie Attard netted the game winning goal in the 3rd period to give Tri-City a 3-1 win over Sioux Falls. With two wins over Sioux City this weekend, this year’s Storm team can become only the 2nd team in organization history to win 38 games or more in a regular season. The 2003-2004 Anderson Cup Champion Storm team won 43 regular season games and currently holds the Storm team record for most wins in a single season. Entering tonight’s opening game of the weekend against Sioux City, Tri-City has won seven of its last ten games overall and has also won eighteen of twenty-three games played at the Viaero Center this season. Tonight’s game will be the second game of a seven game season series between the Musketeers and Storm this season, and the first matchup between the two teams this season at the Viaero Center. In the only previous regular season meeting this year, Tri-City won a historic road game against Sioux City. On January 27th, the Storm defeated the Musketeers by a final score of 3-2 following the longest shootout in team history. Jake Barczewski set a new team record for most saves in a single shootout (15), and Asa Kinnear scored the only goal of the 16th shootout round to give Tri-City the win.

 

Sioux City (22-19-5-2) enters tonight’s game in the final playoff spot in the Western Conference standings. The Musketeers currently hold a three-point advantage over the Omaha Lancers for 6th place in the conference standings. At 3-6-0-1 over the past 10 games, Sioux City enters the weekend in search of momentum for the final stretch of the regular season. The Musketeers hit the road this weekend following a 5-2 home loss against Sioux Falls on Sunday. With 14 games left in the regular season, Sioux City’s playoff clinching “magic number” is down to 24 points. Last season, the Musketeers fell just short of the Clark Cup Playoffs, finishing 7th place in the Western Conference by two points. Sioux City looks to even the seven game season series against the Storm with a road win tonight.

 

Today’s game is set to begin at 7:05pm CT, and will be streamed live on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. For home game tickets, and additional information on the Tri-City Storm, visit www.StormHockey.com or call 308-338-8144.


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