Ralston, NE. – The Tri-City Storm downed in state rival Omaha by a final score of 2-1 Friday night at Ralston Arena. Mark Estapa and Carter Mazur scored power play goals to give the Storm its second consecutive preseason win over the Lancers. Noah Giesbrecht made 24 saves on 25 shots to record his 2nd win of the preseason in goal. The Storm and the Lancers hit the ice tomorrow night at 7:05pm to conclude preseason play. Tickets to tomorrow’s game at the Viaero Center are $5.
A power play conversion from Mark Estapa gave Tri-City a one goal lead shortly after the halfway point in the 1st period. Estapa’s goal at 10:17 of the period was his 2nd of the preseason and was assisted by Ian Murphy and Mitchell Miller. The Storm outshot the Lancers 9-2 in the 1st period and carried a 1-0 lead into the 2nd period.
Neither team scored in the game’s middle period, but Tri-City was able to increase its lead to two goals with another power play goal in the 3rd period. Carter Mazur scored his 3rd goal of the preseason, and the Storm’s second power play goal of the game at 6:34 of the period. Tri-City led 2-0 for most of the play in the 3rd period but gave up a goal with just over three minutes to play. Omaha’s Logan Will scored his 1st goal of the preseason at 16:56 of the 3rd period to cut Tri-City’s lead in half. Lancers goaltender Akira Schmid was lifted for an extra attacker over the game’s final minutes, but Omaha was unable to tie the game. Tri-City left Ralston Arena with a 2-1 win, its 4th win of the 2019-2020 preseason.
Tomorrow’s game is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm CT, and will be streamed live on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. To purchase tickets to Storm home games at the Viaero Center, visit www.StormHockey.com or call 308-338-8144. #SeekShelter