Waterloo, IA. – The Tri-City Storm travel to Young Arena tonight in Waterloo, IA for a matchup against the Waterloo Black Hawks in the USHL Game of the Week on HockeyTV. On Thursday, the Storm picked up its first win of the season in a 4-1 defeat of the Sioux Falls Stampede at the Viaero Center. Tonight’s game will begin at 7:05pm and can be streamed for free on HockeyTV. Tomorrow afternoon Tri-City returns home to battle the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Tri-City (1-1-1-1) won its first game of the season Thursday night at the Viaero Center after dropping three consecutive games to open the regular season. The Storm got goals from Kyle Aucoin, Benji Eckerle, Colby Ambrosio, and Matt Knies in the victory. Daniel Allin recorded his first career win in net after stopping 27 of the Stampede’s 28 shots on net. Tri-City dropped its opening game of the season to Waterloo 2-1 in overtime at the USHL Fall Classic. Going back to last season, the Storm have won four of its last five games against the Black Hawks and have picked up at least one point in the standings in all five games. Tonight’s matchup is the Storm’s first game at Young Arena since defeating the Black Hawks 6-3 on February 17th, 2018. The Storm complete a three-game week in a 4:05pm matchup against the Dubuque Fighting Saints tomorrow at the Viaero Center.
Waterloo (4-0-0-0) returns home tonight to battle Tri-City in its home opener at Young Arena following a 4-3 road win last night against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. Trailing 3-1 entering the 3rd period, the Black Hawks scored three unanswered goals to keep its winning streak alive. Waterloo got goals from Connor Caponi, Xander Lamppa, Ryan Drkulec, and Kyle Haskins in the win. Tonight’s game will be the last matchup between the Black Hawks and Storm until January 10th when Tri-City hosts Waterloo in back to back games at the Viaero Center. Waterloo enters tonight’s game as the 1st place team in the USHL league standings following wins over Tri-City, Fargo, Green Bay, and Cedar Rapids to begin the season. The Black Hawks have lost five of its past six home openers at Young Arena.
Tonight’s game is set 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.