Sioux City. IA – The Tri-City Storm fell to the Sioux City Musketeers by a final score of 8-2 Friday night at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA. Kyle Aucoin and Colby Ambrosio scored the Storm’s goals in tonight’s loss. Tri-City returns home to play Sioux Falls tomorrow night at the Viaero Center in Kearney at 7:05pm.
The Musketeers scored two goals in the first two minutes of the game Friday night to take a quick 2-0 lead over the Storm. Sam Antenucci scored on the game’s first shot, 16 seconds in, to give Sioux City a 1-0 lead. Ethan Harrison scored minutes later, at 1:57 of the period, to give the Musketeers an early 2-0 lead. Tri-City responded with a quick goal from Kyle Aucoin minutes later to cut the lead in half. Aucoin’s goal was scored unassisted a 4:34 of the 1st period. Sioux City outshot Tri-City 8-7 in the 1st period and the game entered the 2nd period in a 2-2 tie.
Sioux City’s Ben Doran scored the only goal of the 2nd period with less than five minutes to play to give the Musketeers its second lead of the game. The goal was scored at 4:53 of the period and was assisted by Adam Samuelsson and Ray Christy. Sioux City outshot Tri-City 8-4 in the 2nd period and carried a one goal lead into the 3rd period.
The Storm were outscored 5-0 in the 3rd period and fell by a final score of 8-2. With under fifteen minutes to play in the 3rd period, at 5:36, Joel Maatta scored his 4th goal of the season to push the Sioux City lead to 4-2. Another goal from Ben Doran followed at 10:26. Jackson Nieuwendyk netted his 1st goal of the year at 11:02, and Ryan Taylor gave the team another goal at 15:05. Sam Antenucci scored the final goal of the night with under four minutes to play to give Sioux City an 8-2 win on home ice.
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.