Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm will host the Fargo Force tonight at the Viaero Center for Boy Scout Night following the competition of a postponed game from last night. The 23rd game of the Storm’s 2019-2020 regular season schedule will conclude following the beginning and competition of last night’s 3rd period. At 6:05pm, last night’s game will resume play with Tri-City leading Fargo 2-1. Following the game, at approximately 7:05pm, tonight’s 24th game of the season will be played as regularly scheduled. Fans wishing to attend the conclusion of last night’s game, at 6:05pm today, will need to present their ticket at the Viaero Center Box Office prior to puck drop and exchange their ticket for valid entry into the game. An unforeseen issue relating to one of the Zamboni’s caused a small portion of the ice to become unplayable during resurfacing procedures in last night’s 2nd intermission break, causing the remainder of the game to be postponed. Puck drop for the Storm’s regularly scheduled game against Fargo is scheduled for 7:05pm. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144, or through the Tri-City Storm’s official website, www.StormHockey.com. Tonight’s game at the Viaero Center is the final home game for Tri-City prior to the holiday break.
Tri-City (9-10-2-1) carries a one goal lead into the 3rd period when play resumes today against the Fargo Force (10-6-1-0). Last night, Fargo scored the first goal of the game in the 1st period before Tri-City answered with two 2nd period goals to take a 2-1 lead in the game. Tristan Broz scored his 6th goal of the year for Fargo at 10:56 of the 1st period to give the Force a 1-0 lead. The goal was scored on a 5 on 3 power play with Tri-City’s Sam Rhodes and Nicholas Donato taking minor penalties at the 9:55 and 10:47 marks of the 1st period. Tri-City outshot Fargo 10-5 in the 1st period, but trailed 1-0 entering the 2nd period of play. Less than two minutes into the 2nd period, Colby Ambrosio scored his team-leading 13th goal of the season to tie the game at 1-1. Ambrosio’s goal was scored at the 1:59 mark of the 2nd period and was assisted by Nick Portz and Sam Rhodes. Late in the period, Benji Eckerle scored his 10th goal of the year to put Tri-City in front by one goal. Eckerle’s goal was scored on the power play at 10:23 of the 2nd period and was assisted by Andrius Kulbis-Marino and Nick Capone. Tri-City outshot Fargo 9-4 in the 2nd period and currently leads by one goal entering the 3rd period. Play will resume at 6:05pm tonight at the Viaero Center.
Tri-City’s 24th game of the regular season will begin tonight at approximately 7:05pm following the conclusion of last night’s postponed game. Tri-City is currently 6th place in the Western Conference standings, and as the very unusual opportunity to record a maximum of four points in the standings in a single evening. Two wins tonight at the Viaero Center could see Tri-City rise as high as 2nd place in the conference standings headed into the final two games before the holiday break next weekend on the road against the Chicago Steel.