Sioux City, IA. – The Tri-City Storm completes a two-game weekend against the Sioux City Musketeers tonight at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa. Last night at the Viaero Center, Tri-City netted a season-high seven goals and recorded a season-high 41 shots on goal in a 7-4 win over the Musketeers. In the win, Tri-City got goals from; Matthew Knies (2), Nick Portz, Mitchell Miller, Ian Murphy, Colby Ambrosio, and Mark Estapa. Estapa’s eye-popping goal was featured on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 Plays as the #3 play of the night. Daniel Allin stopped 21 of Sioux City’s 25 goals to record the win in goal. Tonight’s road game is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm.
Tri-City (11-12-2-2) held its ground as the 5th place team in the Western Conference standings after last night’s win over Sioux City, and now sits on three points shy of 2nd place Fargo. The Storm snapped a three-game winless skid in last night’s home win over Sioux City and has now won four of its last ten games. A win tonight over Sioux City would give Tri-City the lead in the six game season series against Sioux City. A win would also give the Storm its first weekend sweep of an opponent since the team swept rival Omaha in back to back games at Ralston Arena on October 25th & 26th. Today’s game begins a stretch of play for Tri-City that will see the team play two of its next three games on the road. Before travelling to Urbandale, IA for back to back games against the Des Moines Buccaneers next weekend, Tri-City will play host to the Lincoln Stars at 5:05pm on Tuesday.
Sioux City (9-12-4-0) returns home to the Tyson Events Center tonight to host Western Conference foe Tri-City after falling to the Storm by a final score of 7-4 last night at the Viaero Center. Sioux City fell to 0-5-0-0 when trailing after the 1st period in last night’s road loss. Tonight’s game at the Tyson Events Center is one of only three home games the Musketeers will play over the next nine regular season games. Sioux City has won just two games in its last ten and returns home tonight three points out of a playoff spot as the 7th place team in the Western Conference standings. Despite dropping last night’s game, the Musketeers continued to get offense from its top line. Sam Stange scored twice in the opening three minutes of the game and now trails only Dubuque’s Riese Gaber and Chicago’s Mathieu De St. Phalle with 15 goals scored in the 2019-2020 regular season. Following tonight’s game, the Musketeers return to action Tuesday night in a home game against the Omaha Lancers.