Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm has acquired goaltender Todd Scott and goaltender Ryan Ouellette, through multiple transactions and roster additions. Tri-City has received the USHL rights for goaltender Todd Scott from the Sioux City Musketeers (USHL) in exchange for a conditional 2020 Phase II draft pick and a conditional 2021 Phase II draft pick and has acquired him from the Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL). Goaltender Ryan Ouellette has been added to the roster after spending the first half of the 2019-2020 regular season with the Yorkton Terriers (SJHL). Goaltender Joe Sharib has been traded to the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) in exchange for future considerations and a conditional 2021 Phase II draft pick. Goaltender Daniel Allin has been moved to the Drumheller Dragons (AJHL) in exchange for future considerations. Forward Cody Sherman has been traded to the Minot Minotauros (NAHL) in exchange for future considerations.
Todd Scott, 19, of Albertville, Minnesota, was selected 33rd overall in the 3rd Round of the 2016 USHL Phase I Draft by the Sioux City Musketeers. Scott appeared in eight games with the Sioux City Musketeers during the 2016-2017 season and has spent the past three seasons with the Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Hockey League (WHL). In his time with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Scott appeared in 48 regular season games and had a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 3.27. In the first half of the 2019-2020 season, Scott appeared in 18 Oil Kings games and compiled a record of 9-4-4-1. Scott previously played for the Omaha AAA Lancers during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 seasons.
Ryan Ouellette, 19, of Colorado Springs, Colorado previously appeared in 20 regular season games during the 2019-2020 regular season with the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). In his time with Yorkton, Ouellette posted the best Goals Against Average (GAA) and Save Percentage of any goaltender in the SJHL this season. He produced a 2.19 GAA, 0.939 save percentage, and 16-3-1-0 record in 20 games played. Ouellette also played six games with the Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) this season and produced a 2.71 GAA and .913 save percentage. Ouellette also appeared in both All-Star Games at the Storm’s 2019 Main Camp in Las Vegas, NV.
“Todd is a goaltender that has a few years of junior experience and we expect him to be more than capable of coming in and being an effective goaltender in our league. Ryan is a guy who has had a lot of success this year playing junior hockey, and we felt as a staff he would be able to come in and provide us with an upgrade at that position. Daniel, Joe, and Cody all were great teammates who worked hard, and we wish all three the best moving forward” President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Anthony Noreen
“We want to thank Daniel, Joe, and Cody for their time with us here with the Storm. They were all good teammates, good players, and we wish them the best in their new destinations. When the opportunity presented itself for us to add and acquire upgraded goaltending for now and the future, we had to take it. We believe we’ve done that in adding Todd Scott and Ryan Ouellette to our roster. Todd has four years of junior experience, we value his compete level and energy, and we’re excited to bring him back to Nebraska where he started his youth career. Ryan has proven through his play in Canada this season that he is an elite level goaltender. Acquiring him brings him closer to home, and we hope a chance of scenery benefits both our club and his future college opportunities. We’d like to thank Edmonton, Yorkton, and Sioux City for their professionalism to make these transactions possible. We welcome both Todd and Ryan to our program.” General Manager Jason Koehler