Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm defeated the Omaha Lancers 4-1 on Military Appreciation Night Friday at the Viaero Center. Kyle Aucoin, Gavin Brindley, and Carter Mazur (2) scored the Storm’s goal in the win. Todd Scott recorded his 4th victory of the season in net. The Storm now play four consecutive road games before hosting the Lincoln Stars on Thursday, December 31st.
Kyle Aucoin scored his 1st goal of the season at 11:37 of the 1st period to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead. The goal was assisted by Davis Burnside and Nick Portz. Minutes later, at 15:26 of the 1st period, Gavin Brindley scored his 1st Career USHL goal to give Tri-City a two-goal advantage. Brindley’s goal was assisted by Cole McWard and Guillaume Richard. Tri-City outshot Omaha 11-10 in the 1st period and carried a 2-0 lead into the 2nd period.
The only goal of the 2nd period was scored on the power-play with 9 seconds remaining in the period by Omaha’s Alex Gaffney. The goal was assisted by Nolan Renwick and was the only goal scored Friday night by the Lancers. Omaha outshot Tri-City 7-6 in the 3rd period but trailed 2-1.
Tri-City scored two empty net goals to secure the victory in the final five minutes of the 3rd period. Carter Mazur netted his 3rd goal of the year, a shorthanded goal, and an empty net goal, at 15:38 of the 3rd period to increase Tri-City’s lead to 3-1. The goal was assisted by Hunter Strand and Todd Scott. Carter Mazur scored another empty-net goal at 17:40 of the 3rd period to give Tri-City a 4-1 lead. The goal was assisted by Hunter Strand. Todd Scott recorded 22 saves on 23 shots to record the win in goal.
The Tri-City Storm is currently offering a holiday “Stocking Stuffer” deal for the holidays. The deal includes; 10 ticket vouchers to any 2020-2021 home game, 1 Storm Game Puck*, a $25 Gift Card for the Storm Store/Viaero Center Concessions, and two face masks (choice of purple or black). This is a $250 value currently available for only $149! *A limited amount of “Stocking Stuffer” packages are available and Game Pucks are available as supply’s last.
The Storm return to action on Tuesday, December 15th in a road game against the Des Moines Buccaneers. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm, including tickets to the next home game, visit www.StormHockey.com