Lincoln, NE. – The Tri-City Storm dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Lincoln Stars Wednesday night at the Ice Box. Parker Lindauer and Cole O’Hara scored the Storm’s goals in the loss. The Storm return to action this weekend with back-to-back games against the Sioux City Musketeers at the Viaero Center on Friday and Saturday. Ticket availability is limited due to capacity restrictions and social distancing guidelines that are in place. Tickets can be purchased online at www.StormHockey.com or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144.
Lincoln opened the game with an even-strength goal from Carter Schade at 7:23 of the 1st period. Chase Pietila and Yu Sato recorded assists on the scoring play. The Stars outshot the Storm 9-6 in the 1st period and led 1-0. Tri-City’s Parker Lindauer scored the only goal of the 2nd period with five seconds left to play. Lindauer’s goal was scored at 19:55 of the 2nd period and it tied the game at 1-1. Tri-City outshot Lincoln 12-3 in the 2nd period.
Zach Urdahl gave Lincoln a 2-1 lead at the 5:57 mark of the 2nd period. The goal was scored unassisted. With less than two minutes remaining in the 3rd period, Cole O’Hara netted a power-play goal to bring the game to a 2-2 tie. O’Hara’s goal was his first career goal in the USHL. Tri-City outshot Lincoln 8-5 in the 3rd period and forced overtime with O’Hara’s power-play goal. The goal came with Tri-City’s net empty, as the Storm elected to replace goaltender Todd Scott with an extra attacker during the power-play sequence.
No goals during the five-minute overtime session produced a shootout finish to the game. Carter Mazur scored the Storm’s only goal during the shootout. Dominic James and Stanley Cooley each netted goals during the shootout to give the Stars a 2-1 shootout win, and a 3-2 victory in the game. Tri-City outshot Lincoln 27-18 in the shootout loss. Todd Scott made 15 saves on 17 shots in goal for Tri-City. Lincoln’s Ryan Ouellette recorded the win in net.
Tri-City dropped to 7-5-0-1 through the opening thirteen games played in the 2020-2021 regular season.
The Storm return to action on Friday, January 8th in a home game against the Sioux City Musketeers. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm, including tickets to the next home game, visit www.StormHockey.com.