Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm has completed a transaction with the Omaha Lancers prior to this week’s three-game road series against the Fargo Force. Through the transaction, Tri-City has acquired multiple draft picks.
Tri-City has acquired a 2nd Round draft pick in the 2022 USHL Phase II Draft, a 4th Round draft pick in the 2021 USHL Phase II Draft, a 5th Round draft pick in the 2022 USHL Phase I Draft, and a 6th Round draft pick in the 2021 USHL Phase I Draft from the Omaha Lancers in exchange for forward Michael Posma, a 4th Round draft pick in the 2022 USHL Phase II Draft, an 8th Round draft pick in the 2022 USHL Phase I Draft, an 8th Round draft pick in the 2021 USHL Phase II Draft, and a 10th Round draft pick in the 2021 USHL Phase I Draft.
Michael Posma, 19, of Pomona, New York appeared in seven games with Storm during the 2020-2021 regular season. He scored one goal and recorded two assists for three total points. He scored five goals and registered six assists for the Cedar Rapids in forty-three games played last season before being acquired by the Storm on September 21st in the 2020 USHL Dispersal Draft. Prior to joining the RoughRiders, he skated at the Kent School in Kent, Connecticut during the 2018-2019 season. He is also an alumnus of the North Jersey Avalanche AAA program in Hackensack, New Jersey. Posma previously announced a commitment to play college hockey at Boston College.
“We started this year with a lot of players here given the uncertainty of everything going on, and we knew at some point we would have to get those numbers down, and we were happy to be able to keep those guys in the league. Michael was a great teammate while he was here, all of the guys here had a ton of respect for him and we were glad to see him get an opportunity with another organization in our league where he can continue to develop. Through this transaction, we were able to add some pretty significant draft capital to what is already shaping up to be exciting opportunities for our club draft wise over the next two years.” President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Anthony Noreen
Following a 2-1 home win over the Sioux City Musketeers on Saturday, Tri-City returns to action on Thursday for the first game of a three-game road series against the Fargo Force. The Storm return home to the Viaero Center on January 22nd for a matchup against in-state rival Lincoln. Tickets to the game can be purchased by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144 or by visiting www.StormHockey.com #StormAhead