Kearney, NE. – The Tri-City Storm dropped a 4-3 home decision to the Des Moines Buccaneers Friday night at the Viaero Center in Kearney and had a season-high eight-game winning streak snapped in the loss. Victor Czerneckianair, Conner Hutchison, and Isac Jonsson netted the Storm’s goals in the loss. Tri-City returns to action tomorrow in another home game against the Des Moines Buccaneers. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Viaero Center Box Office during Box Office hours at 308-338-8144 or by visiting www.StormHockey.com. Puck drop for tomorrow’s home game against Des Moines is scheduled for 7:05pm.
Victor Czerneckianair netted his fifth goal of the season at 6:27 of Friday’s 1st period to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead over Des Moines. The goal was assisted by Kieran Cebrian. Des Moines outshot Tri-City 12-10 in the 1st period and the Storm carried a 1-0 lead into the 2nd period.
The Buccaneers netted three unanswered goals in the 2nd period to take a two-goal lead in the game. Killian Kiecker-Olson scored his third goal of the year at 1:35 of the 2nd period to tie the game at 1-1. Alex Laferriere scored his first goal of the game and twenty-third goal of the season at 7:40 of the period to give Des Moines a 2-1 lead. The goal was assisted by Matt Choupani. Laferriere scored another goal at 10:27 of the 2nd period to increase the Buccaneers lead to two goals. The goal was his second of the game and twenty-fourth of the season. Matt Choupani notched another assist on the scoring play. With less than three minutes to play in Friday’s 2nd period, Conner Hutchison scored a power-play goal to bring the Storm back within one of the Des Moines lead. Hutchison’s goal was his third of the season and was assisted by Cole O’Hara and Isac Jonsson. O’Hara’s assist was his fifteenth of the season and Jonsson’s assist was his seventeenth of the year. Des Moines outshot Tri-City 14-12 in the 2nd period and the game entered the 3rd period with the Storm trailing by one goal.
Zach Urdahl scored his twenty-second goal of the season at 10:13 of the 3rd period to give Des Moines a 4-2 lead. With just over three minutes left to play in Friday’s game, Isac Jonsson scored his fourth goal of the season to bring Tri-City’s deficit to just one goal. Cole O’Hara recorded his second assist of the game and sixteenth assist of the season on the play. Tri-City was unable to net the game-tying goal and Des Moines won by a final score of 4-3.
Todd Scott recorded the loss in goal for the Storm after making twenty-eight saves on thirty-two shots. Remington Keopple picked up the win in net for Des Moines in a thirty save on thirty-three shot effort.
Tri-City returns to action on Saturday, April 17th in a home game against the Des Moines Buccaneers. For the latest information regarding the Storm, including tickets to home games, visit www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead