KEARNEY, NE. – The Tri-City Storm dropped a home game to the Sioux Falls Stampede Saturday night at the Viaero Center by a final score of 3-2. The Storm fell to 5-2-0-0 on the season in the loss. Parker Lindauer and Jeremy Wilmer netted goals for Tri-City in the loss. Tri-City’s next home game at the Viaero Center will be played on Saturday, October 30th against the Omaha Lancers. Puck drop for the game is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.
Sioux Falls opened the scoring in Saturday’s game with a 1st period goal by Max Rud. Rud scored his first goal of the season at 5:16 of the 1st period to give the Stampede a one-goal lead. Tri-City quickly answered back with a goal from Parker Lindauer to tie the game at 1-1. Lindauer’s goal was his first of the season and was scored at 7:01 of the 1st period. Aiden Dubinsky assisted on the play, notching his first point as a member of the Storm. With under five minutes to play in the 1st period, Ray Fust buried his third goal of the season to put Sioux Falls back in front by one goal. Sioux Falls outshot Tri-City 8-7 in the 1st period and carried a 2-1 lead into the 2nd period.
The only goal of the 2nd period in Saturday night’s game was scored by Tri-City’s Jeremy Wilmer. Wilmer scored his fourth goal of the season at 14:28 of the 2nd period to tie the game at 2-2. Ilya Nikolaev and Andrew Strathmann each recorded assists on the scoring play. Each player notched their third assist of the season on the goal. Each team produced 11 shots on goal during the 2nd period.
The only goal of the 3rd period was netted by Sioux Falls’ Daniel Russell with less than seven minutes to play. Russell’s game-winning goal was scored at 13:35 of the period and lifted the Stampede to its second regular season win of the 2021-2022 season.
Arsenii Sergeev picked up the loss in goal for the Storm after making 21 saves on 24 Stampede shots. It was his first loss in goal in his career with the Storm. Isak Posch stopped 20 of Tri-City’s 22 shots on goal to record the victory in net for the Stampede. Sioux Falls outshot Tri-City 24-22 in the road victory.
Saturday’s game was played in front of a crowd of 1,776 at the Viaero Center. Tri-City is now 2-1-0-0 on home ice this season.
The Storm hit the ice again on Friday, October 29th in a road game against the Omaha Lancers. Puck drop for the game is scheduled for 7:05pm CT. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead