RALSTON, NE. – The Tri-City Storm shut out the Omaha Lancers by a final score of 5-0 Friday night at Ralston Arena. Five different players netted goals for the Storm in the victory. Chase Clark recorded his first career USHL shutout in goal for Tri-City. The Storm will host the Lancers tomorrow at the Viaero Center in a rematch of tonight’s game. Tickets can be purchased online at www.StormHockey.com or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144. Puck drop is set for 7:05pm.
Promotions for tomorrow’s home game at the Viaero Center include a Nebraska Lottery Rivalry Pack. The deal includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four sodas, two Nebraska Lottery Scratch Off Tickets, and two buy-one-get-one passes to the Kearney Children’s Museum all for $40. There will also be a Halloween Costume Contest. Fans are encouraged to come dressed up to win prizes! Following the game, the Viaero Center will host a postgame skate with the team on the ice.
Ilya Nikolaev scored his first career USHL goal at 8:09 of Friday’s 1st period to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead on the road. Nikolaev’s goal was scored on the powerplay and was assisted by Vinny Borgesi and Andrew Strathmann. At 14:14 of the 1st period, Kieran Cebrian netted an unassisted goal to give the Storm a two-goal lead. Cebrian’s goal was his second of the season. Exactly one minute later, at 15:14 of the 1st period, Graham Gamache scored his third goal of the year to give Tri-City a 3-0 lead in the game. Aiden Dubinsky and Jeremy Wilmer provided the assists on the scoring play. Tri-City outshot Omaha 9-5 in the 1st period and entered the 2nd period with a three-goal lead.
The only goal of Friday’s second period was scored by Mitchell Miller with under three minutes to play. Kieran Cebrian provided the lone assist on the goal as he won an offensive zone faceoff to give the puck to Miller. Tri-City outshot Omaha 12-8 in the 2nd period and carried a four-goal lead into the 3rd period.
The lone goal of the 3rd period was netted by Jeremy Wilmer. Wilmer’s unassisted goal at 1:26 of the 3rd period was his third goal of the season. Despite being outshot 10-6 in the 3rd period, Tri-City outshot the Lancers 27-23 in the win. Chase Clark recorded his third victory of the season and first career USHL shutout after turning away all 23 Lancers’ shots. Omaha goaltender Kevin Pasche recorded the loss in net after making 22 saves on Tri-City’s 27 shots on net.
Kieran Cebrian was named the game’s 1st Star with teammates Chase Clark and Jeremy Wilmer collecting 2nd and 3rd Star honors.
The Storm is currently holding an online auction for the jerseys that were not included in the postgame jersey auction during last Saturday’s “McKenna’s Rae of Hope Foundation” night. Fans can bid online for the jerseys until the online auction closes on Friday, November 5th at 5pm CT. Bids for the jerseys can be made by visiting www.StormHockey.com.
Tri-City hits the ice again on Saturday, October 30th in a home 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