RALSTON, NE. – The Tri-City Storm’s ten-game point streak ended Friday night at Ralston Arena in a 6-4 road loss to the Omaha Lancers. Tanner Adams, Lleyton Roed, Drew Montgomery, and Gavin Brindley scored in Tri-City’s defeat. The Storm returns to action tomorrow night in a road contest against the Lincoln Stars.
Omaha netted the game’s opening three goals and led 3-0 after the 1st period. Luke Strickland scored his second goal of the season at 7:05 of the 1st period put the Lancers in front by one goal. Omaha scored back-to-back powerplay goals on a five-minute major penalty assessed to Aiden Dubinsky for cross-checking at 12:07 of the period. Garret Wright’s seventh goal of the season gave Omaha a two-goal advantage at 12:21 of the period. Jarred Wright scored with less than four minutes to play in Friday’s 1st period to give the Lancers a 3-0 lead. Omaha outshot Tri-City 8-6 in the 1st period.
The Storm netted an even-strength goal at 2:07 of the 2nd period to cut into Omaha’s lead. Tri-City’s goal was scored by Tanner Adams, with Drew Montgomery recording an assist on the play. The goal was Adams’ fifth goal of the season. Lleyton Roed scored his sixth goal of the season at 5:06 of the 2nd period to bring Tri-City’s deficit back to a single goal. Jeremy Wilmer notched the lone assist on the scoring play. Omaha answered back with Jarred Wright’s second goal of the game and fourth goal of the season at 9:51 of the period to increase the lead to two goals. Frank D’Ancona scored his first goal of the season at 12:11 of the 2nd period to give the Lancers a 5-2 lead. Tri-City outshot Omaha 10-6 but trailed by three goals entering the 3rd period.
Drew Montgomery’s third goal of the season was netted on the powerplay at 9:10 of the 3rd period to bring the Storm back within two goals of Omaha’s lead. Montgomery’s goal was assisted by Mitchell Miller and Cole O’Hara. With less than five minutes to play in Friday’s game, Gavin Brindley scored his ninth goal of the season to cut Omaha’s lead to 5-4. Brindley’s goal was scored at 15:08 of the 3rd period and set up a frenetic finish to the game. Tri-City lifted goaltender Chase Clark for an extra attacker but allowed an empty-net goal by Omaha’s Owen Fowler at 19:37 of the 3rd period to seal the Lancers win. Omaha outshot Tri-City 10-8 in the 3rd period, bringing the total to 24-24.
Arsenii Sergeev started the game in goal for Tri-City but was replaced by Chase Clark after making five saves on eight shots in the 1st period. Clark made 13 saves on 15 shots during the remainder of the game and recorded the loss in goal for the Storm. Tri-City continues to lead the Western Conference standings but fell to 14-3-1-0 in the loss.
Tri-City hits the ice again on Saturday, December 4th in a road game against the Lincoln Stars. 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