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Storm post 4-1 road win over Black Hawks

By Kendall Grayson, 01/08/22, 8:30PM PST


Mitchell Miller, Lleyton Roed, Drew Montgomery, Gavin Brindley score in win

WATERLOO, IA. – The Tri-City Storm posted a 4-1 road win over the Waterloo Black Hawks Saturday night at Young Arena. Mitchell Miller, Lleyton Roed, Drew Montgomery, and Gavin Brindley netted goals in the victory. Arsenii Sergeev recorded his 18th win in net for Tri-City. The Storm has now won four consecutive games.


Waterloo’s Patrick Geary netted his second goal of the season at 7:12 of the 1st period to give the Black Hawks a 1-0 lead. The goal scored by Geary was the only scoring play of the 1st period and Tri-City trailed by one goal entering the 2nd period. The Storm outshot the Black Hawks 11-9 in the opening period of Saturday’s game.


The Storm took control in the game with back-to-back goals in the 2nd period. Tri-City’s first goal of the contest was netted by Mitchell Miller at 9:54 of the 2nd period. Victor Czerneckianair notched the lone assist on the play. Less than one minute after Miller put the Storm on the scoreboard for the first time in the game, Lleyton Roed scored his 13th goal of the season to give Tri-City a 2-1 lead. Aiden Dubinsky recorded an assist on the play. Tri-City outshot Waterloo heavily in the 2nd period 18-5.


Drew Montgomery deflected a shot past Black Hawks goaltender Jack Williams to give Tri-City a two-goal lead with less than half of Saturday’s 3rd period remaining,  Montgomery’s goal was his fourth of the year and was assisted by Gavin Brindley and Nate Benoit. Waterloo lifted Jack Williams for an extra attacker with less than three minutes remaining in the game in an attempt to generate offense with six skaters on the ice. After killing off a penalty and a 6 on 4 disadvantage, Tri City’s Gavin Brindley sealed the Storm’s victory with an empty-net goal. Brindley’s goal was his 11th of the season and was assisted by Dane Dowiak. Despite being outshot 8-7 in the 3rd period, Tri-City outshot Waterloo by a 36-22 margin during the game.


Arsenii Sergeev stopped 21 of Waterloo’s 22 shots on net to record his 18th victory of the season in goal for the Storm. Jack Williams made 32 saves on 35 Storm shots and picked up the loss in goal for the Black Hawks.


Tri-City continues to lead the USHL’s Western Conference standings with a record of 22-5-1-0. The Storm has won all four games played against the Black Hawks this season and has clinched a victory in the six-game season series. The Storm’s points percentage is the best in the league through 28 games played this year (.804%).


Tri-City hits the ice again on Friday, January 14th, in a home game against the Fargo Force. Puck drop for the game is set for 7:05pm CT. For the latest information regarding the Storm skate to #StormAhead