URBANDALE, IA. – The Tri-City Storm was shut out Friday night at Buccaneer Arena in a 2-0 loss to the Des Moines Buccaneers. Friday’s game marked the first time since April 24th, 2021, that the Storm offense did not produce a goal. Tri-City returns to action Saturday at the Viaero Center in a rivalry matchup with the Lincoln Stars. Tomorrow night’s game is “Kool-Aid Night” and the Storm will wear specialty jerseys during the game. Tickets to the game can be purchased online at wwwStormHockey.com or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office during Box Office hours at 308-338-8144. Puck drop for the game is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.
Andrew Kuzma scored the game-winning goal at 11:09 of Friday’s 1st period. Scout Truman and Lubomir Kupco each recorded an assist on the scoring play. Tri-City outshot Des Moines 8-4 in the 1st period but trailed by one goal entering Friday’s 2nd period.
The Storm outshot the Buccaneers 22-5 in the 2nd period, but entered the 3rd period down 1-0. Scout Truman scored the only goal of Friday’s 3rd period to give the Buccaneers a 2-0 home win. Truman’s goal was scored into an empty net. Tri-City outshot Des Moines 9-8 in the 3rd period and 39-17 overall in the game.
Sebastian Wraneschitz recorded the loss in goal for the Storm after making 15 saves on 16 shots. Remington Keopple notched the win in goal for Des Moines after turning away all 39 of Tri-City’s shots in the contest.
Tri-City remained the top team in the USHL league standings but dropped to 32-8-2-0 in the loss. The Storm is now 3-8-1-0 when trailing after the 1st period, and 2-4-0-0 when trailing after the 2nd period this season.
Tri-City hits the ice again on Saturday, March 5th, in a home game against the Lincoln Stars. Puck drop is set for 7:05pm CT. For the latest information regarding the Storm skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead