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Storm drops shootout decision to Musketeers

By Kendall Grayson, 04/08/22, 9:15PM PDT

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Lleyton Roed, Mason Wheeler, Mitchell Miller score in loss

KEARNEY, NE. – The Tri-City Storm dropped a shootout decision to the Sioux City Musketeers Friday night at the Viaero Center. The Storm erased a three-goal deficit but fell by the final score of 4-3 in a shootout. Lleyton Roed, Mason Wheeler, and Mitchell Miller netted Tri-City’s goals in the game. The Storm recorded one point in the standings in the shootout loss and is now five points away from clinching an Anderson Cup Championship. The Storm will host the Musketeers in a rematch tomorrow night in Kearney. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.

 

Owen McLaughlin scored his 25th goal of the year on the opening shot of Friday’s game. The goal was scored at 1:10 of the 1st period and was assisted by Dylan James and Ralfs Bergmanis. Dylan Gratton gave Sioux City a 2-0 lead in the game with his second goal of the year at 3:17 of the 1st period. The goal was assisted by Ben Doran and Sam Deckhut. Owen McLaughlin’s second goal of the game and 26th goal of the season was scored at 4:21 of the period to increase Sioux City’s lead to 3-0. Luke Antonacci assisted on the scoring play. Tri-City outshot Sioux City 10-9 in the 1st period but trailed by three goals entering Friday’s 2nd period.

 

Lleyton Roed notched a powerplay goal at 6:49 of the 2nd period to cut into the Musketeers’ lead. The goal was his 19th of the year and was assisted by Cole O’Hara. Mason Wheeler scored his 3rd goal of the season at 13:46 to bring the Storm within one goal of the Musketeers’ lead. The goal was assisted by Graham Gamache and Gavin Brindley. Tri-City was outshot 10-6 in the 2nd period and the 3rd period began with the Storm trailing 3-2.

 

Mitchell Miller scored his team-leading 34th goal of the season with just over two minutes to play in Friday’s 3rd period to force overtime. The goal was netted at 17:59 of the period and was assisted by Ilya Nikolaev and Jeremy Wilmer. Tri-City outshot Sioux City 15-7 in the 3rd period.

 

The five-minute overtime period ended in a tie, and Friday’s game required a shootout to determine a winning team. The only goal of the five-round shootout was scored by Sioux City’s Bennett Schimek. Arsenii Sergeev recorded the loss in net after making 25 saves on 28 Musketeers’ shots. Alex Tracy was perfect in the shootout and won the game after stopping 32 of Tri-City’s 35 shots on goal during the game. Tri-City fell to 41-10-3-1 in the loss.

 

Tri-City hits the ice again on Saturday, April 9th, in a home game against the Sioux City Musketeers. Puck drop is set for 7:05pm CT. For the latest information regarding the Storm skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead