KEARNEY, NE. – Tri-City Storm defenseman Mitchell Miller became the organization’s all-time single-season scoring leader with his 36th goal of the season in Saturday’s 4-3 win at the Viaero Center over the Sioux City Musketeers. Miller netted two goals during the game to eclipse former Storm skaters Rastislav Spirko (2003-04) and Chris Wilkie (2014-15) for the organization’s single-season record. Tri-City snapped Sioux City’s ten-game winning streak and thirteen-game point streak in Saturday’s victory. Lleyton Roed notched his third career multi-goal game with two goals during the contest for Tri-City. Sebastian Wraneschitz recorded the win in goal for the Storm. Arsenii Sergeev completed a perfect 3rd period in goal for the Storm in relief of Wraneschitz. Tri-City will host Sioux City one final time during the regular season tomorrow afternoon at the Viaero Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 3:05pm CT.
Kirklan Irey scored his eighth goal of the year to give Sioux City a 1-0 lead in the 1st period. The goal was netted at 10:25 of the period and was assisted by Owen Fowler. Lleyton Roed scored his first goal of the night, and 20th goal of the season, with less than two minutes remaining in Saturday’s 1st period to bring the game to a 1-1 tie. Roed’s goal was assisted by Vinny Borgesi. The assist by Borgesi was his 25th of the season. Tri-City outshot Sioux City 9-8 in the 1st period. The Storm and the Musketeers entered the 2nd period in a 1-1 tie.
Mitchell Miller scored his first goal of the game, and 35th goal of the year, at 2:04 of the 2nd period to give Tri-City its first lead of the weekend. Jeremy Wilmer and Ilya Nikolaev each notched an assist on the scoring play. Wilmer’s assist was his first of the game and sixty-first of the season. Nikolaev’s assist was his 43rd of the year. Ben Steeves provided an answer to Miller’s goal with his team-leading 35th goal of the season to bring the game to a 2-2 tie. The goal was notched at 4:28 of the 2nd period and was assisted by Damien Carfagna. Lleyton Roed scored his second goal of the game, and 21st goal of the season, at 10:26 of the 2nd period to put the Storm back in front by one goal. Mitchell Miller and Graham Gamache each notched an assist on the play. Tabor Heaslip scored a shorthanded goal at 11:36 of the 2nd period to bring the score to 3-3. The final goal of Saturday’s 2nd period was scored by Mitchell Miller on the powerplay. Miller’s goal was his 36th of the season and was assisted by Jeremy Wilmer and Vinny Borgesi. Wilmer’s assist was his 62nd of the year. Borgesi recorded his 26th assist of the year on the play. Tri-City outshot Sioux City 10-8 in the 2nd period, and carried a 4-3 lead into Saturday’s 3rd period.
Arsenii Sergeev entered the game to replace Sebastian Wraneschitz at the beginning of the 3rd period. Wraneschitz recorded the win in net after making 13 saves on 16 shots in the opening two periods of the game. Sergeev turned aside all ten shots faced in the 3rd period to preserve the victory for the Storm. Alex Tracy stopped 24 of Tri-City’s 28 shots on net and recorded the loss in goal for Sioux City. Each team was unable to score in the 3rd period, and the Storm skated away with a 4-3 home win.
Tri-City improved to 42-10-3-1 on the season in the victory. The Storm improved to 5-2-0-1 in head-to-head games played against the Musketeers this season. Tri-City is now three points away from clinching the 2021-2022 Anderson Cup Championship.
Tri-City hits the ice again on Sunday, April 10th, in a home game against the Sioux City Musketeers. Puck drop is set for 3:05pm CT. For the latest information regarding the Storm skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead