SIOUX FALLS, SD. – The Tri-City Storm dropped the final game of the weekend to the Sioux Falls Stampede by the final score of 8-2 at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. August Falloon and Cameron O’Neill each netted their first career USHL goals in the game for the Storm. Tri-City returns to action on Tuesday in a home game against the Fargo Force. 2-For-1 Tickets are available for purchase for the game. The game will also feature $2 hotdogs, and $2 16oz Cans of Coors Light. Puck drop for Tuesday’s home game against Fargo is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.
August Falloon scored his first career USHL goal just over two minutes into Saturday’s 1st period to give the Storm a 1-0 lead. The goal was assisted by Drew Montgomery. Sioux Falls answered Tri-City’s opening goal of the game with back-to-back scoring plays less than one minute apart to take a 2-1 lead in the contest. The Stampede’s first goal of the night was netted by Jaksen Panzer at 3:24 of the period. Michael LaStarza scored his 16th goal of the season at 4:18 of the 1st period to give Sioux Falls a one-goal lead. Cameron O’Neill netted his first career USHL goal at 4:47 of Saturday’s opening period to bring the game to a 2-2 tie. O’Neill’s goal was assisted by Vinny Borgesi and Jeremy Wilmer. Clint Levens scored his tenth goal of the year at 15:37 of the 1st period to put the Stampede in front by one goal. The goal was assisted by Jaksen Panzer. Maddox Fleming scored his 10th goal of the season with less than three minutes to play in Saturday’s 1st period to give Sioux Falls a 4-2 lead. Tri-City outshot Sioux Falls 14-13 in the 1st period, but trailed by two goals entering the 2nd period.
Merril Steenari netted his first goal of the year at 11:32 of the 2nd period to give the Stampede a 5-2 lead in the game. The goal was assisted by Ryan Healey. Kazimier Sobieski scored his first goal of the year at 14:10 of Saturday’s 2nd period to put the Stampede in front by four goals. The goal was assisted by Karsen Dorwart. Sioux Falls outshot Tri-City 10-4 in the 2nd period, and carried a 6-2 lead into Saturday’s 3rd period.
The only goals of the 3rd period were scored by Sioux Falls’ Jack Silich and Sammy Harris. Silich’s goal was netted at 2:39 of the period, and Harris scored his goal at 8:58 of the period. Tri-City outshot Sioux Falls 12-8 in the 3rd period, but was outshot 31-30 overall in the game. The Stampede won the game by a final score of 8-2.
Isak Posch notched the win in goal for Sioux Falls by stopping 28 of the Storm’s 30 shots on net during the game. Sebastian Wraneschitz dropped a game in regulation time for only the third time this season in goal for the Storm. Wraneschitz stopped 23 of Sioux Falls’ 31 shots on goal.
The Storm finished this year’s nine-game season series against the Stampede with a final record of 7-2-0-0. Tri-City dropped to 44-11-3-1 on the season, and enters the final week of the regular season with three games remaining on the schedule.
The Tri-City Storm’s Playoff Ticket Package for the 2022 Clark Cup Playoffs is now on sale. Purchasing a Playoff Ticket Package for the 2022 Clark Cup Playoffs will guarantee fans the opportunity to sit in the same seat for each of the Storm’s home games during the postseason. Tickets to the Storm’s final two home games of the regular season, and the team’s playoff ticket package can be purchased online at www.StormHockey.com, or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office during Box Office Hours at 308-338-8144.
Tri-City hits the ice again on Tuesday, April 19th, in a home game against the Fargo Force. Puck drop is set for 7:05pm CT. For the latest information regarding the Storm skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead