LINCOLN, NE – The Tri-City Storm is set close out its historic 2021-2022 regular season tonight in a road game against the Lincoln Stars. The game will be the 62nd game of the year for the team. The 2021-2022 Storm team celebrated an Anderson Cup Championship on home ice last night after capturing the third regular season title in the organization’s twenty-two year history. Tri-City defeated Lincoln by a final score of 5-2 in last night’s “Fan Appreciation Night” game at the Viaero Center. Puck drop for today’s road contest is set for 6:05pm CT.
Tri-City (46-11-3-1) is two points away from tying the USHL’s single-season record for most points in the standings by a team during the league’s Tier I era (2002-Present). The record of 98 points is currently held by the Green Bay Gamblers (2011-2012) and Dubuque Fighting Saints (2012-2013). Scoring leaders for the Storm entering tonight’s final game of the 2021-2022 regular season include Mitchell Miller (39), Jeremy Wilmer (25), Cole O’Hara (25), Ilya Nikolaev (23), and Lleyton Roed (22). Tri-City is now 8-0-1-0 in head-to-head matchups against Lincoln this season following last night’s three-goal home win at the Viaero Center. The Storm is also now 13-1-0-0 when tied after the 1st period, and 7-4-1-0 when tied after the 2nd period this season after Friday’s 5-2 win. Tri-City will have a 1st Round- Bye through the opening round of the 2022 Clark Cup Playoffs.
Lincoln (35-20-2-4) has lost three consecutive games, and has posted a 5-4-0-1 record over the last ten games following last night’s road loss to Tri-City at the Viaero Center. Dalton Norris and Gleb Veremyev scored the Stars’ only goals in the game. Scoring leaders for Lincoln entering tonight’s final game of the regular season include Lucas Wahlin (31), Dalton Norris (26), Aidan Thompson (24), Killian Kiecker-Olson (19), and Gleb Veremyev (16). The Stars will host the Western Conference’s 5th seed for a best-of-three series Monday-Wednesday at the Ice Box in the opening round of the 2022 Clark Cup Playoffs following tonight’s final game of the regular season.
The Tri-City Storm’s Playoff Ticket Package for the 2022 Clark Cup Playoffs is now on sale. Purchasing a package will guarantee fans the opportunity to sit in the same seat for each of the Storm’s home games during the postseason. The 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.