Ralston, NE. – The Tri-City Storm return to action tonight at Ralston Arena in a matchup against the Omaha Lancers. Tonight’s game will be the Storm’s fourth of five games in this year’s exhibition scheduled. Following tonight’s road battle against the Lancers, Tri-City returns home to the Viaero Center for the final game of the preseason. Tickets to tomorrow’s game can be purchased online, at the Viaero Center Box Office, or by calling 308-338-8144. Admission to tomorrow’s home game is $5 and will be free for all season ticket holders. Puck drop for tonight’s road game at Ralston Arena and tomorrow’s home game at the Viaero Center is scheduled for 7:05pm.
Tri-City (1-2-0-0) enters the final two games of the preseason following three games played at last weekend’s USHL West Preseason Showcase. The Storm posted a come-from-behind overtime victory over the Sioux City Musketeers on Friday night before falling to the Waterloo Black Hawks and Lincoln Stars in back-to-back games. Tyler Kostelecky (2), Gavin Brindley (2), Cole O’Hara (1), Andrew Strathmann (1), Mitchell Miller (1), and Jeremy Wilmer (1) all scored goals in the Storm’s games last weekend. Parker Lindauer (2), Victor Czerneckianair (2), Nate Benoit (1), Lleyton Roed (1), Mitchell Miller (1), and Andrew Strathmann (1) all recorded assists. Tri-City currently holds an 18-7-2-0 record in exhibition play under Head Coach Anthony Noreen. One week from today, the Storm will begin play in the 2021-2022 regular season at the 2021 DICK’S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. The Storm will face the Dubuque Fighting Saints and the Madison Capitols in the event.
Omaha (1-0-0-1) posted a 5-2 win over the Sioux City Musketeers on Saturday after falling 3-2 in a shootout to the Sioux Falls Stampede at the USHL West Preseason Showcase last weekend at the Tyson Events Center. The Lancers will face the Storm tonight and tomorrow before concluding exhibition play on Saturday against the Sioux City Musketeers. This is the first preseason for the Lancers under newly named Head Coach Chadd Cassidy. Cam Mitchell (1), Alex Bump (1), Daimon Gardner (1), Cade Ahrenholz (1), Anthony Calafiore (1), Tanner Rowe (1), and Luke Strickland (1) have all scored for Omaha through the opening two games of the preseason. Cam Mitchell (1), Alex Bump (1), and Jared Wright (1) have each recorded an assist. Omaha won three of nine regular season games played against the Storm last year. Omaha posted a 30-20-2-1 record and fell in the opening round of the Clark Cup Playoffs.
Sioux City, IA. – The Tri-City Storm dropped a 5-2 decision to the Lincoln Stars Sunday afternoon at the Tyson Events Center. Cole O’Hara and Gavin Brindley each netted goals for the Storm in the loss. Goaltenders Owen Millward and Austin Schwab both saw time in goal during the game. Millward made 11 saves on 15 shots during the opening two periods of the game. Austin Schwab made 7 saves on 8 shots in Sunday’s 3rd period. Tri-City dropped to 1-2-0-0 in preseason play and will return to action on Thursday in a road exhibition game against the Omaha Lancers.
With just over four minutes to play in Sunday’s 1st period, Lincoln’s Jack Larrigan netted his first goal of the preseason to give the Stars a 1-0 lead over the Storm. With less than one minute to play in the 1st period, Cole O’Hara recorded his first goal of the preseason to tie the game at 1-1. Lincoln outshot Tri-City 6-4 in the 1st period and the game entered the 2nd period in a tie.
Lincoln scored three unanswered 2nd-period goals to take a 4-1 lead over the Storm. The first goal of the 2nd period was netted by Jack Silich at 8:28 of the period. Luke Laylin scored his first goal of the preseason quickly following Silich’s goal to give the Stars a two-goal lead. Marcus Marcellus scored his second goal of the preseason at 12:32 of the 2nd period to push Lincoln’s lead to three goals. Each team recorded 9 shots on net in Sunday’s 2nd period.
Gavin Brindley netted his second goal of the preseason at 11:36 of the 3rd period to cut Tri-City’s deficit in the game down to two goals. Nate Benoit recorded the lone assist on the goal. Less than two minutes later, at 13:06 of the 3rd period, Gleb Veremyev scored his first goal of the preseason to give the Stars a 5-2 lead in the game. Tri-City outshot Lincoln 11-8 in the 3rd period but dropped Sunday’s game.
The Storm return to action on Thursday, September 16th, in a road game against the Omaha Lancers. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm, including season tickets and individual game tickets, skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead
Sioux City, IA. – The Tri-City Storm complete play this afternoon in the USHL West Showcase preseason event against the Lincoln Stars. Puck drop for today’s rivalry matchup against Lincoln is scheduled for 12:00pm.
Today’s game will be Tri-City’s third of the weekend. Yesterday, the Storm dropped a 4-2 decision to the Waterloo Black Hawks. Tri-City defeated Sioux City 4-3 (OT) on Friday in the team’s preseason debut. Following today’s game against Lincoln, Tri-City will close out preseason play on Thursday and Friday in back-to-back games against the Omaha Lancers. Friday’s game against Omaha will be played on home ice at the Viaero Center. Tickets are available now and may be purchased online at www.StormHockey.com.
Tri-City (1-1-0-0) surrendered a 3rd period lead in yesterday’s two-goal loss to Waterloo. Tyler Kostelecky and Jeremy Wilmer scored the Storm’s goals in the loss. Kostelecky’s goal was his second of the preseason. Wilmer scored a shorthanded goal in his preseason debut with the team. Through the opening two games of the preseason, Tri-City’s power-play is 1/7 and the Storm’s penalty kill is 7/9. The team has scored six goals and allowed seven.
Lincoln (1-0-0-0) opened preseason play yesterday in a 4-2 win over the Sioux Falls Stampede. Dalton Norris, Henry Nelson, Mason Marcellus, and Lucas Wahlin all scored goals for the Stars in the victory. Cameron Whitehead and Kaidan Mbereko each split time in net for Lincoln in the game. Whitehead posted 8 saves on 9 shots, and Mbereko made 19 saves on 20 shots. The Stars finished the 2020-2021 preseason with an 0-6-0-0 record. Last season, Lincoln posted a 22-28-3-1 record to finish 6th in the USHL’s Western Conference.
Sioux City, IA. – The Tri-City Storm dropped a 4-2 decision Saturday afternoon to the Waterloo Black Hawks in the team’s second game of the 2021-2022 preseason. Tyler Kostelecky and Jeremy Wilmer netted the Storm’s goal in the loss. Chase Clark recorded the loss in goal after making 21 saves on 24 shots. Tri-City returns to action tomorrow in a rivalry matchup against the Lincoln Stars. Puck drop is scheduled for noon.
Each team recorded 5 shots on net during a scoreless 1st period. The opening goal of Saturday’s preseason battle between the Storm and Black Hawks was netted by Waterloo’s John Waldron. Waldron’s goal was scored at 6:07 of the 2nd period and was assisted by Garret Schifsky. Twenty-seven seconds later, Tri-City’s Tyler Kostelecky scored his second goal of the preseason to tie the game at 1-1. Parker Lindauer notched the lone assist on the goal. With just over five minutes to play in the 2nd period, Jeremy Wilmer notched an unassisted shorthanded goal to give the Storm a one-goal lead. Tri-City outshot Waterloo 9-8 in the 2nd period and carried a 2-1 lead into the 3rd period.
Waterloo posted three unanswered goals in Saturday’s 3rd period to record a neutral-site victory over Tri-City. James Hong scored his first goal of the preseason at 2:58 of the 3rd period to tie the game at 2-2. Nicholas Ahern scored at 4:08 of the 3rd period to put the Black Hawks ahead by one goal. Owen Baker scored the final goal of the game at 8:45 to seal Waterloo’s 4-2 win. Jack Williams made 18 saves on 20 shots to record the win in goal for the Black Hawks.
Tri-City dropped to 1-1-0-0 in the exhibition loss to Waterloo. The Storm now have three games remaining in the 2021-2022 preseason schedule.
The Storm return to action on Sunday, September 12th, in a neutral site game against the Lincoln Stars. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm, including season tickets and individual game tickets, skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead
Sioux City, IA. – The Tri-City Storm hit the ice again this afternoon in a battle with the Waterloo Black Hawks following last night’s 4-3 overtime victory over the Sioux City Musketeers. Andrew Strathmann, Gavin Brindley, Tyler Kostelecky, and Mitchell Miller all scored goals for the Storm in last night’s opening game of the preseason. Today’s game will be the second game of a three-game weekend for the Storm in the USHL West Preseason Showcase hosted by the Sioux City Musketeers at the Tyson Events Center. Puck drop is scheduled for 4:00pm.
Tri-City (1-0-0-0) trailed twice during last night’s 3rd period but mounted a comeback to secure an overtime victory in the opening game of the 2021-2022 preseason. After falling behind 2-0 in the 3rd period, the Storm netted back-to-back goals to tie the game at 2-2. Sioux City jumped in front again with a goal with less than eight minutes to play in the game. Tyler Kostelecky scored with under one minute to play to force overtime for the Storm at 3-3. Mitchell Miller scored a power-play goal in overtime to give Tri-City a 4-3 victory. With last night’s thrilling win, Tri-City has now posted a 16-1-2-0 record in its last nineteen preseason games from 2018-2019 to 2021-2022. The Storm will conclude play in the USHL West Preseason Showcase tomorrow at noon in a rivalry matchup with the Lincoln Stars.
Waterloo (0-0-0-0) opens preseason play this afternoon against the Storm after posting a 22-30-1-0 record during the 2020-2021 regular season. The Black Hawks finished second to last in the USHL’s Western Conference and failed to qualify for the 2021 Clark Cup Playoffs. Last season, Waterloo’s power-play was ranked 13th of the 14 teams that competed on the ice (15.8%). The Black Hawk’s penalty kill finished the season 5th best in the league (80.5%). Following today’s opening game of the preseason against Tri-City, Waterloo will return to action tomorrow afternoon in a 3pm battle with the Fargo Force.
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