LINCOLN, NE. – The Tri-City Storm downed the Lincoln Stars 6-3 at the Ice Box Saturday night to improve to 15-3-1-0 on the 2021-2022 regular season. Lleyton Roed, Gavin Brindley, Mitchell Miller, Jeremy Wilmer, Christian Fitzgerald, and Cole O’Hara all scored goals for the Storm in the victory. Arsenii Sergeev turned away 25 of Lincoln’s 28 shots on goal to record the victory in net for Tri-City.
Lleyton Roed netted a shorthanded goal at 6:21 of the 1st period to give Tri-City a one-goal lead. The goal was Roed’s seventh of the season and was assisted by Mason Wheeler. Gavin Brindley netted his tenth goal of the season at 9:01 of the 1st period to give Tri-City a 2-0 advantage in the game. Brindley’s goal was one of three powerplay goals scored by the Storm during the game. Thirty-seven seconds later, Lucas Wahlin notched his seventh goal of the season to cut Tri-City’s lead in half. The goal was scored even strength. Mitchell Miller scored his tenth goal of the year at 14:03 of the 1st period to give the Storm a 3-1 lead in the game. The goal was netted on the powerplay and was assisted by Vinny Borgesi. Tri-City outshot Lincoln 16-6 in the 1st period.
Lucas Wahlin scored his eighth goal of the season at 10:34 of the 2nd period to bring the game to a 3-2 score. With less than five minutes to play in Saturday’s 2nd period, Jeremy Wilmer scored his ninth goal of the season to give the Storm another two-goal lead in the game. Ilya Nikolaev recorded an assist on the scoring play. The Stars outshot the Storm 14-3 in the 2nd period and Tri-City carried a 4-2 lead into the 3rd period.
Christian Fitzgerald netted his fourth goal of the season at 8:01 of the 3rd period to give the Storm a 5-2 lead in the game. Fitzgerald’s goal was assisted by Tanner Adams. Lincoln’s Dalton Norris scored his eighth goal of the season at 11:25 of the period to bring the Stars back within two goals of the Storm’s lead. The final goal of Saturday’s game was scored by Cole O’Hara at 12:50 of the 3rd period. O’Hara’s goal was his eighth of the season and was scored on the powerplay.
Arsenii Sergeev improved to 12-1-0-0 on the season in goal for the Storm in the road victory. After scoring three powerplay goals on eight opportunities, Tri-City’s powerplay climbed to 1st place in the USHL in the win (26.4%). Tri-City’s penalty kill also took over the top ranking in the league after going seven for eight during the game (87.5%). The Storm has now won both head-to-head matchups against the Stars this season by a combined score of 10-4. Tri-City continues to lead the USHL with the best winning percentage of any team this season (.816%).
Tri-City hits the ice again on Friday, December 10th in a road game against the Omaha Lancers. Puck drop for the game is scheduled for 7:05pm CT. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead
LINCOLN, NE. – The Tri-City Storm seeks a bounce-back victory tonight over the Lincoln Stars following last night’s 6-4 road loss to the Omaha Lancers. Tanner Adams, Lleyton Roed, Drew Montgomery, and Gavin Brindley each scored in Friday’s loss. Tri-City won the only previous meeting this season against the Stars by a final score of 4-1 on October 1st. Puck drop at the Ice Box for tonight’s rivalry matchup is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.
Tri-City (14-3-1-0) trailed for the first time this season entering last night’s 3rd period against Omaha. The Storm trailed by three goals on two separate occasions and twice netted back-to-back goals to come within one goal of tying the game. The Storm tied a season-high for most goals allowed in the 1st period (3) in Friday’s 6-4 road loss to Omaha. Tri-City also allowed three 1st period goals in a 6-4 road loss to the Sioux City Musketeers on October 22nd. Despite dropping back-to-back games, Tri-City continues to boast the best winning percentage in the USHL this season (.806%). The Storm’s powerplay rose to second-best in the USHL in last night’s road loss to the Lancers (25.5%). Tri-City’s penalty kill remains second-best in the league following Friday’s result (87.5%). The Storm fell to 1-3-0-0 when trailing after the 1st period and 0-1-0-0 when trailing after the 2nd period in last night’s loss. Tri-City has posted a 23-9-0-1 record against the Stars in head-to-head matchups over the past five seasons. The Storm is 11-6-0-1 over the last five seasons in games played at the Ice Box. Tri-City posted a 6-3-0-1 record against the Stars in last year’s ten-game season series. The Storm is now 8-1-1-0 in the team’s last ten games. Following tonight’s road game against Lincoln, Tri-City will return to action next weekend with three road games against Omaha and Sioux Falls.
Lincoln (11-5-1-1) seeks to complete a weekend sweep over two Western Conference opponents following Friday’s 5-1 home win over the Sioux City Musketeers. Luke Johnson, Dalton Norris, Aidan Thompson, Gleb Veremyev, and Lucas Wahlin all netted goals in last night’s victory. Kaiden Mbereko turned away 30 of Sioux City’s 31 shots on net to record the victory in goal for the Stars. Scoring leaders for Lincoln entering tonight’s home game against Tri-City include Dalton Norris (7), Luke Johnson (7), Lucas Wahlin (6), Noah Laba (4), Michael Mastrodomenico (4), Gleb Veremyev (4). Tonight’s game is the second game in the Stars’ current five-game homestand at the Ice Box. Six of Norris’ seven goals have been scored on the powerplay. His six powerplay goals scored this season are tied for the most by any player in the Western Conference (Gavin Brindley- TC, Tanner Latsch- SC). Lincoln’s powerplay scored a 1st period goal in Friday’s home win over Sioux City and is ranked seventh in the league entering tonight’s game (22.5%). The Stars’ penalty kill finished last night’s game 4/4 and is now the top-ranked penalty kill in the USHL (87.8%). After hosting the Storm at the Ice Box tonight, Lincoln will return to action next weekend in back-to-back home games against the Fargo Force.
RALSTON, NE. – The Tri-City Storm’s ten-game point streak ended Friday night at Ralston Arena in a 6-4 road loss to the Omaha Lancers. Tanner Adams, Lleyton Roed, Drew Montgomery, and Gavin Brindley scored in Tri-City’s defeat. The Storm returns to action tomorrow night in a road contest against the Lincoln Stars.
Omaha netted the game’s opening three goals and led 3-0 after the 1st period. Luke Strickland scored his second goal of the season at 7:05 of the 1st period put the Lancers in front by one goal. Omaha scored back-to-back powerplay goals on a five-minute major penalty assessed to Aiden Dubinsky for cross-checking at 12:07 of the period. Garret Wright’s seventh goal of the season gave Omaha a two-goal advantage at 12:21 of the period. Jarred Wright scored with less than four minutes to play in Friday’s 1st period to give the Lancers a 3-0 lead. Omaha outshot Tri-City 8-6 in the 1st period.
The Storm netted an even-strength goal at 2:07 of the 2nd period to cut into Omaha’s lead. Tri-City’s goal was scored by Tanner Adams, with Drew Montgomery recording an assist on the play. The goal was Adams’ fifth goal of the season. Lleyton Roed scored his sixth goal of the season at 5:06 of the 2nd period to bring Tri-City’s deficit back to a single goal. Jeremy Wilmer notched the lone assist on the scoring play. Omaha answered back with Jarred Wright’s second goal of the game and fourth goal of the season at 9:51 of the period to increase the lead to two goals. Frank D’Ancona scored his first goal of the season at 12:11 of the 2nd period to give the Lancers a 5-2 lead. Tri-City outshot Omaha 10-6 but trailed by three goals entering the 3rd period.
Drew Montgomery’s third goal of the season was netted on the powerplay at 9:10 of the 3rd period to bring the Storm back within two goals of Omaha’s lead. Montgomery’s goal was assisted by Mitchell Miller and Cole O’Hara. With less than five minutes to play in Friday’s game, Gavin Brindley scored his ninth goal of the season to cut Omaha’s lead to 5-4. Brindley’s goal was scored at 15:08 of the 3rd period and set up a frenetic finish to the game. Tri-City lifted goaltender Chase Clark for an extra attacker but allowed an empty-net goal by Omaha’s Owen Fowler at 19:37 of the 3rd period to seal the Lancers win. Omaha outshot Tri-City 10-8 in the 3rd period, bringing the total to 24-24.
Arsenii Sergeev started the game in goal for Tri-City but was replaced by Chase Clark after making five saves on eight shots in the 1st period. Clark made 13 saves on 15 shots during the remainder of the game and recorded the loss in goal for the Storm. Tri-City continues to lead the Western Conference standings but fell to 14-3-1-0 in the loss.
Tri-City hits the ice again on Saturday, December 4th in a road game against the Lincoln Stars. Puck drop for the game is scheduled for 7:05pm CT. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead
RALSTON, NE. – The Tri-City Storm hits the road this weekend for a pair of games against the Omaha Lancers and Lincoln Stars following a 5-4 overtime loss to the Fargo Force on Saturday. The loss snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Storm. Tonight’s matchup between the Storm and the Lancers is the fourth meeting of the season. Tri-City has won all three of the previous games played this season between the two in-state rivals. Puck drop for tonight’s road game between the Storm and the Lancers at Ralston Arena is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.
Tri-City (14-2-1-0) captured three of a possible four points on the road last weekend in a two-game series split with the Fargo Force. The Storm won the opening game of the eight-game season series by a final score of 3-2 before falling in overtime the following night. Goal scorers on the weekend for Tri-City included Mitchell Miller (2), Gavin Brindley, Christian Fitzgerald, Lleyton Roed, Nate Benoit, and Ilya Nikolaev. Miller (2) and Nikolaev (2) are the only Storm players to net multiple goals through the first three games of this year’s ten-game series against the Omaha Lancers. Tri-City has posted two shutouts this season against the Lancers and has outscored the team by a combined margin of 10-1. The Storm’s powerplay enters the weekend ranked fourth in the USHL (25.8%). Tonight’s matchup features the top two penalty kills in the league (Tri-City, 89.2%, and Omaha, 87.3%). Tri-City has posted a 21-11-4-1 record against Omaha over the past five seasons. The Storm won six of nine head-to-head matchups last season. Following last Saturday’s overtime loss against Fargo, Tri-City is now 9-0-1-0 when leading after the 1st period, 10-0-1-0 when leading after the 2nd period, and 9-0-1-0 when outshooting its opponents this season. Scoring leaders for the Storm entering tonight’s road battle against the Lancers include Mitchell Miller (9), Jeremy Wilmer (8), Gavin Brindley (8), Cole O’Hara (7), Ilya Nikolaev (5), and Lleyton Roed (5). Ilya Nikolaev was given a one-game suspension from a boarding incident in the Storm’s last game and will be unavailable for the team in tonight’s game.
Omaha (10-4-2-0) enters tonight’s game on a six-game winning streak and currently holds the second-best winning percentage in the USHL’s Western Conference (.688%). The Lancers have not lost a game in over a month and have won eight of their last ten games. Omaha suffered a weekend sweep to the Storm in the most recent meeting between the two teams on October 29th and October 30th. Omaha is 5-1-2-0 in 1 goal games this season. Omaha is 5-8-1-2 in home games played against the Storm over the past five seasons and holds a 6-2-0-0 record in games played at Ralston Arena this season. Scoring leaders for the Lancers through the opening 16 games of the regular season include Michael Cameron (7), Garret Wright (6), Cade Ahrenholz (4), Cam Mitchell (3), and Owen Fowler (3). Kevin Pasche has been in goal for the majority of Omaha’s games this season. He has produced a record of 7-4-0-0 and has notched a Goals Against Average of 2.18 and a Save Percentage of .917%. Mason Kucenski enters tonight’s game with a 3-0-2-0 record, a Goals Against Average of 2.75, and a .887% Save Percentage. Following tonight’s battle against the Storm, Omaha will host the Sioux City Musketeers at Ralston Arena tomorrow.
FARGO, ND. – The Tri-City Storm’s nine-game winning streak ended Saturday night at Scheels Arena in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Fargo Force. Tri-City came within one game of tying the organization’s record for most consecutive wins. Lleyton Roed, Nate Benoit, Mitchell Miller, and Ilya Nikolaev each scored goals for the Storm in the road loss. Tri-City returns to action with back-to-back road games next weekend against the Omaha Lancers and the Lincoln Stars.
Lleyton Roed netted the opening goal of the game at 16:59 of the 1st period to give Tri-City a one-goal lead. Roed’s goal was his fifth of the season and was assisted by Mitchell Miller and Ilya Nikolaev. At 18:03 of the 1st period, Nate Benoit scored his first career USHL goal to give Tri-City a 2-0 lead. Benoit’s goal was assisted by Tanner Adams. With less than two minutes to play in the 1st period, Fargo’s Thomas Weis scored his first goal of the season to cut Tri-City’s lead in half. Felikss Gavars recorded the lone assist on the goal. Tri-City outshot Fargo 11-8 in the 1st period and carried a 2-1 advantage into the 2nd period.
Mitchell Miller scored his ninth goal of the season on the powerplay at 11:17 of the 2nd period to give the Storm a 3-1 lead. Miller’s goal was assisted by Ilya Nikolaev and Jeremy Wilmer. Luke Gramer netted an even-strength goal to cut into the Storm’s lead just over one minute later. The goal was assisted by Erik Bargholtz and Bret Link. Ilya Nikolaev scored his fifth goal of the season on the powerplay at 14:10 of the period to give the Storm a 4-2 lead. Cole O’Hara and Jeremy Wilmer each notched assists on the scoring play. Tri-City outshot Fargo 14-9 in the 2nd period and carried a 4-2 lead into the 3rd period.
At 9:23 of the 3rd period, Fargo’s Tyler Rollwagen netted his third goal of the season to bring the Force back within one goal of the Storm’s lead. Rollwagen’s goal was assisted by Kyle Smolen and Bryan Huggins. In the final two minutes of Saturday’s 3rd period, Bret Link netted his sixth goal of the season to tie the game at a 4-4 score. Tri-City outshot Fargo 8-7 in the 3rd period and the game required an overtime period to decide a winner. Joe Palodichuk scored his first goal of the season at 2:54 of the overtime period to give Fargo a 5-4 overtime victory over the Storm.
Chase Clark recorded the overtime loss in net for Tri-City after making 29 saves on 34 shots. Louden Hogg picked up the win in goal for Fargo in a 30 save on 34 shot performance. The Storm fell to 14-2-1-0 in the loss.
Tri-City hits the ice again on Friday, December 3rd in a road game against the Omaha Lancers. Puck drop for the game is scheduled for 7:05pm CT. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead
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