Storm Win Clyde Iron Cup in ShootoutSeptember 16, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Tri-City Storm
Storm goalie Mike Santaguida was perfect, stopping every shot he faced in the second half, overtime and the shootout to secure the win.
Trevor Moore was the only skater to convert on his shootout attempt and that was all Tri-City needed.
Sioux City took an early 1-0 lead 3:48 into the game on a goal by Jake Guentzel, but Tri-City responded just 12 seconds later to tie the game at 1-1. Tim Lappin put home a pass from Tim Bonner that quickly got the Storm on the board and back in the game. Garrett Gamez picked up the second assist on the goal.
Later in the period, the Storm took their first lead of the game on a shorthanded goal by Shayne Morrissey. The Newfoundland native grabbed the puck at his own blue line, raced in alone and put the puck top shelf with just 2 seconds left in the Sioux City power play. 2-1 Storm.
But the Musketeers evened the game 2-2 on a late goal by Joe Snively with just 2:09 remaining in the first half.
In the second half, the Storm overcame a situation in which they were down two men for over a minute after consecutive penalties were called to Nolan Gluchowski and Ryan Ivey. In addition, Eli May was called for a major boarding penalty with just 2:38 remaining in regulation. The Tri-City penalty kill was successful in not only getting the game to overtime, but also killing the rest of the penalty as a three-man unit at the beginning of overtime.
The Storm will play three more preseason games next week at the annual USHL Fall Classic in Sioux City starting with Dubuque on September 19 at 4 p.m. The regular season opens on September 28 when the Storm travel to face the Dubuque Fighting Saints. Tri-City will host Sioux City on October 5 in their home opener at the Viaero Event Center.
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