Storm Spoil Omaha Home Openeer with Shutout WinOctober 26, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) Tri-City Storm
Netminder Johan Mattsson made 17 saves for the Storm, recording his first shutout of the season. Brian Ward scored two goals, including Tri-City's first shorthanded tally of the season and Trevor Moore started the scoring early in the first period.
Moore got his fourth goal of the season at 4:47 of the first period, giving the Storm the lead. He took a pass from center Tim Bonner and beat Omaha's Alex Lyon with a wrist shot over the glove and into the upper right corner of the net. Defenseman Nolan Gluchowski was credited with the second assist, his first point of the season.
Ward extended the Tri-City lead 10 minutes later when he forced a turnover at his own blue line on the penalty kill and carried the puck the length of the ice, unleashing a wrist shot past Lyon to make it 2-0 Storm.
The Haverhill, Mass native made it 3-0 3:44 into the second period when he picked up a rebound after a shot from Joel L'Esperance and put the puck into the open net. Ward now leads the team with five goals this season. Eli May was also credited with the second assist, his second helper of the season.
The Storm held Omaha scoreless on the power play, fending off all seven opportunities the Lancers had with a man advantage.
Tri-City now heads to Sioux Falls for a Saturday night tilt with the Stampede. Game time is at 7:05 p.m. The Storm are back at the Viaero Event Center to host the Lincoln Stars this Tuesday night at 7:05 p.m.
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