January 2, 2018 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm
Green Bay, WI. -The Tri-City Storm fell to the Green Bay Gamblers 5-4 on Saturday night. The Storm tied the game in the third period with a goal from Joey Cipollone but couldn't find the game winner and dropped the game in the shootout.
The Storm started the game by netting two goals in the first eight minutes. Charlie Dovorany scored a power play goal at the 4:59 mark of the period to give the Storm a 1-0 lead. The goal was assisted by Filip Forsmark. Just a few minutes later, Tyler Madden scored his 8th of the season at 7:27 to give the Storm a 2-0 lead. The goal was assisted by Connor McMenamin and Bryan Yoon. The Tri-City lead would be cut in half just moments later as Green Bay got on the board with a goal from Paul Maust. Maust netted his 2nd of the season at 8:49 of the period. Matt Jennings added another goal for the Gamblers at 12:44 of the 1st period to tie the game. The opening twenty minutes saw four goals and the period ended in a 2-2 tie.
Tri-City would again score the first goal of the period to open the middle frame. Tyler Madden scored his 9th of the season and 2nd of the night to give the Storm a one goal advantage at 9:12 of the period. Blais Richartz recorded his first assist of the season on the goal. The Gamblers erased the lead several minutes later when Trenton Bliss recorded his 10th goal of the season at the 13:14 mark of the period. Josh Dunne added another goal for Green Bay at 15:12 of the period. The Gamblers entered the 3rd period with a 4-3 lead.
The Storm tied the game in the 3rd period when Joey Cipollone scored at the 5:08 mark of the frame. The goal would be the only tally of the period for either team. Tri-City scored the opening goal of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods of the game. The sixty minutes of regulation hockey ended at a 4-4 draw and Tri-City and Green Bay headed into the overtime period searching for the game winning goal. Neither Tri-City nor Green Bay would strike in the 3 on 3 overtime period and the game would be decided in the shootout. Lean Bergmann scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Gamblers a 5-4 victory.
Jake Barczewski fell to 3-3 on the season in the loss, and Gamblers goalie Jake Begley recorded his first victory of the season in the win. Tri-City fell to 17-6-0-1 in the loss and Green Bay improved to 13-9-2-1 in the win. Tri-City recorded 1 point in the standings with the shootout loss and now trails league leading Fargo by a single point. The Storm can take sole possession of 1st place in the USHL standings with a win tomorrow night and a Fargo regulation loss in Sioux Falls.
The Storm battle Green Bay in the final game of the 2017 calendar year tomorrow. The game can be heard on The Breeze 94.5 FM and seen live online via HockeyTV. Puck drop is at 6:05 PM. The Viaero Wireless pregame show will begin at 5:45 PM.
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