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Storm Use Big 2nd Period to Down Flying Aces

January 28, 2018 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release

Kearney, NE. - The Tri-City Storm used a three goal 2nd period to down the Central Illinois Flying Aces 4-0 at the Viaero Center on Saturday night. Tyler Madden, Blake Evennou, Jake Crespi, and Bryan Yoon all scored goals for Tri-City and Filip Larsson posted his league leading 6th shutout in the win.

Tri-City (22-9-1-1) netted the game's first goal on the power play at the 17:07 mark of the opening period. The goal was scored by Tyler Madden, who added to his team scoring lead on Saturday night. The tally from Madden would be the lone goal scored in the 1st period and gave the Storm a one goal advantage entering the 2nd period.

The Storm offense burst onto the scene in the 2nd period and buried the Flying Aces with three goals on twenty two shots. Tri-City outshot Central Illinois 22-3 in the 2nd period, and stretched the lead to four goals. The second Storm goal of the night was scored by defenseman Blake Evennou 2:02 into the period. The goal by Evennou was his 2nd of the season, and 1st since being traded to Tri-City earlier this month. Evennou's goal was assisted by Johnny McDermott.

Jake Crespi tallied his 5th of the season at 15:37 to put the Storm on top by three goals. Filip Forsmark recorded the lone assist on the goal from Crespi. Twelve seconds later, Bryan Yoon notched his 1st goal of the season to put the Storm ahead by four goals. Tri-City would not look back, and won the game 4-0.

Tri-City goalie Filip Larsson registered his 15th win and 6th shutout in the victory. Larsson denied all 22 shots on goal from Central Illinois.

The Storm return to action tomorrow night at Ralston Arena in Ralston, NE in a matchup against the Omaha Lancers. The broadcast will begin at 4:45pm on HockeyTV and the Breeze 94.5FM. Puck drop is scheduled for 5:05pm

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