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Evan Werner Named USHL Forward of the Week

November 28, 2022 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release


KEARNEY, NE. - The Tri-City Storm's Evan Werner has been named the USHL's Forward of the Week following his performances in the team's three road games last week. Werner scored five goals, and notched two assists. He has scored at least one goal in all five games of his Storm career after being acquired in a transaction with the Omaha Lancers on November 17th, 2022.

Evan Werner, 19, of Flower Mound, Texas, has netted seven goals and recorded three assists in five games played with the Storm during the 2022-2023 regular season. He scored three goals and notched four assists in fourteen games played this season with the Omaha Lancers before being acquired by the Storm in a transaction less than two weeks ago. Werner made an instant impact with Tri-City in his debut game with the team on November 18th. He scored a goal in his debut, and netted the winning goal of the shootout in the Storm's 4-3 home victory over the Des Moines Buccaneers. Werner was named the 1st Star of the game in his debut with Tri-City. He scored two goals and notched one assist the following night in the Storm's 5-4 shootout loss to the Buccaneers at the Viaero Center. Werner began his USHL Forward of the Week campaign last Wednesday by netting two goals in Tri-City's 5-3 road loss to the Lincoln Stars. He scored one goal and recorded a season-high two assists in the Storm's 6-3 road victory over the Sioux Falls Stampede on Friday. Werner netted the game-tying goal with less than two minutes to go to force overtime in the Storm's most recent game on Saturday at the Tyson Events Center against the Sioux City Musketeers. Werner's goal propelled Tri-City into overtime, and the Storm captured a 4-3 shootout win over the Musketeers. He previously announced a commitment to play collegiate hockey in the future at Colorado College.

"It has been a really great experience so far since I joined the Storm. I have felt really comfortable, the coaches and a guys are great, and I could not be happier to be a part of the organization! It is great to be recognized, but the credit goes to my teammates. I have only been here for a couple of weeks, and I have managed to build great chemistry with them in such a short period of time. I am continuing to work on my shot, focusing on getting better every day, and strengthening the chemistry with my teammates."- Forward Evan Werner

"This is a well-deserved honor for Evan. His ability, combined with his openness to embrace a new opportunity, has led him to being an impact player for us." - President of Hockey Operations/Head Coach Anthony Noreen


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