Musketeers Take 1 Point from Tri-City Doubleheader
The Musketeers returned to action in a 7-4 loss and a 5-4 shootout loss against the Tri-City Storm on Friday and Saturday after the winter break.
The Musketeers started off in Kearney, Nebraska with the 7-4 loss after a quick score just 31 seconds into the game by Sam Stange. The Musketeers then gave the puck to Stange again and he was able to deliver once more making it 2-0 early. Tri-City would get one back before David Gucciardi was able to score his first goal of the year with 15:54 left in the 1st period. That would be it for the scoring by the Musketeers in the first but the Storm weren't finished. Tri-City would rattle off 3 unanswered goals in the last 10 minutes of the period to make it 4-3 with the Storm leading after 1. The Musketeers came out of the locker rooms down by 1 and went to the attack quickly as Kirklan Irey sunk his 5th goal of the year to tie it up 4-4 on the games first powerplay. That would be it for the scoring in a penalty filled 2nd period with 6 penalties alone in the 2nd. The Storm wanted their lead back and did just that as the Musketeers could not get the puck past Allin who made big saves when he needed to which allowed his team to get 3 more pucks past Haider for the 7-4 victory for the Storm.
The Musketeers headed home to the Tyson Events Center after an exhausting night in Kearney after shaking off the rust of the winter break. Sioux City would start the game off trailing after the Storm scored the first goal of the game at the 7:22 mark. The Musketeers would respond with Viktor Masilevich at 8:41 followed by Jaden Grant and his first goal of the season and in the USHL. The Musketeers would take a 2-1 lead into the locker rooms. Tri-City would strike first in the 2nd to tie it up at 2 a piece, but would not stop there adding on two more before Sam Stange got his 16th goal of the year at the 18:07 mark making it 4-3 as the Storm led at the break. Tri-City would strike first in the 3rd period as well, but Robby Newton got the Musketeers back within 1 before Viktor Masilevich was able to tip in a shot by Nolan Krenzen with just 0.8 seconds left in regulation to tie it up 4-4. The Musketeers would trade shots with the Storm, but for the first time this season the Musketeers would head to a shootout. The Storm would get their first shot past Connor Androlewicz and Ian Malcolmson would tie it up for the Musketeers at 1 a piece. The Storm pulled out the victory on a goal by Mark Estapa and make it a final of 5-4.
The Musketeers are back in action at home on Tuesday, December 31st for the annual New Years Eve matchup with the Omaha Lancers at 7:05 P.M sponsored by Absolute Screen Art with thunder sticks being given away to the first 2500 fans in the doors.
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