Preview: Storm Faceoff against Stars in Final Game of Preseason
Kearney, NE. - The Tri-City Storm will look to finish the 2018-2019 preseason with a win tonight over rival Omaha. Through the first five games of the preseason, Tri-City has compiled more points in the preseason standings than any other USHL team. With a win tonight, the Storm will capture 11 of a possible 12 points in the exhibition portion of the schedule. Tri-City began the preseason with a 3-2 home win over Lincoln on September 8th at the Viaero Center.
The Storm enter tonight's game following a 4-2 defeat of the Omaha Lancers on the auxiliary rink at Ralston Arena last night. Jake Crespi scored the game winning goal in the 3rd period to help the Storm defeat the Lancers. Blais Richartz, Artyom Borshyov, and Filip Forsmark also scored goals in the Tri-City win. Jake Barczewski recorded his 2nd win of the 2018-2019 preseason with a 39 save performance in goal.
The Lincoln Stars will look to defend home ice and avenge a preseason opening loss to Tri-City in tonight's game at the Ice Box in Lincoln. After a preseason opening loss to the Storm, Lincoln won both games last weekend at the I-80 Cup at Ralston Arena to improve to 2-1 in the preseason. After playing host to Tri-City tonight, Lincoln will conclude its preseason game with a home matchup against Omaha tomorrow night.
Tonight's game is set to begin at 7:05pm CT, and will be streamed live on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. HockeyTV is a subscription based service that carries all Storm home and away games throughout the season. Storm Radio is the new audio broadcast home for Tri-City Storm hockey and can be accessed through Mixlr, StormHockey.com, or by downloading the official Tri-City Storm Mobile App. The broadcast will begin twenty minutes prior to the advertised game start time.
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