Stampede Tripped Up by Tri-City

November 25, 2022 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Sioux Falls Stampede News Release

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Stampede scored the first goal, but Tri-City rallied to defeat the Herd 6-3 on Friday night at the PREMIER Center. Nick Ring tallied a goal and an assist while Jaksen Panzer and Maddox Fleming tallied goals in the loss for the Herd who are now winless in their last seven games (0-5-2). Jackson Irving stopped 19 of 25 shots in goal for Sioux Falls who will host Lincoln on Saturday.

For the second game in a row, the Herd came out strong and grabbed the first goal of the game. Isaac Gordon won a battle in the right-wing corner and sent a perfect pass through the slot to an open Jaksen Panzer who one-timed the puck right under the crossbar and into the net for a 1-0 lead just 3:23 into the game. The Herd would get into penalty trouble later in the period and it resulted in a 5-on-3 advantage for Tri-City would convert when Evan Werner sent a pass from just inside the blueline down in front of the net to Kieran Cebrian who one-timed the puck into the net to make it a 1-1 game. Sioux Falls would kill off the second penalty and keep the game tied 1-1 at the end of one period with Tri-City outshooting the Herd 12-9.

The second period would provide plenty of entertainment with five combined goals scored. Sioux Falls got it going at 8:56 when Maddox Fleming struck through the slot and backhanded the puck under the crossbar to make it a 2-1 game. The lead didn't last long as the Storm struck back when Evan Werner scored just minutes later. Four minutes later the Storm were back on the power play and converted again when Sebastian Tornqvist blasted a shot into the back of the net for a 3-2 lead at 14:47.

Less than two minutes later Sioux Falls found themselves on the power play and tied it up at 16:31 when Max Rud found Nick Ring who toe-dragged through the slot and wristed a shot right through the five-hole of the Tri-City goaltender to tie the game at three. Once again it wouldn't hold as Tri-City responded less than a minute later when Trevor Connelly scored on a rebound loose in front of the net. Tri-City took their 4-3 lead into the locker room with the Stampede on the power play to begin the final frame.

The Herd had one minute of power play to start the third and generated some chances, but couldn't find the back of the net. The Storm would start to pull away at 3:50 when Ryan Smith scored. The Storm sealed the game at 13:32 when Cale Ashcroft found the net. Tri-City scored twice on just three shots in the period and outshot the Herd 25-23 on the night. Sioux Falls went 1-for-2 on the power play while Tri-City finished the night 3-for-6.

Sioux Falls looks to bounce back Saturday when they host Lincoln at 6:05 PM at the PREMIER Center. Fans are encouraged to bring a NEW unwrapped toy to the game and will be rewarded with a voucher good for 2 free tickets to any game in the month of December. All toys collected will be donated to the Fleet Farm Toys for Tots program. Doors open at 5 PM and tickets are available through the KELOLAND Box Office.

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