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Storm Complete Preseason, Look Ahead to Fall Classic

September 18, 2021 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release

Kearney, NE. - The Tri-City Storm completed preseason play Friday night at the Viaero Center in a 3-2 loss to the Omaha Lancers. Victor Czerneckianair and Cole O'Hara netted goals for the Storm in the loss. Tri-City will play three regular season games away from the Viaero Center to begin play in the 2021-2022 season before returning home for the Home Opener against the Waterloo Black Hawks on October 8th. Tickets to Tri-City's Home Opener at the Viaero Center can be purchased online through or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144. Puck drop for the 2021 Home Opener at the Viaero Center on October 8th is scheduled for 7:05pm.

Victor Czerneckianair netted his first goal of the preseason at 5:59 of the 2nd period to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead in the game. Jeremy Wilmer notched the lone assist on the goal. Alex Bump tied the game at 1-1 at 11:52 of the 2nd period. The goal was unassisted. Cole O'Hara put the Storm back in front by a goal at 12:43 of the 2nd period. Nate Benoit recorded the assist on the play. After being outshot 9-7 in a scoreless 1st period, Tri-City outshot Omaha 12-5 in the 2nd period and took a one-goal lead.

Omaha netted the final two goals of the game at 8:57 and 13:14 of the 3rd period to post a come-from-behind victory over the Storm. Omaha outshot Tri-City 11-10 in the 3rd period. The Storm outshot the Lancers 29-25 in the game. Chase Clark recorded the loss in net for Tri-City after making 22 saves on 25 shots. Mason Kucenski made 27 saves on 29 shots to post the victory in goal for Omaha. The game-winning goal was scored by Carter Krenke.

Tri-City will open regular season play next week at the 2021 DICK'S Sporting Goods USHL Fall Classic at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. On Thursday, September 23rd, Tri-City will battle the Dubuque Fighting Saints on FedEx Rink #1 at 1:30pm CT. The game will serve as the Storm's opening game of the 2021-2022 regular season. The 2021-2022 season will be the twenty-second season in the history of the Storm organization. Following the regular season opening game against Dubuque on Thursday, September 23rd, Tri-City will face off against the Madison Capitols on Friday, September 24th, at Covestro Innovation Rink #2. The game will begin at 11:00am CT and will be Tri-City's final game in the event.

For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm, including season tickets and individual game tickets, skate to #StormAhead

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