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Storm Completes Regular Season, Sets Sights on Playoffs

April 13, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
Tri-City Storm News Release

RALSTON, NE- The Tri-City Storm completed its sixty-two games regular season Saturday night at Liberty First Credit Union Arena in a 5-1 loss to the Omaha Lancers. Jake Rozzi netted the Storm's only goal in the road loss. The Storm now returns home to the Viaero Center for an opening-round playoff series against the Sioux Falls Stampede. Tri-City will play host to the Stampede on Monday at 7:05pm CT in the team's first game of the playoffs.

Tickets to the Storm's opening-round playoff series of the 2024 Clark Cup Playoffs at the Viaero Center on Monday, April 15th, Tuesday, April 16th, and Wednesday, April 17th (*If Necessary) are on sale now! Glass tickets are $15 for Adults, and $12 for Kids. All non-first-row seats are available for only $7 per game. Tickets are complimentary for all Tri-City Storm Season Ticket Holders. All three games in the Storm's upcoming opening-round playoff series at the Viaero Center are scheduled to begin at 7:05pm CT.

Fans who attended Friday night's Fan Appreciation Night game on April 12th at the Viaero Center can bring their ticket to the Viaero Center Box Office and receive free admission to one of the Storm's upcoming opening-round games in the 2024 Clark Cup Playoffs.

In Saturday night's regular season finale, David Deputy netted the only goal of the opening period to give the Lancers a one-goal advantage in the matchup. Deputy's scoring play was his sixteenth of the year, and was assisted by Drew DellaSalla. Tri-City outshot Omaha by a 9-7 margin in Saturday's 1st period, but trailed 1-0 entering the 2nd period.

The Lancers netted three consecutive goals in the 2nd period to take a 4-0 advantage in the rivalry matchup. Ryan Kusler scored his sixth goal of the season at 4:53 of the middle period to give Omaha a two-goal lead in the game. Jamison Sluys recorded an assist on the scoring play. Nick Pierre scored his team-leading twenty-fifth goal of the season at 15:01 of the 2nd period to increase the Lancers' advantage to three goals. David Deputy and David Posma each collected an assist on the scoring play. The final goal of Saturday's 2nd period was scored at 17:58 by David Deputy. The scoring play was Deputy's second of the matchup, and seventeenth of the year. Nick Pierre and David Posma notched an assist on the goal. Omaha outshot Tri-City 15-7 during the 2nd period, and carried a four-goal lead into Saturday's 3rd period.

David Deputy scored his third goal of the game, and eighteenth goal of the season, unassisted at 5:35 of Saturday's final period to give Omaha a five-goal advantage in the matchup. Jake Rozzi scored Tri-City's only goal of the night at 10:13 of the 3rd period. The goal was netted even-strength, and was his fourteenth of the season. Philippe Blais-Savoie, and Cooper Simpson each collected an assist on the scoring play. Tri-City was outshot by a 10-6 margin in the 3rd period, and an overall margin of 32-22 in the matchup. The Storm dropped the contest by a final score of 5-1, and completed the sixty-two-game regular season schedule with a final record of 28-22-4-7. Tri-City finished the regular season with a road record of 10-14-4-4, and a 21-15-3-6 record in games against competition from the USHL's Western Conference. The Storm completed the 2023-2024 regular season as the 4th-place team in the conference standings.

Goaltender Ty Levy made his USHL debut for the Storm in Saturday night's game, and completed the contest with a 27-save-on-32-shot performance. Lancers netminder Mikhail Yegorov collected the win in goal by making 21 saves on 22 shots during the rivalry battle.

Season Tickets to the Storm's 25th Anniversary Season are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting a member of the Storm Sales Staff at 308-338-8144. Pricing, and the Season Ticket Order Form for the 2024-2025 season, can be found online at

The Storm hits the ice again on Monday, April 15th, in a playoff game at the Viaero Center against the Sioux Falls Stampede. Puck drop for the matchup is set for 7:05pm CT. Skate to for playoff tickets and more information regarding the Tri-City Storm organization. The Tri-City Storm is presented by Viaero Wireless.

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