Storm Defeat Lancers 4-2
Ralston, NE. - The Tri-City Storm defeated the Omaha Lancers 4-2 Thursday night at the auxiliary rink at Ralston Arena. Mitchell Miller (2), Haden Kruse, and Drew Montgomery scored goals for the Storm in the victory. Arsenii Sergeev turned away 29 of Omaha's 31 shots on goal to record the win in goal for Tri-City. The Storm now return home to the Viaero Center for the final game of the 2021-2022 preseason. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm.
Each team recorded 8 shots on net in a scoreless 1st period Thursday night at Ralston Arena. Mitchell Miller notched his second goal of the preseason at 2:50 of the 2nd period to put the Storm ahead by a score of 1-0. Haden Kruse scored the Storm's second goal of the 2nd period at 13:29. Kruse's goal was scored shorthanded and was his first of the preseason. Kieran Cebrian provided Kruse with the lone assist on the goal. Another shorthanded goal was netted by Drew Montgomery at 15:14 of the 2nd period to give Tri-City a three-goal lead. Vinny Borgesi and Mario Gasparini each recorded assists on the scoring play. Omaha outshot Tri-City 11-9 in the 2nd period but trailed 3-0 entering the 3rd period.
Mitchell Miller scored his second goal of the game and third goal of the preseason at 4:05 of the 3rd period to give the Storm a 4-0 lead. Tyler Kostelecky and Aiden Dubinsky recorded assists on the goal. Andrew Centrella scored his first goal of the preseason at 5:21 of the 3rd period to cut into the Storm's lead. Another goal by Garret Wright at 10:03 of the 3rd period brought Omaha's deficit to 4-2. Wright's goal was the final scoring play of the game and the Storm improved to 2-2-0-0 in exhibition play with the victory.
The Storm's powerplay ended the night 0/4 but generated roughly one-fourth of all shots on goal recorded in the game. The Storm's penalty kill allowed one goal but scored twice while shorthanded. Tri-City was outshot in the game 31-24.
Admission to tomorrow's home game is $5 and will be free for all season ticket holders. Tomorrow's home preseason game will feature a 5-4-3-2-1 promotional deal. Tickets to the game will be available for only $5. $4 will be the price for a slice of pizza and a drink (either water or pop). Domestic cans of beer will be $3, bottles of pop $2, and bottles of water $1.
The Storm return to action on Friday, September 17th, in a home game against the Omaha Lancers. For the latest information regarding the Tri-City Storm, including season tickets and individual game tickets, skate to www.StormHockey.com. #StormAhead
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