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Storm Drops 4-1 Road Decision to Musketeers

February 23, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
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SIOUX CITY, IA. - The Tri-City Storm dropped a 4-1 decision on the road against the Sioux City Musketeers Friday night at the Tyson Events Center. Ryan Smith netted Tri-City's lone goal of the matchup during the 3rd period. The Storm returns to action tomorrow night in a rivalry matchup against the Omaha Lancers at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. Puck drop for tomorrow's in-state rivalry showdown between the Storm and the Lancers is set for 6:05pm CT.

The only goal of Friday's opening period was netted by Max Strand with less than three minutes to play. The goal was scored even strength, and was assisted by Kaden Shahan. The Storm outshot the Musketeers by a margin of 10-9 during the 1st period. Tri-City entered Friday's road game against Sioux City with a 1-5-1-1 record when trailing after the opening period this season.

Trey Jefferis notched his fifth goal of the season with less than three minutes to play in Friday's middle period to give the Musketeers a two-goal lead in the battle. The goal was scored even strength, and unassisted. Tri-City outshot Sioux City 11-3 during the 2nd period, but trailed by a 2-0 score entering the final period. Tri-City was previously 3-14-1-2 when trailing after the middle period this season entering Friday night's game.

Makaio Van Tassel scored his second goal of the season at 9:56 of the 3rd period to give the Musketeers a three-goal lead in the battle. The goal was netted even strength, and was assisted by Max Strand and Sam Court. Ryan Smith netted his seventeenth goal of the year thirty-six seconds later to give the Storm its lone scoring play of the matchup. Seth Constance and Cam Briere each collected an assist on Smith's even strength scoring play. The final goal of Friday's game was scored by Sam Court with less than two minutes to play. Tate Pritchard and Colin Kessler each notched an assist on the scoring play. Tri-City was outshot by an 8-7 margin during the final period, but outshot Sioux City by an overall margin of 28-20 during the matchup.

Thatcher Bernstein made 16 saves on 20 shots, and dropped the game in net for the Storm. Dylan Silverstein turned away 27 of Tri-City's 28 shots on goal, and recorded the victory in net for Sioux City.

The Storm hits the ice again on Saturday, February 24th, in a road game against the Omaha Lancers. Puck drop for the matchup is scheduled for 6:05pm CT. Skate to for individual game tickets and more information regarding the Tri-City Storm organization. The Tri-City Storm is presented by Viaero Wireless.

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