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Storm Drops Shootout Decision to Stampede

April 6, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
Tri-City Storm News Release

KEARNEY, NE- The Tri-City Storm dropped a 6-5 shootout decision Friday night to the Sioux Falls Stampede at the Viaero Center in the opening game of the weekend. Tri-City will return to action tomorrow night in the organization's annual Youth Hockey Night game at the Viaero Center. The Storm will wear specialty sweaters that will be auctioned off following the team's rematch with the Stampede. Tomorrow night's game will be the final Saturday night home game of the regular season. Tickets to the matchup may be purchased online by skating to, or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office during Box Office hours at 308-338-8144. Puck drops at 6:05pm CT.

Trevor Connelly scored his first goal of the night, and team-leading twenty-eighth goal of the season at 13:30 of Friday's opening period to give Tri-City a 1-0 advantage in the matchup. Cooper Simpson and Charlie Kinsman each collected an assist on the scoring play. Vsevolod Logvin scored his sixth goal of the season thirty-one seconds later to put the Storm ahead by two goals. Logvin's goal was assisted by A.J. Lacroix. Tri-City outshot Sioux Falls by a 14-9 margin following the 1st period, and carried a 2-0 lead into the middle period. The Storm was previously 20-4-0-3 when leading after the opening period this season.

Seth Constance scored his third goal of the season thirty-nine seconds into Friday's 2nd period to increase Tri-City's lead to three goals. Trevor Connelly collected an assist on the scoring play. J.J. Wiebusch netted his first goal of the contest, and twenty-eighth goal of the year at 5:32 of the middle period to cut the Storm's lead to 3-1. John McNelis recorded the only assist on the scoring play. Chris Pelosi scored a goal for the twentieth time this season at 9:43 of the 2nd period to bring the score to 3-2. Kazimier Sobieski collected an assist on Pelosi's scoring play. Cooper Simpson responded with his fifth goal of the year for the Storm at 10:16 of the middle period to give Tri-City another multi-goal lead in the battle. Trevor Connelly and Seth Constance each recorded an assist on the scoring play. The final goal of Friday's 2nd period was scored by Trevor Connelly with under four minutes to play. The goal was Connelly's second of the night, and team-leading twenty-ninth of the season. The Storm was outshot 12-10 during the 2nd period, but carried a 5-2 lead into the 3rd period.

The Stampede netted three consecutive goals during Friday's 3rd period to send the game to overtime with the game tied at 5-5. The first goal was netted at 6:14 of the 3rd period by Kazimier Sobieski. The goal was his fourth of the year, and was assisted by Tyler Borgula. J.J. Wiebusch scored his second goal of the game, and twenty-ninth goal of the season at 7:58 of the 3rd period to bring the Stampede back within one goal of the Storm's lead in the matchup. Chris Pelosi collected an assist on the scoring play. The final goal of regulation time Friday night was netted by John McNelis at 8:49 of the 3rd period. The goal was his sixteenth of the season, and brought the game to a 5-5 score. Sioux Falls outshot Tri-City by a 10-7 margin during the 3rd period, and the game entered overtime.

Tri-City outshot Sioux Falls 4-2 during the extra period, but the game would require a shootout to determine a winner. Chris Pelosi netted the only goal of the three-round shootout to seal the shootout victory for the Stampede. Tri-City dropped to 27-21-4-7 overall on the season, and 3-1-1-1 in head-to-head games played against Sioux Falls this season in the loss Friday night at the Viaero Center.

Cameron Korpi dropped the game in net for the Storm after making 28 saves on 33 shots during sixty-five minutes played in Friday's game. Christian Manz collected the win in goal for the Stampede in a 30-save-on-35-shot performance.

The Storm hits the ice again on Saturday, April 6th, in a home game against the Sioux Falls Stampede. 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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