Storm Fall 4-2 to Omaha
Kearney, NE - The Tri-City Storm dropped a home game Tuesday night to the Omaha Lancers by a final score of 4-2. The Storm got goals in the third period from Colton Kalezic and Filip Forsmark, but could not complete the comeback after trailing by four goals. Tri-City fell to 8-3-1 on the season, and 2-1-1-0 against the Lancers. The Storm hit the road on Friday night for another rivalry matchup with Omaha. Puck drops is set for 7:45pm at Ralston Arena.
Omaha started the scoring midway through the 1st period with a goal from Brendan Furry. The goal was assitted by Bryce Brodzinksi, and Ryan Savage and was the 3rd goal of the season for Furry. The Lancers added another goal in the final minute of the period to take a two goal lead into the 1st intermission break. The second Omaha goal of the period was scored by Ryan Savage and was assited by Brendan Furry and Jan Kern. Omaha outshot Tri-City 16-12 in the 1st period.
Bryce Brodzinski netted a power play goal in the opening two minutes of the 2nd period to increase the Omaha lead to three goals. Brendan Furry scored his 2nd goal of the night and 4th goal of the season at the 4:29 mark of the 2nd period. Isaiah Saville entered the game to replace Storm starting goaltender Jake Barczewski following Omaha's 4th goal of the night. Tri-City outshot Omaha 16-13 in the 2nd period, but trailed 4-0 entering the 3rd period.
Tri-City got on the board with an early 3rd period power play goal from Colton Kalezic. It was his 2nd goal of the season, and Kalezic earned 3rd Star honors for his play in the game. Minutes later, Filip Forsmark netted his 2nd goal of the season to bring the Storm to within two goals of the Lancers lead. Forsmark's goal was assisted by Connor McMenamin and Elias Rosen. The primary asssit on the goal was the 4th assist of the year for McMenamin, and Rosen registered his team leading 6th assist. Tri-City recorded 20 shots on goal in the 3rd period, but could not complete the comeback and fell by a final score of 4-2.
The Storm return to action Friday night in a road game against the Omaha Lancers. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:35pm, with the broadcast beginning on Storm Radio at 7:15pm.
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