Storm Hit the Road for Final Game of Regular Season
Ralston, NE. - After clinching the fourth Western Conference Regular Season Championship in organization history in last night's 3-2 home loss to the Omaha Lancers, the Tri-City Storm returns to action today in a road matchup against the Lancers for the final regular season game of the 2020-2021 USHL regular season. Following tonight's regular season finale against Omaha, Tri-City will return home to the Viaero Center to host the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2021 Clark Cup Playoffs next weekend. The Storm will open the playoffs on Friday, April 30th at 7:05pm. Tri-City will host the second game of the best-two-of-three series on Saturday, May 1st at 7:05pm. If necessary, the Storm will also host Game #3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Sunday, May 2nd at 4:05pm. Tonight's game is the fifty-second and final game of the 2020-2021 regular season. Puck drop is set for 6:05pm.
Tri-City (30-17-3-1) travels to Ralston Arena for tonight's road game against the Omaha Lancers following a 3-2 loss last night at the Viaero Center. Ben Schoen netted each of the Storm's goals in the loss. After compiling a season-high eight-game winning streak, Tri-City has now dropped a season-high five consecutive games. Tri-City is 6-2-0-0 against the Lancers this season entering tonight's final meeting in the season series. The Storm notched a winning record against six of the seven different opponents faced in the 2020-2021 regular season. Tri-City finished the 2020-2021 regular season with a record of 15-8-3-0 in home games played at the Viaero Center.
Omaha (29-20-2-1) was one of three Western Conference teams to clinch a spot in the 2021 Clark Cup Playoffs after last night's 3-2 road defeat of the Storm. Michael Posma, Kienan Draper, and Owen Fowler each netted goals for the Lancers in the victory. Jakub Dobes stopped forty-two of Tri-City's forty-four shots on goal to record his twenty-fifth victory of the season in net. Omaha posted a record of 12-13-0-1 in road games this year in the regular season. The Lancers hold a 17-7-2-0 record on home ice this season, the best home record of any Western Conference team.
The Tri-City Storm's 2021 Clark Cup Playoff Ticket package is currently available and can be purchased online via www.StormHockey.com or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144. Tri-City will host an opponent to be determined for the first two games of the 2021 Western Conference Semifinal on Friday, April 30th and Saturday, May 1st. Tri-City will also host Game #3 of the series on Sunday, May 2nd if the game is required.
At noon today, a $5 playoff ticket flash sale will begin and will run until Sunday at 11:59pm. The flash sale is only available online and includes discounted tickets for Western Conference Semifinal Game #1 on Friday and Western Conference Semifinal Game #2 on Saturday.
Tonight's game is set to begin at 6:05pm CT and will be streamed on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. #StormAhead
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