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Storm Look for Series Win Tonight against Force

January 16, 2021 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release


Fargo, ND. - The Tri-City Storm looks for a series win tonight against the Fargo Force in this week's three-game regular season series at Scheels Area. Tri-City won the opening game of the series by a final score of 5-2 on Thursday before dropping last night's battle against Fargo by a score of 3-2. Puck drop for tonight's game is set for 6:05pm.

Tri-City (9-7-0-1) dropped to 4th place in the Western Conference standings following last night's 3-2 road loss to Fargo. Cole O'Hara and Carter Mazur each score a goal for the Storm in the loss. Kieran Cebrian, Vinny Borgesi, Isac Jonsson and Matthew Knies all recorded assists in the game. Connor Hopkins recorded the loss in net after making 19 saves on 22 shots. Tonight's game is the fifth head-to-head battle this season between the Storm and the Force. Each team has won two games in the opening four game of the six-game season series. Tri-City is now 10-10-0-1 against the Force in game's played between the two team's over the past five seasons. Tri-City is 0-6-0-0 when trailing after the 2nd period following last night's game. The Storm's power-play has scored in five of the past six games and is currently ranked 11th best in the USHL at 17.8%. After allowing a power-play goal in Thursday's game, the Tri-City penalty kill was perfect last night and is still ranked 1st in the USHL at 93.4% this year.

Fargo (14-5-2-0) hosts Tri-City for the final time this season at Scheels Arena following last night's 3-2 home win. Hudson Thornton, Jacob Braccini, and Cody Monds scored goals for the Force in the game. Brennan Boynton stopped 27 of Tri-City's 29 shots to record the win in goal for Fargo. Following last night's win, Fargo leads the USHL standings with 30 points. The Force has outscored its opponents 73-56 in 21 games played this season. Fargo's powerplay is currently 13th best in the USHL at 16.2% this year. The Force's penalty kill is ranked 6th in the league at 77.8%. Following tonight's game, Fargo will return to action again on Friday in a home game against the Des Moines Buccaneers. The Force will travel to the Viaero Center on February 27th for the sixth and final regular season matchup against the Storm this season.

Following tonight's road contest against Fargo, Tri-City returns home to the Viaero Center on Friday for its annual "Pack It In Purple" game presented by the United Way of the Kearney Area. The game will feature an in-state rivalry matchup against the Lincoln Stars. The game will also feature a $5 ticket price for kids. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office at 308-338-8144.

Tonight's game is set to begin at 6:05pm CT and will be streamed live on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. For tickets to Storm home games at the Viaero Center, call 308-338-8144 or visit www.StormHockey.com.


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