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Storm Return to Action in Search of Team Record

October 22, 2021 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release

Sioux City, IA. - After a quirk in the schedule, the Tri-City Storm had thirteen days without a game to play. The team returns to action tonight at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, IA in search of a team record. A victory in tonight's road game over the Sioux City Musketeers would give Tri-City six straight wins to begin the 2021-2022 regular season. The last time on the ice, the Storm posted a 3-0 home shutout victory over the Omaha Lancers to tie the organization's record for the most consecutive wins recorded to begin a regular season. Following tonight's road game against the Musketeers, Tri-City returns home to the Viaero Center for a battle against the Sioux Falls Stampede tomorrow night. The team will wear specialty sweaters for the McKenna's Rae of Hope Foundation's Suicide Prevention Awareness. Puck drop for each game this weekend is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.

Tri-City (5-0-0-0) returns to action this weekend following back-to-back victories over the Waterloo Black Hawks and Omaha Lancers two weeks ago at the Viaero Center. Through the opening five games of the regular season, goal scorers for the Storm include Jeremy Wilmer (3), Gavin Brindley (3), Lleyton Roed (3), Mitchell Miller (2), Graham Gamache (2), Victor Czerneckianair, Cole O'Hara, Dane Dowiak, Kieran Cebrian, and Drew Montgomery. Arsenii Sergeev and Chase Clark are currently in the top three for the best save percentage in the USHL this season of all qualified goaltenders. Each has produced an undefeated record in net to this point in the season. Tri-City has a recent history of achieving milestones at the Tyson Events Center. On January 27th, 2019, Tri-City won the longest shootout in USHL history against the Musketeers. The Storm persevered in a sixteen-round shootout to win the game by a final score of 3-2. Jake Barczewski made a league-record fifteen saves in the shootout. During the same season, on March 29th, 2019, the Storm dropped a 4-3 overtime decision to the Musketeers and clinched the final regular season point required to give the team its second Anderson Cup Championship in organization history. Entering tonight's slate of USHL games, Tri-City's powerplay is ranked second-best in the league with a success rate of 38.5%. The Storm's penalty kill is currently ranked fourth-best in the league at 88.0% this season.

Sioux City (4-2-0-0) posted back-to-back road wins last weekend in thrilling fashion over the Sioux Falls Stampede and Omaha Lancers. The Musketeers scored the game-winning goal during the final five minutes of each game. Tonight's game at the Tyson Events Center is just the second true home game to this point in the season for Sioux City. The Musketeers defeated the Stampede by a final score of 5-2 on October 2nd in Sioux City's 2021-2022 Home Opener. Ben Steeves (4), Kirklan Irey (4), Charlie Schoen (3), Owen McLaughlin (3), Dylan James (2), Luke Antonacci (2), Ben Doran (2), Nick Pierre, and Peteris Pumalis have all scored goals for the Musketeers through the opening six games of the regular season. Irey's four goals have been netted in only four games played this season. Irey recently served a two-game suspension for a checking from behind incident during the final four minutes of Sioux City's 4-3 road loss to the Fargo Force on October 9th. He is projected to draw back into the Musketeers' lineup for tonight's game. Alex Mangbo and Alex Tracy have each split time in net this season for Sioux City and have produced individual records of 2-1-0-0. Mangbo has recorded a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 2.68 and a Save Percentage (SV%) of 0.919%. Tracy's GAA is currently 3.02 and his SV% is .911%. Sioux City's powerplay is currently ranked 12th in the league and has a conversion rate of 15.6%. The Musketeers' penalty kill is ranked 6th in the USHL with a success rate of 82.6%. Following tonight's game, Sioux City will host the Des Moines Buccaneers tomorrow at 6:05pm.

Tonight's game is set to begin at 7:05pm CT and will be streamed on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. #StormAhead

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