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Storm Set for Final Game of Regular Season

April 13, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
Tri-City Storm News Release

RALSTON, NE. - The Tri-City Storm is set for tonight's sixty-second, and final game of the 2023-2024 regular season at Liberty First Credit Union Arena against the Omaha Lancers. Tri-City has secured a 4th-place finish in this year's USHL Western Conference standings, and will host either the Sioux Falls Stampede or the Lincoln Stars Monday at the Viaero Center in the team's first game of the postseason. Puck drop for tonight's road game is set for 6:05pm CT.

Tri-City (28-22-4-7) dropped a game to the Omaha Lancers on home ice last night for the first time this season. The Storm has now won six of seven games played against the Lancers entering tonight's final game of the regular season. Tri-City is 3-4-0-3 over the past ten games, and had a four-game point streak snapped in last night's 5-3 defeat. Artemi Nizameyev, Ryan Smith, and August Falloon each netted a goal for the Storm last night at the Viaero Center in the organization's annual Fan Appreciation Night game. Tri-City finished the 2023-2024 regular season with a final record of 16-9-1-4 in games played at the Viaero Center. The Storm's road record is 10-13-3-3 entering tonight's rivalry matchup against the Lancers at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. Head Coach Anthony Noreen's first regular season game with the organization was played 2,381 days ago on the road against the Omaha Lancers on Friday, October 6th, 2017. The Storm posted a 2-1 win over the Lancers that night as Tyler Ward netted the game-winning goal in the 3rd period, and Filip Larsson made 21 saves on 22 shots in net. Scoring leaders for Tri-City entering tonight's final game of the regular season include Trevor Connelly (31), Ryan Smith (24), Cam Briere (22), Artemi Nizameyev (16), August Falloon (16), and A.J. Lacroix (15).

Omaha (15-43-3-0) returns home to protect home ice tonight against Tri-City following last night's two-goal road win over the Storm at the Viaero Center. Nick Pierre (2), Sam Scheetz, Jamison Sluys, and Bobby Cowan each scored goals in the victory for the Lancers. Omaha improved to 13-27-2-1 in head-to-head games played over the past five seasons against Tri-City in the win. The Lancers are now 6-4-2-0 when leading after the 1st period, and 10-1-2-0 when leading after the 2nd period this season. Omaha, along with the Des Moines Buccaneers, Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, and Team USA, have failed to qualify for this year's edition of the Clark Cup Playoffs. Tonight's game will be the final game played this year by the Lancers. Scoring leaders for Omaha ahead of tonight's sixty-second game of the regular season include Nick Pierre (24), Will Elger (16), David Deputy (15), and Jamison Sluys (14).

Tickets to the Storm's opening-round playoff series of the 2024 Clark Cup Playoffs at the Viaero Center on Monday, April 15th, Tuesday, April 16th, and Wednesday, April 17th (*If Necessary) are on sale now! Glass tickets are $15 for Adults, and $12 for Kids. All non-first-row seats are available for only $7 per game. Tickets are complimentary for all Tri-City Storm Season Ticket Holders. All three games in the Storm's upcoming opening-round playoff series at the Viaero Center are scheduled to begin at 7:05pm CT.

Fans who attended Friday night's Fan Appreciation Night game at the Viaero Center can bring their ticket to the Viaero Center Box Office and receive free admission to one of the Storm's upcoming opening-round games in the 2024 Clark Cup Playoffs.

Tonight's game is set to begin at 6:05pm CT and will be streamed on FloHockey and Storm Radio. Tickets to playoff games at the Viaero Center may be purchased online by skating to, or by calling the Viaero Center Box Office during Box Office hours at 308-338-8144. The Tri-City Storm is presented by Viaero Wireless.

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