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Storm Set for Road Series against Western Conference Opponents

February 23, 2024 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
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SIOUX CITY, IA. - The Tri-City Storm is set for this weekend's road series against the Sioux City Musketeers and Omaha Lancers after splitting games on the road last weekend against the Chicago Steel. The upcoming slate of away games will be the third and fourth of Tri-City's current five-game road trip. Puck drop for tonight's road game against the Sioux City Musketeers at the Tyson Events Center is scheduled for 7:05pm CT.

Tri-City (21-14-4-4) dropped a 5-3 decision to Chicago last Saturday night at the Fox Valley Ice Arena after collecting a 5-4 shootout victory over the Steel one week ago. Tri-City has had eight different players record the game-winning goal in the team's last eight victories. The Storm has posted a 1-1-1-1 record in four previous games played this season against the Musketeers. Tri-City's lone win against Sioux City through the first four games of the year's seven-game series was recorded on Friday, September 29th, 2023, in the organization's Home Opener at the Viaero Center for the 2023-2024 regular season. Tri-City won the decision by a final score of 5-2, with goals from Ryan Smith, Philippe Blais-Savoie, August Falloon, Trevor Connelly, and Cam Briere. Connelly (2), and Vladislav Lukashevich scored the Storm's goals in Saturday's 5-3 road loss to the Steel. Tri-City holds a 10-5-1-1 record in head-to-head games played against Sioux City at the Tyson Events Center over the past five seasons. The Storm split last year's series against the Musketeers with a final head-to-head record of 4-3-1-0. Sioux City's record in last season's series was 4-3-0-1. Tri-City completed a two-game sweep over Sioux City during last year's opening round of the 2023 Clark Cup Playoffs. Scoring leaders for the Storm entering tonight's road battle at the Tyson Events Center include Trevor Connelly (20), Ryan Smith (16), Cam Briere (16), Owen Beckner (11), Jake Rozzi (11), and August Falloon (11). Tri-City will conclude play this weekend tomorrow evening in a road game against the Omaha Lancers at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. Puck drop is set for 6:05pm CT.

Sioux City (26-13-6-0) trails only the Fargo Force in the USHL's Western Conference standings entering a three-game weekend. The Musketeers will play host to the Force tomorrow night and Sunday afternoon following tonight's showdown against the Storm. Sioux City has posted a 6-4-0-0 record over the past ten games, and enters tonight's home game against Tri-City following a 3-2 overtime victory over the Lincoln Stars Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center. Kaden Shahan scored twice during the matchup, including the game-winning goal in overtime. Shahan leads all players in the USHL with 31 goals scored this season. He has netted four more goals than the next-best player in that statistical category (Austin Burnevik, Madison Capitols, and, Sacha Boisvert, Muskegon Lumberjacks). Scoring leaders for the Musketeers entering tonight's home game against the Storm include Kaden Shahan (31), Brian Nicholas (13), Ethan Gardula (12), Max Strand (12), Colin Kessler (11), Colby Saganiuk (10), and Tate Pritchard (10). The final two games in this year's seven-game series between the Storm and the Musketeers will be played on Friday, March 8th, and Saturday, March 9th at the Viaero Center.

Tonight's game is set to begin at 7:05pm CT and will be streamed on FloHockey and Storm Radio. Tickets to home 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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