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January 29, 2018 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release

Tri-City defeated Omaha last night 3-2 in a shootout to remain the 1st place team in the USHL. The win was the 2nd of the weekend for the Storm, who previously defeated Central Illinois the night before 4-0 at the Viaero Center after falling to the Flying Aces 2-0 on Friday night. Tri-City travels to Waterloo this weekend for two games against the Blackhawks. Tri-City and Waterloo have faced off two prior times this season, both games were played at the Viaero Center and each team won one game by a final score of 1-0. The next home games are on Friday, Feb. 9th and Saturday, Feb. 10th and are both against the Fargo Force.

Team Notes

- Tri-City (23-9-1-1) leads the USHL through 34 regular season games played. The Storm have a 3 point (Game & half) lead over Omaha in the Western Conference and Team USA in the Eastern Conference.

- The Storm have only allowed 63 goals this season, by far the best in the league. OMA (78), WAT (89), (FGO 90)

- Tri-City has collected points in the standings in 7 of the last 10 games going (6-3-1-0) in that span

- The Storm are the only team in the USHL with an above 70% winning percentage this season (.706)

- The race for the Western Conference title is extremely close, with the top 5 teams being separated by only 4 points (2 games)

- Tri-City's next 7 games will all be against teams in the Top 4 of the Western Conference standings

- The Storm have been the 2nd most disciplined team so far in the Western Conference, taking only 525 minutes of penalty's so far on the year

- Tri-City's penalty kill remains the best in the USHL at 87.5% on the season

- The Storm are a perfect (8-0) when leading after the 1st period this season, and are (16-0-1-0) when leading after the 2nd period.

- Tri-City is (12-2-1-1) in 1 goal games this season, the best record of any USHL team

Individual Notes

- Bryan Yoon scored his 1st goal of the season on Saturday night. Bryan also celebrated a birthday on Saturday. He currently leads all Storm players with 17 assists on the season.

- Keaton Pehrson scored his 1st goal of the year on Sunday night. The goal scored by Pehrson was the 1st for Tri-City on Sunday and tied the game up at 1-1 in the 2nd period.

- Tyler Madden continues to lead all Storm players in both goals and points this year. Madden has scored 12 goals, and provided 22 points.

- Filip Larsson won 2 of 3 games for the Storm this weekend and stopped 89 of 92 shots overall. Larsson is now 16-5 in 21 games played with the Storm and leads the USHL in Wins (16), GA (29), GAA (1.38), Save Percentage (.949%), and Shutouts (6). Larsson was drafted in the 6th Round of the 2016 NHL Draft by the Detroit Red Wings.

Upcoming Promotions

Date: Friday, February 9th at 7:35pm

Storm vs Fargo

Promo: Mascot Olympics

Sponsor: Aseracare


- Funtastic $5 Kids Friday

- Team Concepts Family Night

- Post Game Skate

- Watch mascots compete in competitions all night

Date: Saturday, February 10th at 7:35pm

Storm vs Fargo

Promo: Ag Appreciation

Sponsor: CHI Health


- Support your local agriculture

Date: Wednesday, February 14th at 7:35pm

Storm vs Omaha

Promo: Single's Night

Sponsor: Nebraska lottery


- Spend your Valentine's Day with the Storm

- Wine Specials

Kendall Grayson

Director of Media Relations/Broadcasting

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