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November 26, 2018 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release

Khristian Acosta of the Tri-City Storm
Khristian Acosta of the Tri-City Storm
(Tri-City Storm, Credit: Eldon Holmes)

Team Notes:

Following a perfect 3-0 week against in state rivals Lincoln & Omaha, Tri-City currently sits atop the Western Conference standings, and with a win on Friday vs. Sioux Falls, and a Muskegon loss to Green Bay in regulation time, the Storm will takeover the top spot in the USHL League standings for the first time this season.

Tri-City has won 14 of its first 19 regular season games, and has the opportunity to win 15 in its first 20 on Friday night. Tri-City plays a 62 games regular season schedule.

The Storm's penalty kill is 3rd best in the USHL at 85.0%, the Tri-City powerplay is currently ranked 8th at 19.8%.

Tri-City defeated rival Lincoln 7-2 on Wednesday, setting a new season high for most goals scored in a single game this year. The Storm backed up that performance with another 6-2 win at Lincoln on Saturday.

Tri-City posted a home shutout over rival Omaha on Friday night at the Viaero Center.

The Storm have allowed only 38 goals this season, the least amount in the USHL. The next closest team (Muskegon) has allowed 46.

Tri-City's 60 goals scored are the 3rd most in the Western Conference.

The Storm is 7-3 in its last 10 games.

On Friday, the Storm will go for its 5th win in a row for the 2nd time this season. The Storm's 5-0 start to the season from September 27th to October 16th is its longest winning streak this season.

Individual Notes:

Colby Ambrosio netted his 1st career hat trick in the Storm's 7-2 road win over Lincoln on Wednesday, and added scored the game winning goal against Omaha on Friday to cap off a 4 goal week.

Blais Richartz scored 2 goals and provided the Storm offense with 2 assists for a 4 point in 3 game week

Ronnie Attard registered 5 assists on the week in the Storm's 3 games.

Two-Time USHL Goaltender of the Week Isaiah Saville notched his 3rd career USHL shutout on Friday night in the Storm's 3-0 win over Omaha, and picked up his 10th win of the season in Saturday's 6-2 defeat of Lincoln.

Saville leads the USHL with a Goals Against Average (GAA) of 1.46, and a Save Percentage of .940%.

Jake Barczewski improved to 4-2 on the season with a win in goal on Wednesday in Tri-City's 7-2 defeat of Lincoln.

Through 19 games played, Colby Ambrosio leads the Storm with 7 goals on the season. Jake Crespi has scored 6, and Ian Murphy and Connor McMenamin each have 5.

Zac Jones leads the Storm with 11 assists. Filip Forsmark has 9. Khristian Acosta, Brad Morrissey, Keaton Pehrson, and Elias Rosen all have 7.

Upcoming Schedule:

Sioux Falls vs. Tri-City (Friday, November 30th at 7:05pm)

Cedar Rapids vs. Tri-City (Saturday, December 1st at 3:05pm)

Fargo vs. Tri-City (Friday, December 7th at 7:05pm)

Fargo vs. Tri-City (Saturday, December 8th at 7:05pm)

Lincoln vs. Tri-City (Thursday, December 13th at 7:05pm)

Tri-City vs. Fargo (Saturday, December 15th at 7:05pm)

Tri-City vs. Fargo (Sunday, December 16th at 7:05pm)

Promotional Schedule:

Can 4 A Can (Friday, November 30th)

Boy Scout Day (Saturday, December 1st)

Ugly Sweater Night (Saturday, December 8th)

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Ronnie Attard of the Tri-City Storm
Ronnie Attard of the Tri-City Storm

(Eldon Holmes)
Ruben Rafkin of the Tri-City Storm
Ruben Rafkin of the Tri-City Storm

(Eldon Holmes)
Khristian Acosta of the Tri-City Storm
Khristian Acosta of the Tri-City Storm

(Eldon Holmes)

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