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Storm, USHL Rivals Create Good Life Cup

September 24, 2012 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Tri-City Storm News Release

KEARNEY - Nebraska's three United States Hockey League teams have created the Good Life Cup, a traveling trophy awarded to the franchise with the highest winning percentage in games between the Omaha Lancers, Lincoln Stars and Tri-City Storm.

In addition to determining Nebraska's top USHL team, the Good Life Cup is meant to generate additional fan excitement and honor the longtime hockey rivalries that exist among the Lancers, Stars and Storm.

"The Good Life Cup is a way to promote hockey in Nebraska and develop an even greater sense of pride for our players representing the Tri-City area," said Kyle Means, the Storm's vice president of marketing and game operations.

"Ultimately, this is for the fans. We want our fans to enjoy the spirit of this competition and cheer even louder during these big in-state rivalry games," added Means.

The Good Life Cup winner is the team with the highest winning percentage in games played against in-state competition. The USHL's Western Conference standings are not a factor in deciding the winner, as separate standings will track head-to-head games between Omaha, Lincoln and Tri-City.

A traveling trophy - designed with input from all three teams - will be awarded to Nebraska's top USHL team and stay with that organization until the end of the following season. The inaugural Good Life Cup will be displayed at each team's rink at different times throughout the season.

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