Storm Wins Home Opener Over Indiana, 5-1
KEARNEY, NE - Five different players scored goals and Carsen Chubak stopped 28 of 29 shots as the Tri-City Storm beat Indiana, 5-1, Friday in United States Hockey League action at Kearney's Viaero Event Center.
"He was there when we needed him," Storm coach Drew Schoneck said of Chubak.
"Whenever we had a breakdown and Indy got on top of us, he was there to make the save."
The Storm took an early 1-0 lead when Anthony DeCenzo scored at the 14:03 mark of the first period. The Storm extended its lead to 3-0 in the second period following a powerplay goal by Maxwell Tardy and penalty shot by Kenny Brooks.
Indiana closed the gap to 3-1, but the Storm added goals by Radoslav Illo and Jaden Schwartz to finish off the defending Clark Cup Champions. Schwartz also added an assist for the Storm.
"Our guys battled and deserved the win," Schoneck said. "We've played well enough in the preseason and regular season to win, but we came up short. It's nice to get a reward for the hard work we've put in."
The Storm on the power play was 1-5, while Indiana was 0-5 with the man-advantage. Tri-City has killed all 10 opposition power plays to start the 2009-2010 season.
Tri-City improved to 1-1 with the win, while Indiana fell to 1-1. The Storm outshot the Ice 42-29.
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