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The Aftermath: Storm Drops Shootout Decision to Gamblers

December 1, 2023 - United States Hockey League (USHL)
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KEARNEY, NE - The Tri-City Storm dropped a shootout decision by a final score of 5-4 Friday night at the Viaero Center to the Green Bay Gamblers. The game required an eight-round shootout to determine a winner following sixty minutes of regulation time, and a five-minute overtime period. Trevor Connelly (2), Seth Constance, and Cam Briere netted goals for the Storm in the loss. Tri-City will return to action tomorrow night with another home battle against Green Bay. Puck drop for tomorrow's rematch at the Viaero Center is scheduled for 6:05pm CT.

Seth Constance netted his first goal of the season in the opening minute of Friday's battle to give Tri-City a one-goal advantage in the matchup. Trevor Connelly recorded an assist on the scoring play. The Storm was outshot 10-9 during the 1st period, but carried a 1-0 lead into Friday's 2nd period.

Green Bay netted back-to-back goals during the middle period to take a one-goal lead in the game. The Gamblers' first goal of the night was scored by Julian Lutz at 6:54 of the 2nd period. Jayson Shaugabay notched an assist on the scoring play. Brady O'Mally scored his first goal of the year roughly three minutes later to give the Gamblers a one-goal lead in the battle. O'Malley's goal was assisted by Mikey DeAngelo. Tri-City outshot Green Bay 9-7 during the 2nd period, but trailed entering Friday night's 3rd period.

William Hughes scored his second goal of the regular season at 6:38 of the 3rd period to increase Green Bay's lead to two goals. Ryan Humphrey recorded an assist on the scoring play. Trevor Connelly was denied on a penalty shot opportunity by Adam Gajan at 8:21 of the 3rd period. Connelly netted his first goal of the game, and seventh goal of the season at 11:08 of Friday's 3rd period to bring the Storm back within one goal of the Gamblers' lead. Jake Rozzi recorded an assist on the scoring play. A shorthanded goal at 12:42 of the 3rd period scored by Mikey DeAngelo gave the Gamblers another two-goal advantage in the battle. Trevor Connelly provided a quick answer for the Storm at 13:41 of the 3rd period with a powerplay goal. The goal was Connelly's second of the game and eighth of the regular season. Vladislav Lukashevich recorded an assist on the scoring play for Tri-City. Cam Briere netted his seventh goal of the season with less than five minutes to play to force overtime in Friday night's showdown. Briere's goal was scored at 15:22 of the 3rd period, and was assisted by Vladislav Lukashevich and Seth Constance. The Storm outshot the Gamblers 12-5 during the final period of regulation time, and Friday's game entered into an overtime period with the score tied at 4-4.

Each team recorded one shot on goal during the overtime period, but Friday's contest would require a shootout to determine a winner. Each shooter was unable to score in the opening seven rounds of the shootout. Mikey DeAngelo, Julian Lutz, Jayson Shaugabay, Ben Poitras, Ryan Humphrey, Blake Bechen, and Libor Nemec's were each denied on their scoring attempts by Cameron Korpi. August Falloon, Cam Briere, Artemi Nizameyev, Trevor Connelly, Jake Rozzi, Vladislav Lukashevich, Owen Beckner, and Ryan Smith were turned away by Adam Gajan during the shootout period. Lev Katzin scored the only goal of the eight-round shootout to give the Gamblers a 1-0 victory in the shootout, and a 5-4 win in the matchup. The Storm outshot the Gamblers 31-24 in the game, but dropped to 11-7-1-1 overall on the year in the loss. Tri-City now holds a 6-3-0-1 record in games played at the Viaero Center this season entering tomorrow night's rematch against Green Bay.

Cameron Korpi made 19 saves on 23 shots during regulation and overtime, and 7 saves on 8 shots during the shootout period, but dropped the game in goal for the Storm in Friday night's 5-4 shootout decision. Adam Gajan turned away 27 of Tri-City's 31 shots on net in the first sixty-five minutes of Friday's game. Gajan denied all 8 of Tri-City's shootout attempts, and collected the win in goal for Green Bay.

The Storm hits the ice again on Saturday, December 2nd, in a home game against the Green Bay Gamblers. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:05pm CT. Skate to for individual game tickets and more information regarding the Tri-City Storm organization. The Tri-City Storm is presented by Viaero Wireless.

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