Tri-City Surrenders Last Minute Goal, Falls to Dubuque 3-1
Kearney. NE - The Tri-City Storm surrendered a last-minute goal Sunday afternoon to the Dubuque Fighting Saints and dropped the contest by a final score of 3-1. The Storm carried a 1-0 lead into the final seven minutes of the game, but gave up three unanswered goals, including the game winning goal with under 30 seconds to play. Tri-City looks ahead to a three-game weekend next week with two home games on Saturday and Sunday. The Storm return to action Friday night in a road matchup with the Sioux City Musketeers. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:05pm.
Felix Carenfelt scored his 2nd goal of the season just over halfway into the 1st period to give Tri-City a 1-0 lead on home ice. The goal was scored at 10:58 of the period and was unassisted. Tri-City outshot Dubuque 6-5 in the 1st period and carried a one goal lead into the 2nd period. The Fighting Saints outshot the Storm 7-3 in the 2nd period, but neither team scored a goal, and the game remained 1-0 entering the 3rd period.
Tri-City's lead was erased at 13:39 of the 3rd period when Ty Jackson netted his 1st goal of the season on the power play. The goal setup a thrilling finish with each team having an opportunity to score a go-ahead goal in the final minutes of the game. Dubuque's Riese Gaber scored his team leading 4th goal of the season with just over twenty seconds to play to give the Fighting Saints a late game lead. Tri-City pulled goaltender Daniel Allin for an extra attacker in the game's final seconds but was unsuccessful in finding a game tying goal. Dubuque's Antonio Venuto scored an empty net goal with one second left in the game to give the Fighting Saints a 3-1 win. Felix Carenfelt was named the game's 3rd Star for his scoring play in the opening period.
The Storm now prepare for a three game in three-day weekend next week, with the final two games at the Viaero Center. Saturday night, Tri-City will host the defending Clark Cup Champion Sioux Falls Stampede at 7:05pm. The following day, on Sunday, the Storm will host the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders for the only time this season. Tri-City will complete a two game season schedule with a road matchup against the RoughRiders on November 16th, one day after the team finishes its two game season series on the road against the Dubuque Fighting Saints.
Friday's game is scheduled to begin at 7:05pm CT, and will be streamed live on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. To purchase tickets to Storm home games at the Viaero Center, visit www.StormHockey.com or call 308-338-8144.
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