Posted 98 days ago ago by David Fine
Storm shackles Dubuque, 5-1
Dubuque, Ia. – Five Storm players scored, Eric Dop made 20 saves and the Tri-City Storm opened the weekend with a 5-1 victory against the Dubuque Fighting Saints Friday at the Mystique Community Ice Center.
Joseph Campolieto (1g, 2a), Linus Weissbach (1g, 1a), Adam Goodsir, Wyatt Bongiovanni and Joey Matthews scored. Bryan Yoon (2a) had his second multi-point game.
Tri-City jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the third period; with Dubuque looking for momentum, Head Coach Jason Lammers removed goalie Evan Fear for an extra attacker multiple times in the third. Bongiovanni scored an empty-net goal with 14 minutes remaining. Matthews also scored an empty-net tally with about five minutes left for the Storm’s fifth goal.
The Storm took a season-high 38 penalty minutes and squads combined for 80 PIMs.
Jaxon Castor made 15 saves in defeat. Evan Fear replaced Castor for the third and did not make save, but the Storm scored twice into the open cage.
Tri-City has one more game at Dubuque Saturday at 7:05 p.m. before it enjoys an 11-day USHL holiday break.
Campolieto gave the Storm a lead two minutes into the first with a power-play goal. Defenseman Yoon tapped a feed to Campolieto at the center point. Keeping the shot an inch above the ice, the left-handed shot wired it off the bottom of the left post and in.
The 18-year-old has three goals this season. NHL Central Scouting rated Campolieto a “C” on its November Players to Watch List, denoting a potential 4th-6th round 2017 NHL Draft pick.
Tri-City scored twice in the second to take a 3-0 lead. First, Goodsir scored with 8:30 left in the middle frame. While at the left circle, he ripped it off his defender fronting him and it deflected over Castor’s shoulder. The Denver commit has six goals this season.
To cap off the second, Weissbach wristed the puck through traffic and into the net with 4:44 left in the second. Campolieto earned the only assist by passing to Weissbach. After collecting at the left circle, Weissbach tallied his fifth of the season. He’s third on the squad with 17 points.
Tri-City out shot the Saints, 13-5, in the middle frame and held an 18-12 advantage after the second.
One minute into the third, Hawkinson fought Dubuque’s Dallas Gerads. After the scrum, Dubuque pulled Fear for the first time. Tri-City’s Bongiovanni scored his fourth of the season into the empty net at six minutes of the third.
After a Dubuque power-play goal at 14:25, Joey Matthews scored another empty-net tally for the Storm.
Tri-City went 1-for-4 on the man up. Dubuque was 1-for-2.
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