Posted 81 days ago ago by David Fine
Storm hosts Des Moines Friday, multiple pieces emerge offensively
Winners in two of their last three games, the Tri-City Storm marches into 2017 with a home-and-home set against the Des Moines Buccaneers this Friday and Saturday. The Storm will be halfway through the 60-game season after this weekend.
Tri-City won on back-to-back nights this past week against Lincoln and first-place Sioux City. Linus Weissbach scored two game-winning goals and is tied with Charlie Kelleher for a team-best 22 points.
The Storm hosts Trolls Night Friday at 7:05 p.m. against Des Moines, presented by the Hilltop Mall. Tri-City will give away Trolls dolls similar to the ones seen in the movie! It’s also a $5 Kids Friday, with all kids 12 and under receiving a voucher for a free taco and soft drink from Kearney Taco Bell. On Saturday, Tri-City is at Des Moines for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.
Also on the Storm’s horizon, five Tri-City players – Wyatt Bongiovanni, Adam Goodsir, Alex Limoges, Dayton Rasmussen and Paul Washe – will participate in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game on Tuesday, January 10 in Sioux Falls. Last season, the Storm’s Wade Allison won Team West MVP.
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Wednesday, December 28 at Lincoln: Win, TC 4, LIN 1 (Recap, Box Score, Highlights)
Thursday, December 29 vs. Sioux City: Win, TC 2, SC 1 (OT) (Recap, Box Score, Highlights)
Saturday, December 31 vs. Lincoln: Loss, LIN 3, TC 2 (Recap, Box Score, Highlights)
Friday, January 6, 7:05 p.m. vs. Des Moines – Trolls Night, Trolls doll giveaway, $5 Kids Friday
Saturday, December 31, 7:05 p.m. at Des Moines
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Western Conference Standings
1. Sioux City – 40 points
T-2. Waterloo – 35 points
T-2. Des Moines – 35 points
4. Fargo – 34 points
5. Lincoln – 33 points
6. Omaha – 27 points
T-7. Tri-City – 26 points
T-7. Sioux Falls – 26 points
Young and emerging defensemen
On Saturday against the Stars, Jace Foskey scored his first USHL goal and defensive partner Jack Summers earned his fourth assist.
Foskey, 16, added an assist later in the game to triple his points total to three this season (1g, 2a) and record his first multi-point effort. Picked in the first round, 12th overall, in Phase I of the 2016 USHL Draft, Foskey comes from Southlake, Texas and represented the United States at the 2016 Five Nations Tournament.
The Storm acquired the 17-year-old Summers from the NAHL’s Springfield Jr. Blues on November 29 and the rookie has four helpers in six USHL games. A native of Livonia, Michigan, Summers is 5-foot-11, 181 pounds.
Last season, Summers teamed up with current Storm defenseman Ronnie Attard on Victory Honda’s U16 club, a youth program based outside of Detroit.
Rasmussen’s 100 minutes
Dayton Rasmussen pitched a perfect 100:01 from the first period of Wednesday’s game against Lincoln until the third period of Thursday’s Sioux City contest, the longest opponent scoreless stretch of the season.
In the 100 minutes, Rasmussen blocked all 45 shots faced and earned victories in both games. Over the last three games, Rasmussen has allowed five goals, upping his goals against average (2.54) and save percentage (.911).
The 18-year-old from Eden Prairie, Minnesota will represent the league at the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game next Tuesday.
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