Posted 68 days ago ago by David Fine
An ice storm in the Midwest has not stopped the Storm from continuing its playoff push; the squad resumes practice and readies for a pair of home games this Friday and Saturday.
On Friday, January 20, Tri-City hosts Sioux City for NE Farm Bureau Night, featuring a $5 Kids Friday, with a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. Saturday, January 21, Tri-City and Omaha tangle at the Viaero Center at 7:05 p.m. for “Taste of Nebraska” Night, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings. Fans will have the chance to sample the best food in central Nebraska from local vendors. Check out a postgame skate after the game.
Starting Friday, the Storm will play eight games in 15 days, its busiest two weeks of the season. Tri-City plays six conference games during the stretch and travels to Michigan for a pair against Team USA.
This past weekend, Tri-City earned a pair of points by forcing overtime in back-to-back nights against Bloomington. The Storm has gone past regulation in four straight games against the Thunder.
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Friday, January 13 at Bloomington: OTL, BLM 3, TC 2 (Recap, Box Score)
Saturday, January 14 at Bloomington: OTL, BLM 3, TC 2 (Recap, Box Score)
Friday, January 20, 7:05 p.m. vs. Sioux City
Saturday, January 21, 7:05 p.m. vs. Omaha
Tuesday, January 24, 7:05 p.m. at Omaha
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Western Conference Standings
1. Sioux City – 45 points
2. Fargo – 42 points
T-3. Waterloo – 40 points
T-3. Lincoln – 40 points
5. Des Moines – 39 points
6. Sioux Falls – 31 points
7. Tri-City – 30 points
8. Omaha – 28 points
Need to Know
More multi-point games from Linus
Linus Weissbach earned multi-point games on back-to-back nights this weekend (1g, 3a), becoming the first Tri-City player to reach 30 points. The native of Gothenburg, Sweden leads the Storm with nine multi-point games, three more than Alex Limoges. He is eighth in the league with 30 points and tied for fourth in the circuit with 21 assists.
This month, Weissbach has three multi-point games, including a three-point night against Des Moines on January 6.
Since Thanksgiving, Weissbach (6g, 14a) is tied with Dubuque’s Zach Solow for a league-best 20 points.
A special power play
The Storm power play chipped in three of its four goals this weekend and ranks third in the league at 20.5%, trailing only Dubuque (22.6%) and Green Bay (24.6%).
Since October 7, the fourth game of the season, Tri-City’s power play has been above a 20 percent conversion rate. The Storm has scored 27 power-play goals and twelve Tri-City players have scored on the power play. Nine skaters have at least two man-up tallies, most in the league.
Alex Limoges (4g, 6a) and Linus Weissbach (10a) lead the squad with 10 power-play points. Adam Goodsir scored a pair of goals on the power play this weekend and is best on the team with five man-up goals.
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