Posted 162 days ago ago by David Fine
Kearney, Neb. – The Tri-City Storm (3-4-0-1, 7 pts.) takes to the painted ice for the second straight game, matching the rival Lincoln Stars (4-3-0-0, 8 pts.) for a 7:05 p.m. game at the Viaero Center. Last night, the Storm Colored Out Cancer and scored its most-lopsided win since Bill Muckalt became Head Coach, 6-0, against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders.
Dayton Rasmussen earned his first USHL shutout, making 18 saves. Wyllum Deveaux and Alex Limoges had multi-goal games and Tri-City outshot the RoughRiders, 46-18.
The one-night-only jerseys from last night’s game will be raffled off at home games throughout the season, with money going to the Storm’s Jerseys for a Cause Program. Jerseys for a Cause has raised more than $23,000 for local organizations battling cancer over the last two seasons.
Tonight’s Concrete Cares Night is presented by Kearney Concrete and Tri-City wears specialty jerseys for the second straight night. The jerseys will be available for auction after the game with all money going to cancer research.
The Storm and Stars have split the first two games of a nine-game season series. Tri-City is a point behind third-place Lincoln in the Western Conference.
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Sat., Oct. 15 vs. Lincoln, 7:05 p.m. – Concrete Cares Night, Specialty Jerseys
Fri., Oct. 28 at Fargo, 7:05 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 29 at Fargo, 7:05 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 4 vs. Omaha, 7:05 p.m. – Social Media Night, $5 Kids Friday
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Storm forward Alex Limoges leads the Storm with eight points (4g, 4a) and earned his first three-point game of the year Friday against Cedar Rapids.
The forward scored two goals, each at different posts. First, Limoges wristed a shot in at the left post before shoveling home a right post shot early in the second.
One ahead of Paul Washe for most points on the club, the two returning players are equal with a team-best four goals.
Limoges had 14 goals and 39 points last season. He played on a line with Wade Allison, the Clark Cup MVP, who scored his first collegiate hat trick in his third career game for Western Michigan on Friday.
Campolieto on the board
In his first Storm game, Joseph Campolieto (pronounced: CAMP-oh-LEE-toh) had an assist, helping on a goal from Wyatt Bongiovanni.
Campolieto comes to the Storm from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights (NAHL) and arrived in Kearney on Tuesday afternoon. Storm Head Coach Bill Muckalt praised Campolieto’s speed before Tri-City won, 6-0, over the RoughRiders. The 18-year-old was one of ten Tri-City players to earn points.
Season Series Summary
The Storm beat Lincoln on opening night, 3-1, before the Stars struck back for a 3-2 win on October 1 at the Viaero Center.
Tri-City has scored the first goal in each game and 10 Tri-City players have notched points. Monte Graham (1g, 1a), Carson Vance (1g, 1a) and Wyatt Bongiovanni lead all players with two points in the series.
Lincoln’s win ended Tri-City’s five-game season series win streak. Prior to the Stars’ October 1 win, Lincoln had not defeated Tri-City in 311 days.
Dayton Rasmussen earned the win in the season opener with 27 saves, while backup David Tomeo took the loss in the second match with 19 stops. Lincoln goalie Cayden Primeau has allowed five Storm goals on 67 shots (.925 save percentage).
Scouting the Stars
The Stars have alternated wins and losses through their first seven games and currently sit third in the conference with eight points, one ahead of the Storm.
Lincoln shut out the Bucs on Friday, 1-0, to hand the Buccaneers their first regulation defeat. The last three Stars games have been shutouts; Lincoln has earned wins in two of the three.
Cayden Primeau earned his first USHL shutout with 20 saves against the Buccaneers. Primeau is 2-2-0-0 with a 2.51 goals against average and a .915 save percentage. Josef Korenar boasts a 2-1-0-0 record, 1.61 goals against average and .942 save percentage.
Gustav Westlund leads the club with four points and assisted on Kyle Kawmura’s game-winning goal Friday. Eight Storm players have reached four points and six have more than four.
Christian Evers (2g) is the only Stars player with multiple goals. Seven Storm players have at least two goals and four have more than two.
The Stars rank second to last in the league in goals, notching 1.71 per game.
The Storm has a 13-day break, its longest of the season, and travels to play the Fargo Force on Friday, October 28 at 7:05 p.m. The Storm and Force meet on Saturday, October 29 as well.
Tri-City is at home on Friday, November 4 against Omaha at 7:05 p.m. on Social Media night, presented by the Nebraska Lottery. It’s a $5 Kids Friday, presented by Kearney Taco Bell. All kids 12 and under get $5 tickets, plus a voucher for a free taco and soft drink at Kearney Taco Bell.
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