KEARNEY, NE - The Omaha Lancers were taken down in game three of the weekend series by the Tri-City Storm by a final score of 7-2.
Nearing the end of the first period, the Storm added two goals when Matthew Knies (18:19) and Cole McWard (PP, 19:25) made it a 2-0 score and gained momentum going into the first intermission.
The Storm attack continued throughout the second period. Early in the frame Kyler Kovich (2:19) netted his first goal of the season. The Storm added another with Cole O’Hara (5:28) for a 4-0 lead. Nearing the end of the period, Carter Mazur (18:09) skated around the Lancers zone to end up scoring a wraparound goal for a 5-0 lead heading into the second intermission.
Right into the third period, the Storm extended their lead by 6 goals when Gavin Brindley (0:18) snuck the puck past Riley. The Storm kept their attack going with another goal by Hunter Strand (2:39) for a 7-0 lead. The Lancers finally got on the scoresheet when Michael Posma (6:18) netted the puck past Todd Scott on the power-play. Noah Carlin shot the puck from the blue-line, where it hit the backglass behind Scott and Posma scoped it into the net. The Lancers got their second goal of the night when Nolan Renwick (9:40) netted the puck back door on Scott after receiving a cross-ice pass from Kennedy O’Connor. The Storm kept the Lancers at bay for the remainder of the game, taking the 7-2 win, and sweeping the Lancers in the weekend series.
The Lancers are now 13-12 on the season with 26 points and have dropped to fourth place in the USHL Western Conference.
The Lancers return to the ice on Friday, February 5th at Ralston Arena. Opening faceoff is set for 7:05 PM. Tickets are available now.