Sep 14, 2023

Storm shuts out Lancers in preseason battle

Posted Sep 14, 2023 2:53 PM

Story by Tri-City Communications

The Tri-City Storm posted a 4-0 road shutout of the Omaha Lancers Wednesday night at Liberty First Credit Union Arena. Cameron Korpi was perfect in net, turning away each of the Lancer’s 29 shots on goal during the contest. Nolan Roed, Nick Peluso, August Falloon, and Easton Pace each netted a goal for the Storm in the win. Tri-City returns home on Saturday night for a final exhibition game against the Lancers. Puck drop for Saturday’s home game at the Viaero Center is scheduled for 6:05pm CT.

Nolan Roed scored ten seconds into Wednesday’s opening period to give the Storm a 1-0 lead in the matchup. Trevor Connelly recorded an assist on the play. Nick Peluso netted his second goal of the preseason less than five minutes later to give the Storm a two-goal advantage. Trevor Connelly also notched the lone assist on the scoring play. August Falloon netted his first goal of the preseason with less than two minutes to play in Wednesday’s 1st period to put the Storm ahead by three goals. Owen Beckner recorded an assist on the play. Tri-City outshot Omaha 11-10 in the 1st period, and carried a 3-0 lead into the 2nd period.

Easton Pace netted his first goal of the preseason at 3:23 of the middle period to increase Tri-City’s lead to four goals. Cameron Briere notched an assist on the scoring play. Pace’s scoring play was the lone goal of the 2nd period, and the final goal of the matchup. The Storm heavily outshot the Lancers by a 20-9 margin in the middle period.

Omaha outshot Tri-City 10-9 during Wednesday’s 3rd period, but was outshot 40-29 overall during the rivalry game. The Storm’s powerplay finished the game 0/2, and the Tri-City penalty kill was 1/1 on the night.

Cameron Korpi recorded his first win of the preseason in net for the Storm in a 29-save-on-29-shot-performance. Mikhail Yegorov dropped the game in goal for the Lancers after making 8 saves on 11 shots in the 1st period. Jack Olson finished the game in net for Omaha, and made 28 saves on 29 shots.

Tri-City improved to 3-1-0-0 through four preseason games in Wednesday night’s four-goal shutout victory.

Tri-City hits the ice again on Saturday, September 16th, in a home game against the Omaha Lancers. Puck drop is scheduled for 6:05pm CT. Skate to for individual game tickets and more information regarding the Tri-City Storm organization.