KEARNEY, Neb. – For the first time this season when allowing the first goal, the Tri-City Storm would overcome a 1-0 deficit to beat the Sioux Falls Stampede 4-1. Storm LW Trevor Moore and C/LW Heikki Liedes would record their first-career multi-point games in the win.
The Storm have won three of their last four games and snapped a five-game losing streak on home ice with the win against the Stampede.
With 3:22 left in the first period, Sioux Falls (7-7-1, 15 pts – 5th in Western Conference) would score the opening goal on LW Kyle Rankin's fourth of the season from C Justin Selman and RW Mitch Hughes.
Tri-City (6-12-0, 12 pts – 8th in Western Conference) would tie the game on the power play at the 4:01 mark in the second period on Moore's fifth goal of the season from D Bryan Sinz and C Nick Lappin. Moore deflected in a left-point shot from Sinz with one second left on the power play that extended Moore's goal scoring streak to three games and point streak to four games.
Liedes would score his fourth goal of the season and first on the power play at the 14:26 mark in the second period that would standup as the game-winning goal. The power-play goal was assisted by LW Brad Schierhorn and C/LW Soren Jonzzon on Liedes' second game-winning goal of the season.
The Storm added two more even-strength goals in less than five minutes into the third period on the fourth goals of the season for RW Kenny Brooks and C Tim Bonner. The Storm would outshoot the Stampede 31-17 in the final two periods of play.
Storm G Pheonix Copley (5-9-0), who made 20 saves on 21 shots in the first period, ended the game with 37 saves on 38 shots earning back-to-back wins in starts for the Storm. G Charlie Lindgren (3-2-0) finished the game with 40 saves on 44 shots in the win for the Stampede.
Tri-City finished the game 2-for-4 on the power play, while going a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. In the last 14 games, the Storm power play has been efficient at 19.1–percent of the time.
The Storm will be back on the road to play the Fargo Force on Friday and Saturday night. The Breeze 94.5 FM will air the game on Friday, while Classic Hits 98.9 FM will air the game on Saturday. The Viaero Wireless Pre-Game Show will start at 7:15 p.m. on Friday and 6:45 p.m. on Saturday.
Notes: The Storm are now 34-42-2 all-time against the Sioux Falls and now 1-2-0 this season… Tri-City is now 5-0-0 when leading after two periods and 1-8-0 when allowing the first goal… Moore now has seven points (4g, 3a) and a plus-4 rating in his last seven games… Storm LW Thomas Nykopp and RW Michael Vecchione both sat out of the game due to injuries… Copley now has made 91 saves on 94 shots in his last three starts since committing to Michigan Tech University
Sioux Falls - Kyle Rankin (Justin Selman, Mitch Hughes) 16:38
Tri-City - Trevor Moore (powerplay) (Bryan Sinz, Nick Lappin) 4:01
Tri-City - Heikki Liedes (powerplay) (Brad Schierhorn, Soren Jonzzon) 14:26
Tri-City - Kenny Brooks (J.D. Peterson, Trevor Moore) 0:38
Tri-City - Tim Bonner (Heikki Liedes) 4:48
Tri-City - Tim Lappin - (Checking from Behind), 2 min, 3:26
Tri-City - Joshua Henke - (Tripping), 2 min, 8:17
Sioux Falls - Austyn Young - (Interference), 2 min, 2:01
Sioux Falls - Drew Brevig - (Holding), 2 min, 8:32
Sioux Falls - Austyn Young - (Hooking), 2 min, 10:45
Sioux Falls - Reed Whiteside - (Hooking), 2 min, 14:16
Tri-City - Dalton Spicer - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 4:48
Sioux Falls - Mitch Hughes - (Fighting Major), 5 min, 4:48
Tri-City - Josh McArdle - (Holding), 2 min, 6:49
Sioux Falls – 21, 9, 8 – Total 38
Tri-City – 13, 16, 15 – Total 44
Sioux Falls – Charlie Lindgren (Loss) 40 (44 shots)
Tri-City – Pheonix Copley (Win) 37 (38 shots)
Sioux Falls – 0/3
Tri-City – 2/4