Tri-City survives Sioux City comeback, wins 4-3
The Sioux City Musketeers tried their best to erase a two-goal deficit, but the Tri-City Storm would not be denied the victory and hung on to win, 4-3.
Tri-City took a 3-1 lead during the second period, only to have Sioux City storm back on a Jake Montgomery goal 6:21 into the third period to pull to one goal down.
Brian Ward had two goals to lead the Storm to victory.
The Tri-City penalty box was a popular destination as the team totaled nine minors and one major for 23 minutes in penalty time. The Storm had been averaging 13.0 minutes in penalties per game. Tri-City excelled on the penalty kill, not giving up a single goal in eight chances.
Tri-City also got points from Michael Vecchione, who also had one goal and one assist and Garrett Cecere, who also registered one goal and one assist. More assists for Tri-City came via Trevor Moore, who had two and Ryan McMurphy, Kyle Eastman, and Tim Lappin, who contributed one a piece.
The Musketeers were helped by Jared Thomas, who racked up one goal. Thomas scored 8:15 into the third period to make the score 3-3. Cam Brown assisted on the tally. Sioux City additionally got points from Brown, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Other players who recorded assists for Sioux City were Tanner Pond, who had two and Jake Guentzel and Blake Heinrich, who each chipped in one.
Johan Mattsson recorded 27 saves for the Storm. Tri-City registered one goal on four power play opportunities. Sioux City's Kyle Hayton stopped 22 shots out of the 26 that he faced. The Musketeers ended with 15 minutes in penalty time with five minors and one major.