Storm look to clinch Anderson Cup

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SIOUX CITY, IA - The Tri-City Storm will face the Sioux City Musketeers for the 4th time this season in tonight’s game. Tri-City has won all three previous games in the season series, including a team record 16th Round Shootout win at the Tyson Events Center on January 27th. Unlike in their previous matchups this season, tonight’s game could give this year’s Tri-City Storm team a place in record books. Regardless of any other team’s results on the league scoreboard tonight, the Tri-City Storm can win its 2nd Anderson Cup in organization history with a victory over Sioux City in tonight’s game at the Tyson Evens Center. Forty-three wins in fifty-six games has put this year’s Storm team in a tie with the 2003-2004 Anderson Cup Champion Storm team for the most regular season wins in organization history. Tonight, the Storm have a chance to win the USHL’s regular season championship, and Storm fans can watch the game for free at the Viaero Center in Kearney. The Tri-City Storm encourage supporters in the Tri-Cities to join other fans tonight at the Viaero Center to cheer on the team. Puck drop at the Tyson Events Center is set for 7:05pm.

Tri-City (43-10-2-1) enter tonight’s road game in Sioux City on a season high eight game winning streak. The current winning streak includes two home wins over the Musketeers on March 8th & March 9th. The Storm currently hold an eleven-point advantage over the Muskegon Lumberjacks for 1st place in the USHL league standings, and a fourteen-point advantage over the Waterloo Black Hawks in the Western Conference standings. Tonight’s game is the 3rd game of the Storm’s current six game road trip. Last weekend, the Storm downed the Dubuque Fighting Saints in back to back games at the Mystique Ice Center. With a win tonight, Tri-City can secure a first-round playoff bye, a Western Conference Championship, an Anderson Cup Championship, and home ice advantage in the 2019 Clark Cup Playoffs. Tri-City will play two road games next weekend in Sioux City and Cedar Rapids before returning home for the final two games of the 2018-2019 regular season on Friday, April 12th and Saturday April 13th.

Sioux City (26-22-5-2) protects home ice against the Tri-City Storm this weekend following a 5-2 defeat of the Fargo Force last Saturday at the Tyson Events Center. The Musketeers are in a heated playoff race with the Omaha Lancers for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Sioux City currently holds the 6th and final playoff spot in the conference, leading Omaha by three points entering the weekend. In all seven of its remaining games, Sioux City will face off against teams currently in a playoff spot. The final seven games for the Musketeers will include four matchups against USHL leading Tri-City. When the Musketeers won their most recent Anderson Cup during the 2016-2017 season, a win that brought the trophy back to Sioux City for the first time in 31 years, the team clinched against Tri-City. This year’s Sioux City team seeks back to back victories over the Storm this weekend to avoid Tri-City clinching the 2018-2019 Anderson Cup at the Tyson Events Center.

Today’s game is set to begin at 7:05pm CT, and will be streamed live on HockeyTV, and Storm Radio. For home game tickets, and additional information on the Tri-City Storm, visit www.StormHockey.com or call 308-338-8144.