The Tri-City Storm took a commanding 2-0 series lead with a 4-2 win over the Sioux Falls Stampede. Jack Becker and Lawton Courtnall scored the first two goals of the game to put Sioux Falls up 2-0 halfway through the opening period. However, the top seed in the Western Conference responded with four consecutive goals from Wade Allison, Tory Dello, Alex Limoges, and Nico Sturm to give the Storm the victory. Dan Labosky dished out three assists on the night.
Goaltender Jake Kielly stopped 23 shots to give the Storm a stranglehold on the series. Kielly is now 2-0-0-0 in Clark Cup Playoffs after becoming the first Tri-City goaltender to post a shutout since 2005 the previous night. Tri-City will look to sweep the series and move onto the Western Conference Final next Friday in Sioux Falls.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 14th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2015-16. A record 37 players were chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft and more than 375 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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