The Tri-City Storm scored four of the last five goals of the game to overcome a 2-1 first period deficit and knocked off the Waterloo Black Hawks 5-3 to move on to their second Clark Cup Final appearance in team history.
After Max Humitz scored 1:37 into the game for Tri-City, goals from Liam Pecararo and Collin Saccoman gave the Black Hawks a 1-0 lead after the opening frame. The Storm responded quickly, however, as Wade Allison scored just 48 seconds into period two to tie the game. Brandon Duhaime scored a short handed goal three minutes later to put the Storm on top, and they wouldn't relinquish the lead after. Jake Wahlin added two goals in the last 20 minutes, including scoring just 17 seconds into the third period. Carson Meyer and Alex Limoges had a pair of assists each.
Jake Kielly was solid yet again between the pipes, stopping 35 of 38 shots to move his playoff record to 6-2. Tri-City is looking to win its first Clark Cup title in the history of the club. Game 1 will be Friday night in Dubuque.
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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