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TRI-CITY STORM  vs. OMAHA LANCERS 
After defeating the Sioux Falls Stampede 6-3 on Friday night, the Omaha Lancers picked up their second straight win as they knocked off the Tri-City Storm 3-2 at Ralston Arena on Sunday. University of Minnesota commit Brannon McManus opened the scoring for the Lancers 2:31 into the game. It was McManus’s fourth goal of the season, moving him into a tie for second in the USHL. Seven minutes later, Cornell commit Alex Limgoes tied the game with a power play goal, and the teams were even at one heading into the second period. The Storm took a 2-1 lead 11:43 into the middle frame with Nick Azar’s first tally of the season, but the Lancers scored twice in the next seven minutes to take the lead. Emilio Pettersen’s second of the season tied the game at two with just two and half minutes to play in the period, and Filip Rydstrom’s first USHL goal 51 seconds later ended up being the game-winner. Both Jacob Paganelli and Austin Alger dished out two assists, and North Dakota commit Peter Thome moved his record to 2-0-0-0 by stopping 24 of the 26 Tri-City shots he faced.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 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.