Chase McLane, Tri-City Storm (courtesy Hickling Images)
TRI-CITY STORM , LINCOLN STARS 
The Tri-City Storm are off to the best start in team history, as they moved to 5-0 on the year with a 3-1 victory over the Lincoln Stars at the Viaero Center on Tuesday.
Chase McLane opened the scoring with a wraparound goal just 52 seconds into the contest, giving the Storm a 1-0 lead. It was the Penn State commit's first goal of the season.
It remained a 1-0 game until late in the first period, when Colby Ambrosio found the back of the net for the first time in his USHL career to give the Storm a 2-0 lead through 20 minutes of play.
Tri-City wasted no time picking up where they left off in the first period, making it a 3-0 game just 1:38 into the middle frame courtesy of Khristian Acosta's first of the year. A Mason Klee tally got the Stars on the board and cut their deficit to two, but that's as close as they would get, as Tri-City held on for the remainder of regulation.
The Storm are now 5-0 to start the year, the best start to a season in team history. In addition to his goal, McLane added an assist for a multi-point night. Reigning USHL Goaltender of the Week Isaiah Saville continued his stellar play between the pipes as he stopped 27 of the 28 shots he faced for his fourth win of the year.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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.