Tuesday, September 30, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lincoln Stars v. Tri-City Storm Home Opener Recap Lincoln, Nebr.
Opening night at the Ice Box featured the Lincoln Stars hosting the Tri-City Storm. The inaugural dropping of the Star for the season and introduction of the 2014-2015 teams put all the fans right into the hockey spirit.
Head Coach Chris Hartsburg felt that the fans were a huge support throughout the entire game especially in the first period. “We were able to feed off the energy our fans brought to the building early on and that led to us having a solid first period.” Biagio Lerario was the first to score a goal off a rebound from Ryan Cook’s shot to bring the Stars to a 1-0 lead. Tri-City responded quickly to tie up the game but the Storm did not keep the tie for long. Lerario scored his second goal of the night before the end of the first.
In the second period, the Stars strengthened their lead 3-1 when a puck was deflected of Ludvig Hoff’s skate and into the net of the Tri-City Storm. The Storm came back with a power play goal not long after. With 16 seconds left in the second, Tri-City brought the game back to a 3-3 tie. The second period was not the Stars best of the game. “I thought we started to stray away from our game a little bit in the second with some guys just trying to do too much at times,” stated Hartsburg.
Half way through the third period, Chris Wilkie of Tri-City, scored what ultimately was the game winning wrist shot. “Even though the effort was there, we just need to work smarter for a full sixty minutes. Overall, it was a decent start to our season. The end result was not there but we put ourselves in an opportunity to win a hockey game and once we can start to feel comfortable playing with a lead, the results will come,” said Hartsburg.
Come support the Stars during their next home games are Friday, Oct. 3 against the Sioux City Musketeers at 7:05PM and Sunday, Oct. 5 against the Waterloo Blackhawks starting at 4:05PM. For more information on tickets, call Micki at the ticket office at (402) 474-7827 ext. 1 or go to etix.com.
(Regular Season) Game
October 3rd, 2014 at 7:05 PM