Saturday, November 26, 2011

B³ Postgame Recap 11/26: Lincoln 4, Tri-City 2

It was a gutsy, workmanlike effort by the Lincoln Stars tonight as they beat the Tri-City Storm in Kearney by a score of 4-2.  Click here to view the Pointstreak boxscore.

With the win, the Stars improved to 12-5-1 (25 points) and are still in first place in the USHL Western Conference.  With Cedar Rapids' 3-2 win over the Waterloo Blackhawks tonight, the Stars opened up a four point lead for first place in the west over the Blackhawks.

Due to a number of injuries, Lincoln only dressed 15 skaters tonight (10 forwards, 5 defensemen) against the Storm.  Despite that, the remaining Stars in the lineup took on a rested Tri-City Storm team in their own rink and battled through fatigue and road-weary legs to earn the victory.  Very, very proud of their effort tonight.

Stars forwards Jared Hanson and Luke Johnson scored two goals a piece to lead the team on offense.  The hero of the game without a doubt was goaltender Jackson Teichroeb, who stopped 39 of 41 shots on goal to record his USHL league leading 10th win of the season.

Stars are 8-1-1 in their last 10 games.  So out of a possible 20 points available in the last 10 games, the Stars have earned 17.  Impressive, especially considering the amount of injuries this team has dealt with.

I'll update this blog article with a full recap tomorrow morning when I have more time.  I know there were a lot of Stars fans who were at this game tonight in Kearney, so I hope they will all leave a comment below.  We'd love to hear from you, so don't be shy!  I hope to have photos from Brandon Anderson as well tomorrow.

Enjoy the win!  Go Stars!

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