Thursday, September 11, 2014

B³ Weekend Preview: Lincoln Stars vs. Tri-City Storm

The Lincoln Stars will play their first preseason home game at the IceBox in 5 years this Friday evening when they take on the Tri-City Storm.  The puck will drop at 7:05pm.

Season ticket holders will be allowed entry into the IceBox from 4-6pm to pick up their season tickets, meet the Stars, tour the locker room, and see all of the rink upgrades throughout.

The game against the Storm is free to everyone, although fans are encouraged to bring money to donate to the People's City Mission.

There is a Husker volleyball game at the Devaney Center that same evening, so be prepared to pay $5 for parking.

The Stars will travel out to Kearney on Saturday night to take on the Storm to complete the home-and-home weekend preseason series.

Lincoln enters this weekend with a preseason record of 0-3-0.  Last weekend, the Stars participated in the 2014 USHL Atlantic Challenge which was held in East Meadow, NY.  Although the Stars lost to Cedar Rapids, Team USA U-18, and Muskegon, the team appeared to get better each game.

Although Pointstreak doesn't show the Storm having played in any preseason games, Tri-City won two scrimmages against Des Moines this past Sunday.  Both scrimmages were held at Ralston Arena, in Ralston, NE where the Omaha Lancers play their home games.  Yeah, I have no idea why the two scrimmages were played there either.  Anyway, the Storm won the first scrimmage by a score of 5-2, and the second scrimmage by a score of 3-2 (overtime shootout).

Lincoln will begin a stretch of 5 preseason games in nine days starting with the Friday home tilt against Tri-City.  After the Saturday game in Kearney, the Stars will be back at the IceBox next Tuesday the 16th against the Sioux City Musketeers.  Then on Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th, Lincoln will battle the Sioux Falls Stampede and the Muskegon Lumberjacks at the 2014 USHL Fall Classic West in Sioux City, IA.

I'm not sure about you, but since we haven't had a preseason game at the IceBox in such a long time, the Friday preseason contest against the Storm almost feels like a home opener.  I'm really excited to see all of the new upgrades inside the IceBox and watch the new group of Stars on the ice.

Before I end this article, I'm going to jump on my soapbox here for just a bit.  I'd be willing to bet that the vast majority of people who ready this blog have a pretty decent life.  We are gainfully employed (or go to school), we have a roof over our heads, and food on the table.  In the grand scheme of things, we're pretty lucky in that regard.  There are many, many people in Lincoln who can't said they are that lucky.  They have no place to call home.  They have no family or support system.  They don't know what tomorrow will bring.  And they're hungry.  That's why it's important to donate what you can Friday night to the People's City Mission.  Instead of buying that extra beer, that mixed drink, or those nachos, use that money to help someone in need in your community.

Thanks for reading.  See you all at the IceBox Friday night.

Go Stars.

1 comment:

MacAttack said...

nice speech from the soapbox Yeti!

am really looking forward to seeing everything at the Icebox tomorrow night. only saw a few things when I was there last Sunday helping to paint the walls behind the seats in the arena at the Icebox. also really excited to meet the boys and tour the lockerroom. can't wait to see me some HOCKEY!!!