Monday, March 9, 2015

B³ Pregame Report: Tri-City Storm vs. Lincoln Stars

The Lincoln Stars are back at the IceBox this Tuesday evening for a midweek matchup against the Tri-City Storm.

Puck drops at 7:05pm CST.

If you can't make it to this game, you can follow the boxscore online via Pointstreak, listen to Stars radio announcer Mike Melbye on 93.7 FM "The Ticket," or watch the game live on FASTHockey for a fee.

This will be a very, very brief pregame report.  I've been battling illness the past 5 days or so and it's still kicking my butt.  I apologize for not having any kind of a weekend recap after the two games in Des Moines last weekend.  I didn't watch or listen to either game on the radio, so I'm not going to bother with a recap.

The Tri-City Storm enter this weekend with a record of 30-13-6 (66 points) good enough for second place in the USHL western conference, three points behind the first place Sioux City Musketeers.  The Lincoln Stars are in last place in the western conference with a record of 15-28-5 (31 points).  Click here to view the current league standings.  

This will be the seventh of eight meetings between the Stars and the Storm this season.  Tri-City is 5-0-1 in the six prior meetings with Lincoln this season and have outscored the Stars 20-9.  These two teams will finish out their regular season series this Friday night in Kearney.

I doubt I'll be feeling well enough tomorrow to attend this game in person, but I'll try to listen to it on the radio.

Sorry again for the lack of updates.  As soon as I'm 100% I'll get back on my blogging horse.

Thanks for reading.  Go Stars.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I wasn't able to go to the game last night (6-1 loss to Tri-City), but I did manage to watch the first 2 periods on Fasthockey, catch some of the reaction on social media, and read this mornings article in the Journal Star.
For my part, this years frustration goes way past disappointment--by my count, the Stars are something like 4-17 since Jan. 10th, with none of those wins coming in regulation.
My problem is this--looking back through the Blog, (almost the first game of the season) I've noticed that coach/management use the phrase "players that really want to be here" as an excuse for poor play--all the way up to last nights interview with LJS......seriously???
As a fan, it would be nice to see management lead by example and show some ACCOUNTABILITY! ---stop pointing the finger at players and at least have the decency to show up for "coaches comments" after the game.
Fans were lead to believe that this management team was going to emphasize "puck control" from the very start of the season yet this team can barely bring the puck up out of our own zone--in my humble opinion, this doesn't have anything to do with talent or effort on the players part but EVERYTHING to do with COACHING.
It would be nice to see at least SOME improvement before the end of the season and to hear why next year might be any different.
Sorry for the rant, but continually blaming the players is getting pretty stale.