Depth leads Storm to best start ever
KEARNEY --- Outscoring their opponents 21–11, the Tri–City Storm have won six of their first seven games for the best start in franchise history.
How did we get here under first year head coach Anthony Noreen?
"I think the biggest strength is our depth," Noreen said.
Tri–City is so versatile offensively with 10 different players scoring a goal for the Storm, exactly half their season total of 20 for the guys still on the roster.
"We're not a team that does a ton of scoring, five on five," said Noreen. "I think our special teams have been very good. The way we play I think if we get up early on teams it's going to be hard for them to come back. Having said that, I think if we get down, we're a team that knows how to chase."
Including the goal scorers, there's 18 players who have registered at least one point this season as well.
"I think it's just playing within our structure, our system, our game," forward Tyler Ward says. "I think if we do that we can compete with anyone in this league. There hasn't been a team yet where we can't compete."
Tri–City (6-1-0-0, 12 PTS), sitting atop the Western Conference, takes to the freeway this weekend with a double dip at Muskegon (3-4-0-0, 6 PTS), who is tied for last in the East.
Puck drops at 7:15 pm ET Friday and Saturday.