Storm using last place finish in 2016 as motivation

Tri-City goalie Filip Larsson mans the crease during a recent practice at the Viaero Center. (KHGI)

The Anthony Noreen era is off to a good start for Tri–City. The Storm boys rallied from a 1 goal deficit to take down Omaha, 2–1. Goalie Filip Larsson was solid in the crease with 21 saves. Tri–City has some motivation of their own this year. They're out to prove that last year's last place finish in the Western Conference was a fluke.

"We're all competitors," said head coach Anthony Noreen. "You don't get to this level without being competitive. The guys who were here last year know that's not good enough and they don't want to live through that again. Something that I've said and from what I've learned in my time here is, the town, our ownership, our management, the rink, our facility, everything we have. We're much better than that. We want to get this organization back to it's rightful place and that's a team that's fighting for the top every year."

Storm host their home opener this Friday at the Viaero Center against the Sioux City Musketeers. Puck drops at 7:35 pm

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