Two trades swap forwards, draft picks for Storm
KEARNEY, Neb. —
The Tri-City Storm has announced a pair of transactions with the Central Illinois Flying Aces and the Madison Capitols. Tri-City has acquired forward Nick Capone, and a 2019 10th Round Phase II draft pick from Central Illinois in exchange for a 2019 5th Round Phase II draft pick. The Storm has also acquired a conditional 2019 5th Round Phase II draft pick from the Madison Capitols in exchange for forward Noah Weber.
Nick Capone, 16, of East Haven, CT spent last season with the Salisbury School Knights in Salisbury, CT. Capone scored thirteen goals in twenty seven games, and also provided the Knights offense with sixteen assists. In addition to his time with Salisbury School, Capone appeared in four games last season with the Central Illinois Flying Aces. He recorded his first career USHL point on March 24th in the Flying Aces’ 4-2 loss to Team USA. Capone’s assist on the game’s third goal was his lone point in four games with Central Illinois last season. Capone previously announced a commitment to play college hockey for the University of Maine.
“We felt that acquiring Nick would give us an opportunity to upgrade our affiliate list, the more players you can bring into the organization who have the ability to step in and have an immediate impact, the better. Nick is a big power forward who can score, and a guy who we felt like we had to go after.” - GM/Head Coach Anthony Noreen
Noah Weber, 20, of Eagle River, WI began his USHL career with the Madison Capitols before being acquired by the Storm on September 24th, 2017. Weber skated in fifty three games with the Capitols during the 2016-2017 season and scored nine goals. He also registered ten assists during the year to finish the season with nineteen points. Weber appeared in twenty six games with the Storm during the 2017-2018 season including both of the Storm’s games in the 2018 Clark Cup Playoffs. Weber’s first goal as a member of the Storm came on March 3rd, 2018 in Tri-City’s 5-2 road defeat of the Des Moines Buccaneers. Weber netted an additional goal one week later, and recorded five assists during the 2017-2018 season.
“Part of the job is having to make tough decisions and making sure we do what’s best for players individually. There’s not many players I respect more than Noah, and there’s not many players who bring more passion and energy than he does. We felt that it was right to put him in a position to be successful in the type of role he plays. We wish him all the best, he will be dearly missed.” - GM/Head Coach Anthony Noreen
Courtesy Tri-City Storm Media Relations