‘Bring your hard hat and lunch pail’: Storm set for rivalry home-opener with Lancers

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Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 10:56 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - The Tri-City Storm had their home-opener with the Omaha Lancers postponed from Friday to Sunday, the USHL announced Thursday. This due to ice maintenance issues at the Viaero Center in Kearney

Whenever the game is played, both teams will be ready for a battle. Storm right winger Tanner Adams called the Lancers the Storm’s “biggest rival” at practice Thursday. There’s no love lost between the two sides, either.

“It’s our biggest rival and they’re a really good team,” Adams said. “So are we, so it’s going to be a fun game.”

Tri-City swept the Lancers out of the Western Conference Semifinals in the Clark Cup Playoffs last May.

“I know what we say when we play a team that ended our season the year before,” Storm coach and President of Hockey Operations Anthony Noreen said. “They’ve got a lot of guys back from a team that we knocked out of the playoffs. We’ve had, for five years now, I don’t know if we’ve had a game that hasn’t been hard-fought against them. They’ve always given us our money’s worth and they’re hard-fought. You better be ready to go and you better bring your hard hat and lunch pail if you’re going to play in those games.”