DUBUQUE, Iowa — The Tri-City Storm took an early first-period lead and never relinquished it in a 5-1 win over the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Friday night at the Mystique Community Ice Center.
Cole Guttman’s goal broke Storm goaltender Eric Dop’s shutout bid with a goal at 14:25 of the third period. Regen Cavanagh worked the puck to the front of the net and surprised Dop with a shot upstairs for his sixth goal of the season. That cut Tri-City’s lead to 4-1.
Tri-City struck first early with a goal from Joseph Campolieto on the power play. Time after time he teed off from the blue line, and his third opportunity found paydirt through a screened Jaxon Castor. That goal put the Storm ahead 1-0, and they took that lead into the second period.
Adam Goodsir and Linus Weissbach also scored for Tri-City, both goals in the second period, and within seven minutes of each other, to extend the Storm’s lead to 3-0 at the end of two periods. The lead was extended thanks to a 13-5 shot advantage for the Storm in the second period.
Wyatt Bongiovanni and Joey Matthews both scored into the empty net to seal the game away for the visitors, even while being outshot 9-2 in the third.
Castor made 15 saves on the 18 shots he faced. Evan Fear stopped three shots in relief in the third period. Both teams tallied on the power play, as Dubuque went 1-for-2, and Tri-City went 1-for-4.
The Saints wrap up the weekend before the holiday season on Saturday, December 17 against the Storm at 7:05 p.m. Join the action and our Tote Bag Giveaway Night, as tote bags will be given away to the first 1,500 fans at the door. For tickets, call the box office at 563.583.6880, or go to DubuqueFightingSaints.com to secure your spot.