KEARNEY — Tri-City scored three goals in the first period en route to a 5-2 win over Omaha on Sunday afternoon.
Five players scored for the Storm (19-14-3-2), and goalie Todd Scott had 28 saves.
The Lancers (16-12-6-1) dropped their fourth in five games and missed an opportunity to move ahead of Fargo into third place in the Western Conference.
The Lancers trailed 4-1 entering the third, when Jack Randl scored his seventh goal of the season just over a minute into period.
But the Storm put sealed the win on Jack Lagerstrom’s empty-netter with 2:40 left.
Brian Silver also scored for Omaha.
The Lancers will travel to Sioux City on Saturday.
Omaha (16-12-6-1)........0 1 1—2
At Tri-City (19-14-3-2)...3 1 1—5
First period: 1, TC, Eckerle (Capone, Miller), 3:20. 2, TC, Mazur (Miller), 5:16 (sh). 3, TC. Colby Ambrosio (Knies), 18:35.
Second period: 4, O, Silver (Will, Mitton), 11:30. 5, TC, Portz (Knies, Dybicz), 12:04.
Third period: 6, Randl (unassisted), 1:03. 7, TC, Lagerstrom (unassisted), 17:20 (en).
Shots on goal
Tri-City.......11 10 9—30
Omaha.......18 9 5—32
Power plays: Omaha 0-4, Tri-City 0-4.
Penalties-minutes: Omaha 4-8, Tri-City 4-8.
Goalies: Omaha, Jakub Dobes (31 shots, 27 saves), 60:00. Tri-City, Todd Scott (30 shots, 28 saves), 60:00.
Three stars: Knies (TC), Ambrosio (TC), Lagerstrom (TC).
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