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It's no break for the Tri-City Storm hockey team, but it sure beat going home and calling it a season.
After the Storm's 3-2 shootout win over the Sioux Falls Stampede to close the regular season, the teams back to Waterloo and back out on the ice for the first of the best of 3 Monday night.
All games will be in Waterloo.
No matter the Storm's fortunes in the playoffs, they're already successful.
A number of players have earned college scholarships, the latest being defenseman JD Peterson who'll head to Alaska-Fairbanks in a few months ready for college and more hockey.
"It's really great to get that opportunity, and I'll have four years to play hockey with going to college there," said JD Peterson.
"That's great for JD, I know I can give him a list of good restaurants and other places having spent some time up there. I think the USHL does a great job with its players and kudos for the league with what they do," said Storm Coach/General Manager Josh Hauge.
Before arriving in Kearney, Josh Hauge coached the Fairbanks Ice Dogs to a championship in their league.
He takes his team into an arena tonight in which the Storm has not won in its last 8 starts.
They'll have to win two of three between tonight and Monday in this 3 versus 6 matchup to win this first round best of 3 playoff series to move onto the 2nd round best of five.
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