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Stampede Trade Luverne Alum Jaxon Nelson To Chicago

Herd Hope To Bolster Defense

Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede announced Friday they have acquired defenseman Matt Kessel and a fourth round selection in the 2019 USHL Phase II Draft in exchange for forward Jaxon Nelson.   Kessel, a 6-foot-3, 193-pound right-handed shot, skated in 52 USHL games last year between Fargo and Chicago. He tallied three assists and was a plus-13 during that…

Tatum is a veteran leader for Storm

Tatum is a veteran leader for Storm

SIOUX FALLS, SD… Every team needs veteran leadership. And that’s exactly what wide receiver Mike Tatum brings to his Sioux Falls Storm teammates. He’s also a teacher which is pretty amazing when you consider that he didn’t even play high school or college football. Friday night the Storm host Iowa in a very big game for the playoffs.

Chris Grayson Drives Canaries

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  A lot has changed for Chris Grayson since his first tenure with the Canaries. “You know you keep all doors open in this game. You keep on good terms with all your employers so situations like this are always available.” Canaries Outfielder Chris Grayson says. Playing 2015 and parts of 2016, chris showed flashes but never…

Canaries Club Chicago

Birds Win First Game Of Road Trip 7-1

ROSEMOUNT, IL  —  Sioux Falls starting pitcher Dylan Thompson paved the way to a 7-1 win against the Chicago Dogs with a stellar performance on the mound. Thompson improved to 2-1 on the season as he threw eight scoreless inning and gave up just two hits in the process. He walked just three batters and struck out five. The Canaries backed…

Canaries Drop Series Finale to Lincoln

Canaries Drop Series Finale to Lincoln

Sioux Falls, SD – In a Sunday matinee rubber match, the Sioux Falls Canaries (5-10) fell to the Lincoln Saltdogs (10-7) by a score of 16-5. Sioux Falls came back to within two from a seven-run deficit, but ultimately dropped Sunday’s game. Early in the game, Sunday’s matchup looking to be a pitcher’s duel between Canaries’ starter Joe Bircher and the…

Saltdogs Route Canaries

Sioux Falls, SD – The Lincoln Saltdogs plated five runs in the first inning and strolled to a 10-1 win against the Sioux Falls Canaries on Saturday evening at Sioux Falls Stadium The Saltdogs racked up 16 hits from eight different batters and seven of them had multi-hit nights. RF Curt Smith and C Dashenko Ricardo led the way as…

HIGHLIGHTS: Storm Blaze Past Blizzard

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Storm played their last regular season road game of the 2018 season in a week 15 contest against the Green Bay Blizzard on Friday, June 1st. The Storm defeated the Blizzard 60-21.    The first half was low scoring. The Blizzard would be the only team to score in the first quarter after…

Redhawks Walkoff Canaries In Series Opener

Sioux Falls Loses 3-2 At Fargo/Moorhead

FARGO, N.D.  —  The Sioux Falls Canaries dropped their first game in Fargo in a in walk-off fashion on Monday, losing to the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks 3-2. Brennan Metzger sealed the win for Fargo-Moorhead with an RBI single in the bottom of the ninth off of Birds right-hander Kyle Schepel. The win moved Fargo to 6-4, and dropped Sioux Falls to…

Canaries Top Winnipeg In Ten Innings

Birds Pick Up First Road Win 6-5

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —   Chris Jacobs’ two-out single in the 10th inning was the difference for the Sioux Falls Canaries in picking up their first road win of 2018, 6-5 at Winnipeg. Jacobs went 2-4 on the game with the RBI single.  The Canaries had built a 5-1 lead through the first three and a half innings highlighted by Chris Grayson’s…

Former Birds Batter Sioux Falls In Winnipeg

Canaries Ripped In First Road Game 13-1

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA  —  The Winnipeg Goldeyes plated seven runs in the second inning to take control of the game and went on to post a 13-1 win against the Sioux Falls Canaries. The Goldeyes racked up 16 hits in the game from seven different batters. Seven of those hits came in the second inning when Winnipeg sent 13 batters to…

Canaries Rally Falls Short Against Chicago

Birds Drop First Game Of 2018 By 4-2 Final

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Despite rallying from three runs down and bringing the wining run to the plate in the 9th inning, the Sioux Falls Canaries couldn’t complete the comeback and dropped their first game of the 2018 season to the Chicago Dogs 4-2 on Saturday night at the Birdcage in Sioux Falls.  Chris Grayson hit his first homerun of…

Storm Avert Danger

Sioux Falls Defeats Nebraska 40-36

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Sioux Falls Storm held off a spirited Nebraska Danger comeback on Saturday night at the Premier Center in Sioux Falls, improving to 7-3 with a 40-36 victory over the visiting Danger. Lorenzo Brown went 15-21 through the air with 156 yards, three touchdowns and one interception while also leading the team with 50 yards rushing. …

Thunder Pick Up First Win Of 2018 Over LC Aris

Sioux Falls Improves To 1-0-1 With 6-1 Victory

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  The Sioux Falls Thunder rolled to their first victory of the 2018 season on Saturday night at Yankton Trails Park in Sioux Falls, defeating visiting LC Aris FC out of Wisconsin 6-1.  The Thunder improve to 1-0-1 on the season. Click on the video viewer for highlights!

Barnstormers Stun Storm

Iowa Defeats Sioux Falls For The First Time 49-42

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  In their four previous meetings at the Denny Sanford Premier Center, the Sioux Falls Storm had won all four meetings with the Iowa Barnstormers by a combined score of 276 to 86. The fifth time around would be the charm for Iowa. The Barnstormers jumped out to a 21-0 lead and rallied in the fourth quarter…

Storm Bounce Back By Belting Cedar Rapids

Sioux Falls Rebounds From Arizona Loss To Defeat Titans 65-48

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Just because the Sioux Falls Storm are not the team to beat in the IFL right now doesn’t mean anyone else in the league not named the Arizona Rattlers are going to beat them. Five days after suffering a 48-40 home loss against Arizona (the second time they’d lost to the Rattlers this season), the Storm…

Minot Staves Off Elimination To Force Decisive Fifth Game In Aberdeen

Series Tied After Wings Fall In Game Four 3-1

MINOT, N.D.  —  Saturday night hasn’t been alright for the Aberdeen Wings and, as a result, they’ll see their Robertson Cup Central Division Semifinal series go to the limit. One week after getting shutout in game two, the Wings offense struggled again and the Minot Minotauros staved off elimination with a 3-1 victory in game four on Saturday night in…

Wings Win Game Three At Minot

Aberdeen Takes Series Lead With 4-1 Road Win

MINOT, N.D.  —  NAHL Central Division regular season champion Aberdeen passed their first big test of the 2018 Robertson Cup Playoffs. The Wings won game three of their best-of-five Central Division Semifinal series at Minot on Friday night 4-1 to take a 2-1 lead in the series.  That will give Aberdeen the chance to close out the series tomorrow night…