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Storm Rattled By Arizona Again

Sioux Falls Suffers Second Loss To Rattlers 48-40

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  — The IFL’s newest rivalry between the Sioux Falls Storm and Arizona Rattlers has, for the moment, been decidedly in Arizona’s favor. Despite a spirited Storm rally from 25 down, Arizona held on to beat Sioux Falls 48-40 on Monday night at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in game that had originally been scheduled for last Saturday…

Stampede Look To Stop Slump In Playoffs

Herd Open First Round Against Lincoln Tomorrow

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Tomorrow night playoff hockey takes over the Premier Center as the Sioux Falls Stampede begin their Clark Cup First Round Series with Lincoln. The Herd wrapped up the regular season last night with a 3-2 shootout loss at Fargo.  Though there were signs that they’re ready to breakout, the Stampede head into the playoffs on their…

Minot Takes Game Two To Even Series With Wings

Aberdeen Blanked 2-0

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  One night after the Aberdeen Wings blanked Minot in the first game of their Robertson Cup Central Division Semifinal series, the skates were on the other foot in game two, and the series is even heading to North Dakota. Grant Loven scored late in the third period to break a scoreless tie, and Minot added an empty…

Stampede Will Be Home For Entire Lincoln Playoff Series

Game One On Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Despite dropping their fourth straight game last night to the Fargo Force, the Sioux Falls Stampede did clinch home ice for their first round playoff series with Lincoln thanks to a loss by the Stars. That’s important because every game in the new USHL best of three first round playoff series will be played in Sioux…

Wings Take Flight In Second Period To Win Playoff Opener Over Minot

Aberdeen Defeats Minot 6-0

ABERDEEN, S.D.  —  It took one period for the Aberdeen Wings to show just how dangerous they are offensively. The Wings scored six second period goals to defeat the Minot Minotauros 6-0 in game one of the NAHL Robertson Cup Central Division Semifinals on Friday night in Aberdeen.  Jonathan Bendorf was the star of the night for Aberdeen, picking up…

Stampede Clinch Home Ice In Playoffs Despite Loss To Fargo

Herd Shutout In Home Finale 3-0 But Gain Home Ice Thanks To Lincoln Loss

Sioux Falls, SD—They say Friday the 13th is unlucky and the Sioux Falls Stampede found that out the hard way at the PREMIER Center. A crowd of over 10,000 was expected before the winter blizzard blasted all of South Dakota, but still 6,313 fans braved the elements to attend and cheer on the hometown team. The Stampede offense stalled however,…

Russian Import Berdin Leads Stampede Between The Pipes

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  Mikhail Berdin loves playing in front of fans in the United States. “Because when I play in KHL we had maybe 3,000 maximum in fans. In here sometimes we have 10,000.” Stampede Goalie Mikhail Berdin says. And Sioux Falls Stampede fans love their goalie from Russia. “I think it helps motivate him. He’s fiercly competitive and…

Storm Take Out Nebraska

Sioux Falls Improves To 4-1 With 45-37 Win

GRAND ISLAND, NE —   The Sioux Falls Storm move to 4-1 on the season after narrowly evading the Nebraska Danger. The game was a back and forth battle but the Storm would win 45-37.   The first quarter would begin with a quick Sioux Falls Storm touchdown after just one play when Lorenzo Brown found Judd Harrold for a 18-yard…

Stampede Swept In Waterloo

Herd Drop Second Straight 4-1

Waterloo, IA-For the second night in a row the Stampede fell in a two-goal hole and weren’t able to rally back as they fell 4-1 to the Waterloo Black Hawks Saturday night at Young Arena. Waterloo topped Sioux Falls 5-3 on Friday night. It marks just the second time this season the Herd have dropped back-to-back games. The Herd are…

Stampede Fall Short In Waterloo

Herd Fall 5-3

  Waterloo, IA—The Sioux Falls Stampede battled back from an early two-goal deficit, but the Waterloo Black Hawks edged the Herd 5-3 Friday night at Young Arena. The Herd rallied from a 2-0 first period deficit to tie the game, but the Hawks went on to score two more goals of their own to regain the two-goal lead and hung…

NCAA Hockey West Regional Feature Sioux Falls Natives & Stampede Alums

Play Begins Friday At Premier Center

Sioux Falls, SD—Several former Stampede players will be making their way back to Sioux Falls for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey West Regional at the PREMIER Center this upcoming weekend. The field of 16 was announced on Sunday and the four teams playing in Sioux Falls are Air Force, Minnesota-Duluth, Minnesota State-Mankato and St. Cloud State. A…

Storm Win At Unbeaten Iowa

Sioux Falls Improves To 2-1 With 52-40 Victory

DES MOINES, IA – The Sioux Falls Storm improve to 2-1 after handing the Iowa Barnstormers their first loss of the season. The Storm won 52-40 on Sunday, March 18.   The Barnstormers would be the first to strike after a Drew Powell four-yard quarterback keeper which would also be the only score in the first quarter; putting the Barnstormers…

Stampede Double Up Sioux City

Herd Win At Sioux City

Sioux City, IA—Six different players scored goals as the Sioux Falls Stampede topped the Sioux City Musketeers 6-3 Saturday night at the Tyson Events Center. The win improved the Herd’s record to 29-14-8 and into a second place tie with Omaha in the Western Conference. Adam Dawe tallied a goal and an assist while Reid Stefanson tallied two assists while…

Lincoln Spoils Stampede’s Perfect Weekend

Herd Fall To Stars 5-2

Sioux Falls, SD—Playing their third game in three days, the Sioux Falls Stampede ran out of gas Sunday night and fell 5-2 to the Lincoln Stars before 4,908 at the PREMIER Center. Artem Ivanyuzhenkov (Ar-tim Ivan-YOU-zhen-kov) tallied both goals for the herd who fell to 27-14-8 on the season, but still remain in third place in the Western Conference just…

Stampede Return Home & Rip Sioux City

Herd Win 7-2

Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede returned home to the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center for the first time since February 10th and put on an impressive show for Stampede Country, blasting the Sioux City Musketeers 7-2 before 7,014 fans. Artem Ivanyuzhenkov tallied two goals while AJ Villella, Colin Swoyer and Nolan Walker all added a goal and an assist each….

Storm Drop Season Opener In Arizona

Sioux Falls Loses United Bowl Rematch 39-33

SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Storm season started with a challenge on the road against defending champions, the Arizona Rattlers. After a back and forth battle, the Sioux Falls Storm fell short of earning their first victory of the 2018 season after a 39-33 loss on Sunday.   Sioux Falls would strike first after a 17-yard quarterback keeper…

Skyforce Complete Sweep Of Reno

Sioux Falls Wins 110-93

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Briante Weber’s 27 points, 11 rebounds and three steals propelled the Sioux Falls Skyforce to a 110-93 victory over the visiting Reno Bighorns on Saturday night, sweeping the back-to-back set. The Skyforce now sit at 19-17 on the season and have won 10-of-14 games in 2018, while the Bighorns drop to 20-16 on the year.  …

HOCKEY DAY SOUTH DAKOTA-Stampede Lose Thriller To Omaha In Shootout

Herd Fall 3-2

Sioux Falls, SD—The battle of two of the top teams in the Western Conference lived up to the hype Saturday night as the Stampede rallied to earn a point in a 3-2 shootout loss to the Omaha Lancers before 6,973 fans at the PREMIER Center. Trailing by a goal late in the game, Reid Stefanson scored with 13 seconds left…