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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…

Shorthanded Stampede Stunned By Lincoln To End Year

Herd Fall 5-4 In Decisive Third Game Against Stars

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  For the better parts of six months the Sioux Falls Stampede looked like a contender for the Clark Cup. All of that came to a crashing halt over the last two weeks and, ultimately, last night in the decisive third game of their playoff series with Lincoln. After blowing 3-1 and 4-3 third period leads, the…

Tatum Is The Storm’s Explosive Weapon

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D.  —  It’s easy to see how Mike Tatum picked up his nickname. “The Weapon, that’s my nickname. So I got that name because I passed for a touchdown in one game, ran for a touchdown, caught a touchdown and returned a kick. All in one Arena game.” Storm WR/RB Mike Tatum says. Making it even more impressive…

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…