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Fargo Force unable to get past division-leading Storm

The Force dropped another one-goal game, this time to the Western Division's top team Tri-City on Friday.


FARGO — The Fargo Force rallied from a two-goal deficit with a goal early in the third period but couldn't follow it up with another over the final 18 minutes and lost to Tri-City 3-2 on Friday at Scheels Arena.

Fargo has won once in its last 12 games and six of the losses have been one-goal games. The Force and Storm play again at 6:05 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at Scheels Arena.

Tri-City, which leads the USHL's Western Division, got goals from Gavin Brindley in the first period and another from Christian Fitzgerald early in the second.

Fargo's Bret Link scored his fifth goal of the season on the power play at 14:25 of the second on assists from Cole Knuble and Charlie Lurie, but the Storm's Mitchell Miller answered about four minutes later to take a 3-1 edge into the third.

Lurie scored his third of the year, again on the power play, at 1:54 of the third on assists from Trevor Griebel and Link, but the Force couldn't get another past Storm goalie Arsenii Sergeev, who made 28 saves. Force goalie Anton Castro turned away 34 shots.

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