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Youngstown starts season with four losses
Lumberjacks surge to force overtime, then score only goal in shootout.
Youngstown’s USHL team will open its home schedule Friday.
Youngstown falls to Tri-City 5-4 in the USHL opener Thursday night.
Alex Roessler of the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation, center, lays plastic dek tiles at Mill Creek Park’s old ice skating rink Tuesday morning. The new dek rink is the outdoor version of ice hockey and can be used all year. It is expected to be fully operational in 2019.
Loneys sell share of USHL team
Loneys have been running Youngstown Phantoms since 2014.
The five players acquired after Halloween played major roles in carrying the Phantoms through their most successful postseason.
The final two games of the Clark Cup Final had hard hits, extremely competitive games and fog.
The Fargo Force overcame Covelli Centre turning into a ghostly House of Horrors to capture their first USHL championship.
Bartek Bison’s goal with 6:53 remaining was the game-winner for Fargo.
Covelli Centre will be the site of the highest-stakes hockey games ever played in the Youngstown arena this weekend.
Nicholas Cardelli’s second goal of the game helped the Youngstown Phantoms steal home-ice advantage away from the Fargo Force.
The coolest place in town on Friday was Quaker Steak and Lube’s Patio Room.
Coach Brad Patterson suggested that now is not the time to reflect on accomplishments.