Monday, January 05, 2009

A come from behind win to start the New Year

The Storm looked awfully rusty in the first period but came alive in the third to snatch a win away from the Mississauga Chiefs. It was the Storm's first game in over 3 weeks and it showed early on. Mississauga quickly took a 2-0 lead in the first 8 minutes of the game.

By the second period the Storm players began to get their skating legs and create a few good scoring chances. Late in the period Amanda missed a glorious scoring chance when a rebound bounced onto her stick alone in front of the net but she couldn't flip it by the goalie. Midway through third period the Chiefs took 3 consecutive penalties creating an extended 5 on 3 situation for the Storm. Lauren N finally connected on a slap shot from 30 feet out to get the Storm back in the game. Several minutes later Kailee came flying down the wing on a great pass from Lauren N and rifled a hard wrist shot into a top corner to tie up the game. With just 2 minutes remaining Mari scored the winning goal when she tried to pass the puck to Maddy in front of the net but it went off the goalie into the net. Game over.

The Storm crept within 3 points of Mississauga with 2 games in hand.