Saturday, January 24, 2009

Storm are Central Division Regular Season Champs!

The Storm came ready to clinch first place with only Mississauga mathematically able to still overtake them. It wasn't even close as the Storm crushed the Chiefs 6-0. The Storm continued their strong play from the weekend before extending their shutout steak to 3 games. The team did not stop skating from the opening faceoff. They backchecked ferociously and picked up every stray puck. It was one of their finest games of the season.

The Storm were led by Jackie who had two goals including one shorthanded late in the first peiod to put the team up by two goals. Amanda opened the scoring with a goal off the rush just inside the blueline. In the second period Maddy scored at the end of a shift. The puck was in the Chiefs' corner and she was about to skate to the bench for a line change when she spotted Mari with the puck. So instead she headed for the slot and one-timed a pass by the goalie. In the third period goals by Gabby, Jackie and Mari iced the game. Bianca earned the shutout and made some key saves although her teammates provided some excellent defense in front of her.

The win set some new team records with two games to go including most wins (12), most points (28) and most goals scored (48) and longest winning streak (13). The Storm are not only in first place in the Central Division but have the second best record in the entire Midget B Tier.

The season closes next weekend against Etobicoke and Scarborough who will be the Storms opponents during the Provincial Playdown games next month.