Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Storm move within a point of 1st

The Storm returned to their winning way by defeating Markham-Stouffville 3-1. The victory was the result of a renewed commitment to a fast and aggressive style of play. The first two goals were the result of players crashing the opposition net, something that the team had not been doing for some time.

To their credit, the Stars are an approved team and were very aggressive on the forecheck, forcing numerous turnovers. They out shot the Storm 20-12 but couldn't create the quality scoring chances. Their aggressiveness did pay off when they scored in the first period on a turnover. The Storm continued to drive to the net and it paid off in the first period when Sheri banged in a puck thrown into the goal crease by Mari. Early in the third period Maddy picked up a puck at centre ice, drove down the boards into the goal crease where she was able to bang the puck into the net. The final goal was scored by Amanda who came in from the point and fired the puck off a feed from Alicia under the Star goalie.