Saturday, February 14, 2009

Storm open playdowns with a thud

Yup it was a stinker. The Storm could not regain the speed and intensity of the previous weekend and lost their first playdown game to Scarborough 4-2. To add insult to injury, the Sharks were using a callup goalie from their Bantam C team. But the goalie was rarely forced to make more that a routine save.

The Sharks scored first with a goal on a scramble early in the second period. Later in the period Mari tied up the score with a shot from behind the net that banked off the goalie. Early in the third Gabby put the Storm ahead on an excellent cross ice feed from Sheri that she fired over the goalie's pads. The score held until 2:15 remaining in the game when Scarborough scored on a powerplay goal. Just a minute later the Sharks scored again on another scramble as the Storm could not get the puck out of their own end - problem they had all night. The final goal was scored in the empty net.