Friday, October 16, 2009

Sharks devoured in Storm home opener

The 48th Highlander wasn't available for the Storm home opener but that didn't dampen spirits as the Storm whipped the Sharks 3-1. It was another physical game by the Storm who crashed the net and created good scoring opportunities for much of the game. They dominated the second period outshooting the Sharks 14-3. However, as in past games, the ran out of gas in third period taking a series of penalties. Fortunately the penalty killers have been perfect so far this season.

Scoring for the Storm was Caitlin who fired a low shot between the goalies legs in the slot just 2 minutes from the start of the game. In the second period Gabby beat the Shark goalie on the powerplay but shortly after that Scarborough scored to make it a one-goal game again. The final goal was scored by Genevieve later in the period as she broke in down the left wing and fired a shot in the top corner of the net.

In addition to scoring a goal, Caitlin had a strong game with 3 breakaways and she continually powered her way past the Shark defense. Madeleine Amestoy stood out in the third period on the penalty kill as she ate up long periods of time off the clock ragging the puck. As well, a newly formed line of Phyllis, Genevieve and Amanda created numerous scoring opportunities.