Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Storm are moving on up

The Storm continue to slowly climb in the standing after a slow start to the season. A 2-1 win of the other team called the North Storm puts the real Storm into a 5th place tie with Durham West.

The game featured the wide-open, skating game that has been our calling card for some time now. There were several breakaways but unlike the night before, no one was able to capitlize. However, in the second period we finally took the lead. Kailee stripped the puck off an opponent deep in the offensive zone. She passed the puck to Alex in the corner who fed it through the crease to Genevieve who drove it home. Later in the same period Caitlin picked up a rebound in a scramble and fired the puck into an empty net.

Early in the third the game could have shifted the other way after we took two consecutive high sticking penalties. However, the penality killers did their job and no harm was done. Not until the last minute of the game when the other Storm team finally beat Bianca on a scramble with their goalie pulled.

Despite a short bench. the four defensemen, Paitra, Emma, Maddie A, and Skye, had strong games. As did Alex and Kailee who both finished with two assists each.