Sunday, February 07, 2010

Storm scalp the Mohawks and move on to the Semis

Nothing like 7:10 am at the Igloo to make you think nice thoughts about Booth arena.  Yet there we were and ready to play. It was a thrilling game that was perhaps closer than it should have been.  After a scoreless first period, Kailee banged a one timer from in front of the net off a perfect feed from Amanda.  Mohawk evened the score shortly after but before the end of the period the Storm scored a pair of goals.  The first on a breakaway by Gabby followed by a high wrist shot from the point by Maddie A.  Early in the third Mohawk came within one goal but nine seconds later Alexa banged in a rebound to restore the lead to two.  A minute later Caitlin fired the puck over the shoulder of the Mohawk goalie to make the lead three goals.  But Mohawk battled back to with two goals in the last five minutes but could do no more damage.  The final score was 5-4 and a rematch with Buffalo at the Civic Centre.