Highland Storm tie first game 5-5 0
The Highland Storm Peewee A team kicked off their season by travelling up to Humphrey to play Parry Sound this past Sunday. The energy was high right from the puck drop and both teams traded chances in the opening minutes. Josh Bellefleur made some nice saves in the early going which allowed time for our boys to settle in to the rhythm of the game.
Carter O’Neill got things going halfway through the period with a nice shot from the point that was deftly deflected by Kyle Cooper. Kyle had a great game, quickly scoring again to put the Storm squad up by two.
Parry Sound was not a team to give up easily though and answered every time it looked like our crew was starting to take control. After Parry Sound’s goal, Kyle Cooper completed the hat-trick on a nice feed from Ben Schmidt in behind the net. Both teams traded goals again, Parry Sound bringing the score to within one before Alex Petrie head-manned the puck up to Josh Boice. Josh then flashed down the left side and roofed the puck over the goalie’s glove.
The two-goal lead wasn’t enough though and halfway through the second our team started to show fatigue. Thankfully, Josh Bellefleur stood tall when Parry Sound was awarded a penalty shot because before the period was over Parry Sound had tied the score with two quick goals.
The rest between periods was all the crew needed though, as they came back with an energetic start to the third period. Kyle Cooper scored his fourth of the game on a nice shot that snuck in just below the crossbar. But as they had done all game, Parry Sound answered the challenge and quickly tied it one last time for a 5-5 final.
The boys travel to Bracebridge Friday night before their home opener on Saturday in Minden at 6 p.m.
- Submitted by Jon Petrie