Highland Storm start season with a bang 0
The Highland Storm Novice Team started off the season with a bang facing the Port Carling Thunder in a double header Sept. 29. The Storm got off to a quick start scoring within the first 30 seconds of the game. First goal scored by Nick Phippen, assisted by Hunter Winder and Kyan Hall. Port Carling came roaring back with three unanswered goals in the first period and it remained 3-1 until the third. In the third, the Storm got on the board quick with a goal by Hunter Winder assisted by Emily Alexander. The tying goal was scored by Hunter Winder assisted by his linemates Ty Mills and Matthew Vargas. Matthew Vargas scored the game winner with less than two minutes remaining, assisted by Hunter Winder and Nick Phippen. Awesome goaltending by Damon Harriss who shut down the Thunder for the last two periods of the game. The final score was 4-3.
The second game saw the Storm attack Port Carling in the first period with a goal by Nick Phippen assisted by his linemates Kyan Hall and Gage Hutchinson. Second goal by Matthew Vargas assisted by Ty Mills. Port Carling came back with two goals in the second and the Storm picked up a goal by Nick Phippen assisted by Gage Hutchinson and Kyan Hall. Fourth goal scored by Hunter Winder assisted by Matthew Vargas and Ava Smith. Final goal, giving him the hat-trick, Nick Phippen assisted by Kyan Hall and Emily Alexander. Great defensive play by the blue line consisting of Ryan Rupnow, Colin Glecoff, Ava Smith and Emily Alexander. The final score was 5-3.
Submitted by Kelly Winder