Bantam A’s have successful three-game weekend
The Highland Storm bantam A team was very busy and successful this weekend, playing three games and earning five points.
It began Friday in Haliburton against the South Muskoka Bears, currently No.1 in our division. That was a tough game for the Bantam A team, but they managed a 1-1 tie. The Storm was down by a goal halfway through the second period. Owen Gilbert took a pass from Braeden Vasey and he flew up the boards, by the defence and top cornered it, for the goal. Special mention to Carson Sisson, who stood strong in net, making many saves to keep the Storm in the game.
The next day, the Highland Storm Bantam A team travelled to Parry Sound to meet with the Shamrocks. The Storm returned home with a 2-0 win, earning Jaxson Campbell a shutout. The first period was scoreless. More than halfway through the second period, Shawn Walker’s pass found the stick of Owen Gilbert and he rushed the net and put the puck over the goalie’s pad. The teams continued to battle. Lucas Haedicke sealed the win with an empty-netter with seconds remaining in the game.
The Highland Storm Bantam A team hammered the Muskoko Rock 8-0 in Minden Sunday afternoon. Scoring began in the first period. Zach Morissette rushed up the boards, passed the puck off to Owen Gilbert, he moved in and patiently waited for the opening. Later in the first period, the Storm dominated the play in the Rock’s end. Passes from Paul Turner and Tanner Crang around the goal, a shot by Braeden Robinson got in. Very early in the second period, Zach shot the puck over to Nik Dollo; he manoeuvered nicely around the defence and found Owen Gilbert open and ready to shoot for the third goal. Later in the second, Nigel Smith rushed the net and banged in the goal, assists by Benn MacNaull and Noal Black. Braeden Vasey and Shawn Walker passed the puck around, controlling the play, then off to Austin French who was ready to slap it in, ending the second period 5-0. The Storm team came out strong in the third period. Braeden Vasey and Shawn Walker rushed up and into the Rock’s zone, a pass to Braeden Robinson and his shot slipped by the goalie. James Alexander took the puck out of the Storm’s end and passed it off to Zach Morissette. His quick pass gave Owen Gilbert a nice breakaway, a hat-trick and the seventh goal. With less than two minutes remaining in the game, the Storm team was still pushing hard. Battled around the net, passes from Lucas Haedicke and Nigel Smith found Paul Turner open in front of the net, for the Storm’s last goal. Carson Sisson earned the shutout. Great job, boys!
The Highland Storm Bantam A team is proudly sponsored by the Pepper Mill.
Submitted by Suzanne Haedicke
Peewee A Storm well matched with Otters
Last Saturday the JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports Highland Storm peewee A team hosted the formidable Huntsville Otters in their third meeting of the season. The first two games, our Storm boys were slightly better, winning both by a combined score of 8-5. The Otters entered the contest on a five game winning streak, and full of confidence, as they recently won the Dan Bell Memorial Tournament held in Bracebridge last month. Destroying the competition out-scoring their opponents 25 to six to cement their victory. The Storm are coming off of their own tournament championship as they won the Matt Duchene Fall Classic in impressive fashion.
This game was like the past ones, high intensity and fast paced throughout. The two evenly matched clubs played to an eventual one-one tie, with Alex Little scoring the only Storm tally with a coast to coast individual effort. Tyson Clements and Dillion Keefer stood out as they battled hard on both sides of the puck the entire game, giving the Otters fits and taking away their time and space. Defensive stalwarts Aaron Bellefleur and Ty Mills displayed great gap control, and edge work as they kept the Otters potent attack to the periphery. Down one-nil for most of the game and entering the third period, the Otters took the momentum, and outplayed the Storm during the final frame. Starting goalie Darian Maddock was superb again between the pipes, stopping all but one of the Otters’ 34 shots, and kept it tied after a barrage of third period chances.
Player of the game went to Dillion Keefer for his tenacity and hockey smarts.
Submitted by Trevor Maddock
Otters win over novice Storm
Timber Mart Novice Highland Storm hosted the Huntsville Otters at the S.G Nesbitt arena on Oct. 31. It was a tough loss however the Storm had some really awesome goals scored by Isaac Lee, Kadin Card and Addison Carr.
Next weekend the Timber Mart Novice team head to Brighton for a tournament.
Submitted by Amber Card
Atom Storm have full weekend
After two full weekends of hockey tournaments the Emmerson Lumber atom team held their home game on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the S.G Nesbitt Arena against the Huntsville Otters. The Storm battled hard in the first period keeping the score tied at 1-1 with Austin Boylan scoring assisted by Cheyenne Degeer and Gage Hutchinson. The Otters fought back and came away with a 6-1 win over the Storm.
Submitted by Amanda Wells
Girls Jets face off against Lynx
The Bancroft IDA/Canadian Tire midget B girls Jets travelled to Oakwood on Saturday afternoon to face off against the Lindsay Lynx. The pesky Lynx squad battled the Jets to 0-0 scoreless draw in the first period. The Jets opened the scoring in the second period with Sydney Feir finding the back of the net off a goal mouth scramble to jump out to a 1-0 lead. The Lynx continued to attack in the third period but the Jets were able to stop all Lindsay scoring chances. Kenndal Marsden chipped in two more unanswered goals in the third period to solidify the win. Katie Hoover turned away all Lindsay snipers earning her fourth shutout of the season in the 3-0 win.
On Sunday afternoon, the Jets hosted the tenacious Keene Wolverines in Bancroft. Looking to keep their early undefeated season intact, the Jets came out flying in the first period. In the first minute of the game, Kelsey Maracle deflected a point shot from Jamie Little who made a strong play to keep the puck in the Keene end. Midway through the first period, Sara Switzer made a sweet rush and capitalized on her own rebound to beat the Wolverine tender. Keene ramped up their play in the second period but
Katie Hoover was up to the test and kept the score at 2-0 in favour of the Jets. Both teams exchanged solid scoring chances in the third but neither team could add a tally on the score sheet. Final score, 2-0 Jets, with Katie Hoover adding her fifth shut-out of the season and keeping the early undefeated season unblemished.
The midget B girls host the Ennismore Eagles on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 5 p.m. at the Dysart Community Centre in Haliburton. On Sunday, Nov. 8, the Lindsay Lynx travel to Bancroft to play an afternoon game at 3 p.m.
Submitted by Dan Marsden