The Pepper Mill Highland Storm Bantam team travelled to Elmvale Sunday, Sept. 30.
Elmvale welcomed us by scoring two quick goals in the first period. Dylan Keefer scored a goal assisted by Nick Phippen in the second period. Only for them to answer back with another goal making it a 3-1 lead.
While the team gave it effort, they fell short in the third period with 7-1 loss.
Come out and cheer on the Bantam team on Friday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in Minden where they will be taking on the Huntsville Otters.
Submitted by Monica Keefer
On Sunday, Sept. 30 the Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A Team travelled to the south shore of Georgian Bay to face the Elmvale Coyotes in the second game of the year.
The game was off to a rapid start with the Coyotes opening scoring with two of their own in front to accept a pass at the eight-minute mark. One minute later the Storm hit the power play but couldn’t get pucks to stay in the Coyote zone. Moments later saw Elmvale with the man advantage and Storm first year forward Owen Sisson took a strong rush shorthanded nearly scoring at their end. The first period ended with the Storm battling back trying to tie things up with some strong rushes.
Minutes into the second period after some pressure Liam Harrison took a penalty leaving the Storm to kill off what would be one of seven penalties. At even strength Elmvale forwards were relentless in moving the puck up the ice testing new defenceman Toby Posti who faced both four-on-one and two-on-one rushes on his own successfully sending the puck back away from the scoring area. Before the second period came to a close Elmvale forwards worked together with their speed and puck movement to score one more goal to add to the total.
Despite some more penalty trouble that followed into the third period, Storm forwards continued to leave it all on the ice working hard towards getting the first tally of the game while short handed. Chase Winder stopped some more difficult shots in an effort to keep the Coyotes from adding to the score however the hometown team seemed to find new ways to score which makes the game that much more dramatic.
The third period proved nothing short of trying as more Storm players headed to the penalty box serving some of the less common penalties however Elmvale didn’t succeed much further with the opportunity only adding one more with a minute to go making the final score 4-0.
The Ridgewood Ford Highland Storm Atom A Team will enjoy a few days off before hitting the ice again looking to take their first win of the season facing the Huntsville Otters club on Friday night at A.J. LaRue arena. The puck drops at 6 p.m.
Submitted by Pasi Posti