Wednesday, December 03, 2014 -
STORM ROLL THROUGH RIVERSIDE FOR THANKSGIVING
For the third time in as many months the Nevada Storm Peewee A hockey team has captured another banner to hang in the rafters at the Las Vegas Ice Center. This time they did it in a dramatic fashion. After going 0-1-1 in the first two games the Storm had their backs against the wall. In a must win game the Storm came through with a 2-1 over the SD Selects, allowing them to claim 4th place ranking and a spot in the semi-finals to face off against SDIA, the only team who had beat them so far. The Storm got off to a great start scoring first and holding on to a 1-0 lead until 4 min left in the 3rd period. After regulation the teams were locked at 1. After a 5 minute sudden death overtime the teams were still knotted up. It wasn’t until the 4th round of the shootout that the Storm prevailed yet again! After the emotional rollercoaster of the semifinals the Storm never flinched as they came out flying and scored an early goal in the first period and never looked back making their way to a 3-0 victory.
The defense was spectacular this weekend as Gia Avalone Nick Bonaldi and Bryce Wellman played incredible shutdown defense and Trent Carter and Jacob Underhill, not only shut down the opposition but contributed on the offensive side as well. Up front everyone contributed. Whether it was a huge shot block or an important wall battle or big back check, everyone had something to do with it, Tucker Smith, Grant Tharaldson, Quincy Scallion, Ean Vitz, Chase McCrossan, Landon Gaudreault, Dominic Surh, Tony Mazza, Kyle Martin and Jack McMahon. And yet again another great weekend from our goalies as Zack Ortolano and Joey Hallett stole the show. Joey Hallett was named MVP of the Championship Game.
The Storm now have a tough challenged ahead of them as they will be competing in the Peewee AA division of the International Silver Sticks tournament here in Vegas December 12-14.