Congratulations to our Bantam AA team for winning gold in the Las Vegas Ice Center's annual Presidents Day tournament! The championship game saw the Storm battle a gritty Utah golden Eagles squad for the title. A combination of solid defense and fantastic goaltending by Anthony Bonaldi helped lead the Storm to victory. Storm got its first goal from Romeo Scallion on a tipped John Hallett shot to take the lead in the 1st. After a scoreless 2nd Steven Avalone's wrister from Cameron Zucker broke a 1-1 tie that would be the games last score with 12:29 to go. From there Bonaldi shut down the Eagles at every turn saving 24 of 25 including 20 in a row and helped the Storm to kill a 5 minute major at the end of the game. Romeo Scallion lead the Storm in scoring with 7 goals with Steven Avalone adding 5. Anthony Bonaldi 4-0 for the tourney saved 76 of 79 shots (96.2%), recorded his 5th shutout of the season and extended his record to 17-8. This is the Storm Bantam AA's 2nd tournament victory of the season along with being crowned the Nevada Bantam AA State Champions and the Arizona Youth Hockey League Bantam Tier II champions it has been a pretty good month.
The Storm Mites also took home the gold in their tournament in Valencia, CA!
The Nevada Storm Purple Squirt B team, Pee Wee A, and Midget A teams al...l fell just short of capturing banners Monday. The Squirts were defeated by the Long Beach Ice Dogs in a close contest, 3-1. In the Pee Wee A division, the Glenlake Hawks were just too much for a resilient Storm team coached by Matt Johnson. They really fought all the way to final buzzer but would lose 2-0. Lastly, the Midget A team took home second place after an all star like effort from goalie JP Paul.
Thank you once again to all parents, players, and coaches for representing the organization in a classy, respectful, and dedicated manner. We are proud to call all of you members of the Nevada Storm hockey family.