The Grande Prairie Storm rolled into Calgary for the second time in 3 days, and they beat the Calgary Canucks on the back of strong special teams and a Cruz Coté hattrick. The Storm would open the scoring on the powerplay early in the first period; Nordstrom (7) from Webb and Boucher at 2:04. After trading chances back and forth, the Storm would capitalize on another Canucks minor, with C. Coté (6) finding the back of the net from Webb and Boucher at 15:09. The Canucks would cut the Storm's lead in half with only 7 seconds left in the first period. Shots would be even at 9-9 in the first period.
C. Coté (7) added another goal, from Morgan and Webb at 5:36 in the second period, and would get into some penalty trouble after going up 3-1. The Canucks would score on the powerplay, to make the score 3-2 at 9:29 in the second. The Storm and Canucks would continue to trade goals, as the Storm connected on the powerplay again: Webb (4) from Nordstrom and Okabe. Despite the Storm getting a powerplay late in the second, the Canucks would add a shorthanded tally at 19:23 in the second period. Shots were 13-13 in the second period, and the Storm held a 4-3 lead heading into the 3rd.
The Canucks would tie it up early in the third period, and that tie would hold until C. Coté completed the hattrick at 11:53 in the third from Power and Milot-Ouellet. The Storm would hold on to give Kaliel his 3rd win of the year.
Your Storm return to Grande Prairie to face the Calgary Canucks on October 19th at Revolution Place in their annual Pink in the Rink game.
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