Bah, Humbug!

There's a lot more “Humbug” than “Ho, Ho Ho” this Christmas for the Grande Prairie Storm, as they enter the holiday break on a four game losing streak.

Storm falling 4-2 Sunday afternoon to the Calgary Mustangs to end their road trip through the South Division with an 0-3 record.  It's also the fourth loss in a row for the struggling Storm, who are now six games under 500 on the year.

Storm never led in this one, as they were down 2-0 in the second period when Stephen Doane cut the deficit in half.  The Mustangs had regained a two goal advantage before Rory Court again brought the visitors close with just under eight minutes to play.  Calgary would ice it with an empty net goal in the final 15 seconds.

Storm are now tied for sixth place in the North with Bonnyville, which won on Saturday.  They're also just four points ahead of Drayton Valley for the final playoff spot and the Thunder have two games in hand.

Storm hope to turns things around in the second half of the season.  That begins January 3rd and 4th, when the club is at home to each of the two Calgary franchises that weekend at the Canada Games Arena.

Merry Christmas Storm fans!!!

Story by Don Whiteford of