Blake Makes Good On Penalty Shot

Third time's the charm!

After Sherwood Park Crusader goaltender Joshua Dechaine had robbed him point blank twice in the first period, Grande Prairie Storm forward Connor Blake got a third chance.

That came with just 24 seconds remaining in overtime . . . and on a penalty shot no less.

Blake made good on his third opportunity scoring on a wrist shot to give the Storm a 5-4 win over the visiting Crusaders in Revolution Arena on Wednesday night.

Blake's goal, his 13th of the season to go with 13 assists putting him 10th in league scoring, ended what was a bit of a helter skelter evening of hockey.

The Storm fell behind 2-0 in the first period, tied it at 2-2 in the second and took a 4-2 lead halfway through the third.

Dallas Comeau, who also had assist on the night for a four-point game, scored three of those four Storm goals and Blake the other.

The Crusaders fought back in the third making it 4-3 on a goal by Ryan Cox and then sent it to overtime when Garrett Clegg scored with just .7 seconds on the clock and with Dechaine on the bench for the extra attacker.

Dylan Stewart had the other two goals for the Crusaders, who are nine points back of the Storm in seventh place in the North Division of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. The Storm are fourth, just four back of the Spruce Grove Saints.

Comeau's four-pointer moves him to fifth in league scoring with eight goals and 23 helpers.

Dechaine ended up looking at 38 Storm shots while the Crusaders fired 32 at GP netminder Charles-Olivier Levesque.

Next action for the Storm is Friday when they host the South Division Camrose Kodiaks at 7:30 p.m.