Border City Beatdown

Well, at least they finally scored some goals…albeit, too little, too late.

After getting blanked in their first two games on this road trip, the Grande Prairie Storm found themselves down 6-0 Saturday night, after the first two periods in Lloydminster.  Storm did rally for three third period markers, but still fell 6-3 to the Bobcats.

As was the case on Friday, the Storm were once again substantially outshot on the evening, 44-27 by the home side.  Bobcats poured 17 shots on Nick Kulmanovsky in the first, in jumping out to a 3-0 lead.  It was 4-0 by midway through the second, before Kulmanovsky was given the rest of the evening off and replaced by Jacob Suppes.

Bobcats are now 4-0 against the Storm this season, having also taken a pair in the Swan City a month ago.  With the loss, Grande Prairie falls to 8-10-1 on the year—still tied for sixth with Bonnyville, but now just five points up on the surging Drayton Valley Thunder for last place.

Storm will try to snap out of their three game funk on Wednesday night, when they finish their road trip in Spruce Grove.  They then return home for games against South Division opponents Camrose and Drumheller on Friday and Saturday.

Story by Don Whiteford of