For the first 50 minutes, it looked like the Grande Prairie Storm were on their way to their second win in as many nights. Then, the roof fell in.
Storm giving up three goals in the last half of the third period to allow the Drumheller Dragons to skate away with a 3-1 win at the Canada Games Arena on Saturday night. The loss came one night after the Storm had blanked the Camrose Kodiaks 3-0.
For the longest time, it looked like Tyson McCallum's goal at the 12:21 mark of the first period would stand up as the winner. Until the Dragons tied thing at 11:35 of the third, Nick Kulmanovsky and the Storm had a streak of 140 minutes and 49 seconds without surrendering a goal.
Neither team had any success on the powerplay; the Storm going 0-for-8 and the Dragons 0-for-9.
With the loss, Grande Prairie falls back to being three games under the 500 mark, at 9-12-1. They're idle until next Friday and Saturday, when they play host to the Sherwood Park Crusaders.
– Story by Don Whiteford of www.PeaceCountrySports.com.