Storm Fall In Shootout

It had a little bit of everything.

Some awesome scoring chances, missed wide open nets, goal posts, some great saves, some rough stuff, some face washing (the modern version of the fight), overtime and a 12-shot shootout.

Grande Prairie Storm fans certainly got their money's worth against the Calgary Canucks in Revolution Arena on Friday night.

The only thing they didn't get was two points. They had to settle for one as the Storm fell 3-2 to the Canucks.

While the hometown fans might be a little disappointed with end result, they had to be somewhat happy with the point as the Storm scored late in the third to tie the game at 2-2.

That came off the stick of Jonothan Hader with just 3:14 to go in the third period. It was a little chip shot from in close that appeared to bounch of Canuck goaltender Erik Gordon into the top of the net.

With just 1:24 to go in the third Hader had a chance to score the winner in alone on Gordon, but the Calgary netminder, who was solid all night, gave the GP forward no room.

The overtime solved nothing with Gordon standing tall as the Storm outshot the South Division Canucks 5-0.

Jordan McConnell scored on the sixth Canuck attempt giving the visitors a 2-1 lead in shootout goals. Noah Walters took the sixth Storm shot and that ended up in Gordon's glove.

Dylan Williamson had staked the Canucks to a 1-0 first period lead. Walters tied it at 1-1 at 3:34 of the second before Josh Giacomin gave Calgary a 2-1 lead at 4:03 of the third.

The powerplay didn't have much power in it for either team. The Canucks were 0-7 with the man advantage and the Storm 0-5.

Both Gordon and Storm netminder Charles-Olivier Levesque, who was also steady, faced 32 shots.

The Storm remain in fourth place in the North Division just two back of the third place Whitecourt Wolverines and seven away from the league leading Fort McMurray Oil Barons.

Grande Prairie hosts the Drumheller Dragons on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Revolution Arena.

It is Pink In The Rink night – a fund-raiser for cancer research. There will be a pink frisbee toss for Edmonton Oilers tickets compliments of Marlin Travel Nash Tours.