Storm Fall To Eagles

The Grande Prairie Storm road struggles continued Friday in the Rockies.

For the sixth time in a row the Storm ended up on the losing end in a game away from Revolution Place falling 6-1 to the Canmore Eagles.

Saturday night the team gets a chance to end the drought when they take on the Dragons in Drumheller.

For the first half of the game it was a tight contest.

Canmore took a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes on a goal by Daly Hamiton.

The Storm, on a goal by Connor Blake at 13:15 of the second tied, it at 1-1 . . . and then the rink started to tilt in Canmore's favor.

They scored twice in the second to make it 3-1 and then added three more, two on the powerplay, in the third.

Max Giangualano scored three of those final five Canmore goals while Jake Ashton and Taden Rattie got the others.

Charles-Olivier Levesque was in the Storm net facing 37 shots while the Storm fired 32 pucks at Thomas Davis at the other end.

The Storm had four powerplay chances failing to score on the advantage while the Eagles were good on two of six tries on the PP.

Two games into the second half of the 60-game Alberta Junior Hockey League schedule the Storm sit comfortably in fourth place in the North Division with 35 points, 13 back of the third place Whitecourt Wolverines and five up on the fifth place Sherwood Park Crusaders.

The Storm finish up their three-game south road swing with a game Sunday in Camrose against the Kodiaks before heading home to finish up the 2017 portion of the schedule – Dec. 20 against the Wolverines and Dec. 29-20 against the Spruce Grove Saints.