After five Alberta Junior Hockey League Showcase weekends the Grande Prairie Storm have eight wins and two losses.
That’s the good news.
The bad news one of those losses came last year – 4-1 at the hands of the Drumheller Dragons.They had defeated the Brooks Bandits 3-2 in overtime in their first game last year.
It was the first time the Storm had lost a game since the first showcase in Calgary in 2007.
The team rolled off eight straight wins following that initial loss to the Olds Grizzlys– a record for the Showcase.
The AJHL Showcase includes each of the League’s 16 teams playing two regular season games apiece. Four-hundred players will participate in the three-day event at the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove.
The AJHL Showcase is a unique opportunity for the scouting community to evaluate all AJHL players in one location. Since the creation of the event, five years ago, over 500 scouts from the NHL, NCAA, CIS, CHL and NHL Central Scouting have experienced the talent of the Alberta Junior Hockey League at the annual event. In addition, hundreds of media representatives and over 12,000 fans have enjoyed this unique showcase of talent in Alberta.
The Storm open the event Friday with a game at 5 p.m. against the Canmore Eagles. On Saturday the Storm take on the Calgary Canucks at 1:30 p.m.
A pair of wins would push the Storm over the .500 mark for September. They have two wins, three losses and an OT loss.
Next home action is next weekend when the Storm host the Dragons on Friday and Okotoks Oilers on Saturday.