Storm wrap up 2015 and look towards 2016

The 2015 portion of the AJHL season has wrapped up for the Grande Prairie Storm and now the team has entered the Christmas break.

Players will leave Sunday Dec. 20th to return home for a 10 day break and will be back for practice on Dec. 30th. The Storm have played 37 games so far and sit in 7th place in the North Division.

The 2016 part of the schedule will see the Storm play at Revolution Place 12 of the remaining 23 games. Mixed into the home and away schedule is a neutral site game Jan. 12th @ Slave Lake versus the Spruce Grove Saints.

20 year old Assistant Captain Luke Mahura leads the Storm in scoring with 19 goals and 22 assists and is 11th in AJHL scoring. This is Mahura's first year with the Storm and he has already surpassed his point total from 15/16 of 25 points.

The first portion of this season has seen 4 other Storm players have break out starts. 17 year old Tristan Crozier has 29 points in 29 games this year. In 58 games last year he recorded 28 points. 3rd year Storm and now Captain Ian Mclellan has 12 goals and 27 points this year.In 2014/2015 he recorded 25 total points. First year Storm player Michael Clarke has 12 goals and 21 points in 33 games. His rookie year last year saw he record 19 total points. As well 19 year old Josh Zablocki now sits at 14 goals, just 1 shy of his 15 goal total all of 2014/2015. The 2016/2017 edition of the Storm also has 3 Grande Peace Athletic Club members. Rookie forward Cruz Cote (Fahler) and Landon Vollman (Spirit River) have played 28 and 30 games each. As well both have been key members of the penalty kill units. 17 year old defense man Carter Wolski (Sexsmith) has played in 36 games and scored 13 points.

The Christmas break has come at a good time as the team could use the break to rest and recover from injuries. At this point the team has lost over 90 man games due to injury. The biggest blow has been the loss of 20 year old forward Blake Bosch, as he has seen his season end due to a shoulder injury that will require surgery.