Streak Snapped in Border City

That’s why you have to play the games.

On paper, the Lloydminster Bobcats are no match for the Grande Prairie Storm. On the ice, though, Friday in the Border City, it was the Bobcats who put an end to the Storm’s eleven game winning streak by dumping Grande Prairie 4-1. For the Bobcats, it was just their seventh win in 29 outings this AJHL season.

More than anything, the Storm can point to a wonky powerplay for their downfall in this one. Marc-Etienne Drapeau scored on one manpower advantage, but on the night Grande Prairie was a dismal 1-for-10 with the extra man. Lloydminster also had one powerplay goal, but on  five less chances.

After getting a shut out in his last outing, Curtis Skip was not as sharp between the pipes this night for the Storm. He went the distance, in making 14 saves on 18 shots. At the other end, Devin Green was the game’s first star, kicking out 22 shots for the Bobcats.

Grande Prairie remains two points back of Spruce Grove for top spot in the AJHL North, as the Saints were idle Friday. Storm and Bobcats meet again Saturday night at the Centennial Civic Centre Arena.

– Story by Don Whiteford of