When the Grande Prairie Storm lost their last two games away from the friendly confines of Revolution Arena it was called a bit of a bump on the road on what has been a pretty successful season so far for the Alberta Junior Hockey League team.
The team is only two wins away from collecting as many points as they did all last season.
Friday night the Storm hit the road again, after a pair of wins at home, and this time they didn't hit a bump – they had a head-on with an 18-wheeler called the Whitecourt Wolverines.
The Wolverines rolled over the Storm 10-2.
The Storm took a 1-0 lead just 2:31 into the first on a goal by Edouard Michaud . . . and then the Wolverines got the next seven. Dallas Comeau got the second Storm goal to make it 7-2 Wolverines in the third.
It was 1-1 after one and 5-1 Wolverines after 40 minutes.
Nine different Whitecourt players scored. Ben Evanish had a pair and singles went to Brayden Richards, Hayden Clayton, Mackenzie Harden, Stevie Bryant, Brayden Labant, Jude Butler, Ryley Smith and Jaedon Leslie.
Veteran Storm netminder Charles-Olivier Levesque started and lasted 30:10 while giving up five goals on 26 shots. Midget AAA Storm call-up Lars Kaliel finished up the game letting five goals in on 29 shots.
The Storm fired 20 shots at Xavier Potvin at the other end.
Saturday (7:30 p.m.) the Storm have a chance for payback when they host the Wolverines in Revolution Arena.
The win moves the third place Wolverines 14 points up on the fourth place Storm. The Sherwood Park Crusaders won Friday and have moved into fifth, five back of the Storm.