Wolverines Blank Storm

The Whitecourt Wolverines have the most wins of any team in the Alberta Junior Hockey League at home.

If you're a visiting team the Scott Safety Centre is a tough barn to play in.

The Grande Prairie Storm found that out, again, on Tuesday night after falling 5-0 in the SSC to the hometown, and North Division leading, Wolverines.

It was Whitecourt's 14th win, and 16th time they have collected at least a point, on home ice in 19 games.

For the Storm, with one win in 17 road games, a pair of games against the Lloydminster Bobcats at home this weekend (Friday and Saturday) is what they are looking ahead to for a few reasons.

The biggest being the opportunity to put some space between themselves, in sixth place with 19 points, and the last place Bobcats who have 16.

Home for the Storm is also where the points are. The team is only a couple of games under .500 at Revolution Place (6-8-3) having collected 15 of their 19 points in their own building.

In the SSC Tuesday, the Storm fell behind 2-0 after one and 4-0 after 40.

Liam Motley led the offensive charge for the Wolverines with a pair of goals while Dawson Bruneski, Morgan Messenger and Jaedon Leslie had singles.

Pierce Diamond recorded his fourth shutout of the season picking up the win facing  22 shots. Arik Weersink and Xavier Burdhardt shared the Storm netminding duties with Weersink taking the loss.

There was some good news for the Storm Tuesday. The Fort McMurray Oil Barons defeated the Drayton Valley Thunder 3-2 meaning the Storm stay a point up on the seventh place Thunder.