History was made Tuesday night in Whitecourt, but not the kind of history the Grande Prairie Storm were hoping to see on this night. Storm falling 5-4 to the hometown Wolverines, who claimed their first-ever win over their nothern opponents in AJHL regular season play.
The two clubs had already met four times previously this season…and while two of those games required overtime, the Storm emerged victorious on each previous occasion. It looked like extra time may be needed again in this contest, as Mike Forsyth scored the tying goal with about four and a half minutes to play in the third. However, two minutes after that, Jerome Raymond tallied the winner for Whitecourt.
Ryan Baskerville, Ryan Matthews and Gus Correale also scored for the Storm, who fell behind 3-1 after the first period before rallying to tie things up through forty minutes of play. Curtis Skip took the loss in net, in a game where both teams had 24 shots on goal.
Since their eleven game winning streak ended a couple weeks back, the Storm have cooled off considerably. They are now just 3-5 in their past eight.
Storm will look to right the ship Friday night, when they play host to the Lloydminster Bobcats. It's the sixth-and-final meeting between the two clubs, with Grande Prairie currently holding a 3-2 advantage. It's also the Storm's final home game in 2012. Game time is 7:30.
– Story supplied by Don Whiteford of www.PeaceCountrySports.com