|Drew's Lapeer Storm team returned to the ice today needing a win
to have a chance to advance in the playoffs. Things were looking
good early on as the Storm team jumped out to the early lead,
scoring less than four minutes into the game. That was the end of
their momentum, however, as the Wolverines scored to tie things up
20 seconds later. The Wolverines scored again two minutes later to
take a 2-1 lead, which they were able to carry into the second
The second period got off to a quick start for the Storm,
as they found the back of the net less than 30 seconds into the
period. The two teams traded scoring chances for a large portion of
the period before the Wolverines broke through midway through the
period, retaking the lead. Not even a minute later they scored once
again, giving them a 4-2 lead. Despite their best efforts, the Storm
team headed to the final period down two goals and needing a big
final period to keep playing.
The third period didn't start off the way the Storm wanted, as
the Wolverines scored just a little over two minutes into the
period, giving them some breathing room with the 5-2 lead. There was
no quit in the Storm team though, as they scored less than two
minutes later to bring the deficit back to two. Minutes later the
Wolverines found the back of the net once again, restoring their
three goal lead. Once again the Storm team kept fighting, and a hard
slapshot found the back of the net to once again make it a two goal
game. After the two teams went scoreless for several minutes, the
Storm coaches made the decision to pull the goal to give them the
extra attacker in an attempt to reduce the deficit even further.
Although they were able to apply some pressure, it wasn't enough.
The Wolverines were able to get the puck out of their defensive zone
and shoot it into the empty net to ice the game away. The final
score wasn't in the Storm's favor, as they were on the wrong end of
the 7-4 score.
Drew didn't have his best game tonight, as he struggled getting
back on defense like he needed to. I have a hard time faulting Drew
too much for it though, as he was only switched to the position just
a few games ago. His experience there has definitely shown him some
of the things that he needs to work on to get better.
One last thing... Go Storm!