North Van Bantam Storm rep teams get started

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NVMHA StormThe four North Van Bantam Storm rep teams are all now underway in the 2015-2016 regular season. As the Bantam division moves from eight placement Groups to seven regular season Flights, three the Storm bantam teams have been moved accordingly.

 

Bantam Storm A1 – Starting well in Flight 2

The Storm A1 have excelled so far this season. They finished 5-1-2 in Flight 3 placement matches and were moved up to Flight 2 for the season. In regular season play, the team has only played one game so far, a 4-1 victory over Vancouver (0-4) on November 11th.

We’ll have to wait until the Storm play a stronger opponent, but at this point there is every reason to think the Storm A1 will continue to excel in Flight 2.

A full week after their opener, the Storm A1 will play their second game on Wednesday, November 18th against South Delta.

It’ll be a jam packed week, as the team then has games Thursday and Saturday – three games in four nights.

Storm A1 first half schedule:

Group Home Visitor Date Location Game Time
Flight 2 North Van A1-T1 Vancouver A1-T2 Wed Nov 11, 2015 Ice Sports North Shore 1 Red 18:30
Flight 2 North Van A1-T1 South Delta A1-T1 Wed Nov 18, 2015 Harry Jerome Rec Centre 19:45
Flight 2 Burnaby A1-T1 North Van A1-T1 Thu Nov 19, 2015 Bill Copeland Arena 19:30
Flight 2 BWC A2-T2 North Van A1-T1 Sat Nov 21, 2015 Burnaby Winter Club 12:30
Flight 2 North Van A1-T1 Semiahmoo A1-T1 Wed Nov 25, 2015 Harry Jerome Rec Centre 19:45
Flight 2 Langley A2-T2 North Van A1-T1 Fri Nov 27, 2015 George Preston Recreation Centre 19:45
Flight 2 Coquitlam A1-T1 North Van A1-T1 Sun Nov 29, 2015 Coquitlam Main 17:45
Flight 2 North Van A1-T1 Ridge Meadows A1-T1 Wed Dec 2, 2015 Harry Jerome Rec Centre 19:45
Flight 2 North Van A1-T1 Port Moody A1-T2 Wed Dec 9, 2015 Ice Sports North Shore 1 Red 18:30
Flight 2 NSWC A2-T2 North Van A1-T1 Sat Dec 12, 2015 North Shore Winter Club 18:15
Flight 2 Vancouver A1-T2 North Van A1-T1 Mon Dec 14, 2015 Britannia Community Centre 19:45
Flight 2 North Van A1-T1 Burnaby A1-T1 Wed Dec 16, 2015 Harry Jerome Rec Centre 19:45

 

Bantam Storm A2 – A strong team in Flight 3

The Bantam Storm A2 finished placement with the same 5-1-2 record as the Storm A1. The solid record had them move up not one, but two groups, up to Flight 3.

The team played their first game Nov. 10th, losing to Seafair 5-2. Seafair (2-0-1) is one of the elite teams in the division, and the Storm A2 tied them in placement matches. The following week, the team beat Coquitlam in a high-scoring 7-5 contest. Expect the Storm A2 to be among the top teams in Flight 3 as the season goes on.

A closer look at the season games played by the Bantam Storm A2:

Date League GF GA W L T Spt PIM
11/10/2015 Seafair A2-T2 2 5 L 1 14
11/17/2015 Coquitlam A2-T2 7 5 W 1 2
 A2 Totals: 9 10 1 1 0 2 16

 

The first regular season game against the Sno-Kings (0-1-1) had to be rescheduled and thus the team played their first game against Seafair instead. The team’s next action is a back-to-back situation, visiting Chilliwack on Monday before returning home Tuesday to host Ridge Meadows (1-1).

Storm A2 first half schedule:

Group Home Visitor Date Location Game Time
Flight 3 North Van A2-T2 Sno-King A2 Tue Nov 10, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 19:45
Flight 3 North Van A2-T2 Seafair A2-T2 Tue Nov 10, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 19:45
Flight 3 Coquitlam A2-T2 North Van A2-T2 Tue Nov 17, 2015 Coquitlam Main 20:00
Flight 3 Chilliwack A2-T2 North Van A2-T2 Mon Nov 23, 2015 Prospera Centre 2 Red 19:30
Flight 3 North Van A2-T2 Ridge Meadows A2-T2 Tue Nov 24, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 19:45
Flight 3 New Westminster A1-T2 North Van A2-T2 Fri Nov 27, 2015 Queens Park Arena 18:00
Flight 3 North Delta A1-T2 North Van A2-T2 Mon Nov 30, 2015 Sungod Recreation Centre 19:45
Flight 3 North Van A2-T2 Port Coquitlam A1-T1 Tue Dec 1, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 19:45
Flight 3 Surrey A1-T1 North Van A2-T2 Mon Dec 7, 2015 North Surrey Arena 1 19:00
Flight 3 North Van A2-T2 Surrey A1-T1 Tue Dec 8, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 19:45
Flight 3 North Van A2-T2 Chilliwack A2-T2 Tue Dec 15, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 19:45
Flight 3 Sno-King A2 North Van A2-T2 Sun Dec 20, 2015 Kirkland Ice Arena 11:45

 

Bantam Storm A3 – Two close games in Flight 6

The Storm A3 finished 3-5-0 in Group 7 placement matches. Due to the dropping of one flight, the Storm A3 moved up to Flight 6 for season play. So far, the team has done well in their new flight.

The Storm A3 beat Semiahmoo (1-1) in a 4-2 game despite the team collecting 21 PIMs. The next game was a good showing, but the team came up just short 4-3 against South Delta (1-0-1). The Storm A3 have played a number of close games against some strong teams, so they should do well in Flight 6 as the season continues.

Here’s a look at the Storm A3 league games thus far:

Date League GF GA W L T Spt PIM
11/11/2015 Semiahmoo A3-T3 4 2 W 0 21
11/15/2015 South Delta A2-T2 3 4 L 1 8
 A3 Totals: 7 6 1 1 0 1 29

The Storm A3 return home Wednesday night to play Ridge Meadows (1-0-1). After that, three of the next four games come against teams that are currently winless (Vancouver, West Van, BWC).

Storm A3 first half schedule:

Group Home Visitor Date Location Game Time
Flight 6 North Van  A3-T3 Semiahmoo A3-T3 Wed Nov 11, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 20:15
Flight 6 South Delta A2-T2 North Van A3-T3 Sun Nov 15, 2015 Ladner Leisure Centre 18:00
Flight 6 North Van A3-T3 Ridge Meadows A4-T4 Wed Nov 18, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 20:15
Flight 6 Vancouver A2-T3 North Van A3-T3 Sat Nov 21, 2015 Britannia Community Centre 19:30
Flight 6 North Van A3-T3 Port Moody A2-T3 Wed Nov 25, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 20:15
Flight 6 West Vancouver A1-T3 North Van A3-T3 Sun Nov 29, 2015 West Vancouver Ice Arena 20:15
Flight 6 Burnaby Winter Club A3-T3 North Van A3-T3 Mon Nov 30, 2015 Burnaby Winter Club 20:15
Flight 6 North Van A3-T3 Port Coquitlam A2-T2 Wed Dec 2, 2015 Ice Sports North Shore 3 Green 20:45
Flight 6 North Van A3-T3 South Delta A2-T2 Wed Dec 9, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 20:15
Flight 6 Semiahmoo A3-T3 North Van A3-T3 Sun Dec 13, 2015 South Surrey Arena 20:00
Flight 6 North Van A3-T3 Vancouver A2-T3 Wed Dec 16, 2015 Karen Magnussen Arena 20:15
Flight 6 Ridge Meadows A4-T4 North Van A3-T3 Fri Dec 18, 2015 Planet Ice Maple Ridge 2 18:45

 

Bantam Storm A4 –  Flight 7

The Storm A4 have moved up to Flight 7 from Group 8. In their first game of the season, the team was beaten by Abbotsford (3-0) on Nov. 15th. Abbotsford is the top team in the flight, however, so there will be a clearer understanding of the Storm A4 capabilities once they’ve played a few different opponents.

Date League GF GA W L T Spt PIM
11/15/2015 Abbotsford A3-T3 1 8 L 1 8
 A4 Totals: 1 8   L   1 8

The Storm A4 have a back-to-back upcoming, November 21st and 22nd. The Storm A4 will visit Cloverdale (0-1) on Saturday before coming home to host Surrey (0-1) the following night.

Storm A4 first half schedule:

Group Home Visitor Date Location Game Time
Flight 7 Abbotsford A3-T3 North Van A4-T4 Sun Nov 15, 2015 MSA Arena – Abbotsford 15:30
Flight 7 Cloverdale A3-T3 North Van A4-T4 Sat Nov 21, 2015 Cloverdale Arena 19:15
Flight 7 North Van A4-T4 Surrey A3-T3 Sun Nov 22, 2015 Ice Sports North Shore 2 Blue 14:30
Flight 7 North Van A4-T4 Vancouver T-Bird A3-T3 Fri Nov 27, 2015 Ice Sports North Shore 1 Red 18:30
Flight 7 North Delta A2-T3 North Van A4-T4 Sun Nov 29, 2015 Sungod Recreation Centre 19:45
Flight 7 NSWC A4-T4 North Van A4-T4 Sat Dec 5, 2015 North Shore Winter Club 20:00
Flight 7 North Van A4-T4 Richmond A2-T2 Sun Dec 6, 2015 Ice Sports North Shore 2 Blue 14:30
Flight 7 Vancouver T-Bird A3-T3 North Van A4-T4 Thu Dec 10, 2015 Kitsilano Community Centre 20:15
Flight 7 North Van A4-T4 Abbotsford A3-T3 Sun Dec 13, 2015 Ice Sports North Shore 2 Blue 14:30
Flight 7 Surrey A3-T3 North Van A4-T4 Fri Dec 18, 2015 North Surrey Arena 1 20:00
Flight 7 North Van A4-T4 Cloverdale A3-T3 Sun Dec 20, 2015 Ice Sports North Shore 2 Blue 14:30
Flight 7 North Van A4-T4 Seafair A3-T3 Mon Dec 21, 2015 Harry Jerome Rec Centre 18:00