North Van Juvenile Storm underway in new year

in Other News, regular season

NVMHA StormBoth rep North Van Juvenile Storm teams began 2016 play in very different situations.

The Storm A1 were looking to build off a strong 8-3-1 start, while the Storm A2 were hoping to turn the tides after a 2-9-1 start.

Juvenile Storm A1 – five of six possible points to start 2016

After the first twelve games of the season, the Storm A1 were in a good spot, sitting fifth of 12 teams in Flight 1 with a very solid 8-3-1 record.

Well, the Storm A1 are sitting even prettier now after starting 2016 with five of a six possible points in their first two games. It’s great news, especially considering the caliber of the opponents.

The Storm A1 tied Burnaby (9-4-1) in their first game of the new year before doubling up on Ridge Meadows (10-5-0) in a 6-3 win. Burnaby and Ridge Meadows both beat the Storm A1 early in the season, so it appears the Storm A1 have gotten better as the season has gone on.

With a win, a tie, and two sportsmanship points, the team moved from fifth to third in Flight 1, now trailing just North Delta (9-2-2) and Ridge Meadows.

It’s another big test Wednesday when the Storm A1 take on North Delta, the top team in the flight.

Here’s a look at the recent games played by the Storm A1, as well as their season totals:

Date Opponent GF GA W L T Spts PIM
1/7/2016 Burnaby A1 3 3 T 1 12
1/11/2016 Ridge Meadows A1 6 3 W 1 4
A1 Season Totals: 68 45 9 3 2 10 153


Juvenile Storm A2 – tie against Squamish in last match

The Storm A2 came into 2016 looking for a better time in the second half of the season than the first.

The team went 2-9-1 through the first twelve games, with seven of twelve sportsmanship points.

In the first game back, the team suffered a loss to first-place Vancouver (13-1-0) by a 7-2 score.

The next match-up was Squamish (2-10-2), and the two teams tied 4-4. Having split the two games played in 2015, the two teams are now 1-1-1 against each other this season.

Picking up both sportsmanship points is a good sign, as those points will be very valuable in determining the placement of the teams in the bottom half of the standings.

The Storm A2 are in action Sunday to take on Cloverdale (7-7-0).

Here’s the first two games after winter break for the Storm A2, followed by their stats for the season:

Date Opponent GF GA W L T Spts PIM
1/5/2016 Vancouver A1 2 7 L 1 6
1/8/2016 Squamish A1 4 4 T 1 12
 A2 Season Totals: 33 100 2 10 2 9 188