All three North Van Storm Midget teams are starting regular season play this week, and as expected, will be competing in the same Flights as last year.
Midget Storm A1 – Flight 1
After a lackluster 1W-3L-2T start, the Storm Midget A1 bounced back in their final two placement games. First the Storm downed winless Hollyburn (0-5-3), though by a slim 3-2 margin, on October 30th. Then, two nights later, the team blanked top ranked Surrey (5-2-1) 2-0, handing them just their second loss in placements. Factor in the 2-2 tie against top-seeded NSWC A1 (6-1-1) and the Storm A1s look like they’ll be very competitive against the top teams in Flight 1.
The team finished the placement round with a 3-3-2 record, sixth out of ten teams in the flight.
Storm A1 placement record:
|10/25/2015||Ridge Meadows A1-T1||0||3||L||1||8|
The following 13 teams have been placed in Flight 1:
North Shore Winter Club A1, #1, 6-1-1
Surrey A1, #2, 5-2-1
Ridge Meadows A1, #3, 5-3-0
Seafair A1, #4, 5-2-1
Cloverdale A1, #5, 3-2-3
North Vancouver A1, #6, 3-3-2
Langley A1, #7, 2-4-2
Semiahmoo, #8, 2-4-2
Hollyburn A1, #9, 1-6-1
Coquitlam A1, #10, 1-6-1
Vancouver T-Birds A1 (moved up), G2, #1, 7-1-0
Richmond A1, (moved up), G2, #2, 5-2-1
Abbotsford A1 (moved up), G2, #3, 5-2-1
Midget Storm A2 – Flight 3
The Storm A2 finished placement with a high scoring 8-6 loss at the hands of Port Coquitlam (3-3-2), to finish with a 2-4-2 record in Flight 3.
The two victories came against the two teams below them in the standings, and two ties vs two middle-of-the-pack teams. As expected the team will remain in Flight 3 for the regular season.
A2 Storm Placement record:
|10/14/2015||Ridge Meadows A2-T2||2||0||W||1||10|
|10/21/2015||Port Moody A1-T2||1||5||L||1||4|
|10/28/2015||Port Coquitlam A1-T1||6||8||L||1||10|
The following 10 teams have been placed in Flight 3:
North Delta T1-A2
North Van T2-A2
Ridge Meadows A2-T2
Sunshine Coast A1-T3
Vancouver T-birds A2-T2
Midget Storm A3 – Flight 4
The Midget Storm A3 finished placement with a 6-1 loss to Seafair (7-1-0). The team competed well against the other top teams in Group 5, beating Coquitlam (5-2-1), tieing Burnaby (4-2-2) and narrowly losing to Cloverdale (4-4-0).
Despite slowing down in the final three games the team posted a respectable placement record of 4-3-1, and will play in Flight 4 where the team should be enjoy a fun, competitive season.
Midget Storm A3 placement record:
|10/9/2015||West Vancouver A1-T3||5||2||W||0||24|
|10/16/2015||Ridge Meadows A3-T3||7||2||W||0||20|
|10/23/2015||West Vancouver A1-T3||1||5||L||0||20|
The following 10 teams have been placed in Flight 4:
Abbotsford Midget A2-T2
Burnaby Midget A2-T2
Seattle Junior A1
Sno-King Midget A2