If defence wins championships, then start the parade now for the Midget Storm A1. This team has been virtually impossible to score on through four games in Flight 1. They sit second in the standings with a 3-0-1 record.
After opening the season with a 6-2 win over Semiahmoo (3-2-0), the Storm A1 now have three straight shutouts. Miraculously, one of those was a tie.
The team strung together shutout wins against the Vancouver T-Birds (3-2-0) and Surrey (1-2-1). On Friday night, the result against Abbotsford (0-2-3) was a rare scoreless draw.
It’s rare to see a team this good defensively at any level, let alone in minor hockey. The Storm A1 haven’t played any of the bottom teams in Flight 1 yet either, so their record will likely look even better once they’ve faced off against some of the weaker teams.
Goaltending is always key to success, and if the offence performs at even an average level, the Storm A1 should have no trouble winning games as the season drags on.
The next game for the Storm A1 is against Coquitlam (2-1-2) this Sunday, Nov 29th.
Here’s a game-by-game look at the strong Storm A1 start:
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Midget Storm A2 – two ties in tough schedule
The Storm A2 have had an OK start to their season in Flight 3, despite being winless.
The team has two ties, 2-2 against Semiahmoo A2 (3-2-1) and 4-4 against Seafair A2 (2-3-1). The two losses came against strong teams in Whistler A1 (3-1-0) and Coquitlam A2 (5-0-0).
The Storm A2 have had a tough schedule to this point, playing some of the top teams in Flight 3. A larger sample size is needed to better predict how this team will do in Flight 3, but they shouldn’t have too much trouble finding the win column soon enough.
The Storm A2 are next in action Monday, Nov 30th, taking on yet another tough opponent in North Delta (2-1-2).
Here’s a closer look at the games played by the Storm A2 so far:
Midget Storm A3
In Flight 4, the Storm A3 have a 1-5-0 record to start the season. After a couple close losses against Cloverdale (1-2-0) and Surrey (3-1-0), the team picked up their first win of the season, a 4-3 victory over Seattle A1.
Since that win, however, the Storm A3 have been held off the score sheet in their last two games. They will look to get back on track on Friday, Dec. 4th when they visit Langley (3-0-2).
Here’s a look at the first six games played by the Storm A3: