This past weekend the Haliburton TimberMart/Haliburton Hockey Haven Sports Camp Highland Storm Novice Reps travelled to Pembroke to participate in the Pembroke Regional Silver Stick Tournament. Friday the Storm faced the Pembroke Kings. The teams were evenly matched and it appeared the game would end scoreless until late in the third when Pembroke put a score on the board. With only six seconds remaining in the game Henry Neilson responded with a goal for the Storm. The game ended with a 1-1 tie.
Saturday morning the Storm played the Mississippi Thunder Kings. Although the Storm lost 5-2 to this skilled team they played a great game. Storm goals were scored by Evan Perrott and Matthew Scheffee.
Entering into their third game against the Frontenac Flyers the Storm knew they needed a big win if they were going to continue in the tournament. They came to play. The defensive team held the blue line and kept the puck in the offensive zone allowing the offence many scoring opportunities. The Storm took an 8-1 win in what would be their last game of the tournament with goals by Luke Gruppe (3) Henry Neilson (2) Evan Perrott Isaac Trotter and Matt Scheffee.
Next weekend the Storm will travel to Ennismore on Saturday to play the Ennismore Eagles and on Sunday they will have a double header against the Almaguin Ice Devils in Haliburton.
By Sara Gruppe
The Highlander and Ed Smolen Family Dentistry Highland Storm Midgets suffered two loses this week 6-5 against the Mariposa Lightning and 4-1 against the Elmvale Coyotes. It began Tuesday Nov. 27 in Haliburton against the Marisposa Lightning. The Storm came out strong in the first period and was on the scoreboard in 20 seconds. Gilbert started the rush took a shot and Smith picked up the rebound for the goal. A minute later Haedicke moved in to set up the play fed Dollo and he took a screen shot from the point for the second goal. Halfway through the first period Haedicke sped in and took a shot Robinson nabbed the rebound and found the opening making it 3-0. Shortly after Lightning struck making it a 3-1 game. The second period ended with the Storm winning 4-1. It was Mitchell that held the line allowing Gilbert to top corner the next Storm goal. Lots of action in the second period the Lightning stepped it up and late in the second period made it a 4-2 game. Early in the third Dollo made a rush dropped it to Gilbert and he chipped it in now 5-2 Storm. The Storm was hushed for the rest of the game. The Lightning took control came back with four goals and the Storm lost 6-5.
Next the Storm Midgets met with the Elmvale Coyotes in Minden Friday Nov. 30. The Coyotes roared in the first taking a 2-0 lead. Early in the second period the Storm took advantage of a power play and closed in on the Coyotes’ net. Gilbert and Smith fought hard and found the opening making it 2-1. The Coyotes continued to dominate the Storm with a couple more goals ending it 4-1.
By Suzanne Haedicke
On Friday the Highland Storm Pepper Mill Steak and Pasta House and Dollo’s Foodland Bantams hosted the Ennismore Eagles. The Storm came on strong with Dylan Keefer scoring two goals in the first period assisted by Jackson Wilson Kyan Hall and Hunter Winder. With a minute left in the second period the Eagles scored bringing the game close at 2-1. With four minutes left in the game Hall sealed the deal scoring another goal assisted by Keefer making the final 3-1.
Saturday the Storm travelled to Woodville to play the Woodville Hurricanes. In the first period Keefer scored an unassisted goal putting the Storm on the scoreboard. The Storm played a solid second period with three more goals by Jackson Wilson Keefer and Gage Hutchison. With two minutes left on the clock Keefer scored a hat trick assisted by Hutchison and Hall. Amazing goaltending by Darion Maddock who kept the Hurricanes out of his net with his sixth shutout of the season and a final score of 5-0 Storm.
Sunday the Storm travelled to Beaverton to play the Brock Wild. They were wild indeed. Battling through a very physical game both teams were scoreless in the first period. Early in the second Keefer found the net with a hard slapshot from the blue line. The Wild responded tying the game up at one apiece. A minute later Hall found the net putting the Storm in the lead. Into the third period Kaine Brannigan scored assisted by Hall making it 3-1. The Wild were hungry for a win and scored another goal in the third but were unable to get past our defensive game making the final score 3-2 Storm.
Come out and support the Storm this Friday as they battle against the Sturgeon Lake Thunder at the A.J LaRue Arena at 7 p.m.
By Jessica Lloyd
The Highland Storm LL Home Hardware’s Peewee team played in the Silver Stick Tournament this weekend in Haliburton. The Storm was up bright and early for an 8 a.m. game where they took on Lindsay. Lindsay came out strong and scored two goals in the first period but Storm ended up tying the game with a goal in the second by Emery Bagshaw assisted by Nathan Harrison and Weston Bowker and one more goal in third by Harrison assisted by Wyatt Raposo and Mikayla Sisson the final score 2-2.
At 12 p.m. Storm took on Havelock and goalie Aaron Neave played another great game stopping many shots and rebounds. Harrison scored our only goal of the game assisted by Raposo. Havelock took the win 2-1.
For the Storm’s final game as they took on Apsley who took the game and ended up winning the gold medal in this year’s Peewee division.
Congratulations on a great tournament!
By Marita Bagshaw
This weekend the Dewayen Simms LL Novice 2 team travelled to Warkworth for their first tournament of the season. The Storm played hard and walked away with two wins and a loss. They faced Duoro Dukes (8-1 L) Frontenac Flyers (9-7 W) and Ennismore Eagles (5-1 W). First goals of the season going to Travis Rowe and Levi Rowe exactly 10 seconds apart! Other goals going to Mason Latanville McCartney Saunders and Brycen Harrison. Assists going to Colten Simms Gabriel Loney Cole Morrison Harrison and Latanville. Outstanding goaltending by Landyn Simms making save after save. Way to go Storm! This team is back in action on Saturday as they host the Huntsville Davicor in Wilberforce at noon.
By Stephanie Harrison
The Pharmasave Highland Storm LL Midgets travelled to Parry Sound on Sunday for a game against the Shamrocks. Defenceman Brody Prentice and goalie Nate Miscio played well early on keeping the game scoreless. The Shamrocks got a lucky break near the end of the first with a Storm own goal to put our team down by one. Parry Sound went up 4-0 with three quick goals mid way through the second period before the Shamrocks had an own goal themselves to make it 4-1 going into the final period. Parry Sound continued pressure in the final frame putting in three more goals for a convincing 7-1 win over the Highland Storm.
By Gord Hoenow
This weekend the Highland Storm Local League teams hosted the Atom Local League Silver Stick Tournament in Haliburton.
TD Bank Atom team played their first game against Apsley. With a huge battle underway the Atom team found their first unscored defeat.
For our second game against Mariposa there was another battle at hand but during the first period TD Atom team were able to find the back of the net unassisted by Logan Reid. In the second period Mariposa would not let up nor did the TD Atoms when Logan Reid took a nice slapshot from the hash marks and Carson Jones was playing his position to be able to take the rebound and score again. But Mariposa was able to take the win. For our third game the TD Atom team found themselves worn out from their two prior games but never once gave up to find themselves defeated by the tournament’s champions Kemptville. Awesome job this weekend Storm.
By Chris McMartin
On Saturday the GJ Burtch LL Atom 1 team played in the Regional Silver Stick qualifier at the A.J LaRue Arena in Haliburton. The Storm hit the ice at 8 a.m. versus the Bancroft Jets. The Storm had its hands full with the much larger jet team. Unintimidated the Storm fought hard in both ends of the rink. Down 5-0 with the second winding down the Storm’s Jacob Mantle raced up the ice and beat the Jet’s goalie only three seconds remaining. Assist to Benton Lloyd. Mantle’s goal seem to wake the team up as most of the third would be spent in the Jets’ end of the rink. Eric Mueller scored a beauty assisted by Gideon Borgdorff. The slow start would be the Storm’s downfall dropping this game 6-2. Player of the game: Jacob Mantle.
At noon the Storm would face the Lakefield Chiefs. An exciting first period saw chances traded at both ends. It wasn’t till two minutes left in the second that the Chiefs were able to open the scoring after a scramble in front of the Storm net. Isaac Borgdorff proved himself a reliable option at the side of the net. Borgdorff scored two almost identical goals just over a minute apart tying the game at two. The first assisted by Jacob Mantle the second by Jacob Davis. The Chiefs came on strong but netminder Jacob Lloyd stood his ground and and made some dazzling glove saves earning him player of the game. Final 2-2.
The Storm’s final game of the day was at 4 p.m. vs South Muskoka HRC Ins. The Storm scoring opened halfway through the first when Jacob Mantle took matters into his own hands skating end to end beating the South Muskoka goalie. The Storm swarmed their opponents getting lots of chances throughout the first and second. All that work paying off when Taylor Mulock was able tie the game at 2:30 into the third. The Storm kept working but fell victim to a couple of Plinko type goals bouncing off of bodies and sticks then into the net. The Storm would lose this one 5-2. Player of the game: Taylor Mulock.
Next up Saturday Dec. 8 the Storm travel to Gravenhurst to face the undefeated Cottage County Dental team.
By Jamie Lloyd
The Canadian Tire/Park View Dental Midget girls Jets travelled to Kitchener the weekend of Nov. 23 to 24. Friday afternoon the team faced the Woolwich Wild. The Jets outplayed outshot and outchanced the Wild throughout the game. Unfortunately despite their efforts they lost 1-0. Friday evening they took on the Kent County Fillies and the result was a tie 2-2. Early in the first period Gabby Burnett got the Jets’ first goal by chipping the puck over the goalie’s pad blocker side. Haley Goulet scored the second goal forcing the puck past a Fillies’ forward at the blue line outskated one of their defenceman took a shot and scored on her own rebound unassisted. Grace Trotter stood tall in net for the Jets for both Friday games but unluckily suffered an injury and was unable to continue for the remainder of the tournament. Hannah McMann stepped up and put on the pads for the Jets for Saturday’s games. Unfortunately despite playing and working hard the team lost both games to their opponents which ended their run in the tournament. Results were:
Chatsworth Rebels 4 Jets 0
Branford Ice Kats 2 Jets 0
On Friday Nov. 30 the team hosted the Lindsay Lynx. The end result was a tie 1-1. Burnett passed the puck out to defenceman Ryan Rupnow at the point and Rupnow scored with a wrist shot from the blue line.
Saturday Dec. 1 the team hit the road to Keene to face the Wolverines. The Jets broke their long standing tieing streak with a 5-0 win. The scoring streak started early in the first with two quick goals. The first was by Jaylin Frost who got hold of the puck in a scramble in front of the net and was able to jam it in past Keene’s goalie. McMann got the assist. The second was by Liv Martin who received a stick to stick pass from teammate Burnett. The third by McMann who got a pass from Rupnow took a shot got her own rebound and scored.
The pairing of Burnett and Goulet some give and go action and passing behind the net resulted in the fourth goal. Burnett stepped out from behind the net and tucked the puck in on the short side. The final goal of the game and her second was scored by Martin who stole the puck at center ice and scored unassisted. Rianna Trotter had solid performances in between the pipes for the Jets in both of these games.
The team will travel to Peterborough this Sunday to face the Ice Kats. Come out and cheer o the girls at their next home games on Dec. 15 and 16 both games at 4:30 p.m. at the NHCC.
By Linda Goulet
The JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports/Haliburton Family Medical Centre Highland Storm Peewee A’s hosted the Sturgeon Lake Thunder on Tuesday Nov. 27. The Storm tried hard all game to try and get ahead but just couldn’t. They unfortunately lost 6-3. Goals were scored by Addison St Cyr Colby Coumbs and Cheyenne Degeer.
On Friday Nov. 30 the Peewee A’s host the Huntsville Otters.It was a very close game however they just couldn’t tie up the game. The final score was 5-4. Goals scored by Addison St Cyr and Austin Boylan.
On Saturday Dec. 1 Peewee A’s travelled to Gravenhurst to battle the Bracebridge Bears. The Storm battled back in the last 40 seconds of the game and won 5-3. Goals scored by Austin Boylan Addison St Cyr and Colby Coumbs.
In the upcoming week JoAnne Sharpley’s Source for Sports/Haliburton Family Medical Centre Highland Storm Peewee A’s travel to Wasaga Beach to play in a weekend tournament.
By Amber Card