Storm HC vs Blue Steel Battle at Rogers Place
Edmonton -- Storm HC (10-10-0) battled to a close 5-4 win over Blue Steel (11-11-0) on Wednesday at Rogers Place in front of a near-capacity* crowd. Storm HC extended their winning streak to five games thanks to a pair of unanswered goals in the last five minutes by Daniel Dick and Aaron Day. A three-point night from Storm HC Mike May propelled the team to victory. For the Blue Steel, four assists from Dylan du Cloux were not in enough in the hard-fought game. Storm Captain Todd Crane's leadership was visible on the ice through his two assists.
The box score and scoring summary can be found here.
Gene Principe and Jason Strudwick were on hand to deliver their thoughts on the game. "So far, 74 shots on net and it's the first period," said Principe. "Good goalies," added Strudwick. Storm HC's Jeffrey Biggin made 27 saves en route to his teams victory, while Blue Steel's Marc Bibeau made 28 saves in the close game.
"Good goalies." - Jason Strudwick, Former NHL Defenseman
The two teams will go head-to-head on Saturday as the Blue Steel look for revenge at 9:00 PM Saturday Night, live on CBC** and Hockey Night in Canada.
*near-capacity defined as any number above 1 and less than maximum arena capacity given current restrictions
**game is only available on CBC Hockey Night in Canada specifically while seated at Terwillegar arena and using your eyes to watch the ice surface.