The U11 LL Carquest Highland Storm team faced off against South Muskoka White at the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena on Saturday, Jan. 27.

The Storm opened the scoring within the first 10 seconds of the game with an unassisted goal from Reed Brown.

South Muskoka scored twice, 46 seconds apart, to take a 2 -1 lead after the first period.

In the second period, the Storm poured on the pressure and had most of the play in South Muskoka’s end. This was led by great defensive play by Jaxon Demerchant, Nathan Hill, Nolan Frybort, Blair Fisher, and Bobby Walker.

The Storm tied the game with a beautiful goal by Brown, which was assisted by Harper Hamilton and Raelyn Adlam. Storm goalie, Nathan Lowe, made some key saves to keep the game tied 2-2 after the second period.

South Muskoka scored twice, at the eight and seven minute marks of the third period, to take a 4-2 lead.

The South Muskoka goalie was impressive in the third, keeping Storm off the scoreboard until Brown completed the hat trick with 2:03 left in the third.

The Storm kept the pressure on, holding the puck in South Muskoka’s end for the remainder of the game. The locals also went on the powerplay with 1:51 left, however were shut out by great goaltending and lost 4-3 in a nailbiter but never gave up and showed great perseverance.