U13 rep team storms back


The U13 Walker’s Heating and Cooling rep team continued their march towards the Lindsay Muskies, and a best outof-three challenge for an OMHA Championship berth. The Storm had a thrilling come-from-behind win Saturday at the S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena against the Brock Wild.

The Wild came to Minden fired up after an upset loss to Durham on Friday night, and their efforts paid off. They took a 1-0 lead into the second intermission due to aggressive play and had a quick goal to start the third to build a 2-0 lead.

The Storm didn’t give up, and Levi Rowe stepped up to net a key goal with steady efforts from Cruize Neave and Brycen Harrison.

The Storm continued with relentless pressure, amassing over 50 shots by the game’s end.

Henry Neilson finally pocketed the tying goal with a blistering five-hole blast, supported by Hudson Meyer and Tyler Hughes.

Blake Hutchinson made key saves to keep the Wild at bay until Hawksley Dobbins fought through a pile of players in front of the Brock net to pound in the winner as Linus Gervais and Chase Kerr helped with efforts throughout the game.

Travis Rowe gave the Storm some breathing room with an empty-netter supported by Jaxon Hurd and Lyla Degeer’s relentless forechecking to lock in the 4-2 final.

“Strong players’ efforts made this a true team victory and kept the Storm undefeated with a 5-0-1 record in the playoffs, which includes a 9-0 shutout by Marshall Heasman. The Storm has an unbelievable 26-1-3 in Victoria Durham play this year,” the coach said. (