Late Storm Covers Stars in Season OpenerUpdated Thursday September 20, 2012 by Pat Paone.
The 2012-2013 season started exactly as Niagara North Fans had hoped for, a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play and a dominating performance by 2nd year goaltender Dylan Wells who made an acrobatic save in the dying seconds of the first period to maintain a shutout and totally deflate the Guelph Storm players.
Playing 5-on-5 the Stars looked untouchable outshooting Guelph 3-to-1. Special teams became their Achilles heel. The Stars had a man in the box for 16 of the final 25 minutes of the game which gave the Storm life. All Storm goals were scored while a Stars player was serving time. It was a tough way to end a game that started with so much promise. Rylee St. Onge and Dorian Maye were made available to the media after the game.
“We looked good early. Everyone was excited to get the season going” said St. Onge. “Definitely a team we wanted to get two points against; but like most teams in this league, if we don’t play Stars hockey for the full 40 minutes we’re going to have our hands full.”
Dorian Maye, playing in his first regular season game for the Niagara North organization echoed those remarks “When we were moving our legs and staying out of the box it was 3-0. We need to be more disciplined.”
The Stars next game is in Burlington on Monday September 24, 2012.
Reporting from a quiet Honda Pilot during a long drive home I’m Anita Victory