The Storm make the long trip to Dundee with just one solitary league win in three games, we lost twice to the Nottingham Panthers, 2-1 on the road and 4-1 at the Storm shelter. In our last last game we picked up the extra point in Sheffield against the Steelers after Rob Linsmayer’s winning penalty shot gave us a first victory with a score of 3 to 2.
Ex-Dundee Stars defencemen, Fèlix-Antoine Poulin and Riley Stadel have joined the Storm for this season, although Poulin could not ice after missing last Saturday’s game with an injury. The last seasons top scorer, Mike Hammond is yet to play a competitive game but is unlikely to feature on Sunday.
Firepower is limited but not ineffective.
The first period was relatively slow paced and not altogether memorable, right up until the point Rob Linsmayer buries one to give the travelling Manchester fans something to really scream about.
Harrison Ruopp was called for hooking in the second but after having so much experience of dealing with penalties, the Storm managed to to kill it off without much trouble.
The end of the second came and went without so much as a sniffle, both teams playing relatively clean hockey.
With the start of the third the Dundee Stars looked like a different side and broke away to equalize not long after the break.
The penalties began to rear their ugly heads in the third as the Storm began to ignite the fire in their belly, Dallas sitting for 2 followed by Springer straight after his release and then with just less than 8 minutes remaining we were given another penalty as Balmer gets 2 minutes for interference.
Overtime came and went without a hitch and the Storm finally managed to seal the victory in the shootout with Moffat sealing the deal.