After winning the provincial bantam A championship on home ice just a couple of days earlier, the Stettler Storm kept on truckin’ in the North Central Minor Hockey Association championship series last week.
The Storm posted back-to-back wins — 5-1 at Stettler last Tuesday and 3-1 at Sylvan Lake last Wednesday — to sweep the Lakers in the league final.
“What a way to end the year,” said Storm coach Rory Rost, whose team went undefeated in capturing the provincial championship in a 10-team tournament that ended March 17.
The Stettler offence came from the likeliest of sources in Game 1 of the league final, as Quade Cassidy scored three goals and an assist, and Matt Sylvester collected two goals and an assist. Ben Bauman made 25 saves in the Storm net.
One night later, Cassidy fired a pair of goals and Tye Mulgrove added a power play goal. Bauman blocked 24 shots.