Tuesday, October 19th, 2010


Navy Vets suffer setback in loss to Simcoe


The Simcoe Storm rained down a thunderous amount of shots resulting in a flurry of goals Sunday against the sodden Woodstock Navy Vets at Talbot Gardens.

Weather puns aside, it was a dominating 14-6 win for Simcoe, which evened its record at 4-4-1.

The crazy offensive output was a definite positive, but the effort against Woodstock was far from perfect -- something the Simcoe players acknowledged.

"The goal was to work on our forecheck and our breakout, to try and force them (Woodstock) into mistakes, and that part worked out well," Simcoe forward Braeden Shand said. "That being said, we know we still have work to do. After all, they did put up six on us."

It was a bad omen for Woodstock when it began the night with a delay of game penalty before the puck even dropped. Connor Robinson scored on the power play to give Simcoe the lead 29 seconds in.

But Woodstock hung tough for the remainder of the frame, as the sides traded goals to enter the first intermission 2-1. The Navy Vets then came out swarming in the second, scoring twice in the first 2:36 to take the lead.

That's when the wheels fell off. Simcoe scored four goals in the span of 2:31. A couple ticks after that, a 5-on-3 power play resulted in two more Simcoe markers.

With the score 8-4, Woodstock's Andy Fallowfield was nailed with consecutive penalties for cross checking, fighting, instigating, aggressor and a game misconduct. The result was an 11-minute power play for the Storm, which resulted in three more goals.

Simcoe added another three in the third. The final tally was 58 shots, seven power play markers and 14 different Simcoe players finding the scoresheet.

Craig Thomson, who was sold to the Storm from Woodstock this summer, haunted his former team with four goals.

"The guys are playing hard and it's great to have a night like this where everyone gets involved," he said.

Sunday night was a big step back for the Navy Vets, who just picked up their first point of the season Friday, losing in a 6-5 shootout to Paris. Head coach Jeff Morrison did not look pleased after the game, and when approached for an interview, offered a quick "no comment."

Tristan Lysko, who has finally served his six-game suspension and played his first game Saturday in Paris, scored twice last night in 19 seconds to kick-start the Simcoe run. Robinson, Justin Prittie, Colton Thornton, Mac Wood, Corey Bethune, Jordan Paton, Pat Bates and Shand each scored once. Kris McCoubrey earned the win in goal.