Markus Baitinger takes a flying shot at the Rimbey net to score his third goal on Thursday

Markus Baitinger takes a flying shot at the Rimbey net to score his third goal on Thursday

U16 Storm blow like a hurricane

“We finally started putting the ball in the net and tried to emphasize passing the ball around more to create spaces.” Gurjit Sandhu, coach

Ponoka’s U16 Storm continue to sweep their opponents with a dominating presence and efficient scoring in their league games, regardless of whether they play at home or on the road.

The boys had two away games last week and returned with ever growing scoreboard numbers, gaining confidence for their weekend challenge in Camrose, where they will play at the Night Classic tournament against strong teams.

The Storm played their first game on road in Rocky Mountain House on Tuesday, June 3 and defeated the hosts with a score of 8-1.

The lead scorer was Markus Baitinger with five goals, with Jarret Henderson, Hector Ibarra and Robert Wareham adding one each to the tally.

In the next game against Rimbey on Thursday, June 5, the Storm was literally unstoppable after the first 15 minutes of the game and their goals came one after another in almost rhythmic fashion.

Markus Baitinger and Jarret Henderson each scored four with Dillan Bouma adding two and Hector Ibarra and Cameron Walsh one each.

“(In) these two games, we finally started putting the ball in the net and tried to emphasize passing the ball around more to create spaces,” said Gurjit Sandhu, head coach.

“At times it looked excellent, the other team couldn’t even get a touch on the ball for long spells.”

U16 Storm will have their skills and confidence levels subjected to a serious test over the weekend when they play against Whitecourt, Hinton and Provost in the round robin of the Night Classic tournament on Saturday, June 14.

“We finally started putting the ball in the net and tried to emphasize passing the ball around more to create spaces.” Gurjit Sandhu, U16 Storm boys head coach.