Teddy Bears and goals rain down in first of two Storm victories on the weekend

Campbell River Storm forward Nolan Corrado slams a puck into the Port Alberni net behind Bombers goalie Keelan Hondro during the first period of the VIJHL tilt at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, Feb. 4. The Storm won 7-3 to continue a 18-game winning streak. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorCampbell River Storm forward Nolan Corrado slams a puck into the Port Alberni net behind Bombers goalie Keelan Hondro during the first period of the VIJHL tilt at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, Feb. 4. The Storm won 7-3 to continue a 18-game winning streak. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Storm forward Jalen Price has Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Keelan Hondro at his mercy during the first period of the VIJHL tilt at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, Feb. 4. The Storm won 7-3 to continue a 18-game winning streak. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorCampbell River Storm forward Jalen Price has Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Keelan Hondro at his mercy during the first period of the VIJHL tilt at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, Feb. 4. The Storm won 7-3 to continue a 18-game winning streak. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Strathcona Gardens staff gather up the swarm of Teddy Bears tossed onto the ice after the first goal scored in the Campbell River Storm’s VIJHL 7-3 victory over the Port Alberni Bombers Friday Feb. 4 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorStrathcona Gardens staff gather up the swarm of Teddy Bears tossed onto the ice after the first goal scored in the Campbell River Storm’s VIJHL 7-3 victory over the Port Alberni Bombers Friday Feb. 4 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Strathcona Gardens staff and defenceman Grady Franklin gather up the swarm of Teddy Bears tossed onto the ice after the first goal scored in the Campbell River Storm’s VIJHL 7-3 victory over the Port Alberni Bombers Friday Feb. 4 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorStrathcona Gardens staff and defenceman Grady Franklin gather up the swarm of Teddy Bears tossed onto the ice after the first goal scored in the Campbell River Storm’s VIJHL 7-3 victory over the Port Alberni Bombers Friday Feb. 4 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Strathcona Gardens staff and Campbell River Storm players gather up the swarm of Teddy Bears tossed onto the ice after the first goal scored in the Campbell River Storm’s VIJHL 7-3 victory over the Port Alberni Bombers Friday Feb. 4 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River MirrorStrathcona Gardens staff and Campbell River Storm players gather up the swarm of Teddy Bears tossed onto the ice after the first goal scored in the Campbell River Storm’s VIJHL 7-3 victory over the Port Alberni Bombers Friday Feb. 4 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

UPDATE: The Storm’s wining ways continue after they took down the Comox Valley Glacier Kings by a score of 5-4 Saturday night in VIJHL action at the Comox Valley Sports Centre.

The Glacier Kings outdueled the Storm 3-2 in the first period but the Storm outscored the Kings 2-1 in the second to send them game into the third period tied when Mitchell Finner scored the winner early in the third period at 1:34.

The Storm got goals from Shaw Cathcart (Kal Nagy, Justin Gyori), Cody Savey (Jalen Price, Wyatt Dumont) in the first period; Quinn Messer (Davis Frank) and Jalen Price (Mitchell Finner, Nolan Corrado) in the second and Mitchell Finner (Frank, Messer) with the game winner in the third.

Teddy Bears rained down onto the ice like goals rained down on the Port Alberni Bombers net in the first period of Friday night’s VIJHL game against the Campbell River Storm.

On Teddy Bear Toss night, the Storm came out victors, defeating the Bombers 7-3 and stretching the Storm’s winning streak to 18.

The storm got goals in the first period from Nolan Corrado, whose side net slammer kicked off the Teddy Bear toss at 4:50 on assists from Riley Billy and Ben Coghlan, Jalen Price (Corrado, Billy) at 8:38 and Price again (Mitchell Finner) at 13:55.

The scoring continued in the second with Storm goals by Justin Gyori (Alex Bend, James Quaife) at 10:39, Price (Kye Benoche, Corrado) at 11:48 on the power play and Coghlan (Ryler Bergman, Jackson Gudz) at 15:41. The Bombers got on the scoreboard in the second on goals from Carson Steel (Easton Sandberg, Taylor Madsen) at 2:24, Justin Osborne (Sam Davidson, Jaydon Merritt) at 13:07 and Brady McIsaac (Merritt, Nathan MacDonal) at 10:30.

The Storm scored one unanswered goal in the third by Finner (Messer, Davis Frank) at 16:32.

Stars of the game were Price with his hat trick for the Storm and Carson Steel for the Bombers.

The Storm’s next game is tonight (Saturday, Feb. 5) at Comox Glacier Kings.


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