On Saturday, February 15 the Stettler Redcore Enterprises Storm women’s hockey team headed north to play Lac La Biche. The Storm were missing five forwards and goalie Lindsey McKinnon became ill less than one hour before the game.
McKinnon dressed as there was no back up goalie available and one defensive pairing was forced into the unfamiliar role as wingers for the game.
Lac La Biche opened the scoring less than two minutes into first on a goal scored by Jayden Draney. Stettler tied the game on a deceptive shot taken by Jessie Anderson with the assist going to Sarah Mrazek.
Despite being out worked Lac La Biche took a one goal lead in the second period when Kallee Cardinal slid one past the ailing Storm goalie.
In the third Stettler continued to skate hard but the girls could not get anything past the Lac La Biche goalie Jessica Desarlais. Lac La Biche added another goal scored by Shaina Handel. Then Kallee Cardinal scored her second of the game on the power play with just 16 seconds left on the clock. Giving them a four to one victory.
The Storm were scheduled to play their last regular season game against the Cold Lake Jaguars on Sunday, February 16. The Jaguars were forced to forfeit due to and injury sustained by their goalie the day before. Tyra Ganser was given credit for the goal.
The Storm finished fourth in league standings and will play the first round of the play offs against the Provost Blades.