The Goodwin Group Manchester Storm produced an excellent display to take two points from the visiting Belfast Giants, in a nail-biting overtime.
A slow-start to the opening stanza saw both sides struggle to create any real goal scoring opportunities. However, at 10:10 the visitors would take the lead through Curtis Hamilton’s five-hole finish, the assists going to Liam Morgan and Ben Lake.
It took until the 35th minute for the hosts to draw level with powerplay specialist, Ulmer tapping in a Aulin pass, with the second assist on the play going to Hughesman. Just a couple minutes later, two heavyweight skaters dropped the gloves, as Mathieu Gagnon and Jean Dupuy went toe-to-toe in an evenly contested battle.
The third period saw both sides shut down by two very effective D corpses and the vast majority of the shots were from a distance. It would take overtime to separate the sides, as a mix-up infront of Shane Owen’s goal left Aulin with an empty net to fire into.
This overtime win leaves the Storm unbeaten at home and in the league (2-0), as they currently sit joint first in the EIHL standings.
Man of the Match: Jared Aulin (Storm) Curtis Leonard (Giants)
The Goodwin Group sponsored Manchester Storm are back on home ice THIS Saturday (21st September) as our challenge cup campaign continues against The Nottingham Panthers! Doors open 6pm for a 7pm face-off.
Please note: This fixture is NOT part of the 2019/20 season ticket. ST holders have until 9am Thursday to book their seats and tickets will go on general sale after this time. Please call 0161-926-8782 to pre-book your seat for this fixture.
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