Back Row: Ben Clary, Cavan Benjamin, Keegan Dannehy, Coach Kelly Park, Logan Caffrey, Nick Daniels, Aiden Bean, Coach Mark Bean, Coach Tom Daniels, Coach Les Drent
Front Row: Gavin Miller, Ryder Wilson, Ian Surgenor, Aiden Snow, JoJo Drent
PW1 NH Tier 2: After driving through the winners bracket with 9-0 and 5-1 wins over #4 Concord and #2 Dover, the #1 seeded PeeWee1 team faced Concord again who had advanced through the losers bracket. A well-coached Concord team came out with a well-executed game plan and took a 1-0 lead in the first on a broken play that resulted in a wrap-around goal on Aiden "The Snowman" Snow. The Storm tied the game in the second on a beautiful rush by defenseman Cavan Benjamin who fed Ryder Wilson to the right of the Concord goaltender. Wilson slid a quick backhander 5-hole to even the score. It was a chess-match as the high-powered Storm offense continued to press and forwards Logan Caffrey, Ben Clary, Nick Daniels, Keegan Dannehy, JoJo Drent, Ian Surgenor, Ryder Wilson pumped 14 shots on goal trying to break the tie. An outstanding effort by defenseman Aiden Bean, Cavan Benjamin, Gavin Miller & Braelyn Park held Concord to zero shots in the third period, but regulation ended in a 1-1 tie.
It took 3 overtimes of nail-biting hockey as both teams traded chances and both goaltenders stood up to the challenge before Cavan Benjamin kept a puck in on the right side and battled below the goal line before finding Nick "Tricky Nicky" Daniels in the high slot all alone. Daniels buried a quick wrister with a minute to play in the 3rd OT, high blocker side sending the Storm Bench and ice into chaos with sticks, gloves and helmets flying.
It was an amazing effort from an amazing group of boys(and girl). Every player contributed both on and off the scoresheet. The Storm PW1 team will head to Warwick, RI for Regionals to take on the top Tier 2 teams in New England on March 13th-15th.
ROSTER: Defensemen: Aiden Bean, Cavan Benjamin, Gavin Miller & Braelyn Park. Forwards: Logan Caffrey, Ben Clary, Nick Daniels, Keegan Dannehy, JoJo Drent, Ian Surgenor, Ryder Wilson. Goaltender: Aiden Snow. Coaches: Mark Bean, Tom Daniels, Les Drent & Kelly Park(HC).
The UVHA’s Travel Mites had a fun and exciting weekend at the Andrew Irving Mite Jamboree. The tournament, hosting nearly forty teams, was held January 4-5 in St. Albans, VT. Two Storm teams competed in the GOLD and PLATINUM divisions. The UVHA GOLD team finished with a record of 4-2, stringing together four consecutive wins to finish the tournament. The UVHA PLATINUM team took home the championship banner with a record of 5-0-1. After an OT win in the semi-finals against a strong Brattleboro team, they played in the championship game where they prevailed against Chittenden-South Burlington (CSB).