Phantoms double Storm 4-2

Darrell Cole
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Phantoms double Storm 4-2

SPRINGHILL - The Fundy Phantoms picked a good time to win their first game of the season.

Just days after relieving their coach of his duties, the Phantoms scored three shorthanded goals en route to their first win of the season, 4-2 over the North Shore Storm in Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League action at the Richard Calder Arena in Springhill.

"It's great to get the first win, especially with what everyone's been through," team president Jeannie Morris said.

"The boys played really hard and deserved to win."

The Phantoms let coach Paul Atkinson go late last week, but Morris said she could not comment on the reasons behind the move.

Following Atkinson's ouster several other members of the coaching staff, executive and some of the players also left the team.

Paul Morris handled the coaching duties on?Sunday.

Ryan Arbing set up two goals and James Chisholm scored what proved to be the winner midway through the third period on Sunday for the Phantoms, who avenged a 4-2 loss to the Storm last weekend in Tatamagouche.

Alex Matthews, Shayne St. Peter and Kody Wood also scored for the Phantoms, who were tied 1-1 after one period and led 2-1 after two. St. Peter, Chris Sproul and Jake Mattinson added assists for the Phantoms, who are on the road Saturday in Windsor against the Avon River Rats before returning home to host the Harbour Crunch at the Lions Arena in Parrsboro at 2 p.m.

Andrew Betts and Spencer Cox replied for the Storm with Steve Totten and Pat Gilbert adding assists.

The Storm return to action on Sunday when they host the River Rats at 2 p.m.

Organizations: Nova Scotia Junior C Hockey League, Lions Arena

Geographic location: SPRINGHILL, Tatamagouche, Windsor Parrsboro

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