North Shore Storm run out of legs in 8-1 loss to Eastern Shore Jr. Mariners

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OXFORD - The North Shore Storm traveled to Musqidobit to play the Eastern Shore Junior Mariners, and for the second straight night the Storm were defeated as the Eastern Shore junior Mariners scored 5 goals in the 3rd period to defeat the Storm 8-1 in Junior C. hockey action over the weekend.
The Storm trailed 3-1 entering the 3rd period, but head Coach Paul Atkinson said they simply ran out of gas.
John Gould scored the goal for the Storm while Patrick Darragh started his second game of the season, before giving way to Jeff Matthews in the 3rd period. Atkinson said Darragh had a great game for the Storm, and kept the score 3-1 entering the 3rd period.
The Storm record moves to 0-2 as they lost a close 3-1 score Friday night against the Fundy Phantoms in a game played in Amherst. Atkinson said the Storm looked a lot better than Friday night, as being only their first game of the season as they did not have any exhibition games, we
will continue to improve with each game, and practice. Being a new team starting fresh, players have been slow getting out to training camp, and we are a little behind the 8 ball without any exhibition games. This week the practice will include power play, conditioning and drills designed to put more pressure on the defence, and Atkinson said the Storm will definitely be better prepared as they host the Avon River Rats at the newly improved Oxford Arena on Saturday night, and then they will face their arch rival Fundy Phantoms in a rematch where Atkinson felt they outworked and out chanced the Phantams, but were stoned by goalie Jessie Odgen.
Although 0-2 to start the season Atkinson likes what he sees so far, and he has a full bench of players for both games who will keep working hard in practice and start to jell with more games, and practices.

Geographic location: OXFORD, Musqidobit, Amherst

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