Storm ris­ing as a great show shuts out Dundee

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT - By SHEL­LEY KIELY

MANCH­ESTER Storm pro­duced an im­pres­sive all-round per­for­mance to shutout Dundee Stars 3-0.

An out­stand­ing first pe­riod from the hosts nearly saw them score on their very first ven­ture into the Stars zone.

How­ever, a fine save from Le­clerc kept things level.

Less than a minute later, Storm would find them­selves ahead as a wrist shot from Gagnon some­how man­aged to evade ev­ery­body on the ice.

This slen­der ad­van­tage was even­tu­ally dou­bled through the in-form Hugh­es­man, who was on hand to lift the puck into the Stars goal.

A 2-0 score­line, in favour of the Storm, would re­main un­til the first in­ter­mis­sion.

The mid­dle stanza was a more evenly con­tested twenty min­utes, as both sides spurned mul­ti­ple goal scor­ing chances in front of goal.

This waste­ful­ness con­tin­ued for the vast ma­jor­ity of the pe­riod un­til play­maker, Aulin con­verted clin­i­cally on the one-on-one.

The ini­tial stages of the fi­nal pe­riod were largely dom­i­nated by the Stars.

Although, the vis­i­tors could not find a way to solve Matt Ginn in the Storm goal.

The Cana­dian shot stop­per turned aside all 33 shots on goal.

Sun­day’s match night in Coven­try saw the Storm put out the Blaze 4-1.

The thrilling game saw goals from Cap­tain Ehrhardt, Puskarich (two) and Ul­mer.

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