The Sherwood Park Crusaders looked to bounce back after a big 6-1 loss to the Calgary Canucks, playing host to the Grande Prairie Storm.
Cale Ashcroft opened the scoring just over half way into the first, on a pass from Ryan Arnold. The second period saw goals traded between Ashcroft and Zach Brooks. Despite outshooting the Storm 16-5 in the final frame, four Grande Prairie goals including two more from Brooks sent the Cru faithful home with a 5-2 decision.
Sherwood Park opens February with a back to back set against the Drayton Valley Thunder, starting on Tuesday in the Omniplex.