Storm overager Zack Mitchell passed former teammate Cody McNaughton on Monday night to become the team’s all-time leader in regular season games played. With only nine games remaining in the regular season, here are a few other Storm marks could be shattered.
All-time regular season games played… Mitchell (pictured) broke McNaughton’s mark on Monday night in Owen Sound when he played his 314th game in a Storm uniform. The Caledon, Ontario native, who led the Storm in scoring during the 2011-12 season currently sits 11th in career points (231) (1 point ahead of teammate Scott Kosmachuk), 12th in goals (97) and 9th in assists (134). Mitchell’s accomplishment will be honoured by the Storm before their next home game on Friday, March 7th versus the Owen Sound Attack.
Most goalie wins in one season… Like McNaughton’s mark that was set last season, Garret Sparks’ record for most wins in a season (36) could be short-lived. Storm netminder Justin Nichols has posted 32 wins so far this season and needs 4 more to tie Sparks and 5 to break his record.
Most wins in one season… The current team record for most wins in a season is 49 set in 2003-04 – the Storm’s last OHL Championship team. With 46 wins so far this season, the Storm needs 4 in their last 9 games to set a new team mark.
Most points in one season… The current team record for most points in a season is 103 – also set in 2003-04. The 2013-14 Storm need 9 of a possible 18 points to break the team record.
Most goals scored in one season… In 1994-95, the Storm scored 330 goals and this mark hasn’t been broken since. With a current average of 5 goals scored per game, this year’s team needs 36 goals in their last 9 games (4 per game) to become the highest scoring team in Storm history.
Highest goals for / goals against differential in one season… The 1994-95 team also owns the mark for the highest goals for / goals against differential in one season. With 330 goals scored and only 200 goals allowed, their 130 goal differential is the best in team history. The current club has scored 131 more goals than they have allowed.
Highest average attendance in one season… The 2012-13 team set the previous mark for average attendance with 145,128 fans during the regular season for an average of 4,268 per game. With three home games remaining, total attendance is currently 132,846 (4,285 per game). To set a new team mark, the Storm needs 12,282 over their final three games (4,094 per game). It’s highly probable that 2013-14 average attendance will shatter the 4,300 mark for the first time in team history.