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Storm Lose in Ottawa

February 1, 2003 - National Lacrosse League (NLL) - New Jersey Storm News Release

OTTAWA, ONTARIO - The New Jersey Storm (2-4) lost their third straight game today, a 12-8 decision to the Ottawa Rebel in front of 2,713 at the Ottawa Civic Centre.

The Storm, who remain in second place in the National Lacrosse League’s Eastern Division, were paced offensively by the three-point performance of forward Scott Stewart (2G, 1A). Forward Neal Powless chipped in with two goals in his Storm debut while forward Roy Colsey had five points (1G, 4A) of his own. Goaltender Derek General suffered the loss despite turning away 44 shots and allowing 11 goals. Goalie Chris Sanderson saw his first action of the season after replacing General at the 2:35 mark of the fourth quarter, allowing one goal and registering two saves.

Forward Kevin Howard was tops for the Ottawa Rebel with five points (3G, 2A). Net minder and game MVP Matt Disher proved to be the difference in the contest for Ottawa, stopping 48 of 56 Storm shots, including a crucial New Jersey penalty shot.

The Storm returns to action at home on Thursday, February 6, 2003 against the division rival Philadelphia Wings at 7:30 p.m. The first 2,500 fans on Thursday will receive free Storm rally towels. Tickets can be obtained by calling (201) 507-8900, in-person at the Continental Airlines Arena box office or any Ticketmaster location, or online via Ticketmaster.com. For more information call 1-866-NJ STORM.

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