Storm, Rangers to start conference quarter-final Friday

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm have drawn the Kitchener Rangers as their opponents in the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference quarter-finals.

The Storm finished the regular season in seventh place in the conference at 30-29-5-4, good for 69 points. They were one point behind the Windsor Spitfires (32-30-4-2) and two ahead of the Saginaw Spirit (29-30-9-0).

The Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (55-7-3-3) were first and were followed by Kitchener (43-21-3-1), Sarnia Sting (46-17-4-1), Owen Sound Attack (38-22-3-5) and London Knights (39-25-2-2).

The Storm-Rangers series is to start Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.

Game 2 is also to be played in Kitchener and it’s set for Sunday at 7 p.m.

The third game of the best-of-seven series is slated for March 27 at 7 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.

The fourth game is to go March 28 at 7 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.

Game 5, if it’s needed, is to be played March 30 at Kitchener Memorial Auditorium starting at 7:30 p.m.

If Game 6 is required, the Storm will host the Rangers April 1 at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.

If the series goes its seven-game limit, the seventh game is to be played April 3 at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium starting at 7 p.m.

3-5-0

The Storm and Rangers met eight times during the regular season and Kitchener won five of the games and Guelph won three. Both teams had a win in overtime.

  • Guelph Sports Journal