Storm shut out by Windsor Spitfires

WINDSOR – All 30 of the Guelph Storm’s shots on net were stopped as the Storm was handed a 4-0 blanking by the Windsor Spitfires in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday at Windsor’s WFCU Centre.

The hosts scored single goals in the first and second periods before adding two more in the first five minutes of the third.

Mathew MacDougall, Aaron Luchuk, Luke Kutkevicius and Igor Larionov netted single goals for Windsor while Austin McEneny and Jake Smith each had two assists and Luchuk and Luke Boka had one apiece.

Michael DiPietro picked up the shutout for the Spitfires while Anthony Popovich made 24 saves in the Guelph net.

The Storm was scoreless on five power plays while Windsor had a goal on three power plays.

The win was the third in as many games for the Spitfires while the Storm dropped to 0-1-0-1.

The Storm has two games in two days this weekend. They’re to host the Oshawa Generals (2-0-0-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre and play the Saginaw Spirit (0-1-1-0) at Saginaw’s Dow Event Center Saturday at 7:05 p.m.


Spitfires 4 Storm 0
First Period
1. Windsor, MacDougall (Luchuk, Boka), 16:56
Penalty: Shoemaker Gue (check to the head), 3:17.
Second Period
2. Windsor, Luchuk (McEneny, Smith), 13:29 pp
Penalties: Henault Wsr (hooking), 4:08; Purboo Wsr (check from behind), 7:21; Merkley Gue (roughing), 13:08; Angle Wsr (cross checking), 17:09; Merkley Gue (interference), 17:28.
Third Period
3. Windsor, Kutkevicius (unassisted) 0:42
4. Windsor, Larionov (McEneny, Smith), 4:53
Penalties: Merkley Gue (roughing), D’Amico Wsr (roughing), Staios Wsr (holding), 5:49; Ratcliffe Gue (unsportsmanlike conduct), Stevenson Wsr (unsportsmanlike conduct), 6:01; Kozhevnikov Wsr (check to the head), 11:06.
Shots on Goal
Guelph        9-7-14–30
Windsor      12-9-7–28
Goalies: Guelph, Popovich (L, 28 shots-24 saves), Guelph; DiPietro (W, 30 shots-30 saves), Windsor.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 0-5; Windsor 1-3.
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