Bertuzzi’s shootout goal halts Storm’s winning streak
HAMILTON – The Guelph Storm’s 10-game winning streak came to an end Saturday afternoon when Tag Bertuzzi scored in a shootout to give the Hamilton Bulldogs a 4-3 win in Ontario Hockey League play at the FirstOntario Centre.
The Storm never led in the game, but also never trailed by more than a goal.
Hamilton scored the lone goal of the first period and the score was tied 2-2 at the end of the second and 3-3 after regulation time.
Eric Uba, Fedor Gordeev and Keegan Stevenson had a goal apiece for the Storm while Cam Hillis collected two assists and Luka Profaca had one.
Scoring in regulation time for the Bulldogs were Nathan Staios, Navrin Mutter and Guelph native Logan Morrison. Arthur Kaliyev and Cameron Supryka each had two assists while Jan Jenik and Mutter each had one.
The Storm outshot Hamilton 32-26 and both teams were scoreless on two power plays.
Marco Costantini had 29 saves to get the win in net for Hamilton while Nico Daws had 23 saves and was charged with the loss.
Guelph leads the Midwest Division at 13-4-1-3 and is second in the Western Conference, trailing the leading Windsor Spitfires (14-3-3-0).
The Storm are to play the Mississauga Steelheads (7-14-1-0) at Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Foods Centre Wednesday at 11 a.m.
Bulldogs 4 Storm 3 (SO)
- Guelph Sports Journal