Despite being outshot, Storm doubles Mississauga
PORT CREDIT – The Guelph Storm made the most of their shots as they doubled the Mississauga Steelheads 4-2 in OHL preseason play Friday night at the Port Credit Arena.
The win avenged a 5-2 loss to the Steelheads Labour Day Monday at the Sleeman Centre.
The Storm was outshot 41-21 in the Friday’s game, but led 4-0 with three minutes to play.
Mississauga’s Filip Reisnecker scored two goals 27 seconds apart to cut the gap in half with 2:18 to play.
The Storm had scored single goals in the opening minutes of both the first and second periods before adding a pair of goals two and a half minutes apart midway through the third.
Daniil Chayka, Barret Kirwin, Ty Collins and Zach Poirier had a goal apiece for the Storm while Tag Bertuzzi assisted on two of the goals and Chayka and Anthony Aguanno each had one assist.
Cole Carter had two assists for Mississauga while Ryan Wells and Michael Little had one apiece.
Nico Daws started in net for the Storm and stopped all 17 shots he faced in the first half of the game. Tanner Wickware had 22 saves in the second half.
Joe Rangers played the complete game for Mississauga and he made 17 saves.
The Storm played the game with 14 skaters and the two goaltenders while Mississauga had 18 skaters.
The win leaves the Storm at 2-1-0 in their preseason which is to come to an end Saturday with a 7 p.m. game at the Sleeman Centre against the Hamilton Bulldogs.
The Storm is to open its regular season Thursday with a game against the Windsor Spitfires at the Windsor Family Credit Union Centre. Game time is 7:05 p.m.
Home opener is the following night when the Storm is to host the Sudbury Wolves at the Sleeman Centre in a game that is to begin at 7:30 p.m.
Storm 4 Steelheads 2
1. Guelph, Chayka (Bertuzzi), 0:58
2. Guelph, Kirwin (Chayka, Bertuzzi), 0:26
Penalties: Fuoco Gue (cross checking), 2:55; Canade Miss (cross checking), 7:58.
3. Guelph, Collins (Aguanno), 8:21.
4. Guelph, Poirier (unassisted) 10:52
5. Mississauga, Reisnecker (Carter, Wells), 17:15
6. Mississauga, Reisnecker (Carter, Little), 17:42
Penalties: Schwindt Miss (tripping), 1:39; Washkurak Miss (tripping), 13:07.
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Daws (W, 17 shots-17 saves), Wickware (24 shots-22 saves), Guelph; Ranger (L, 21 shots-17 saves), Mississauga.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 0-3; Mississauga 0-1.
- Guelph Sports Journal