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Four-goal run gives Storm another win over Erie

GUELPH – A run of four consecutive goals helped propel the Guelph Storm to their second Ontario Hockey League win over the Erie Otters in as many days Sunday at the Sleeman Centre.

That four-goal run broke and early tie and led the Storm to a 7-3 triumph. The Storm had won 3-2 Saturday night at Erie.

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The Storm’s four-goal run started with a pair of goals 16 seconds apart late in the first period and continued with two goals in the first five minutes of the second period.

Guelph led 3-1 at the end of the first period and 7-2 after the second.

Jacob Maillet struck for a pair of goals while Daniil Chayka, Chase Coughlan, Matthew Poitras, Danny Zhilkin and Cooper Walker each had one. Jake Karabela and Matthew Papais collected two assists apiece while single assists were awarded to Michael Buchinger, Sasha Pastujov, Jack Harper, Poitras, Marko Sikic, Luka Profaca and Valentin Zhugin.

Noah Sedore, Brendan Sellan and Christian Kyrou responded with a goal apiece for Erie while assists went to Daniel D’Amato, Kyrou, Brett Bressette, Elias Cohen and Connor Lockhart.

The Storm outshot the Otters 35-23 and went 2-for-4 on their power play while Erie went 1-for-3.

Owen Bennett collected the win in net for the Storm with 20 saves while Erie’s Marshall Nicholls took the loss. He started and allowed five goals on 17 shots before being relieved by Nolan Lalonde at 3:53 of the second period. Lalonde had 16 saves.

The Storm are second in the Western Conference at 13-6-1-1 while Erie’s 10th at 5-13-1-0.

The Storm are to play a pair of road games this weekend as they’re to battle the Soo Greyhounds (12-9-0-0) at Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Friday at 7:07 p.m. and the Spirit (10-7-1-0) at Saginaw, Mich., Saturday at 7:05 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal