Four-goal run leads Storm to first win of season
OWEN SOUND – The Guelph Storm struck for four consecutive goals to break open a close Ontario Hockey League game on their way to a 7-3 victory over the Owen Sound Attack Wednesday night at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre.
The victory was the first of the season for the locals.
Guelph Storm 7 Owen Sound 3
Daniil Chayka started the four-goal run when he connected midway through the second period to put the Storm ahead by two at 4-2.
Braeden Bowman completed the run in the third period.
The Storm yielded the first and last goals of the game, but led 2-1 at the end of the first period and 5-2 after the second.
Marko Sikic and Bowman tallied twice each while single goals were added by Matthew Poitras, Chayka and Matthew Papais. Michael Buchinger and Jake Karabela each had three assists while Sasha Pastujov had a pair and Papais, Jacob Maillet, Ben McFarlane and Chayka had one each.
Deni Goure, Ethan Burroughs and Cedrick Guindon scored the goals for Owen Sound while Andrew Perrott had two assists and Stepan Machacek and Goure collected one apiece.
The Storm outshot Owen Sound 51-23, including a 36-12 advantage in the first and third periods combined.
Guelph went 2-for-6 on its power play while the hosts went 1-for-3.
Rookie Jacob Oster picked up the win in net for the Storm in his first appearance of the season. He had 20 saves. Mack Guzda had 44 saves for Owen Sound.
The result leaves the Storm at 1-1-1-0 and Owen Sound at 0-2-0-1.
London Knights lead the Midwest Division at 3-0-0-0 while the Kitchener Rangers are second after their two wins over the Storm last weekend. The Storm are third, Owen Sound fourth and Erie Otters fifth as they lost the only game they’ve played so far.
The Storm are to host the Soo Greyhounds (1-1-0-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre and play another game against the Rangers Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium.
- Guelph Sports Journal