Goalie Bennett helps Storm turn Steelheads aside

MISSISSAUGA – Owen Bennett turned aside 39 shots as he helped the Guelph Storm slip by the Mississauga Steelheads 3-1 in Ontario Hockey League play Wednesday at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre.

After a scoreless first period, the Storm scored the lone goal of the second and the opening goal of the third. Mississauga cut the gap back to a single goal with 7:10 to go in regulation time, but the Storm restored their two-goal margin with an empty-netter with 1:18 to go.

Matthew Papais, Daniil Chayka and Eric Uba collected a goal apiece for the Storm while assists were awarded to Cooper Walker, Pavel Gogolev and Keegan Stevenson.

Richard Whittaker scored the lone goal for Mississauga with Keean Washkurak and Cole Schwindt getting assists on the goal.

The Steelheads outshot the Storm 40-37 and were scoreless on two power plays while the Storm went 1-for-4 with a manpower advantage.

Kai Edmonds took the loss in goal for the hosts.

The Storm leads the Midwest Division and is second in the Western Conference at 14-4-1-3 and have gone 12 games without a loss in regulation time.

Mississauga is fourth in the Central Division at 7-16-1-0.

The Storm is to host the Saginaw Spirit (second in the West Division at 14-8-1-1) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre. It’ll be the second time in less than two weeks that the Storm and Spirit play in Guelph. The Storm won 2-1 Nov. 16.


Storm 3 Steelheads 1
Guelph              0-1-2–3
Mississauga     0-0-1–1
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