Guelph, London tied in standings after Knights down Storm

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm and London Knights are tied for first in the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference and Midwest Division after the Knights recorded a 3-1 win over the Storm Sunday at the Sleeman Centre.

London scored twice in the first 11 minutes of the game while the Storm netted their goal in the second period. The Knights completed the scoring early in the third.

Pavel Gogolev had the goal for the hosts while Michael Bianconi and Cam Hillis drew assists on the play.

Luke Evangelista, Cole Tymkin and Alec Regula each had a goal for London. Connor McMichael set up two of the goals while single assists were awarded to Gerard Keane, Nathan Dunkley, Matvey Guskov and Ryan Merkley.

London outshot the Storm 29-19 and the Knights went 1-for-5 on their power play while the Storm was scoreless on eight power plays.

Nico Daws took the loss in the Guelph net. He had 26 saves while winning goaltender Dylan Myskiw had 18 saves for London.

The result leaves the Storm at 17-6-1-3 and London at 18-7-1-1. They’re seven points ahead of the Owen Sound Attack (13-10-3-2) in the Midwest Division and two ahead of the Flint Firebirds (18-11-0-0) in the Western Conference.

The loss put an end to an eight-game home-ice winning streak for the Storm. Their previous home-ice loss was a 4-2 setback to the Sudbury Wolves Oct. 20.

The Storm are to play the Attack at Owen Sound’s Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre Tuesday at 7 p.m.


Knights 3 Storm 1
London     2-0-1–3
Guelph     0-1-0–1
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