Guelph Storm and Daws shut down Owen Sound Attack
GUELPH – Goaltender Nico Daws turned aside 40 shots to get his fifth shutout of the season as the Guelph Storm blanked the Owen Sound Attack 2-0 in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.
The play of Daws allowed the Storm to grab the victory despite being limited to 14 shots in the game and no more than six in a single period. The hosts were outshot 18-3 in the first period and 30-8 in the first two periods combined.
The Storm scored single goals in the first two periods, Cam Hillis connecting in the first and Pavel Gogolev scoring on a penalty shot in the second. Fedor Gordeev and Andrei Bakanov assisted on Hillis’s goal.
The Storm was scoreless on two power plays and Owen Sound was scoreless on three.
Mack Guzda was tagged with the loss in the Owen Sound net. He had 12 saves.
The win gives the Storm sole possession of third place in the Midwest Division. They’re at 27-19-2-4 and are two points ahead of Owen Sound (26-20-3-3) and seven up on the Erie Otters (21-20-4-7). Kitchener Rangers (33-13-5-2) lead the division and the London Knights (35-14-1-1) are second.
The Storm are sixth in the Western Conference. Top eight qualify for the playoffs. Owen Sound is seventh and Erie eighth, one point ahead of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (25-27-2-0).
Friday’s game was the first of three scheduled for the Storm on the Family Day weekend. They’re to play the Flint Firebirds (second in the West Division at 33-17-1-1) at Flint’s Dort Federal Event Center Saturday at 7 p.m. and host Sault Ste. Marie Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.
Storm 2 Attack 0
Owen Sound 0-0-0–0
- Guelph Sports Journal