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Guelph Storm fall to Sudbury on Family Day

GUELPH – All the scoring in their Ontario Hockey League game was limited to the third period as the Guelph Storm suffered a 4-1 loss to the Sudbury Wolves Family Day Monday at the Sleeman Centre.

The loss was Guelph’s fourth consecutive setback at home.

The Storm’s Cam Allen scored his first goal of the season on a power play with less than three minutes to go in the game and it followed three consecutive goals by Sudbury. The Wolves added an empty-netter 31 seconds after Allen’s goal.

Thomas Budnick and Brody Crane assisted on Allen’s goal.

David Goyette had two goals and an assist for Sudbury while Kocha Delic and Dalibor Dvorský added single goals. Assists were recorded by Nathan Villeneuve, Landon McCallum and Kieron Walton.

The Wolves outshot the Storm 20-8 in the third period and 42-31 overall. Both teams went 1-for-3 on their power plays.

Brayden Gillespie had 38 saves for the Storm while Marcus Vandenberg had 30 for Sudbury.

The Storm are fifth in the Western Conference at 26-23-4-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL), 15 points behind the fourth-place Kitchener Rangers (35-19-2-0) and one point ahead of the sixth-place Owen Sound Attack (25-24-4-2). They’re also four points ahead of the seventh-place Erie Otters (24-26-4-1), five points ahead of the eighth-place Flint Firebirds (24-25-3-1) and nine points ahead of the ninth-place Sarnia Sting (22-29-3-1).

London Knights (40-12-0-3) lead the conference and are followed by the Saginaw Spirit (39-14-0-1) and Soo Greyhounds (36-16-2-1). Those three teams have secured playoff berths. Windsor Spitfires (17-30-4-3) are 10th.

Sudbury (32-16-3-3) are tied for first in the Eastern Conference with the Brantford Bulldogs (31-16-6-2). Both have clinched playoff berths.

The Storm have 14 games left on their regular-season schedule beginning with a game against Windsor Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.


  • Guelph Sports Journal