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Guelph Storm get another victory on home ice

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm have reduced the number of steps into the OHL’s Western Conference basement that they occupy by scoring points in three consecutive games for the first time this season.

The Storm handed the Kitchener Rangers a 5-3 setback Saturday at the Sleeman Centre for their second consecutive win. A shootout loss to the Sarnia Sting in their first of four consecutive home games gave the Storm five out of a possible six points in the first three games of that stretch.


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Saturday’s win leaves the Storm (6-12-2-1) with 15 points, one behind the Rangers (8-10-0-0), two behind the Soo Greyhounds (5-8-4-3) and three behind the Erie Otters (8-7-0-2).

The Storm had a 2-0 lead before the game was six and a half minutes old and they led 3-0 at the end of the first period and 5-1 after the second. Kitchener closed the gap with two goals in the final seven minutes of the match.

Matthew Poitras had his second consecutive four-point game with two goals and two assists while new arrival Max Namestnikov had a goal and an assist. Jake Karabela and Cam Allen also scored while Danny Zhilkin, Hunter McKenzie and Cooper Walker each had an assist.

Matthew Sop, Jesse Fishman and Carson Rehkopf scored the goals for Kitchener while Matthew Andonovski had two assists and Kyle Morey, Filip Mesar and Tomas Hamara had one apiece.

The Storm outshot Kitchener 15-3 in the first period on their way to a 29-20 advantage in the game. Both teams went 1-for-5 on their power plays.

Jacob Oster collected the win in net for the Storm with 17 saves, the same number of saves Marco Costantini had for Kitchener when he was pulled in favour of Marcus Vandenberg after Guelph’s fourth goal of the game at 11:53 of the second period. Vandenberg had seven saves the rest of the way.

The Storm are to complete their homestand Friday when they’re to host the Owen Sound Attack (13-7-0-0) in the first of two games against the Attack. The second is the following night when the two teams are to meet again at Owen Sound’s Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Game time for both games is 7:30 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Guelph Storm get another victory on home ice

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm have reduced the number of steps into the OHL’s Western Conference basement that they occupy by scoring points in three consecutive games for the first time this season.

The Storm handed the Kitchener Rangers a 5-3 setback Saturday at the Sleeman Centre for their second consecutive win. A shootout loss to the Sarnia Sting in their first of four consecutive home games gave the Storm five out of a possible six points in the first three games of that stretch.


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Saturday’s win leaves the Storm (6-12-2-1) with 15 points, one behind the Rangers (8-10-0-0), two behind the Soo Greyhounds (5-8-4-3) and three behind the Erie Otters (8-7-0-2).

The Storm had a 2-0 lead before the game was six and a half minutes old and they led 3-0 at the end of the first period and 5-1 after the second. Kitchener closed the gap with two goals in the final seven minutes of the match.

Matthew Poitras had his second consecutive four-point game with two goals and two assists while new arrival Max Namestnikov had a goal and an assist. Jake Karabela and Cam Allen also scored while Danny Zhilkin, Hunter McKenzie and Cooper Walker each had an assist.

Matthew Sop, Jesse Fishman and Carson Rehkopf scored the goals for Kitchener while Matthew Andonovski had two assists and Kyle Morey, Filip Mesar and Tomas Hamara had one apiece.

The Storm outshot Kitchener 15-3 in the first period on their way to a 29-20 advantage in the game. Both teams went 1-for-5 on their power plays.

Jacob Oster collected the win in net for the Storm with 17 saves, the same number of saves Marco Costantini had for Kitchener when he was pulled in favour of Marcus Vandenberg after Guelph’s fourth goal of the game at 11:53 of the second period. Vandenberg had seven saves the rest of the way.

The Storm are to complete their homestand Friday when they’re to host the Owen Sound Attack (13-7-0-0) in the first of two games against the Attack. The second is the following night when the two teams are to meet again at Owen Sound’s Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre. Game time for both games is 7:30 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal