Guelph Storm gets back at Sarnia Sting

SARNIA – The Guelph Storm rebounded from their Friday loss to the Sarnia Sting by scoring three times in the second period in a 4-1 Ontario Hockey League win over the Sting at Sarnia’s Progressive Auto Sales Arena Saturday night.

Sarnia opened the scoring late in the first period, but was held scoreless the rest of the way.

The Storm took the lead in the second and wrapped up the scoring in the game with the lone goal of the third.

Liam Hawel scored twice for the Storm while Nick Suzuki and Domenico Commisso also scored. Keegan Stevenson and Nate Schnarr each had two assists and Daniil Chayka and Owen Lalonde had one apiece.

Jacob Perreault connected for the goal for Sarnia while assists went to Ryan McGregor and Mitch Eliot.

The Sting outshot the Storm 25-23 although neither team managed to get 10 shots on net in a single period. The Storm was 1-for-2 on its power play and Sarnia was 1-for-5.

Anthony Popovich picked up the win in the Guelph net with 24 saves while Cameron Lamour took the loss in the Sarnia net. He had 19 saves.

The two teams remain in the positions in the Western Conference that they were in when the game started – the Storm fourth at 28-14-6-4 and Sarnia sixth at 23-24-5-2.

The Storm is to wrap up its 3-in-3 weekend by hosting the Kingston Frontenacs (12-39-1-1) Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.


Storm 4 Sting 1
Guelph     0-3-1–4
Sarnia       1-0-0–1
First Period
1. Sarnia, Perreault (McGregor, Eliot), 17:01 pp
Penalties: Collins Gue (slashing), 3:20; Suzuki Gue (double roughing), Reesor Sar (roughing), 16:22; Entwistle Gue (holding), 16:47.
Second Period
2. Guelph, Hawel (Stevenson, Schnarr), 6:20
3. Guelph, Suzuki (Chayka, Schnarr), 14:37
4. Guelph, Commisso (Stevenson, Lalonde), 19:39
Penalties: Hill Sar (hooking), 7:46; Commisso Gue (tripping), 10:49.
Third Period
5. Guelph, Hawel (unassisted), 13:06 pp
Penalties: Egert Sar (hooking), 11:15; Lalonde Gue (cross checking), 14:44.
Shots on Goal
Guelph     7-7-9–23
Sarnia      8-8-9–25
Goalies: Popovich (W, 25 shots-24 saves), Guelph; Lamour (L, 23 shots-19 saves), Sarnia.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 1-2; Sarnia 1-5.


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