guelph storm logo

Guelph Storm give up four in second in loss to Spirit

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm surrendered four goals in the second period as they were doubled 4-2 by the Saginaw Spirit in OHL play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm had single goals in the first and third periods.


Saginaw Spirit 4 Guelph Storm 2

The Spirit outshot the Storm 29-23 thanks to a 17-6 advantage in the middle period. They also went 1-for-3 on their power play while the Storm went 1-for-4.

Max Namestnikov and Valentin Zhugin scored for Guelph while Braeden Bowman, Michael Buchinger, Jake Murray and Matthew Poitras each had an assist.

Saginaw received goals from Bode Stewart, Matyas Sapovliv, Calem Mangone and Luke McNamara. Mitchell Smith assisted on three of the goals while P.J. Forgione, McNamara, Hunter Haight and Zayne Parekh had one assist apiece.

Patrick Leaver had 25 saves for the Storm while Tristan Lennox had 21 for Saginaw.

The Storm (24-24-4-1) are tied with the Flint Firebirds (24-25-4-1) for sixth in the Western Conference following their third loss in four games. They have a game in hand on Flint and are two points ahead of the Kitchener Rangers (24-24-3-0) who have two games in hand on the Storm.

Top eight in the conference qualify for the playoffs. The Soo Greyhounds (16-24-8-5) are ninth, eight points behind the Storm.

The Spirit (28-21-2-1) are fourth, six points up on the Storm.

The game was the first of three the Storm are to play on the holiday weekend. They’re to tangle with the Oshawa Generals (ninth in the Eastern Conference at 22-24-1-4) Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre and they’re to host the Owen Sound Attack (26-19-4-1) Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Guelph Storm give up four in second in loss to Spirit

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm surrendered four goals in the second period as they were doubled 4-2 by the Saginaw Spirit in OHL play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm had single goals in the first and third periods.


Saginaw Spirit 4
Guelph Storm 2

The Spirit outshot the Storm 29-23 thanks to a 17-6 advantage in the middle period. They also went 1-for-3 on their power play while the Storm went 1-for-4.

Max Namestnikov and Valentin Zhugin scored for Guelph while Braeden Bowman, Michael Buchinger, Jake Murray and Matthew Poitras each had an assist.

Saginaw received goals from Bode Stewart, Matyas Sapovliv, Calem Mangone and Luke McNamara. Mitchell Smith assisted on three of the goals while P.J. Forgione, McNamara, Hunter Haight and Zayne Parekh had one assist apiece.

Patrick Leaver had 25 saves for the Storm while Tristan Lennox had 21 for Saginaw.

The Storm (24-24-4-1) are tied with the Flint Firebirds (24-25-4-1) for sixth in the Western Conference following their third loss in four games. They have a game in hand on Flint and are two points ahead of the Kitchener Rangers (24-24-3-0) who have two games in hand on the Storm.

Top eight in the conference qualify for the playoffs. The Soo Greyhounds (16-24-8-5) are ninth, eight points behind the Storm.

The Spirit (28-21-2-1) are fourth, six points up on the Storm.

The game was the first of three the Storm are to play on the holiday weekend. They’re to tangle with the Oshawa Generals (ninth in the Eastern Conference at 22-24-1-4) Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre and they’re to host the Owen Sound Attack (26-19-4-1) Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal