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Guelph Storm handed setback by Saginaw

GUELPH – A pair of goals in the final four minutes of the game helped the Saginaw Spirit down the Guelph Storm 5-2 in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm never led in the game and trailed after Saginaw’s second goal at 2:21 of the second.

Saginaw scored the lone goal of the first and the Storm pulled even 21 seconds into the second. However, the Spirit led 3-1 at the end of the second. The locals closed the gap to a single goal 3:20 into the third, but Saginaw added to its lead with the two late goals.

Braeden Bowman scored both goals for the Storm while Cam Allen, Max Namestnikov, Jett Luchanko and Michael Buchinger each had an assist.

Jorian Donovan fired home two goals and assisted on two others for Saginaw while single goals were netted by Hunter Haight, Alex Christopoulos and Owen Beck. Braden Haché and Josh Bloom each had two assists while Christopoulos, Sebastien Gervais and Beck each had an assist.

The Spirit outshot the Storm 29-17 including a 13-4 advantage in the second period. The hosts went 1-for-5 on their power play while Saginaw went 1-for-4.

Brayden Gillespie had 24 saves for Guelph while Nolan Lalonde had 15 for Saginaw.


  • Guelph Sports Journal