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Guelph Storm nipped by Erie Otters at Erie

ERIE, Pa. – The Guelph Storm suffered their fourth consecutive loss as they were edged 3-2 by the Erie Otters in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday at the Erie Insurance Arena.

The Storm drops to sixth in the Western Conference, one point behind the Owen Sound Attack and three ahead of Erie.

Guelph scored twice in the first nine minutes of the game, but Erie came back with a single goal in each period.

Vilmer Alriksson and Jett Luchanko hit fort a goal apiece for the Storm while assists were awarded to Thomas Budnick and Rylan Singh.

Pano Fimis, Ondrej Molnar and Carey Terrance had the goals for Erie, Terrance’s winner coming 55 seconds into the third period. Getting one assist apiece were Martin Misiak, Ty Henry, Nicholas Holomego, Molnar and Alexis Daviault.

The Otters outshot the Storm 34-25, but were scoreless on three power plays while the Storm were scoreless on seven power plays.

Damian Slavik had 31 saves for Guelph while Jacob Gibbons had 23 for Erie.

The result leaves the Storm at 26-24-5-1 (W-L-OTL-SOL) and Erie at 25-26-4-1.

The Storm are scheduled to start a three-game homestand Friday against the Owen Sound Attack (26-24-5-2). Game time at the Sleeman Centre is 7:30 p.m.

The Guelph squad is also to host the Saginaw Spirit (41-15-0-1) March 3 at 2 p.m. and London Knights (42-12-0-3) March 6 at 6:30 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal