Guelph Storm score first, but fall to Ottawa 67’s
OTTAWA – The Guelph Storm surrendered three goals in the third period as they suffered a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa 67’s in Ontario Hockey League play Friday at Ottawa’s TD Place.
The Storm actually yielded four consecutive goals after Braeden Bowman opened the scoring for the locals at 15:30 of the first period. Max Namestnikov and Jett Luchanko assisted on the power-play marker.
The 67’s pulled even just over a minute and a half later and then won it with the three third-period goals, the final one being scored into an empty net with 47 seconds to go.
Matthew Mayich, Jack Dever, Luca Pinelli and Brady Stonehouse had a goal apiece for Ottawa while Gavin Ewles and Dever each collected two assists. Single assists went to Stonehouse, Kaleb Lawrence, Frankie Marrelli and Cooper Foster.
Ottawa outshot the Storm 25-23, but was scoreless on three power plays while Guelph went 1-for-3 on its power play.
Brayden Gillespie had 21 saves in the Storm net while Collin MacKenzie had 22 for Ottawa.
The Storm are tied with the Soo Greyhounds for second in the Western Conference with 9-5-0-0 records. Kitchener Rangers lead at 10-5-0-0 and London Knights are fourth at 8-4-0-1.
Ottawa is fifth in the Eastern Conference at 7-4-1-0.
The Storm are to play the Kingston Frontenacs (tie for 6th in Eastern Conference at 6-8-0-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. at Kingston’s Leon’s Centre.
- Guelph Sports Journal