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Guelph Storm shut out by Windsor Spitfires

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm surrendered a goal in each period as they were blanked 3-0 by the Windsor Spitfires in Ontario Hockey League play Friday at the Sleeman Centre.

It’s the third time the Storm has been shut out this season and the first time at home since a 4-0 loss to the London Knights on March 27, 2022.

The loss also put an end to the Storm’s four-game winning streak.

Oliver Peer scored the first and third goals for Windsor while former Storm forward Valentin Zhugin had the other one. Cole Davis and Zhugin each had an assist.

Windsor outshot the locals 28-25 and went 1-for-2 on its power play while Guelph was scoreless on three power plays.

Both goaltenders, Brayden Gillespie for the Storm and Ian Michelone for Windsor, had 25 saves.

The Storm remains tied with London for fourth in the Western Conference with 15-9-0-1 records. Kitchener Rangers lead at 19-7-1-0 and they’re followed by the Soo Greyhounds at 16-8-2-0 and Saginaw Spirit at 15-8-0-1.

Owen Sound Attack (12-10-2-0) and Flint Firebirds (12-11-1-1) are tied for sixth while the Erie Otters (1010-4-0) are eighth, Sarnia Sting (10-15-0-0) are ninth and Windsor (7-18-1-0) are 10th.

The Storm are to host the Oshawa Generals (9th in Eastern Conference at 8-11-2-1) Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.


  • Guelph Sports Journal