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Guelph Storm stymied by Flint’s hot goaltender

FLINT – The Guelph Storm surrendered the first three goals of the game as they suffered a 5-2 loss to the Flint Firebirds in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday night at the Dort Financial Center.

The Storm outshot Flint 52-23, but were held back by Flint netminder Luke Cavallin who stopped 49 shots until he was ejected with 1:27 to go for getting into a fight. Ian Michelone stopped the only shot he faced.

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Flint led 3-1 at the end of the first period before scoring the lone goal of the second. The teams scored once apiece in the third.

Brayden Guy and Danny Zhilkin scored the goals for the Storm, both on power plays. Assists were awarded to Cameron Supryka, Luka Profaca, Guy and Sasha Pastujov.

Tag Bertuzzi had two goals for Flint while another former Storm player, Zack Terry also scored. Luca D’Amato and Brennan Othmann rounded out the scoring while Zacharie Giroux and Gavin Hayes each had two assists and Riley Piercey and Tristan Bertucci had one apiece.

The Storm went 2-for-6 on the power play while Flint went 1-for-4.

Owen Bennett started in net for the Storm and yielded four goals on 14 shots before giving way to Jacob Oster at 3:51 of the second period. Oster stopped all eight shots he faced while the final Flint goal was scored into an empty net.

Next game for the Storm is Monday when they’re to host the Erie Otters at the Sleeman Centre. Game time is 7 p.m.

  • Guelph Sports Journal