Guelph Storm surprised by Kingston Frontenacs
KINGSTON – The Guelph Storm surrendered a pair of goals in the final six and a half minutes of the game as they suffered a 3-1 loss to the lowly Kingston Frontenacs in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday night at Kingston’s Leon’s Centre.
After a scoreless first period, Kingston scored the lone goal of the second.
Pavel Gogolev tied it for the Storm at 7:21 of the third with his 31st goal of the season that extended his point-scoring streak to 14 games during which time he has 17 goals and 11 assists. Cam Hillis assisted on the power-play goal. Hillis has points in 13 of his last 15 games.
Kingston struck for the winning goal with 6:21 to go in the third period and added an empty-netter with 36 seconds to go.
Martin Chromiak, Maddox Callens and Shane Wright had a goal apiece for the Frontenacs while Vitali Pinchuk assisted on two of the goals and Jakob Brahaney, Dawson Baker and Chromiak each had one assist.
The Frontenacs outshot the Storm 28-23 with half of their shots coming in the third period.
Owen Bennett was charged with the loss. He had 25 saves for the Storm while former Guelph junior B goalie Christian Propp had 22 saves to get the win in the Kingston net.
The loss was the fourth consecutive setback for the Storm who are third in the Midwest Division at 22-12-1-4. It was the second win in a row for the Frontenacs who are fifth in the East Division at 12-23-2-2.
The Storm are to host the Owen Sound Attack (fourth in Midwest at 18-15-3-3) Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.
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- Guelph Sports Journal