Guelph Storm surprised by Sarnia Sting
SARNIA – The Sarnia Sting served up a Sunday surprise for the Guelph Storm at Sarnia’s Progressive Auto Sales Arena.
The hosts scored twice in both the first and third periods to hand the Storm a 4-1 setback in Ontario Hockey League play.
While the Storm have secured a spot in the OHL playoffs, the Sting have been knocked out of the playoff race.
Sarnia scored twice in the first three and a half minutes of the game while the Storm netted their goal later in the first. The second was scoreless.
Keegan Stevenson scored for the Storm with help from Fedor Gordeev and Danny Zhilkin.
Jacob Perreault had a pair of goals for Sarnia while Ryan McGregor and Owen Saye also scored. McGregor assisted on two goals and Nolan DeGurse, Perreault and Jamieson Rees each had a single assist.
Sarnia outshot the Storm 35-29 thanks to a 27-17 margin in that category after the first period. The Storm was scoreless on four power plays while Sarnia went 1-for-5.
Owen Bennett had 31 saves in the Guelph net while Benjamin Gaudreau had 28 saves for Sarnia.
The result leaves Guelph sixth in the Western Conference at 32-22-3-5 and Sarnia 10th at 22-34-5-1.
The Storm have six games to go in their regular season. Of those six, four are at home at the Sleeman Centre including three games this week as they’re to host the Kitchener Rangers (39-16-5-2) Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., Windsor Spitfires (34-20-8-0) Friday at 7:30 p.m. and London Knights (45-15-1-1) Sunday at 2 p.m.
The Storm can finish anywhere from fourth to seventh in the Western Conference standings.
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- Guelph Sports Journal