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Guelph Storm turn on power play to down Barrie

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm struck for three power-play goals as they handed the Barrie Colts a 3-1 setback in OHL play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.

After a scoreless first period, the Colts jumped ahead with a goal three and a half minutes into the second.

The Storm responded to that goal with their three power-play goals. They scored the first one about six minutes after Barrie’s goal and added their second one a minute and a half later. Guelph’s final goal came with about four and a half minutes to go in the game.

Michael Buchinger, Vilmer Alriksson and Max Namestnikov scored a goal apiece for the Storm while Braeden Bowman had two assists and Namestnikov, Brayden Hislop, Leo Serlin and Buchinger had one each.

Zach Wigle scored for Barrie with help from Shamar Moses and Chris Grisolia.

The Storm, who held the Colts to a single shot on net in the first period, outshot Barrie 29-21 and went 3-for-9 on their power play. The Colts were scoreless on five power plays.

Brayden Gillespie had 20 saves for the Storm while Ben West had 26 for Barrie.

The result leaves the Storm fourth in the Western Conference at 5-2-0-0 and Barrie sixth in the Eastern Conference at 4-4-0-0.

The Storm are to host the Kingston Frontenacs (3-6-0-0) Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre and play the Oshawa Generals (3-5-0-0) at Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre Sunday at 6:05 p.m.


  • Guelph Sports Journal