Guelph Storm yield four in a row in loss in Sudbury
SUDBURY – The Guelph Storm surrendered four consecutive goals including three in the second period as they suffered a 5-2 loss to the Sudbury Wolves in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Sudbury Community Arena.
The game completed a stretch of three consecutive road games for the Storm with a win and two losses.
The teams were tied 1-1 after the first period before the Wolves grabbed a 4-1 lead by the end of the second with two of the second-period goals by Kieron Walton coming 27 seconds apart.
Jett Luchanko scored a power-play goal two and a half minutes into the game to open the scoring for the Storm while Leo Serlin added the third-period goal. Assists went to Braeden Bowman, Michael Buchinger, Max Namestnikov and Zackary Sandhu.
Evan Konyen, Quentin Musty and Nathan Villeneuve had the other goals for Sudbury. Nick DeAngelis, Caden Taylor and Kocha Delic each had two assists while Villeneuve, David Goyette, Dalibor Dvorsky and Andre Anania had one assist apiece.
The Wolves outshot the Storm 33-23 including a 28-12 advantage in the first two periods.
The Storm went 1-for-3 on their power play and kept the Wolves scoreless on two power plays.
Brayden Gillespie had 28 saves in the Guelph net while Jakub Vondras had 21 saves for Sudbury.
The loss knocks the Storm to fourth in the Western Conference at 7-4-0-0.
Kitchener Rangers lead the conference at 9-3-0-0 and are followed by the Soo Greyhounds (8-5-0-0), London Knights (7-4-0-1), the Storm, Sarnia Sting (6-5-0-0), Erie Otters (4-6-2-0), Saginaw Spirit (4-4-0-1), Owen Sound Attack (4-5-1-0), Flint Firebirds (4-6-0-0) and Windsor Spitfires (3-8-0-0).
Mississauga Steelheads lead the Eastern Conference at 9-3-0-0 and are followed by the Peterborough Petes (6-2-2-0), Sudbury (7-4-0-0), Ottawa 67’s (6-3-1-0), North Bay Battalion (5-4-2-1), Kingston Frontenacs (5-7-0-0), Oshawa Generals (5-6-0-0), Barrie Colts (5-6-0-0), Brantford Bulldogs (4-5-1-0) and Niagara IceDogs (2-4-4-0).
The Storm is to host Ottawa at the Sleeman Centre Sunday at 2 p.m. before three more road games – Wednesday at Brantford at 7 p.m., Friday at Ottawa at 7 p.m. and Nov. 4 at Kingston at 7 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal