Hawel hits for three as Storm clout Frontenacs
KINGSTON – The Guelph Storm bounced back from their loss in overtime in Ottawa Friday in a big way.
Led by Liam Hawel’s hat trick, the Storm clobbered the Kingston Frontenacs 8-1 in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday night at Kingston’s Leon’s Centre.
The Storm led 2-0 at the end of the first period, 5-0 at the end of the second period and kept Kingston scoreless until the 16:29 mark of the third.
Cedric Ralph, Markus Phillips, Zack Terry, Domenico Commisso and Cam Hillis netted single goals for the Storm while Ty Collins had three assists, Dmitri Samorukov and Ralph had two apiece and Owen Lalonde, Commisso, Keegan Stevenson, Nate Schnarr, Phillips, Daniil Chayka and Nick Suzuki each had one.
Dawson Baker scored for Kingston while Ryan Cranford and Tyler Burnie picked up assists.
The Storm held Kingston to six shots or less in each period and outshot the Frontenacs 41-13 overall. The Guelph side also scored on both of its power plays and kept Kingston scoreless on its lone power play.
Nico Daws had 13 saves for the win in the Guelph net. Brendan Bonello started and took the loss for Kingston. He had 30 saves before being replaced by Marshall Frappier for the final 13 and a half minutes of the game. Frappier had three saves.
The Storm remains fourth in the Western Conference at 27-13-6-4. They’re four points behind third-place Saginaw Spirit (32-14-2-2) and 12 ahead of fifth-place Owen Sound Attack (24-22-2-2). Kingston (12-38-1-0) is 10th in the Eastern Conference, 20 points behind ninth-place Barrie Colts (21-25-2-1).
The Storm and Kingston are to meet again Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre to complete next weekend’s three-in-three. The previous two nights the Storm are to tangle with the Sarnia Sting (21-23-5-2) – Friday at the Sleeman Centre at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at Sarnia’s Progressive Auto Sales Arena at 7:05 p.m.
Storm 8 Frontenacs 1
1. Guelph, Ralph (Collins, Samorukov), 12:22
2. Guelph, Phillips (Lalonde, Commisso), 18:56 pp
Penalties: Gordeev Gue (fighting), Rowe Kgn (instigator, fighting, instigator misconduct), 17:29.
3. Guelph, Hawel (Stevenson, Schnarr), 13:23
4. Guelph, Terry (Ralph, Collins), 13:50
5. Guelph, Commisso (unassisted), 16:27
Penalty: Hawel Gue (interference on goaltender), 8:12.
6. Guelph, Hawel (Phillips, Chayka), 1:25
7. Guelph, Hawel (Suzuki, Samorukov), 6:26 pp
8. Kingston, Baker (Cranford, Burnie), 16:29
9. Guelph, Hillis (Collins, Ralph), 17:37
Penalty: Martin Kgn (interference), 5:12.
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Daws (W, 13 shots-12 saves), Guelph; Bonello (L, 46:26, 37 shots-30 saves), Frappier (13:34, 4 shots-3 saves), Kingston.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Guelph 2-2; Kingston 0-1.
- Guelph Sports Journal