Knights net two in third to double Guelph Storm
LONDON – The Guelph Storm surrendered a pair of goals in the third period as they suffered a 4-2 loss to the London Knights in Ontario Hockey League play Wednesday night at the Budweiser Gardens.
The Knights broke a 2-2 tie with a goal in the second minute of the third period and cemented the victory with an empty-net tally with 28 seconds to play.
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The Knights had opened the scoring on a goal by Liam Gilmartin just shy of the opening period’s eight-minute mark before Matthew Poitras put the Storm ahead with back-to-back goals 2:48 apart later in the first. Jake Karabela, Cameron Supryka and Matthew Papais each had an assist.
Landon Sim knotted the score for the hosts with the lone goal of the second period before Antonio Stranges and Ethan MacKinnon hit for the third-period goals. Luke Evangelista and Sean McGurn each assisted on two of the goals while single assists went to Cody Morgan and Gerard Keane.
The Storm outshot the Knights 27-24 thanks to a 13-6 advantage in the second period while neither team managed a power-play goal, the Storm on four power plays and London on five.
Brett Brochu had 25 saves in the London net while Owen Bennett had 20 for the Storm.
Next up for the Storm are home games at the start and end of the Family Day holiday weekend. They’re to host the Saginaw Spirit Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre and the Owen Sound Attack Monday at 4 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal