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League-leading Ottawa 67’s slip by Guelph Storm

GUELPH – The league-leading Ottawa 67’s built a three-goal lead then held on to hand the Guelph Storm a 5-3 setback in OHL play Sunday at the Sleeman Centre.

The 67’s led 4-1 after the second period, but a pair of Storm goals just less than three minutes apart cut the gap to a single goal with 8:14 to go in the third period. However, Ottawa added an empty-netter in the final minute to complete the scoring.


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Ottawa had led 2-1 at the end of the opening period.

Jake Karabela, Cedricson Okitundu and Braeden Bowman had a goal apiece for the locals while Matthew Poitras and Michael Buchinger each had two assists. Getting one assist each were Ben McFarlane and Jake Murray.

Brady Stonehouse had two goals for Ottawa including the empty-netter while Vincenz Rohrer, Brad Gardiner and Cooper Foster scored once each. Single assists were awarded to Chris Barlas, Luca Pinelli, Thomas Sirman, Anthony Costantini, Ethan Quick and Cameron Tolnai.

The Storm outshot Ottawa 29-20 and went 2-for-7 on their power play while the 67’s went 1-for-9.

Dixon Grimes had 15 saves for the Storm while Max Donoso had 26 for Ottawa.

The Storm are tied for ninth in the Western Conference with the Erie Otters. The Storm are at 11-16-2-1 while Erie’s at 11-13-0-3 and has three games in hand on the Guelph squad. The Kitchener Rangers (13-13-0-0) are a point ahead of the tied duo and have a game in hand on Erie and four in hand on the Storm.

The Storm are to play a pair of home games this weekend to complete the pre-Christmas portion of their season. They’re to host the Barrie Colts (fifth in Eastern Conference at 12-9-3-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Soo Greyhounds (seventh in West at 10-11-4-4) Saturday at 2 p.m.

The locals will get 11 days away from game action before returning with a home-and-home series with the Windsor Spitfires (third in West at 17-7-3-1). They’re to play in Windsor Dec. 28 and host the Spitfires Dec. 30 before finishing 2022 with a game against the Colts in Barrie Dec. 31.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

League-leading Ottawa 67’s slip by Guelph Storm

GUELPH – The league-leading Ottawa 67’s built a three-goal lead then held on to hand the Guelph Storm a 5-3 setback in OHL play Sunday at the Sleeman Centre.

The 67’s led 4-1 after the second period, but a pair of Storm goals just less than three minutes apart cut the gap to a single goal with 8:14 to go in the third period. However, Ottawa added an empty-netter in the final minute to complete the scoring.


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Guelph Storm 3

Ottawa had led 2-1 at the end of the opening period.

Jake Karabela, Cedricson Okitundu and Braeden Bowman had a goal apiece for the locals while Matthew Poitras and Michael Buchinger each had two assists. Getting one assist each were Ben McFarlane and Jake Murray.

Brady Stonehouse had two goals for Ottawa including the empty-netter while Vincenz Rohrer, Brad Gardiner and Cooper Foster scored once each. Single assists were awarded to Chris Barlas, Luca Pinelli, Thomas Sirman, Anthony Costantini, Ethan Quick and Cameron Tolnai.

The Storm outshot Ottawa 29-20 and went 2-for-7 on their power play while the 67’s went 1-for-9.

Dixon Grimes had 15 saves for the Storm while Max Donoso had 26 for Ottawa.

The Storm are tied for ninth in the Western Conference with the Erie Otters. The Storm are at 11-16-2-1 while Erie’s at 11-13-0-3 and has three games in hand on the Guelph squad. The Kitchener Rangers (13-13-0-0) are a point ahead of the tied duo and have a game in hand on Erie and four in hand on the Storm.

The Storm are to play a pair of home games this weekend to complete the pre-Christmas portion of their season. They’re to host the Barrie Colts (fifth in Eastern Conference at 12-9-3-2) Friday at 7:30 p.m. and the Soo Greyhounds (seventh in West at 10-11-4-4) Saturday at 2 p.m.

The locals will get 11 days away from game action before returning with a home-and-home series with the Windsor Spitfires (third in West at 17-7-3-1). They’re to play in Windsor Dec. 28 and host the Spitfires Dec. 30 before finishing 2022 with a game against the Colts in Barrie Dec. 31.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal