Mississauga’s quick goals in second period do in Storm

GUELPH – Three goals in just over six minutes sparked the Mississauga Steelheads to a 5-2 victory over the Guelph Storm in OHL preseason play Monday at the Sleeman Centre.

Mississauga opened the scoring less than two and a half minutes into the game, but didn’t score again until the Steelheads started their three-goal outburst at 12:12 of the second.

Mississauga led 1-0 at the end of the first period and 4-0 after the second before the Storm scored the first two goals of the third, the second of those goals coming with just under two minutes to go in regulation time.

The Steelheads added another goal with 23 seconds to play to wrap up the scoring.

Luka Profaca and Alexey Toropchenko scored the goals for the Storm while Keegan Stevenson, Toropchenko and Cedric Ralph each had one assist.

Sam Meisenheimer and Michael Little tallied twice apiece for Mississauga while Michael Stubbs also scored. Cole Carter picked up two assists while Filip Reisnecker, William Portokalis, Callan Christner, James Hardie and Cole Schwindt had one apiece.

The Steelheads outshot the Storm 35-18 and neither team scored on its power play, Mississauga having three man-advantage situations in the game and the Storm having one.

Anthony Popovich allowed one goal and stopped 19 shots in the first 31 minutes while Tanner Wickware made 11 saves the rest of the way.

Guelph native Matthew Dunsmoor had 16 saves for Mississauga.

The result leaves both teams at 1-1-0 in the preseason. The teams are to play again Sept. 14 at the Port Credit Arena beginning at 7 p.m.


Steelheads 5 Storm 2
Mississauga     1-3-1–5
Guelph              0-0-2–2
First Period
1. Mississauga, Meisenheimer (Reisnecker, Portokalis) 2:27
Penalties: Samorukov Gue (holding) 8:34; Samorukov Gue (cross checking) 11:55; Bertuzzi Gue (check to the head) 14:56; Canade Miss (slashing) 18:28.
Second Period
2. Mississauga, Stubbs (Christner) 12:12
3. Mississauga, Little (Carter, Hardie) 17:40
4. Mississauga, Meisenheimer (unassisted) 18:18
Penalties: none.
Third Period
5. Guelph, Profaca (Stevenson, Toropchenko) 11:01
6. Guelph, Toropchenko (Ralph) 18:01
7. Mississauga, Little (Carter, Schwindt) 19:37
Penalties: none.
Shots on Goal
Mississauga     13-16-6–35
Guelph                  8-3-7–18
Goalies: Dunsmoor (W, 18 shots-16 saves, Mississauga; Popovich (30:49, 20 shots-19 saves), Wickware (L, 29:07, 15 shots-11 saves), Guelph.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Mississauga 0-3; Guelph 0-1.
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