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Overtime setback puts Storm on brink of elimination

Owen Allard’s power-play goal 57 seconds into overtime gave the Soo Greyhounds a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Guelph Storm in Ontario Hockey League playoff action Monday at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm had led 4-1 with three minutes to go in the second period.

The victory gives the Greyhounds a 3-0 stranglehold lead in the best-of-seven Western Conference quarter-final.

After a scoreless first period, the teams combined for seven goals in the second with the Storm leading 4-3 at the end of the period. Soo tied it with the lone goal of the third period.

Vilmer Alriksson, Parker Snelgrove, Charlie Paquette and Brody Crane had a goal apiece for the Storm while Gavin Grundner set up two of the goals and Rylan Singh, Leo Serlin, Wil McFadden, Jett Luchanko and Hunter McKenzie each had one assist.

Scoring for Sault Ste. Marie with a goal apiece were Jacob Frasca, Bryce McConnell-Barker, Gavin Hayes, Kirill Kudryavtsev and Owen Allard. Frasca and McConnell-Barker each had two assists while Jordan D’Intino, Caeden Carlisle, Kudryavtsev, Arttu Karki and Hayes had one apiece.

The Greyhounds outshot the Storm 38-21 and went 2-for-6 on the power play while the locals went 1-for-2.

Brayden Gillespie had 33 saves for the Storm while starter Charlie Schenkel had nine saves in the first half of the game for the Greyhounds and Landon Miller stopped all eight shots the Storm took in the second half.

Fourth game of the series is slated for Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.


  • Guelph Sports Journal