Second-period flurry lifts Storm to win over Greyhounds

SAULT STE. MARIE, Ont. – The Guelph Storm struck for four goals in the second period on their way to a 6-4 victory over the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Sault’s GFL Memorial Gardens.

The four goals came in a span of three minutes and 44 seconds and allowed the Storm to rebound from a 1-0 deficit at the end of the first period. The locals led 4-2 after the second and the teams scored twice apiece in the third.

Three of the Storm’s quick second-period goals came on the power play after the Greyhounds were whistled for a minor for hooking and a double minor for high sticking 1:44 apart.

Pavel Gogolev struck for five points for the Storm as he had a hat trick and also picked up a pair of assists. Cedric Ralph had two goals and an assist and Keegan Stevenson had one goal and one assist. Fedor Gordeev and Cam Hillis each collected three assists while Andrei Bakanov had one assist.

Dominic Mufarreh tallied twice for Sault Ste. Marie while single goals were added by Jaden Peca and Joe Carroll. Assists were awarded to Alex Johnston, Jacob LeGuerrier, Cole MacKay and Rory Kerins.

The Greyhounds outshot the Storm 36-24 and went 1-for-4 on their power play while the Storm was 3-for-5.

The win, the fourth in a row for Guelph, leaves the Storm (7-4-1-2) tied for second in the Midwest Division with the Erie Otters (7-5-1-2) while the Greyhounds (6-9-1-0) are fourth in the West Division.

The Storm are to play the Saginaw Spirit (tied for first in the West at 9-6-1-1) at Saginaw’s Dow Event Center Saturday at 7:05 p.m.


Storm 6 Greyhounds 4
Guelph                    0-4-2–6
Sault Ste. Marie     1-1-2–4
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