Second-period onslaught carries Guelph Storm to win
GUELPH – The Guelph Storm erupted for four goals in the second period in a 7-5 victory over the Erie Otters in Ontario Hockey League play Friday night at the Sleeman Centre.
The teams had been tied 2-2 at the end of the first before the Storm skated to a 6-3 lead by the end of the second.
Three of the second-period goals came in a span of five minutes and 27 seconds.
Cam Hillis had a hat trick for the Storm while Pavel Gogolev added a pair of goals and Matthew Papais and Ty Collins scored once each. Gogolev, Hillis and Luka Profaca each had two assists while single assists were awarded to Josh Wainman, Cedric Ralph, Ben McFarlane, Zack Terry, Michael Bianconi and Eric Uba.
Erie received goals from Brendan Sellan, Chad Yetman, Jamie Drysdale, Daniel D’Amato and Maxim Golod while Drysdale, Emmett Sproule, Jack Duff, Golod, Cameron Morton, Connor Lockhart, Brendan Hoffmann and Mathew MacDougall each had one assist.
Erie outshot the Storm 33-28. Neither team managed a power-play goal, Erie having four power plays in the game and Guelph having three.
Owen Bennett picked up the win in the Storm net with 28 saves while Aiden Campbell took the loss for Erie. He stopped 17 shots before being relieved by Daniel Murphy at 14:37 of the second. Murphy stopped all four shots he faced.
The win lifts the Storm to 3-3-0-2 while Erie falls to 6-5-0-0.
The game was the first of a three-in-three weekend for the Storm. They’re to play the Niagara IceDogs (3-5-2-1) at St. Catharines Saturday night and host the Sudbury Wolves (7-4-0-0) Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.
Storm 7 Otters 5
- Guelph Sports Journal