Storm and Daws get another shutout win at home

GUELPH – Guelph Storm goaltender Nico Daws turned aside 35 shots as the Storm blanked the Mississauga Steelheads 4-0 in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm struck for two goals in the first period and one each in the second and third periods for the win.

The shutout was the second of the season for Daws and the Storm. The first came Sept. 27 when the Storm blanked the Owen Sound Attack 4-0.

It was also the third of Daw’s OHL career with the Storm and his third of the year as he had earned a shutout in a 9-0 victory over the Kingston Frontenacs Feb. 10. All three of his shutouts have come at the Sleeman Centre.

The win was the Storm’s third in a row.

Sunday, Andrei Bakanov, Keegan Stevenson, Pavel Gogolev and Ty Collins each had a goal while Cedric Ralph, Bakanov, Cam Hillis, Daniil Chayka, Zack Terry and Gogolev each collected an assist.

The Steelheads outshot the Storm 14-6 in the third period alone and 35-28 overall.

The Storm also went 1-for-3 on their power play and held Mississauga scoreless on three power plays.

Guelph remains fourth in the tight Midwest Division. Owen Sound Attack lead at 8-3-0-1. They’re a point ahead of the deadlocked duo of Kitchener Rangers (6-3-2-2) and Erie Otters (7-5-0-2) who are a point ahead of the Storm (6-4-1-2) who are a point ahead of the London Knights (6-4-1-1).

The Storm are to play the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (6-8-1-0) at Sault’s GFL Memorial Gardens Friday at 7:07 p.m. and the Saginaw Spirit (9-6-1-0) at Saginaw’s Dow Event Center Saturday at 7:05 p.m.


Storm 4 Steelheads 0
Mississauga     0-0-0–0
Guelph              2-1-1–4
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