Storm blanked by Oshawa and former Storm goaltender
OSHAWA – The Guelph Storm surrendered single goals in the second and third period as they were blanked 2-0 by the Oshawa Generals in Ontario Hockey League play Sunday at Oshawa’s Tribute Communities Centre.
Jacob Oster, dealt from the Storm to the Generals a day before last season’s trade deadline in January, picked up the shutout as he turned aside 25 shots for his first shutout of the season. It’s his fourth career OHL shutout, all registered with the Generals.
Thomas Stewart at 13:51 of the second period and Stuart Rolofs with an empty-netter with 37 seconds to go accounted for the scoring in the game. David Bedkowski and Tristan Deslisle each had an assist.
Damian Slavik had 21 saves for the Storm in his second appearance of his rookie season.
Both teams were scoreless on their power plays, the Storm on two power plays and the Generals on three.
The Storm received goaltender Patrick Leaver and a fifth-round draft pick in 2026 in the deal that sent Oster to Oshawa. Leaver had a 14-6-1-0 record and 3.62 goals-against average in a total of 24 (regular-season and playoff) games with the Storm. He’s with the Saint John Seadogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League this season.
Sunday’s loss leaves the Storm tied for fourth in the Western Conference with the Sarnia Sting as both have 6-3-0-0 records. Kitchener Rangers lead at 7-3-0-0 and are followed by the Soo Greyhounds (7-4-0-0), London Knights (6-4-0-1), Storm and Sting, Owen Sound Attack (4-5-1-0), Saginaw Spirit (4-4-0-0), Erie Otters (3-6-1-0), Flint Firebirds (3-6-0-0) and Windsor Spitfires (2-7-0-0).
Oshawa is sixth in the Eastern Conference at 5-5-0-0.
The game was the first of three consecutive road games for the Storm as they’re to play the North Bay Battalion (4th in Eastern Conference, 5-3-1-1) at North Bay Memorial Gardens Thursday at 7 p.m. and Sudbury Wolves (3rd in Eastern Conference, 6-4-0-0) at Sudbury Community Arena Friday at 7:05 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal