Storm claims victory in preseason opener
GUELPH – The Guelph Storm scored the first four goals of the game on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Peterborough Petes in their Ontario Hockey League preseason opener Saturday night at the Sleeman Centre.
The Storm led 2-0 at the end of the first period and 4-2 after the second.
Keegan Stevenson, Daniil Chayka, Nate Schnarr, Alexey Toropchenko and Tag Bertuzzi had a goal apiece for the hosts while Cam Hillis had two assists and Schnarr, Isaac Ratcliffe, Mason Primeau, Jack Hanley, Cedric Ralph and Zach Poirier each had one.
Matt McNamara and Christopher Paquette scored for Peterborough while assists were awarded to Paquette, Nick Robertson and Liam Kirk.
The Petes outshot the Storm 30-27 and went 1-for-6 on their power play while the Storm went 2-for-5.
Nico Daws and Tanner Wickware split the goaltending chores, Daws playing the first 31 minutes and Wickware the last 29. Wickware surrendered two goals on 13 shots while Daws stopped all 17 shots he faced.
Blake Curran and Tye Austin shared the netminding duties for Peterborough. Curran allowed four goals on 11 shots in the first 29 minutes and Austin gave up one goal on 16 shots in the final 31 minutes.
The Storm is to host the Mississauga Steelheads Monday at 2 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre. The Steelheads lost 4-1 to the Oshawa Generals in their preseason opener Friday at the Hershey Centre.
Storm 5 Petes 2
1. Guelph, Stevenson (Schnarr, Hillis), 5:26
2. Guelph, Chayka (unassisted) 10:06 pp
Penalties: Aguanno Gue (tripping), 6:20; Dow Pbo (closing hand on puck), 9:38; Gogolev Pbo (tripping), 15:17; Bertuzzi Gue (interference), 18:41; Butler Pbo (hooking), 19:45.
3. Guelph, Schnarr (Hillis, Ratcliffe), 2:45
4. Guelph, Toropchenko (Primeau, Hanley), 4:38 pp
5. Peterborough, McNamara (Paquette, Robertson), 13:27 pp
6. Peterborough, Paquette (Kirk), 15:12
Penalties: Supryka Pbo (slashing), 3:56; Poirier Gue (hooking), 9:02; Grant Gue (slashing), 12:34.
7. Guelph, Bertuzzi (Ralph, Poirier), 18:48
Penalties: Robertson Pbo (closing hand on puck), 4:01; McNamara Pbo (roughing), 9:51; Stevenson Gue (tripping), 11:38; Chayka Gue (high sticking), 15:26.
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Curran (L, 29:02, 11 shots-7 saves), Austin (30:58, 16 shots-15 saves), Peterborough; Daws (W, 31:09, 17 shots-17 saves), Wickware (28:51, 13 shots-11 saves), Guelph.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Peterborough 1-6; Guelph 2-5.
- Guelph Sports Journal