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Storm close to exit after Soo connects in overtime

GUELPH – The Guelph Storm withstood a first-period barrage by the Soo Greyhounds, battled back to force overtime, but fell in the extra period of Game 4 of their OHL Western Conference quarter-final playoff game Thursday night at the Sleeman Centre.

Jordan D’Intino scored the game-winner 12:40 into overtime to give the Greyhounds a 5-4 victory and a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Soo 5 Guelph Storm 4 (OT)

The Greyhounds scored all four of their regulation-time goals in the first period, the first two coming 16 seconds apart just shy of the game’s seven-minute mark.

The Storm’s comeback started with a lone goal in the second period before netting a pair of goals 59 seconds apart in the first five minutes of the third and Michael Buchinger’s goal with 56 seconds to go in the third forced overtime.

Charlie Paquette, Matthew Poitras and Ben McFarlane scored the other goals for the Storm while Buchinger and Poitras each had two assists. One assist each were recorded by Jake Karabela, Cooper Walker, Danny Zhilkin and Brayden Guy.

Scoring in regulation time for Soo were Marco Mignosa, Cole MacKay, Robert Calisti and Jack Thompson. Ryan O’Rourke and Thompson set up two goals apiece while single assists were recorded by Tye Kartye, Tyler Savard, Calisti, Kirill Kudryavtsev, Bryce McConnell-Barker and Rory Kerins.

The Greyhounds outshot the Storm 47-36, starting with a 21-8 advantage in the first period. Soo went 2-for-3 on their power play while the Storm went 1-for-6.

All four goaltenders saw playing time in the game.

Jacob Oster started for the Storm and made 17 saves in the first period. Owen Bennett took over at the start of the second inning and went the rest of the way, making 25 saves.

Tucker Tynan started for Soo, but was replaced by Samuel Ivanov about two minutes into the third period. Tynan had 14 saves while Ivanov had 18.

Game 5 is set for Saturday at 7:07 at Sault Ste. Marie’s GFL Memorial Gardens.

If the Storm wins that game, Game 6 is to go Monday at 7 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.


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