Storm edged by Saginaw on Perfetti’s goal in OT

SAGINAW, Mich. – Cole Perfetti’s goal 79 seconds into overtime lifted the Saginaw Spirit to a 3-2 victory over the Guelph Storm in Ontario Hockey League play Saturday night at Saginaw’s Dow Event Center.

The Storm scored both of their goals in the first three and a half minutes of the second period to go ahead 2-1 at the time. Saginaw had scored the only goal of the first period and then pulled even with the Storm with a goal about five and a half minutes after the Guelph squad took its only lead of the game.

Keegan Stevenson and Jacob Roach scored the goals for the Storm while assists went to Pavel Gogolev, Cam Hillis and Martin Has.

Danny Katic and Damien Giroux scored the regulation-time goals for Saginaw while Jake Goldowski, Danil Antropov, Cole Coskey, Perfetti and Ryan Suzuki each had an assist in the game.

Saginaw outshot the Storm 36-28 and each team scored a power-play goal. The Storm had five power plays, one more than Saginaw.

Nico Daws had 29 saves for the Storm while Marshall Frappier of Saginaw had 21 saves.

The Storm (25-19-2-4) are tied with the Owen Sound Attack (25-19-3-3) for third in the Midwest Division as they trail the London Knights (34-13-1-1) and Kitchener Rangers (31-12-5-2). Erie Otters (21-19-4-6) are fifth.

Saginaw leads the West Division at 32-15-2-2.

The Storm are to play the Knights at London’s Budweiser Gardens Tuesday at 7 p.m. and host Owen Sound Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Sleeman Centre.


Spirit 3 Storm 2 (OT)
Guelph        0-2-0-0–2
Saginaw     1-1-0-1–3
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