Storm gets another preseason win with minimum shots

GUELPH – Again the Guelph Storm made the most of their shots on goal as they completed their OHL preseason with a 4-1 victory over the Hamilton Bulldogs Saturday night at the Sleeman Centre.

The Storm won despite being outshot 46-16.

Although Hamilton outshot the Storm 19-1 in the first period, the teams went scoreless in the frame.

The Storm hit for a pair of goals early in the second and added their other two goals in the third while Hamilton also scored its goal on a power play in the third.

Tag Bertuzzi scored twice for the Storm while Barret Kirwin and Mark Woolley netted single goals. Assists were awarded to Ty Collins, Jack Hanley, Cedric Ralph, Mason Primeau and Bertuzzi.

Nicolas Mattinen scored for Hamilton with help from Jake Gravelle and Avery Hayes.

The Bulldogs went 1-for-5 on their power play while the Storm was scoreless on two power plays.

Nico Daws picked up the win in the Storm net as he played the entire game while Nick Donofrio took the loss for Hamilton.

The Storm completes its preseason with three wins in four games.

The Storm is to open its regular season with a game against the Windsor Spitfires at the Windsor Family Credit Union Arena Thursday. Game time is 7:05 p.m.


Storm 4 Bulldogs 1
Hamilton     0-0-1–1
Guelph         0-2-2–4
First Period
No scoring
Penalty: Ralph Gue (hooking), 6:51.
Second Period
1. Guelph, Bertuzzi (Collins, Hanley), 2:53
2. Guelph, Kirwin (Ralph, Primeau), 4:35
Penalties: Woolley Gue (check to the head), 10:11; Van Loon Ham (interference), 11:34; Ralph Gue (slashing), 12:00.
Third Period
3. Guelph, Woolley (Bertuzzi), 1:30
4. Hamilton, Mattinen (Gravelle, Hayes), 8:02 pp
5. Guelph, Bertuzzi (unassisted) 18:40 en
Penalties: Fuoco Gue (roughing), 2:06; Grant Gue (high sticking), 6:32; Bench Ham (too many men served by D’Agostino), 14:05.
Shots on Goal
Hamilton     19-13-14–46
Guelph                1-8-7–16
Goalies: Donofrio (L, 15 shots-12 saves), Hamilton; Daws (W, 46 shots-45 saves), Guelph.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Hamilton 1-5; Guelph 0- 2.


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